EMT (Emergency Services)
Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 12, 2022
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Schedule Weekly Hours:
0.75FTE (60 hours every 2 weeks)
Shift: Straight nights
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as a collaborative
team member under the supervision of the RN in performing delegated
medical and nursing functions. The EMT assists in the treatment and
care of all patients of all ages in accordance with established
policies, protocols, and standards to provide quality care in
1. Assists and collaborates with the RN and other members of the
healthcare team on delivering patient care in an emergency
2. Demonstrates effective communication skills with the healthcare
team members and provides accurate, concise documentation.
3. Demonstrates knowledge and use of
monitor/defibrillatorsincluding performing defibrillation, pacing,
and cardioversion. Respond to Code Blues and CRT throughout the
institution and provide monitoring, defibrillating and other
skilled measures as indicated.
4. Works as member of trauma team in Emergency Services, performing
technical skills in care and treatment of patients with multiple
5. Creates and maintains sterile field and assists providers with
6. Provides specialty care services including, but not limited to
EKG's and blood glucose testing (glucose testing not done in Urgent
7. Achieve and maintain competency on EMT checklist in addition to
maintaining department readiness to ensure availability of
8. Works with EMT students and new orientees to supervise their
education experience and delivery of optimal patient care.
9. Without supervision initiates percutaneous lines on appropriate
patients, including but not limited to site selection, catheter
selection, establishment and maintenance of appropriate flow
10. Responsible for collection of DOT and non-DOT specimens for
drug testing as well as conducting breath alcohol testing during
off hours to fulfill contracts between Gundersen Business Health
and local businesses. Must maintain competency in the proper
specimen collection as well as documentation. (applies in La Crosse
Emergency Services only)
11. Provide discharge instructions for case/splint care and
maintenance, Foley care and maintenance, and provide
12. Provides direction to ensure accurate ordering of supplies and
13. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen
Lutheran mission statements, policies, and confidentiality
14.Provides daily checks and maintains logs of emergency medical
equipment and supplies.
15. Witness waste of controlled substances with authorized staff in
the state of Wisconsin. Will not witness waste in Minnesota and
Iowa, both states require licensed individuals or registered
pharmacy technician staff only to witness the waste of controlled
Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency
No experience required.
1 year prior EMT or direct patient care experience.
License and Certifications:
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (NREMT) or
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
(NREMT-P) or Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
If working in Minnesota an Emergency Medical Technician - Minnesota
(EMT-MN) is required.
Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR
certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network
CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except
Citizen and Animal classes
Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably
anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other
potentially infectious materials.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to hazards.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
Carrying - Long Carry (> 50 feet) Occasionally (6-33% or 3
hours) Number of lbs 75-100
Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of
Carrying - Right Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of
Carrying - Left Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs
Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have
questions about the position, please contact
HR-Recruitment@gundersenhealth.org or call 608-775-0267
Equal Opportunity Employer
Keywords: Gundersen Health System, La Crosse , EMT (Emergency Services), Healthcare , La Crosse, Wisconsin
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