University of Utah Health Care

  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Emergency Department

    Requisition Number
    30822
    Reg/Temp
    Regular
    Employment Type
    PRN
    Shift
    Variable
    Work Schedule
    Variable
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Yes
    City
    SALT LAKE CITY
    State
    UT
    Department
    UUH OPC 29E EMERGENCY RM
    Category
    Emergency Department / ER
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

    This position performs basic emergency medical techniques in the care and treatment of patients under the supervision of a professional licensed staff member.

    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

    Responsibilities

    • Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to Emergency Department, Surgical ICU, or ambulatory clinics procedures.
    • Obtains and records patient temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressure, weight and height measurements, review of medications, allergies, past medical history, and places patient on pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors as per ED, SICU, and ambulatory clinic protocols, or as directed.
    • Reports and records all observed or verbalized patient concerns and changes in condition to a member of the nursing or physician staff.
    • Performs specialty skills and delegated procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.
    • Accompanies providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and/or assists physicians/licensed staff with procedures.
    • Performs delegated procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.
    • Accompanies providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and/or assists physicians/licensed staff with procedures.
    • Attends and completes hospital, ED, SICU, and ambulatory clinic mandatory in-services and trainings.
    • May perform phlebotomy in accordance with ED, SICU, or ambulatory clinic procedures, and physician orders, after specialized training.
    • May clean and stock ED, SICU, or ambulatory clinic areas as needed.
    • May perform POC testing in accordance with ambulatory clinic and physician orders, after specialized training.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Emergency Department’s (ED), Surgical ICU (SICU), or Ambulatory Clinic baseline skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications

    Licenses Required

    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • One of the following
      • Current EMT Certification in the State of Utah.
      • Current Advanced EMT certification with the State of Utah.
      • Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.
    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Preferred

    • One year of health-related experience.
    • ACLS may be required by some departments.
    • PALS may be required by some departments.

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Non Indicated, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

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