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MEDICAL TRANSPORT AIDE I - EMT in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

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Job Description

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  788 

Eskenazi Health 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. Eskenazi Health also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3344.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Medical Transport Aide-EMT is responsible for the following essential job functions:

    • Transports patients to and from diagnostic procedures and tests 
    • Maintains clean and efficient equipment; cleans wheelchairs and stretchers after each use with disinfectant; reports defective/broken equipment to supervisor
    • Assists with wheelchair locating and round-up
    • Lifts patients onto/out of wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, etc., using the patient lift when possible
    • Responsible for transporting patients to rehab facilities, nursing homes, home and other hospitals
    • Provides emergency medical care at the basic and advanced life support level according to Ambulance Service practices and policies, established protocols, verbal and written orders and state regulations
    • Monitors patients while in transport
    • Changes activities and behavior to ensure adequate age-appropriate care (i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)
    • Provides clear verbal information via communication systems as required
    • Performs heavy and awkward lifting of patients in difficult areas and terrain
    • Maintains the safety and security of the vehicle and equipment; assists the medical transport supervisors in checking and maintaining vehicle equipment and supplies
    • Prepares accurate and legible records, logs and reports; provides medical reports to hospital staff all in a timely manner
    • Responsible for patients' personal property
    • Supervises and directs the activities and educational/clinical experiences of assigned observers and students
    • Participates actively in continuing education and medical audit programs

REQUIREMENTS:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent
    • Current Indiana Drivers license with motor vehicle record that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy
    • Current Indiana motor vehicle insurance
    • Must obtain EVOC Defensive Driving Course Certification within 6 months of employment
    • AHA CPR Certification
    • Indiana certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for three consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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