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Emergency Medical Tech - Full Time Nights

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Location: Hackensack, NJ, United States
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Emergency Medical Tech

Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Provides basic level pre-hospital emergency medical care as definedin NJAC 8:40. Under direction, drives or rides an ambulance to specific location as dispatched to provide emergency medical assessment and treatment as well as non-emergency interfacility transportation. Provides treatment both at the scene and en route to the hospital; does related duties. Adheres to all NJ Title 39 Motor Vehicle Codes and Regulations.

What you will do

  • Performs daily equipment, vehicle and radio checks assuring all equipment is present and in working order
  • Answer all calls for emergency medical treatment or non-emergency interfacility transportation as dispatched
  • Drives ambulance obeying all motor vehicle laws to assigned location, parks ambulance in a safe location
  • Determines the nature and extent of injury by performing a complete assessment and establishes priorities for emergency care and assess needs for same transportation and transfer
  • Administers emergency care such as opening and maintaining an airway, giving positive pressure ventilation, and cardiopulmonary-resuscitation
  • Stops bleeding by bandaging, treats shock, immobilizes fractures, and provides initial care of poisoned and burn patients
  • Searches for medical identification emblem as a clue for providing emergency care
  • Assists in the extrication of patients from entrapment
  • Radios the dispatcher for additional resources as needed
  • Prepares victims for transport to the hospital or other required facility
  • Cares for patient to en-route the hospital continually reassessing and monitoring the patient
  • May deliver newborn infants
  • On arrival at the hospital, transfers patient to ED stretcher, and provides nurse or doctor an evaluation of the patients condition
  • Prepares patient care report and logs the trip made on daily log sheet and into the department data base
  • Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units
  • Knowledge of principles of basic level emergency medical and first aid treatment
  • Knowledge of all lifting and moving devices and the ability to move patients with a partner weighing up to 300 pounds safely with a partner
  • Ability to spend extended periods of time in a moving or stationary vehicle
  • Ability to work in all types of inclement weather
  • Knowledge of the techniques used to administer pulmonary and cardiac resuscitation, techniques used to administer oxygen
  • Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation, drive an ambulance with caution obeying all NJ motor vehicle laws
  • Ability to determine the exact nature and extent of injury and provide emergency medical treatment
  • Ability to administer first aid, CPR and other basic level emergency medical care and to prioritize emergency medical treatment needs
  • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office or related units
  • Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable form of communication
  • Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their know limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma Or equivalent experience Required

Experience Qualifications

  • Emergency driving such as CEVO or EVOC Required
  • ICS 100, Haz-Mat and WMD Awareness Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and team skills (High proficiency)
  • Ability to remain calm, think clearly during stressful situations (High proficiency)

Licenses and Certifications

  • EMT - Emergency Medical Tech Certification Emergency Medical Technician-B Certification issued by the New Jersey Office of Emergency Services Upon Hire Required or
  • BCLS - Basic Life Support American Heart Association Upon Hire Required
  • NREMT - National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (Med Tech) Current and valid Upon Hire Required
  • DL NUMBER - Driver License, Valid and in State Current and valid NJ Drivers License Upon Hire Required
  • A trauma course such as PHTLS or BTLS Upon Hire Preferred

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.