Full Job Description
Join MedStar's Advance Life Support Ground Transport Team!
Based in Lanham, MD
We are building a new team of EMTs and Ground Paramedics to service MedStar Health facilities. You will report to the MedStar location in Lanham, MD and will be dispatched throughout the DC and MD region.
Our full-time EMTs enjoy all the great benefits that MedStar has to offer including excellent health/vision/dental insurance, generous paid time off, educational assistance, comprehensive orientation & training, and career advancement! We offer shift premium pay for evenings, nights and weekends!
If you're an experienced EMT, apply today for immediate consideration.
Provides basic patient medical care during interfacility ambulance transport and/or in the Emergency Department. Performs medical procedures under the supervision of physician or nursing staff or established protocol.
High school graduation or equivalent. Successful completion of the Department of Transportation (DOT) module EMT course.
1 year of EMT experience
Current National Registry EMT and Maryland EMT certification.
Current unrestricted Class C Drivers License. No current points assigned to drivers license and must maintain a good driving record (no points).
Current BLS certification through American Heart Association.
District of Columbia EMT certification required within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication. Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
As part of the programs safety management system, provides feedback and participates in program safety initiatives.
Assists Emergency Department patients with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) such as feeding, dressing, bathing, ambulating, etc. while in the Emergency Department area(s).
Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
Ensures cleanliness and appropriate par levels of supplies in transport vehicle(s).
Establishes and maintains professional radio communications with MedSTAR and other agencies, adhering to appropriate FCC protocols.
Initiates department standing orders in appropriate patients. Performs basic airway techniques including oxygen therapy. May perform bag-mask ventilation according to established departmental protocols in emergency situations.
Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment of caring for patients and families. Provides basic patient comfort measures during procedures. When necessary, provides environmental support to expedite timely patient admission or transfer. Identifies and acts upon opportunities to improve the environment of care.
Participates in MedSTAR Transport safety program.
Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.
Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
Transports patients to various locations as assigned. Loads and unloads patients, medical equipment, and passengers from MedStar transportation vehicles. May assist in the unloading and transportation of MedSTAR patients from other transportation vehicles, through MedSTAR, and to assigned rooms as required.
About MedStar Health
MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation and research. Our 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.