Emergency Medical Technician

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) performs various patient care activities in the pre-hospital setting, in accordance with all rules and regulations set forth by the state Emergency Medical Services Commission. This is a night time off hours position.

Job Requirements

  • Minimum Education High school diploma or equivalent. EMT Certification required.
  • Minimum Work Experience Minimum 12 months Emergency Medical Technician experience.
  • Required Skills Must possess the ability to communicate with and effectively treat patients of all ages.
  • Ability to administer first aid/emergency care.
  • Ability to speak effectively and convey information to supervisors, peers, and customers.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to use judgment and perform critical thinking.
  • Basic typing and personal computer skills.
  • Positive, enthusiastic, customer service-oriented personality.

Functional Demands

  • Must pass a physical examination and physical agility test. Physical demands include lifting, climbing, pushing, reading, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, and exert 20-50 pounds of pressure.
  • OSHA Category I tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.
  • Physically capable of performing BLS EMT services with reasonable accommodation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of clinical procedures, medical knowledge, techniques, and information needed to treat injuries.

Organizational Expectations

  • Provides a positive and professional representation of the organization.
  • Promotes culture of safety for patients and employees through proper identification, reporting, documentation, and prevention.
  • Maintains standards for a clean and quiet patient environment to maintain a positive patient care experience.
  • Maintains competency and knowledge of current standards of practice, trends, and developments in related scope of job role or practice. Has to be willing to be cross-trained in different areas of the facility.
  • Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols, medication administration and storage procedures, and controlled substance regulations.
  • Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities.
  • Maintains compliance with organization’s policies, as well as established practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards.
  • Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service through his/her attitude and actions, consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission, and Values of the organization.
  • Adheres to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and TJC standards and/or standards from other accrediting bodies.

Essential Functions

  • Operates the EMS communication center and records all information obtained.
  • Performs duties in compliance with all state EMS rules and regulations.
  • Performs CPR in compliance with either AHA or ARC standards.
  • Performs ALS duties in compliance with all state EMS rules and regulations and under the direction of the departmental medical director.
  • Performs daily vehicle maintenance check and cleans both inside and outside of assigned unit on a daily basis.
  • Actively participates in safe delivery of patient care and maintains a safe environment for all patients.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality as required by HIPPA guidelines.

Nonessential Functions

  • Performs clerical duties within the department.
  • Demonstrates flexibility as patient care needs change.
  • Works in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff. Ability to flex schedule to meet the department needs to include longer scheduled shifts and may include night, weekend and holiday coverage.

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