Emergency Medical Technician, (AFSCME)

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department: Air Care Mobile Care
Hours: 24 Hours/Week
Shift: 12 Hour PM

To function in a role as a transport Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) that is diverse and multi-faceted specific to the age groups served. To assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the appropriate level of patient care according to the scope of EMT practice, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Southwest Ohio Protocols, Commission on Accreditation for Medical Transport Systems as well as organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.


  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication, or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Clinical Practitioner:
  • Possess knowledge and skill to ensure assessments are pertinent and accurate. Evaluates the care that is provided and responds appropriately.
  • Possesses and demonstrates advanced knowledge and clinical skills to provide critical assessment(s), intervention, and evaluation necessary to ensure safe and efficient transport of the critically ill or injured patient.

Maintains accurate records:
  • Completes patient documentation and all transport records thoroughly, timely and per department policies. Completes required operational paperwork thoroughly and ensures proper functioning of equipment and vehicles; reports any deficiencies or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Reports to any satellite or staging base(s) for work assignments as needed for operational efficiency. Takes initiative to obtain information related to department operations by, but not limited to attending meetings, reviewing meetings minutes, reading department generated e-mails, newsletters and other formats of communication in a timely manner (every week at a minimum. Ability to accommodate Department Staffing needs: Days, Nights, Weekends, Holidays and On-Call.

Professional Growth:
  • Remains current and active in the EMT field and the medical transport industry. Has a concept of self development; recognizes the need for professional growth and takes the appropriate steps toward meeting educational needs.
  • Identifies and assumes responsibility for learning needs by completing a minimum of two applicable clinical rotations or clinical experiences per performance appraisal year. Educates healthcare professionals and other customers regarding the operation of the transport program (includes orienting new associates as assigned).

  • Ensures that work areas are organized, clean and present a safe, effective, and efficient environment for self, patients, and other colleagues. Demonstrates knowledge of safe emergency vehicle operations/emergency egress operations and other state and federal rules and regulations.
  • Responds to transports and other requests in a safe and timely manner. Secures and handles equipment with the appropriate securing devices. Reports any safety concerns in a timely manner and uses the appropriate process for doing so.

Customer Service:
  • Makes customer service a top priority; works collaboratively and interdependently with other health care providers. Initiates and participates in customer service initiatives; participates in formal and informal marketing and community outreach efforts for the program and industry.


Education: High school diploma required

Certification: EMT-B/I license

Years of Experience: Minimum 3 years experience as an EMT