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Emergency Medical Technician

Wexford Health
Saint Charles IL
Job Type: Full Time
Posting Date: 2/20/2021

Position: Emergency Medical Technician Schedule: Full-Time (32 weekly hours) Monday 11a-11p, Wednesday 11a-11p, and Friday 2pm-10pm Facility: Kane County Adult Justice Center Location: St. Charles, IL EMT Shift Differentials Weekday Eve - $1. 00 Weekday Night - $1. 50 Weekend Eve - $1. 25 Weekend Night - $1. 75 POSITION SUMMARY Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator and others, including but not limited to the Commander and Administrative Lieutenant, and under the guidance of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, the EMT provides basic to intermediate-level emergency and non-emergency care to the ill and injured, to include assessment of illness and/or injury, management of such patients, and transfer of information. The EMT must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize tasks, make triage decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The EMT must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position. DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES Under the supervision of a Physician, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse, performs physical assessment and examination including obtaining medical history and vital signs during medical encounters and document findings in the medical record. Provide treatments and procedures according to physician orders and EMT protocols. Assist with admission and discharge of infirmary care patients. Provide screening and triage, according to written protocols, for routine sick call and emergencies with referral to professional staff for situations beyond EMT scope of their protocols. Participate in quality management committees and activities. Perform basic life support provided the employee holds a current American Heart Association certification. Documents encounters, patient response, complications, etc. , ensures complete and accurate charting and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physician orders. Observes, records and reports symptoms, reactions, and changes in the condition of all patients. Assists with orientation of new employees. Assists physician as assigned. Maintains confidentiality of inmate records. Approaches changes in a positive manner. Responds to radio traffic in a timely manner. Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations. Give (assist) with prescribed inhalers according to protocol. Administers oxygen via NRM or nasal cannula according to protocol. Administers Accuchecks for blood glucose levels. Follows established emergency protocols for administration of glucose, epinephrine, sub-lingual nitro glycerin, ASA 325 mg for cardiac events, silvadene and antibiotic ointment or Bacitracin for prescribed dressing changes. Performs 12-lead EKG tests. Performs blood draws for ordered labs. (Must be certified for phlebotomy or documented in-service training. ) Conforms to Wexford Health Sources and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not limited to dress code, schedule/time sheet/time clock procedures, safety and security regulations, time and attendance guidelines, education and training. The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required. ABOUT WEXFORD HEALTH Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care company, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services. At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue. Were proud to offer a competitive benefits package including: Annual review with performance increase Generous paid-time off program that combines vacation and sick leave Paid holidays Comprehensive health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield Dental and Vision insurance 401(k) retirement saving plans Company-paid short-term disability Healthcare and dependent care spending account Minimum Requirements JOB REQUIREMENTS TRAVEL: None LICENSING: Current EMT or Paramedic license in the state of Illinois CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited EMT or Paramedic training program PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience EOE/M/F/D/V