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EMT (Emergency Services)

Company: Gundersen Health System
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you're looking for a job to love, apply today.

Schedule Weekly Hours:


0.75FTE (60 hours every 2 weeks)

Shift: Straight nights

Job Description:

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 Emergency Services.

Major Responsibilities:

1. Assists and collaborates with the RN and other members of the healthcare team on delivering patient care in an emergency setting.

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 injuries.

5. Creates and maintains sterile field and assists providers with sterile procedures.

6. Provides specialty care services including, but not limited to EKG's and blood glucose testing (glucose testing not done in Urgent Care).

7. Achieve and maintain competency on EMT checklist in addition to maintaining department readiness to ensure availability of supplies.

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 rate.

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 crutch/cane/walker training.

12. Provides direction to ensure accurate ordering of supplies and equipment.

13. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Lutheran mission statements, policies, and confidentiality statement.

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 substances.

Education and Learning:


High School Diploma or equivalency

Work Experience:


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 (EMT-B)

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)

OSHA Category:

Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.

Environmental Conditions:

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 lbs 75-100

Carrying - Right Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 75-100

Carrying - Left Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 75-100

Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 75-100

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact 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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