Job Description


Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.


The ED Tech  works under the supervision of the ER nurse on duty. They will be a vital part of the Emergency Room team working in tandem with the nurse to provide smooth and consistent care to Emergency Room patients.

This is a per diem non-benefited position. Schedule subject to change based on department needs. 


  • Works with and assists physicians and nurses and provides technical support for patient care. 
  • Takes vital signs as indicated by patient's triage level and enters data into computer. Reports any abnormal conditions to nursing staff. 
  • Monitors and reports on condition of patients to the appropriate supervisor and other staff members. 
  • Assists with the transport of patients to other departments. 
  • Assists with obtaining and documenting vital signs and placement of oxygen saturation, cardiac monitoring, and non-invasive blood pressure monitoring systems. 
  • Obtain 12-lead EKG's, maintenance and care of specimens for laboratory analysis. 
  • Registers patients in hospital computer system.
  • Safely lift and transfer patients. 
  • Ability to de-escalate agitated patients. 
  • Patient sitting responsibilities.
  • Assists patients to and from the toilet or bedside bedpan.

Education Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current BLS certification
  • Prefer EMT, MA, CNA or ER Tech experience.
  • Clerical skills including ability to register patients, data entry, charge master entry. 
  • Be able to function accurately, professionally and compassionately under pressure
  • Safely lift and transfer patients

Physical Requirements: 

  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job including ability to lift 50 lbs.