The Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician will provide basic life support care, including triage, screening, treatment and stabilization of the critically ill and injured with the goal of reducing morbidity.
- Conduct intake screening inclusive of taking medical history, vital signs, blood alcohol concentration, urine drug screen and blood glucose levels, etc.
- Triage, examine, screen, treat and coordinate health services for patients.
- Assess and monitor patient’s medical condition/vital signs in accordance with agency policy and procedure.
- Develops and completes appropriate reports, templates and charting in electronic medical record.
- Process patient discharge; provides patient education based on harm reduction principles.
- Administered patient care consistent with department protocols and Telemedicine physician orders.
- Provide individualized and patient centered services to assist patients’ needs to access community support services and develop skills to improve overall function.
- Conduct point of care testing; obtain samples and interpret results.
- Recognize changes in patient condition and implement appropriate treatment, referral or transport.
- Function within the scope of care defined by this facility, along with state regional, and local regulatory agencies.
- Attends meetings as requested and available; adapt to changing work requirements.
- Attend continuing education and refresher training programs as required by the facility.
- Other duties as assigned including assisting recovery support specialists.
Required Skills, Licensure and Education:
- High School Diploma Required.
- Maintain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Texas Department of State Health Services
- Maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) – American Heart Association
- Possess a valid, non-probational Texas driver’s license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
Job Types: Per Diem