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Emergency Medical Technician

Company: MyMichigan Health
Location: Midland
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Summary This position provides basic life support procedures from the time of arrival to a patient until patient care is relinquished to someone who holds a higher licensure and will continue medical care. The Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) must have knowledge of assessment and the skills to manage a wide variety of life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Provides continuing care during transfers between hospitals and routine care during non-emergency transports.

(25%)* Performs patient assessment and physical exam on all patients to provide Emergency Room physician with a clear, concise picture of the patient's condition. (25%)* Assists in the management of co-responders to the scene of accidents, fire or medical emergencies. (25%)* Arranges and performs timely and efficient transportation to the appropriate facility for continued patient care. Monitors patient condition. (25%)* Initiates emergency management to rectify or stabilize any anomaly found in the patient's physiological or psychological condition. OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs non-invasive monitoring and management techniques including vital signs and IPS. Determines blood sugar levels and oxygenation adequacy. Supports the management plan for invasive management of medical, obstetrical or trauma emergencies in both adult and pediatric patients. Such techniques include airway management. Assures that ambulances, medical equipment and supplies are fully functional and in sufficient quantity to meet any emergency the EMT could encounter. Exercises a strong public awareness and education program to ensure that hospital staff and physicians, as well as the general public, perceive the service and the institution in a positive manner and continue to support both an aggressive and progressive service to our community. Compiles a written report of each call so that copies may be distributed to appropriate departments for billing to third-party payers. Reports via radio the patient's condition to the receiving institution while in route and follows with a more detailed report on arrival at the institution. Maintains EMS stations as clean and attractive living quarters.

REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS: High School Diploma or GED required. EMT-B Licensure in the State of Michigan required. Basic life support within 30 days of hire or transfer to this position. Excellent driving skills for emergency vehicles Driving record must be meet or exceed the facility's current insurance standards. Ability to work independently to produce desired results. Geographical skills needed to access emergency locations. Knowledge, training and licensure to meet State of Michigan requirements, Employer fleet insurance requirements and any other employer requirements. PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death. Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex materials or appropriate substitute if required for your position. Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as outlined in the job description. Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted device(s). Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time. May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching. Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious material. Must follow MyMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required. Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others and work independently. Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling. May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis. Physical Demand Level: Very Heavy. Must be able to occasionally (0-33% of the workday) lift or carry over 100 lbs., frequently (34-66% of the workday) over 50 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and constantly (67-100% of the workday) over 20 lbs.

Keywords: MyMichigan Health, Midland , Emergency Medical Technician, Professions , Midland, Michigan

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