University of Utah Health EMT or Paramedic - Emergency Department and Urgent Care, full-time/part-time *Future Opportunities* in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview:

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

University of Utah Health is accepting applications for future opportunities in full-time, part-time, and PRN EMT and Paramedic positions in the main Emergency Department and in Urgent Care at the University of Utah Hospital.

This position performs basic emergency medical techniques in the care and treatment of patients under the supervision of a professional licensed staff member.

This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to Emergency Department and Surgical ICU procedures.

  • Obtains and records patient temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressure, weight and height measurements and places patient on pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors as per ED and SICU protocols, or as directed.

  • Reports all observed or verbalized patient concerns and changes in condition to a member of the nursing or physician staff.

  • Performs specialty skills and delegated procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.

  • Accompanies providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and/or assists physicians/licensed staff with procedures.

  • Performs delegated procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.

  • Accompanies providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and/or assists physicians/licensed staff with procedures.

  • Attends and completes hospital, ED and SICU mandatory in-services.

  • May perform phlebotomy in accordance with ED, SICU procedures and physician orders after specialized training.

  • May clean and stock ED and SICU areas as needed.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrate human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in Emergency Department’s (ED) and Surgical ICU (SICU) baseline skills.

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served on his or her assigned unit.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient's status and provide care as described in the department's policies and procedures manual.

Qualifications:

Qualifications

Licenses Required

  • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.

  • One of the following

  • Current EMT Certification in the State of Utah.

  • Current Advanced EMT certification with the State of Utah.

  • Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.

* Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

Qualifications (Preferred):

Preferred

  • One year health-related experience.

  • ACLS may be required by some departments.

  • PALS may be required by some departments.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects, such as medical equipment, or patients while providing medical care.

Physical Requirements:

Carrying, Color Determination, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking

Requisition Number 24977

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Full-Time

Shift Variable

Work Schedule Variable schedules per business needs

Location Name University of Utah Hospital

Patient Care? Yes

City SALT LAKE CITY

State UT

Department UUH OPC 29E EMERGENCY RM

Category Emergency Department / ER

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.