Job Information

University of Utah Emergency Medical Tech in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 01/09/2024

Requisition Number PRN14467N

Job Title PS Emergency Medical Tech

Working Title Emergency Medical Tech

Job Grade UGR

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? Yes

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Arranged with Supervisor

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area U of U Health - Academics


Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $15-21/HR

Close Date

Job Summary

This position supports administrative and clinical operations for human subjects research studies.


  • Provides research support role for clinical and community-based research visits.
  • Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to departmental procedures.
  • Obtains and records patient temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressure, weight and height measurements, review of medications, allergies, and past medical history, and places the patient on pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors per department protocols, or as directed.
  • Reports and records 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.
  • Accompanied providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed or assisted physicians/licensed staff with procedures.
  • Performs delegated procedures and clerical tasks under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.
  • Accompanied providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and assisted physicians/licensed staff with procedures.
  • Attends and completes mandatory department in-services and training.
  • May perform phlebotomy and specimen processing per department procedures, and physician orders, after specialized training.
  • May clean and stock areas as needed.
  • May work with manager/designee to reconcile unit charges.
  • May assist in orienting new employees regarding the clerical functions of the unit.
  • May schedule research participant appointments.
  • May admit, discharge, and transfer per unit standard.


Follows established procedures to complete work. Community-based work may be performed with a second clinical team member; University-based work is performed independently. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research protocols. Sensitive or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment, outpatient clinic environment, University inpatient setting, off-site and mobile locations. Some tasks may require the use of PPE .

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, and talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, driving, bending, lifting supplies – up to 25-30 lbs—biohazard precautions.

Seldom: Reaching overhead.

The staff member must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to support clinical faculty or staff and provide appropriate care to assigned research participants. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the plan of care and must provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Current EMT Certification in the State of Utah or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience).

Current RQI Healthcare Provider eCredential through the University of Utah Health RQI system. The eCredential is to be obtained within 30 days of hire.

This position is patient-sensitive and must fulfill all associated requirements. We protect our patients, coworkers and community by requiring all patient-sensitive employees to be immunized according to CDC standards and hospital policy. Limited exemptions may be made for documented medical contraindications or religious beliefs that object to vaccinations


  • Phlebotomy experience preferred
  • Pediatric experience preferred
  • Research experience preferred
  • May require additional certifications such as BLS
  • Strong organizational and communication skills

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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