Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Nights (AFSCME)

Job Description

EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), Full-time Nights (AFSCME)

UC Health is hiring a full-time transport EMT to join our Mobile Care team!

The Emergency Medical Technician will provide care for a diverse and multi-faceted patient population. They will work to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate the appropriate level of patient care according to the approved scope of practice.

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.

Unit Details:
  • Air Care & Mobile Care has provided the Greater Cincinnati area with specialized medical transport services for patients in our community for over 35 years.
  • Air Care & Mobile Care is the only service in the region to be accredited in four levels of medical transport by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems.
  • Air Care & Mobile Care specializes in caring for and transporting critically injured and sick patients, wherever they may be, by bringing the world-class care of UC Medical Center to the patient.


Responsibilities

  • Identifies and responds appropriately to different patient needs to provide safe and appropriate care.
  • Possesses knowledge and skill to ensure assessments are pertinent and accurate. Implements a holistic plan of care that addresses the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and educational needs of the patient and their family before and throughout transport in collaboration with other healthcare providers. Evaluates the care that is provided and responds appropriately.
  • Possesses and demonstrates basic knowledge and clinical skills to provide scope-appropriate assessment(s), intervention, and evaluation necessary to ensure safe and efficient transport of patients with varying acuity levels.
  • Ability to perform basic level lifesaving skills as determined by patient condition including the following but not limited to: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management including emergency airway management, cardiac defibrillation with Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED), excessive bleeding control, trauma management including spine stabilization, splinting of limbs, Cervical spine immobilization rapid extrication procedures, 12 lead EKG application.
  • Ability to perform basic level point of care lab testing, obtain and interpret vital signs, and manage medication within the scope of practice.
  • Serves as a patient advocate and respects the patient's right to privacy and confidentiality.
  • Remains current and active in the EMT field and the medical transport industry. Recognizes the need for professional growth, seeks ongoing professional development, and identifies and assumes responsibility for learning needs. Remains current in all required job-specific licensures, certifications, and competencies.
  • Conducts all daily operations in a safe manner. Reports any safety concerns promptly and uses the appropriate process for doing so.
  • Responsible for the safety and securing of UC Health vehicles at any location.
  • Maintains accurate records in a thorough and timely manner.

Required Skills and Knowledge
  • Ability to make independent, clinically and operationally competent decisions in a challenging environment.
  • Ability to adapt to stressful situations; capable of identifying strengths and weaknesses and seeking appropriate resources.
  • Able to lead a team approach to patient care.
  • Effective verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Safe vehicle operations.
  • All skills outlined in the Ohio EMT Scope of Practice.


Qualifications

Education & Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician program required.
  • One year of EMT experience minimum, three years of experience preferred.
  • Military medical/paramedicine experience considered.
  • Intra-facility transport experience preferred.

License & Certification:
  • Current Ohio EMT-B certification required; National Registry preferred.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC) or its equivalency must be obtained during the probation period.
  • BLS (American Heart Association) at the time of hire.
  • FEMA 100, 200 courses within the initial probationary period.
  • Active, unrestricted Driver's License with no more than 4 accrued points.


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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

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.