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The Methodist Hospitals EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN in Gary, Indiana

Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (EMT-B) respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to maintain care of the patient until ambulance arrived to take the patient to a medical facility. After receiving the call from the dispatcher, the EMT-B arrives to the location given, using the most expeditious route. The EMT-B must be able to work alone, and give instructions to lay persons during and emergency.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Opens and maintains an airway defined within practice guidelines of Standard Operating Procedures under the advisement of the Medical Director (online) or Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols).

  • Administers proper ventilation during emergency situations within guidelines of Standard Operating Procedures under the advisement of the Medical Director (online) or Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols).

  • Assesses and evaluates patients' clinical condition during the duration of the emergency, while always being a patient advocate.

  • Demonstrates adherence to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) standards of care established by National and State EMS Commission.

  • Demonstrates consistent proficiency in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators (AED) during emergency circumstances.

  • Maintains a clean, safe working environment on a daily basis.

  • Maintains stock supplies and monitors levels to assure necessary supplies are available.

  • Maintains patient privacy at all times during examination and treatment.

  • Completes written Patient Care Reports with pertinent patient observation and reactions/outcomes in a timely manner.

  • Administers oxygen using various types of equipment according to Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols)

JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide tasks appropriate to the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient during an emergency.

  • Ability to assess need for and perform CPR.

  • Meets mental and physical requirements of the job.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to relate appropriately to patients, co-workers, clients, and public.

  • Follow directions and performs assignments in a prompt, efficient manner.

  • Ability to adapt to period of high service activity and stressful environment, as well as, periods of low activity.

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required

  • 1 Healthcare/Medical Preferred

  • Certified EMT - State of Indiana

  • CPR- (AHA/BLS)

  • Healthcare Provider National Registry

  • National Registry EMT

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

ID: 2020-6459

Street: 2269 W 25th Ave

FTE: 0.2

Responsibilities: PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES(*Essential Functions)

  • Opens and maintains an airway defined within practice guidelines of Standard Operating Procedures under the advisement of the Medical Director (online) or Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols).

  • Administers proper ventilation during emergency situations within guidelines of Standard Operating Procedures under the advisement of the Medical Director (online) or Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols).

  • Assesses and evaluates patients' clinical condition during the duration of the emergency, while always being a patient advocate.

  • Demonstrates adherence to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) standards of care established by National and State EMS Commission.

  • Demonstrates consistent proficiency in administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators (AED) during emergency circumstances.

  • Maintains a clean, safe working environment on a daily basis.

  • Maintains stock supplies and monitors levels to assure necessary supplies are available.

  • Maintains patient privacy at all times during examination and treatment.

  • Completes written Patient Care Reports with pertinent patient observation and reactions/outcomes in a timely manner.

  • Administers oxygen using various types of equipment according to Standardized Medical Orders (Protocols)

Qualifications: JOB SPECIFICATIONS(Minimum Requirements)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide tasks appropriate to the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient during an emergency.

  • Ability to assess need for and perform CPR.

  • Meets mental and physical requirements of the job.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to relate appropriately to patients, co-workers, clients, and public.

  • Follow directions and performs assignments in a prompt, efficient manner.

  • Ability to adapt to period of high service activity and stressful environment, as well as, periods of low activity.

EDUCATION

  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required

  • 1 Healthcare/Medical Preferred

  • Certified EMT - State of Indiana

  • CPR- (AHA/BLS)

  • Healthcare Provider National Registry

  • National Registry EMT

STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

Meets the Standards of Behavior as outlined in Personnel Policy and Procedure #1, Employee Relations Code.

CONFIDENTIALITY/HIPAA/CORPORATE COMPLIANCE

Demonstrates knowledge of procedures for protecting and maintaining security, confidentiality and integrity of employee, patient, family, organizational and other medical information. Understands and supports the commitment of Methodist Hospitals in adhering to federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing ethical business practices for healthcare providers.

DISCLAIMER - The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

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