EMT - Per Diem - Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, N.Y.
New York, NY 10261
As an Emergency Medical Technician you will respond to calls for out of hospital emergency medical services and provide appropriate and high quality medical care to victims of injury or illness, as authorized by regional standing delegated orders or through online medical control. This is a highly visible position in the community and, as such, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) shall interact with patients, the public, members of other agencies and departments with a high degree of courtesy, professionalism, and respect and always with the welfare of the patient and the public in mind. Responsibilities Include:
Responds to emergency calls received through the 911 system, evaluates the nature and acuity of illness or injury, establishes patient care priorities, administers appropriate pre-hospital care, and provides the necessary transportation for patients to the appropriate medical facility. All of the aforementioned duties must be accomplished within the protocols and regulations set forth by Lenox Hill Hospital, the Fire Department of New York, the, Regional Medical Advisory Council of New York City, and the New York State Department of Health.
Provides appropriate verbal communication and prepares thorough written documentation of the condition and treatment of the patient, at the scene and during transport, and any other information pertinent to Emergency Department staff for diagnostic, recordkeeping, legal, or billing purposes.
Maintains a safe environment for patients, emergency personnel, and the public through the use of sound judgment, personal protective equipment (i.e. gloves), and constant equipment checks. This includes ensuring sanitary conditions of equipment, vehicles, and other hospital property. Checks vehicles and equipment for compliance with NYS DOH, FDNY, Lenox Hill Hospital, and manufacturer's standards.
At all times interacts with patients, members of the public, members of other agencies or departments with a high degree of courtesy, professionalism, and respect.
Maintains familiarity with emergency and prehospital medical care by constantly keeping up to date with the latest practices. Maintains knowledge of REMAC treatment protocols, Lenox Hill Hospital policies and procedures, and Fire Department of New York operating guidelines.
Performs and participates actively in Continuing Medical Education, Clinical Continuous Quality Improvement, and other departmental programs, goals and objectives as directed by the supervisory staff or the Director.
Operates hospital ambulances with due regard and in a safe manner, as indicated by NYS DMV, NYS DOH, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalency.
NYS DOT EMT-Defibrillation License
NYS DMV Drivers License
Minimum 1 year's experience with a 911 Emergency Medical Services agency.
Working knowledge of automated and semi-automated external defibrillators, able to operate a computer with working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.
Ability to work well under pressure and with minimal direct supervision. Ability to adapt to unique and challenging environmental conditions. Ability to follow directions. Ability to make rapid and appropriate decisions. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Team Player. Our Culture Transforming care, optimizing patient satisfaction and creating better patient outcomes are just some of the things our talented team members are doing at North Shore-LIJ each and every day. As a culture committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service, we stand behind our core values: Patients first; Caring; Excellence; Innovation; Integrity and Teamwork. It is our commitment and our culture that sets us apart from others and is the cornerstone of everything we do. Join an organization whose team members are valued, cared for and offered continuous opportunities to grow. Click on the link to learn more about us: www.northshorelij.com/goals Please note: North Shore-LIJ is a smoke-free environment. Smoking and the use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited anywhere on campus, including parking lots and outdoor areas on the premises. Free smoking cessation programs and quit medications are offered to team members who wish to quit through the North Shore-LIJ Center for Tobacco Control.