EMS Operations

AEMT

Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

The AEMT functions as an integral member of a multidisciplinary transport team, planning, providing, and evaluating direct care to patients in all states of health and wellness in the pre-hospital, intra-facility and inter-facility settings.

Summary: Garnet Transport Medicine provides unparalleled 24/7 ambulance transport services to healthcare institutions and facilities throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and New York. As a company founded by a paramedic, we are uniquely aware of what makes a great transport medicine team. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, professional support and ongoing professional development and training.

The AEMT functions as an integral member of a multidisciplinary transport team, planning, providing, and evaluating direct care to patients in all states of health and wellness in the pre-hospital, intra-facility and inter-facility settings. The AEMT provides advanced level interventions to patients during transport by ground ambulance, in the pre-hospital setting or from one healthcare facility to another.If you have what it takes to be a Garnet AEMT, we would love to hear from you! Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter to Ric Lavallee, Director of Administration & Human Resources.

Reporting Relationships: The AEMT reports to the Director of Operations and to the designated shift supervisor and the Garnet Communications Specialist when tasked with transports during their shift. While working on the ambulance, the AEMT is the primary patient caregiver for all clinical interactions above the VT EMS EMT scope of practice, and while on the ambulance, is the senior crew member responsible for all clinical and operational outcomes. The AEMT receives standing orders from the VT EMS Treatment Protocols and the District Medical Director and online medical direction from the Emergency Department Medical Control Physician. If while on a Paramedic or Critical Care Transport the AEMT reports to the highest level of clinical license unless otherwise directed by the shift supervisor or chief administrator.

Freedom to Act/Accountability: The AEMT has freedom to function independently within their State of Vermont Licensed Scope of Practice while working in the pre-hospital setting or during a transport. While working in any institutional facility the AEMT may take direction from a duly licensed Attending Physician so long as it is within the scope of Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols and they have been appropriately trained to perform those functions.

Working Relationships: The AEMT will interact with providers, technicians, and staff throughout client facilities, as well as from other facilities throughout Vermont, New York, greater New England, and Canada. The AEMT has regular contact during their shift with the general public, patients, their families, and visitors of healthcare and other regional facilities. The AEMT may provide functional guidance to other team members. It is expected that all employees will support the Garnet organizational mission statement and comport themselves with compassion, integrity, professional excellence, respect, stewardship, and community.

Position Requirements

Education:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED) required
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) - Credentialed at the AEMT level
  • Completion of DOT and Vermont EMS approved AEMT training program
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience:

  • One (1)-Three (3) years of AEMT experience with direct patient care required (Garnet reserves the right to request prospective candidates to provide documentation of their AEMT experience and clinical skills)
  • Experience with 911 and emergent and non-emergent interfacility patient transports
  • Experience operating an ambulance in emergency and non-emergency settings

Knowledge:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) EMS training and experience
  • Familiarity with the Vermont Department of Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Services - Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols
  • Familiarity with Vermont EMS District 3 protocols, if already working within the district

Special Skills:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate clinical excellence in patient assessment and treatment
  • Practice and knowledge of Universal Precautions and appropriate infection control measures when caring for a patient or securing from a transport
  • Completion of driver training program and ability to drive the ambulance within three (3) months of hire
  • Must be able to demonstrate competency in operating computer systems and clinical documentation systems

Certifications:

  • BCLS Certification (required)
  • ACLS Certification (required within six months of hire)
  • PHTLS or approved trauma course (required within six months of hire)
  • AHA PALS Certification (required within six months of hire)
  • NIMS 100, 200 and 700 (required)
  • HAZMAT Awareness (required)
  • EVOC (required within 90-days)
  • PEPP (recommended)
  • AMLS Certification (recommended)
  • STABLE (recommended)
  • ABLS (recommended)
  • Other as approved by Garnet Clinical Leadership

Conditions of Hire/Employment:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Vermont EMS District 3 Medical Director Clearance at the AEMT level
  • Ability to pass Vermont Statewide EMS Protocol and District 3 Protocol exam
  • Valid Vermont Driver’s License with clean driving record for previous 5 years
  • Valid Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Passport with unrestricted ability to travel between the U.S. and Canada
  • Valid Vermont AEMT License with no previous or pending sanctions
  • Valid New York AEMT License with no previous or pending sanctions
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive State and Federal background check including inquiries into multiple healthcare and human services agencies:
  • VT Agency of Human Services Child Protection Registry
  • VT Division of Licensing and Protection Adult Abuse Registry
  • List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the General Services Administration (GSA)
  • VT and NY State Medicaid Fraud
  • Ability to pass pre-employment tests appropriate to your clinical licensure to include:
  • Written clinical knowledge test
  • Clinical Scenario
  • EMS Operations CPAT

Working Conditions:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the AEMT is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance visions, color visions, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Must be able to pass a comprehensive Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT)
  • Must be able to sit and drive an ambulance using frequent wrist motions and forward reaches
  • Walk, climb stairs, carry medical equipment up to 70lbs
  • Push and pull wheelchairs while ascending or descending stairs with 130 pound patient
  • Lift, push and pull stretcher to load and unload 150 pound patient (with assistance of one other EMT)
  • Lift and transfer loads up to 150 pounds (with assistance of one other EMT)
  • Ability to wear N95 particulate facemask or Powered Air Purifying Respirator PAPR without showing signs of panic or distress

Garnet Transport Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Garnet Transport Medicine and Sparrow Healthcare Recruitment do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.