EMT - REUBEN ENGAGEMENT CENTER in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2019

Job Description



Organization: HHC

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce.  We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities.  Indianapolis EMS also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or iemsrecruitment@indianapolisems.org.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Models The Reuben Engagement Center Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Collaborates with identified community and healthcare partners to establish exiting care plans for each client
  • Acts as a client advocate to ensure access to needed services; this includes making appointments, updating records systems, and transferring client to exiting destination by vehicle
  • Identifies and monitors for high-risk client(s) presentations, that may result in self-harm or harm to others. Takes appropriate steps for the safe care of the client, others in the REC, and notifies on-site security
  • Complete behavioral, social, needs, and risk assessment documentation on each client
  • May participate in continued monitoring of client, post exiting
  • Function in controlled environmental conditions, primarily indoors.
  • Exercises independent judgment sometimes in critical emergency situations
  • Is responsible for all aspects of client care including providing an efficient intake process, treatment per established guidelines, and basic life support interventions.
  • May need to provide emergency medical care at the basic life support level according to The Reuben Engagement Center practices and policies, established protocols, verbal and written orders, and state regulations
  • Provides specific medical treatment and interventions in conjunction with established practices and medical guidelines
  • Independently develops a treatment regimen based on assessment and on client progress
  • Monitors clients while in the facility, continuing treatment initiated based on pertinent client history, initial presentation, and response to treatment.
  • Modifies activities and behavior to provide condition-appropriate care (i.e. mental health, alcohol/substance misuse/addiction)
  • Communicates verbally; in person, via telephone and telecommunications mediums using the English language
  • Hear spoken information from co-workers, clients, physician, dispatchers, other allied health personnel, bystanders, and public safety professionals and sounds in common to the healthcare and emergency scene
  • Communicates with appropriate healthcare personnel regarding client’s condition, history, treatment, and response to treatments in person and/or via communication system. Carries out any additional treatment orders based on established protocols
  • Works under the authority of the medical control physician and/or according to the EMT guidelines issued by the state of Indiana
  • Read and comprehend written materials under stressful conditions
  • Verbally interview client, other care providers, and bystanders to hear their responses
  • Performs heavy and awkward lifting of clients
  • Takes client histories and performs physical examinations
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining/stocking various supplies, medications, and equipment
  • Document physically in writing or by approved electronic means all relevant information in a prescribed format (i.e., HMIS, Health Calls)
  • Maintains the safety and security of vehicles, equipment, facility, and clients; checks and maintains equipment and supplies
  • Supervises and directs the activities and educational/clinical experiences of assigned observers and students
  • Participates actively in continuing education and medical audit programs
  • Attend required monthly meeting



ASSOCIATED JOB DUTIES:

  • Be capable of performing all EMT Basic skills and using BLS equipment.
  • May function alone or as a member of a team
  • Receives calls from community care providers and healthcare organizations, acknowledges the call, identifies the nature of the call, and observes all established guidelines
  • Upon arrival of a client, insures that the client goes through the intake process; performs a physical history and assessment screening, determines nature of illness, assist with decontamination process and bed assignment. Requests additional assistance necessary
  • Using body substance isolation techniques protects the client(s), self, and other providers from possible contamination
  • Inspects for medical identification emblems, bracelets, or cards that provide emergency care information
  • Determines the nature and extent of illness, checks respirations, auscultates breath sounds, takes pulses, blood pressure by auscultation and palpation, (including proper cuff placement), visually observes changes in skin color, and establishes priority for care. Based on assessment findings, renders care to clients.
  • Manages airway and ventilations of clients to include BLS airways as indicated
  • Manages medical clients to include but not limited to: management of respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioral, and environmental emergencies and suspected poisonings/overdoses
  • Performs approved interventions as indicated
  • Reassures clients by working in a confident and efficient manner
  • Performs in situations that create stress and tension on a regular basis
  • Escorts the client to assigned mat and assures that treatment and care are continued in accordance with established treatment guidelines
  • Determines if there is a need for emergency transport of a client based on client input and condition. Reports to the responding emergency medical service team, the nature and extent of injury/illness along with all information pertinent to care and condition
  • Observes the client throughout the stay as indicated by client condition, established treatment guidelines, and/or orders from medical control
  • Reports verbally and physically, observations, interventions, and emergency care rendered to the client at the facility to responding emergency medical service staff for record keeping and diagnostics purposes
  • Disposes of contaminated supplies in accordance with established guidelines, decontaminates the client care area, and reusable goods
  • Maintains work area in operable conditions including cleanliness, orderliness and prompt restocking of equipment and supplies
  • Attends continuing educations and refresher courses and training programs as required by the Reuben Engagement Center Executive Director, medical direction, or certifying agency 
  • Meets qualifications of the EMT-Basic job description
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned



JOB REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:



Must have specific knowledge of:

  • practical skills, theory and medical terminology involved in basic emergency medical care
  • principles of human growth and development
  • basic respiratory skills including non-visualized airway placement, suctioning, oxygen administration, and breathing treatments
  • cardiac monitoring and defibrillation
  • medication therapy, including the use of PO, SL, IN, IM, and inhaled medications
  • indications, contraindications, side effects and dosages of all medications available in the Reuben Engagement Center



Must be able to:

  • work effectively under emergency conditions and stress
  • drive a vehicle in various types of weather
  • make independent and critical client care decisions
  • may perform oxygen administration and basic airway maintenance
  • apply electrocardiogram electrodes, fracture immobilization devices and wound dressings/bandages
  • assess and interpret information needed to identify each client’s condition-specific needs, provide condition-appropriate care and use appropriate communication skills
  • proficiently use and maintain basic life support equipment
  • Lift up to 125 lbs. equally distributed 250 lbs. with assistance
  • kneel, stoop and crouch for extended periods of time, including kneeling long enough to perform 200 chest compressions in two minutes
  • interact in a calm, effective and courteous manner with clients, staff, first responders, and the public
  • follow detailed or general instructions, verbal and written legibly, accurately, and confidentially use and recorded data



Must have:

  • normal use of limbs, eyes, ears and voice required to assess and treat clients and to operate sophisticated  electronic devices
    • excellent verbal communication skills
    • high level of medical psychomotor skills and cognitive knowledge
    • high degree of accuracy in performance of duties
    • satisfactory driving and previous work record
    • Valid Indiana Driver’s License
    • Indiana Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician
    • Defensive Driving Course Certification or Emergency Vehicle Operator Course ( EVOC)
    • AHA CPR Certification



SKILLS, ABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGE TYPICALLY ACQUIRED THROUGH:

  • Completion of high school
  • Completion of formal training program in Emergency Medical Technician
  • Continuing education to maintain certification



SPECIAL EFFORTS REQUIRED:

  • Heavy lifting for sustained periods; heavy and awkward lifting of clients and/or equipment; strain for short periods of time
  • Drive a vehicle under variable weather conditions and non-emergent conditions



WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in stressful emergency situations involving life and death; errors can result in serious injury or death
  • Works in both a well-lighted and properly equipped facility and driving outside of the facility with no backup equipment or personnel
  • Environments involving crowds, noise, and confusion
  • Daily involvement with hazardous working conditions, chance of serious injury or loss of life (i.e. vehicle accident, violent clients, exposure to transmittable diseases and infections from direct client contact)

It is Indianapolis EMS’ philosophy and policy to treat employees and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or physical or mental ability.  Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or iemsrecruitment@indianapolisems.org.

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