Presbyterian Healthcare Services
EMT I - URGENT CARE
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours
Performs advanced patient care procedures (such as, initiation of intravenous therapy, splinting / casting, suturing, and simple patient teaching) under the direction of a licensed Nurse or Physician and/or performs advanced support-procedures for the operation of a Nursing or Clinical unit. Coordinates equipment and / or supply systems. Responsible for the delivery of quality care to patients under varied conditions
*Monitors patients and collects information for accurate documentation in the patient record. Stamps and assembles patient charts. Transports patients and documents action on patient record. Monitors patients and collects information for documentation in patient record. Collects and records vital signs in patient record. Provides simple patient teaching and discharge instructions.
*Inserts and removes peripheral intravenous therapy lines under the direction of a physician. Performs phlebotomy.
*Initiates IV fluid therapy. Acts as resource for difficult IV placement in Progressive Care Unit. Assigned to code blue team for Presbyterian Rust Medical Center.
*Performs wound care, dressing changes, sutures or staples wounds under the direction of a physician and in accordance with departmental based competency validation and assessment.
*Prepares patients for surgery. Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes.
*Performs splinting, casting based upon instruction and departmental competency assessment applies plaster and fiberglass splints, and traction devices.
*Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, ECG, Glucometery, urinalysis breathalyzer, and other POC testing.
*Coordinates and maintains specific equipment and/or supply systems.
*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as, cardiac monitoring).
*Uses the computerized McKesson and Patient EMR at the skill level commensurate with the responsibilities included in this description, as well as that of a Unit Secretary (544), if required.
*Insures cleanliness of nutrition areas and general unit. Cleans and stores equipment. Empties trash, linen bags and sharps containers.
*Stocks medical supplies, linens and paper goods. Inventories equipment as required. Processes broken equipment as directed. Maintains equipment logs as required.
*Delivers specimens to Laboratory, Microbiology and Pathology. Transports x-rays, blood and equipment
*Participates in the nutritional well being of the patient through tray delivery, assistance with patient set-up, assists those patients that are dependent for their intake needs, and accurately records consumption.
*Administers oxygen under the direction of a licensed Nurse. Assists nurses and physicians with sterile procedures. Assists with activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing and walking patients.
*Assists or provides patient hygiene to include, shaving, oral care, foot care, pericare, and bathing.
*Assists patients with portable or wall oxygen and assures proper storage of E cylinders
*Organizes care in a manner that contributes tot he overall quality of the team.
*Attends department staff meetings and/or in-services and keeps current with developments in the field through participation in seminars, workshops and/or publications. Participates in and endorses the established Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) patient satisfaction programs
*Communicates information pertinent to the end of shift summation before leaving the unit and provides safe pt hand off when transferring care.
*Maintains positive communications and collaboration with Emergency Department staff /providers regarding patient status and/or problems.
Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions is required. Completion of the formal Emergency Medical Technicians-Intermediate (EMT-I) course is required. Current license issued by the State of New Mexico Emergency Medical Service Bureau, as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I), is required. Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required. . Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions is required. Completion of the formal Emergency Medical Technicians-Intermediate (EMT-I) course is required. Current license issued by the State of New Mexico Emergency Medical Service Bureau, as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate (EMT-I), is required. Current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required. The Emergency Department requires a current EMT-I license 1-2 years' experience preferred but not required. Receives on-the-job training and competency verification to perform primary functions. Completion of a PHS Non-Licensed Assistive Personnel course or similar training required prior to entering classification. Formal medical technician or military training preferred but not required. Maintains annual current department competencies and Employee Health Requirements.
High School Diploma or GED
* Emerg Med Tech/Intermediate-NM
Competencies and skills:
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.