Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) -Specialty Care
University of Utah Medical Group
 Salt Lake City, UT

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 departmental 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 department 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 mandatory department in-services and trainings.
  • May perform phlebotomy in accordance with department procedures, and physician orders, after specialized training.
  • May clean and stock areas as needed.
  • May perform POC testing in accordance with ambulatory clinic and physician orders, after specialized training.
  • May work with manager/designee to reconcile unit charges.
  • May assist in orienting new employees regarding the clerical functions of the unit.
  • May schedule patient appointments.
  • May admit, discharge, and transfer per unit standard.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in reporting department's 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.
  • Current EMT Certification 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 intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

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