Emergency Medical Tech-EMT Emergency Dept PRN Shift Varies
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Braselton, Georgia


Work Shift/Schedule:
Varies

Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

About the Role:

Job Summary

A unit based Technician that will provide direct assistance in patient care of diverse ED patient population. This position will also be directly responsible to perform duties such as Point of Care Testing, General Phlebotomy, and Sample Collection. Within the scope of practice of the EMT Intermediate/Advanced, Promotes and establishes criteria for the delivery of quality care. Under the direction of Licensed Nursing Staff provides assistance and performs care with in the scope of practice. This position will care for patients in the adolescent, adult, and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with population specific guidelines and adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Current EMT Intermediate or EMT Advanced license in the State of Georgia.
  • Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED. Certificate or Diploma from Accredited Learning Institute in Emergency Medical Technology ( Must have to meet requirements for POC testing).
  • Minimum Experience: EMT with at least one (1) year of experience providing direct care to patients in the pre-hospital, ED, or Office environment preferred. Must have documented experience and proficiency in peripheral venous sampling and IV Access.
  • Other:

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
  • Preferred Educational Requirements:
  • Preferred Experience:
  • Other:

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide input and feedback into process improvement activities
  • Knowledge Basic Medical Skills and Equipment within Scope of EMT
  • Ability to work Autonomously, anticipating needs of patients and Team
  • Excellent clinical knowledge and skills as demonstrated by competency assessment
  • Ability to teach and give verbal and written instruction in a comprehensive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Abides by the patient safety standard guidelines to ensure safety of patient and self.
  • Maintains a safe, comfortable, clean, and therapeutic environment.
  • Prioritizes work load appropriately s evidenced by the immediate attention to those with actual or potential urgency.
  • Reports vital signs / patient updates documentation as appropriate on all assigned patients.
  • Promptly identifies and reports physical and mental status changes to licensed staff.
  • Recognizes and reports conditions that effect or compromise technical aspects of the test/procedure.
  • Participates in the assessment of patient's physical and emotional needs and communicates finding to appropriate health care provider.
  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency in preparing, assisting and discharging of patients.
  • Reports vital signs / patient updates documentation as appropriate on all assigned patients.
  • Maintains a positive public relations image as a caring, courteous, attentive, and efficient.
  • Stays informed of shift activates and attends staff meetings.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of dysrhythmias and conduction abnormalities with recognition of potential risks.
  • In Support to ED Clinicians will be required to demonstrate understanding of the protocol for managing promoting and obtaining an interpretation of STEMI EKGs.
  • Performs satisfactory in mock codes and other emergency drills or events.
  • Correctly performs routine venipuncture and peripheral IV access within scope of practice.
  • Correctly performs micro-collection and other special collection techniques.
  • Insures the integrity of submitted clinical specimens.
  • Utilize proper body mechanics, provides for positioning, mobility hygiene, ADL and Comfort needs.
  • Attains proficiency with all required IT systems to support the clinical staff.
  • Maintains Licensure as EMT Intermediate of Advanced in Accordance with Georgia Office of EMS Requirements.

Quality Improvement Safety
  • Use performance measures to assess and improve the delivery of research based practices.
  • Promote outcomes that demonstrate delivery of high quality and safe care.
  • Perform assessments of the unit to provide context for problem identification and action.
  • Implement quality / safety strategies based on current data, analysis, and risk anticipation.
  • Promote a culture of continuous quality improvement within the unit.
  • Evaluate patient handoffs and transitions of care to improve outcomes.
  • Use a variety of datasets appropriate for the patient population, setting ,and organization to assess individual and unit outcomes of care; to include HCAPS, NDNQI, population registries, and others as necessary.
  • Facilitate modification of nursing interventions based on risk anticipation and other evidence to improve outcomes.
  • Facilitate the use of daily management systems to measure and respond to variances in quality and safety processes. To include standard work, coaching, huddles, recognition, and improvement methods.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 50 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Vision: Moderate, Constantly 66-100% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Frequently 31-65%
  • Standing/Walking: Frequently 31-65%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Keyboarding

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.



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