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Emergency Medical Technician

Company: MedCare Emergency Health
Location: Springfield
Posted on: June 9, 2018

Job Description:

Emergency Medical Technician Job Summary: The EMT- B is an integral part of the MedCare Emergency Health System in regards to patient flow & movement and patient care within and outside of Baystate Health. An EMT or emergency medical technician provides emergency care to patients who are experiencing a trauma, severe injury or illness that requires immediate emergency care. Responsible for operating the ambulance in a safe and legal manner with a working knowledge of towns, streets, maps, highways and knowing the best routes of the response to the scene and to the appropriate facility. In order to make sure patients receive proper treatment EMT's may operate alongside paramedics and physicians to provide offsite care during emergency calls and work together with registered nurses, physicians and other medical staff at an emergency care facility to provide patients with sufficient all around medical care from the time they arrive at the scene till the patient reaches the hospital or healthcare center. Essential Functions: Responsible for providing basic life support (BLS), while at the scene of an illness or injury and while transporting the patient to the appropriate facility. Performs CPR, provides oxygen, and provides other assistance to victims of trauma.Responds to and treats those in need of emergency medical care according to Statewide Treatment Protocols. The EMT adheres to system and department compliance policies, and any and all applicable laws and regulationsAct as a liaison between the patient and the healthcare facility staff to ensure they are up to date on the patient's condition, the cause of the condition and the treatment the patient received until they reached the facility along with any other pertinent information that may by useful for the patients' recovery.Some of the treatments they perform may include applying splints, control bleeding and performing basic airway management treatment, providing CPR & AED to non-responsive patients, administering basic medications and checking/monitoring vitals.Responsible to maintain current certifications. State requires EMT, CPR and driver's license.Responsible for recognizing the need for and requesting special assistance to a scene such as Advanced Life Support, rescue equipment, helicopter or other special services.Responsible for accepting and communicating all calls from Dispatch to the appropriate staff.Responsible for maintaining current training in plans and protocols of MCI (multiple casualty incidents) and Haz-mat at the Awareness level.Responsible for preparing the ambulances, equipment and supplies for the next response as well as the general clean-up of the facilities.Responsible for gathering confidential patient information, documenting medical necessity and obtaining the appropriate signatures for billing and service authorization purposes.Responsible for completing records and reports according to the service's accepted format; submitted in an organized and timely manner. Responsible to perform various physical demands including lifting/carrying heavy equipment such as medical kits and portable stretchers without assistance. Lifting/carrying patients up/down stairs and into the ambulance with assistance from only one other person. Sets an example of professionalism at all times and places patient care excellence and safety above all else.Adhere to system and department compliance policies, and any applicable laws and regulations.Responsible to perform other similar or related duties as required or as assigned. Requirements: High School Diploma or equivalent Driver's License Speak, ready and comprehend English, strong communication skills and have the ability to prioritize work MA EMT- Basic AHA BLS Provider - CPR Certifications Category: Healthcare , Keywords: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic

Keywords: MedCare Emergency Health, Springfield, Emergency Medical Technician, Professions, Springfield, Massachusetts

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