Emergency Department Medical Technician

Allina Health

Allina Health

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Number of Job Openings Available:


Date Posted:

February 05, 2024


31006500 Emergency Department


Day (United States of America)

Shift Length:

12 hour shift

Hours Per Week:


Union Contract:


Weekend Rotation:

Every 3rd

Job Summary:

Allina Health is a not-for-profit health system that cares for individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. If you value putting patients first, consider a career at Allina Health. Our mission is to provide exceptional care as we prevent illness, restore health and provide comfort to all who entrust us with their care. This includes you and your loved ones. We are committed to providing whole person care, investing in your well-being, and enriching your career.

Key Position Details:

  • This is a union represented position, but no collective bargaining agreement is yet in effect.
  • .75 FTE (60 hours in a pay period)
  • 7:00am - 7:30pm
  • Every 3rd weekend rotation required
  • Benefit Eligible

Job Description:

Within scope of medical certification, independently provides direct and indirect patient care. This includes, but not limited to phlebotomy, EKG, wound preparation, applying splints, obtaining specimen and the fitting and educating of durable medical equipment. Provides care to patients under the direction of the RN which may include assisting patients with grooming and hygiene needs and personal comfort. Participates in quality improvement activities.

Principle Responsibilities

  • Within scope of position, independently performs patient care.
    • This may include, but not limited to equipment set up and maintenance, phlebotomy, EKG, wound preparation, blood glucose monitoring, CPR, visual acuity exam, applying splints, obtaining specimen, education of durable medical equipment and fitting.
  • Under the direction of the RN, provides patient care to include wound dressings, oxygen application, assisting with procedures, irrigations, restrain application, pressure dressing, transferring fall risk patients, pelvic exams, decontamination procedures, placement and removal of backboard and c-collar.
    • Assists patient with grooming and hygiene needs, personal comfort and population specific needs of the individual.
    • Plans and organizes for procedures.
    • May handle medication for procedural set up, stocking and transport.
    • May assist in rooming and transporting of patients.
  • Contributes to an environment that is safe for patients, visitors and employees.
    • Answers patient call lights.
    • Participates in quality improvement activities.
    • Uses equipment following policies, procedures and manufacturer directions or standards.
    • Reports hazards and/or potential work hazards.
    • May participate in room and equipment cleaning and room turn over.
  • May support administrative and training duties.
    • May process physician orders.
    • May order and stock supplies.
    • May answer and screen phone calls.
    • May serve as a preceptor.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age with education and/or experience needed to meet required functional competencies as listed on the job description
  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent for positions utilizing i-STAT testing

Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent for positions not utilizing i-STAT testing
  • 1+ experience in acute health care setting
  • 1+ experience in basic arrhythmia and EKG interpretation


  • One of the below are required:
    ◦ EMT, MDH, or NREMT certification upon hire
    ◦ EMT, MDH, or NREMT within 6 months of hire if currently enrolled in an EMT education program
    ◦ Active Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure on Minnesota Department of Health
  • BLS Tier 1 - Basic Life Support - Multisource required American Heart Association or Allina required
  • Regional Hospital Sites - Licensed EMT or Certified EMT or CNA preferred

Physical Demands
Medium Work*:
Lifting weight Up to 32 lbs. occasionally (*Allina Safe Patient Moving Policy), Up to 25 lbs. frequently