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University of Utah Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-COVID Support & Testing *Part Time in Salt Lake City, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health 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 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

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 departmental procedures.

  • Obtains and records patient temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressure, weight and height measurements, review of medications, allergies, past medical history, and places patient on pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors as 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.

  • 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 mandatory department in-services and trainings.

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

  • May clean and stock areas as needed.

  • May perform POC testing in accordance with ambulatory clinic and physician orders, after specialized training.

  • May work with manager/designee to reconcile unit charges.

  • May assist in orienting new employees regarding the clerical functions of the unit.

  • May schedule patient appointments.

  • May admit, discharge, and transfer per unit standard.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in reporting department's baseline skills.

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

  • Demonstrated 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

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

  • Current EMT Certification in the State of Utah.

Qualifications (Preferred)

  • One year of 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 intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. Workers in this position may be exposed to infectious diseases and may be required to function around prisoners or behavioral health patients.

Physical Requirements

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

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EEO Statement

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.

Requisition Number 41800

Reg/Temp Regular

Employment Type Part-Time

Shift Rotating

Work Schedule Variable, Monday-Saturday

Location Name Madsen Health Center

Patient Care? Yes

City Salt Lake City

State UT

Department UCC OPC 80C CVHC NURS

Category Patient Care Support / Technicians

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.

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