EMS Operations

EMT

Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

The EMT functions as an integral member of our 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.

Location: Essex Junction, Vermont

Reports to: Director of Administration / Shift Supervisor

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 EMT functions as an integral member of our 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 EMT provides interventions to patients during transport by ground ambulance, in the pre-hospital setting or from one healthcare facility to another.

Reporting Relationships: The EMT reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and to the designated shift supervisor and the Garnet Communications Specialist when tasked with transports during their shift. While working on the ambulance, the EMT is the secondary patient caregiver for clinical interactions above the Vermont EMS AEMT scope of practice. The EMT can act as the primary patient caregiver when patient acuity is appropriate for a BLS care provider. The EMT receives standing orders from the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols and the District Medical Director.

Freedom to Act/Accountability:The EMT 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 EMT 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 EMT 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 EMT has regular contact during their shift with the general public, patients, their families, and visitors of healthcare and other regional facilities. The EMT 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 EMT level
  • Completion of DOT and Vermont EMS approved EMT training program
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Experience:

  • One to two years of EMT 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

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)
  • NIMS 100, 200 and 700 (required)
  • HAZMAT Awareness (required)
  • EVOC (required within 90-days)
  • Other as approved by Garnet Clinical Leadership

Conditions of Hire/Employment:

  • 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 EMT License with no previous or pending sanctions
  • Valid New York EMT License with no previous or pending sanctions
  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMT
  • 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 EMT 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.