Emergency Department Technician - Professional
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- Career Opportunities
- Certificate of Accomplishment
- Scheduling and Pre-requisites
An Emergency Department Technician assesses and manages a wide range of emergency conditions including respiratory, genitor-urinary, and cardiac emergencies. They also assist in wound care and the application of orthopedic splinting devices. Also necessary is familiarization with specialized medical equipment and the ability to communicate effectively with other medical personnel, the patient, and the patient's family in emergency situations.
This "professional" version of the Emergency Department Technician certificate is only open to board certified CNA's (with a minimum of 1 year work experience in the field) and EMT's. Students not certified as either an EMT or CNA will not be allowed entry into this "professional" version as they do not have the required background knowledge.
The job of emergency department technician is a mid-level position. There is currently no State certification for this position in Washington. Graduates of this Bellevue College certificate program should have a hiring advantage over applicants with no training or formal education in this line of work. Job seekers will also need English language verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to function in emergency situations.
This position often serves as a stepping stone for further advancement in the field of healthcare. Many emergency department technicians continue their education by going into nursing or medical school. Because of upward mobility within the field, there are frequent openings for new applicants.
Emergency department technicians average $13 - $17.33 per hour, dependent on experience and the employer.
For currently available jobs and pay information in Washington, go to www.washingtonhealthcarecareers.com.
This certificate has a total of 20 credits and is usually completed in two quarters. It prepares participants for mid-level positions in emergency rooms.
See the full Certificate of Accomplishment curriculum.
- Acceptance to Bellevue College as a credit student
- Immunizations for externships
- Background Check for externships
- EDT Professional Paperwork
- Externship transportation
For more information, questions or advising assistance, please contact our office.
- E-mail: Melissa.Meinhofer@bellevuecollege.edu
- Phone: 425-564-2012
Because of pre-requisites, the usual progression through classes is as follows:
|HPRO 141 (8 credits)||HPRO 180 (7 credits)||HPRO 181 (5 credits)|
|Total: 8 Credits||Total: 7 Credits||Total: 5 Credits|
Is there a faster, full-time progression through these classes?
For full-time students only, the following is the only "fast track" progression currently offered. No class substitutions or reordering of classes is allowed at this time.
|HPRO 141 (8 credits)||HPRO 181 (5 credits)|
|HPRO 180 (7 credits)|
|Total: 15 Credits||Total: 5 Credits|
NOTE: At this time, HPRO 141 is the only class that may be taken concurrently with HPRO 180.
What are the typical work hours for someone in this job description?
Emergency Department Technician's typically work a 12-hour shift that runs from 7am to 7pm, 3 am to 3 pm, 7 pm to 7am, or 3 pm to 3 am.
What is the difference between the Emergency Department Technician and the Emergency Department Technician Professional certificates?
Besides the difference in credits between the two certificates, the “professional” version is only open to board certified NAC's (with a minimum of 1 year experience in the field) and EMT's. Students not certified as either an EMT or NAC will not be allowed entry into the “professional” version as they do not have the required background knowledge.
How does one get the school information regarding their licensure and current work experience?
Simply open the EDT Professional paperwork link for information on what paperwork needs to be sent and to whom. Upon completion and receipt of the paperwork, students will be informed of their qualification status for class entry codes.