UnityPoint Health

Emergency Medical Technician

Requisition ID
2022-113138
Category
Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Waterloo
Address
1825 Logan Ave
Affiliate
2520 UnityPoint Health Allen Hospital
City
Waterloo
Department
Emergency Department- Logan
State
IA
FTE
.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
10a-1030p every third weekend
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

UnityPoint - Allen Hosptial 

Full-Time: 10a-10p; 36 hours weekly; holiday/weekend rotation 

Sign-On Bonus: $3,000.00 paid over 1 year 

 

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, contributes professional emergency/non-emergency medical technician knowledge and skills in the provision and management of care to patients and their families in the pre-hospital and emergency room settings. Maintains proficiency in knowledge and skills as described by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services Scope of Practice to provide basic care to emergency room patient.

 

Why UnityPoint Health?  

  • Commitment to our Team – We’ve been named a Top 150 Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 by Becker’s Healthcare for our commitment to our team members.  
  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.  
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.  
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.  
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

  

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org/  

 

Responsibilities

  • Promptly completes documentation to assure an accurate legal record of patient’s care.
  • Carries out high quality patient care while following the scope of practice set out by the Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services Scope of Practice.
  • Performs Triage assessment process per specific department standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment. 
  • Performs hospital based for individual’s level of certification and assists registered nurses in Emergency Room and other patient care areas.
  • Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice and hospital protocol/procedures under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
  • Administers medications and treatments within scope of practice. Assists with CPR, Trauma patient care when needed.
  • Continues professional development and involvement in professional activities that enhance patient care practice by sharing knowledge through networking and research.
  • Assess and chooses teaching strategies appropriate to the patient’s and their families’ age specific needs, culture, gender, readiness to learn and level of comprehension.
  • Consults appropriate resources within the hospital to provide specialized education.
  • Integrates patient/family teaching throughout the hospitalization, including the plan and goals of care, pre- and post-operative procedures, diagnostic procedures and discharge teaching. 
  • Integrates preventative health maintenance into the education plan.
  • Assists in the orientation of new associates by acting as a resource and mentor to associates.  Collaborates with unit leadership, as appropriate. Serves in preceptor role, as appropriate.
  • Utilizes evidenced based models of learning.

Qualifications

  • Completion of an Emergency Medical Technician course. Associate degree preferred.
  • Possess current Emergency Medical Technician-Basic licensure in the State of Iowa.
  • Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.
  • Multicultural sensitivity.
  • Microsoft Office – basic computer skills.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in the manual skills and techniques required to perform basic/advanced care procedures in the administration of medication therapy and the operation of specialized equipment.
  • Ability to complete a basic computer course on the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) through in-hospital training.
  • Demonstrates knowledge that patient and workplace safety is a priority by preventing errors, accidents and infections and reporting potential or actual concerns immediately.

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