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Emergency Wound Care Technician

Job Summary

Responsible for assessing and treating people of all ages for a wide range of conditions. Prescribes antibiotics for infections, sets broken bones, administers inoculations, and performs other various healthcare procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide healthcare for families and people of all ages.
  • Treat sinus infections and respiratory illnesses.
  • Set broken bones.
  • Supervise and direct nurses, physician assistants, and other technicians.
  • Work full time in a hospital or healthcare practice.
  • Diagnose illnesses and infections.
  • Prescribe antibiotics.
  • Refer patients to specialists.
  • Perform physicals.
  • Obtain medical histories.
  • Order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests.
  • Take and interpret X-rays.
  • Counsel patients on diet and preventive healthcare.
  • Give vaccines and other inoculations.
  • Treat sprains and fractures.
  • Provide advice on diet, exercise, and sex.
  • Perform pelvic exams and prescribe birth control.
  • Monitor patients' progress.
  • Explain procedures and offer alternatives.
  • Give second opinions on a diagnosis.
  • Work with social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists, and other health care providers.
  • Provide advice on disease prevention.