Patient Care Tech PRN Pedi ED in San Antonio, Texas, United States
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Methodist Children's Hospital

Patient Care Tech PRN Pedi ED

San Antonio, TX, United States
PRN/Per Diem  PRN Status/As Needed Schedule 
Category: Nursing Support • Job ID: 195048

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Do you have a passion for healthcare and helping others? Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, patient-centered environment? Jump-start your career in our Emergency Room. Submit your application today!


We offer you an excellent total compensation package, including competitive salary, excellent benefit package and growth opportunities. We believe in our team and your ability to do excellent work with us. Your benefits include 401k, PTO medical, dental, flex spending, life, disability, tuition reimbursement, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program, and student loan repayment. We would love to talk to you about this fantastic opportunity.

Seeking an Emergency Medical Tech/Patient Care Tech that is a certified and/or licensed EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) or EMT-P (Paramedic) to be a part of the Emergency Department patient care team who collaboratively works in a complementary and assistive role with nursing. The ED Critical Care Technician performs a variety of RN delegated tasks under the supervision of the registered nurse. He/she assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with training, competence and skill. He/she is knowledgeable of and follows all Hospital policies and procedures. Consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, adequately stocked and safe patient environment.

In this role, the EMT/PCT:

  • Consistently assists with maintaining a safe patient environment to include following all patient safety initiatives, hand hygiene and use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate following transmission base precaution procedures.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in setting up procedures as delegated.
  • Actively participates in Unit-based/hospital-based committees and process improvement,
    • i.e. Safety Champion, assists Director with bi-annual completion of Environmental Tour       requirement, and actively participates in disaster response team. Functions as Super Trainer for Point of Care Testing for ED techs and as a preceptor for new techs.
  • Participates as a qualified observer for initial and ongoing ED tech competencies.
  • As delegated by the RN, operates patient monitoring equipment and records in patient medical record, prints rhythm strips, performs 12 lead EKGs, biomarkers and glucometer readings.
  • Communicates timely and accurate information for delegated patient care activities performed, to include observed patient response to performed activities, to the assigned RN in a written or verbal format following hand-off communication guidelines.
  • Performs phlebotomy, collects laboratory specimens as ordered and inserts saline lock.
  • Assist in patient care, obtains and documents vital signs, provides patient hygiene, maintains clear and respectful communications with patients, families and the healthcare team. Documents all interventions.
  • Transports patients within the facility utilizing appropriate transport and monitoring equipment.

Qualifications - External

You must be a High School Graduate (or equivalent) and a graduate of an EMT program or military medic training program. One year experience as an Emergency Department or one year experience as a Paramedic Technician is preferred. A current certification as an EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-P or Military Medic is required. BLS, ACLS, PALS are required within 6 months of hire and a CPI is required within 90 days of hire.

The employee completes initial and ongoing training and competencies as defined by service line, facility and department/unit which are specific to the needs of the patient population served (if applicable).


Methodist Hospital opened in 1963 as the first hospital in the now internationally acclaimed South Texas Medical Center. With over 800 beds, Methodist Hospital offers a broad range of specialties including cardiology, oncology, bone marrow transplants, emergency medicine, neurosciences, maternity care, gynecology and orthopedics. We are proud to be the largest provider of the lifesaving ECMO Program in San Antonio, are home to the largest robotics program in the world, and our Adult Blood Cancer and Stem Cell Transplant unit has become the first program to receive FACT Accreditation in North America.

As the flagship hospital, and most comprehensive medical care facility of Methodist Healthcare, we appreciate the support and recognition we receive from the community. We’ve recently been named the No.1 Best Regional Hospital by the U.S. News and World Report for 2019-20. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of care possible for our patients, which is proven by our consecutive Grade A Leapfrog Hospital Safety scores. In addition, Methodist Hospital not only received a Primary Stroke Center designation from The Joint Commission, but has also received a Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare, designating the facility as offering the most advanced stroke treatment available in a given geographic area. For more information, please visit our website at and select Methodist Hospital under Locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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