EMT TRAINEE (93000152)

Date: May 15, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46254

Organization: HHC

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce.  We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities.  Indianapolis EMS also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or humanresources@indianapolisems.org.

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Job Role Summary

The EMT Trainee actively participates in the EMT-Basic course to become a certified EMT-Basic provider and completes exams to become both a state of Indiana and nationally certified EMT-Basic provider.  Once the course and exams are successfully completed, the EMT Trainee is eligible for an EMT position.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in EMT-Basic course, completes course assignments and passes quizzes and tests
  • Proactively identifies self-study opportunities and engages instructor as needed for optimal performance 
  • Successfully completes the practical exam for becoming a certified EMT-Basic provider within 2 weeks following the completion of the course work
  • Successfully completes the National Registry of EMT Basic examination to become a certified EMT-Basic provider within 2 weeks following the completion of the practical exam.

Under the supervision of instructors, Field Training Officers, or other designated personnel the following job functions will be completed:

  • Provides emergency medical care at the basic life support level according to Indianapolis EMS practices and policies, established protocols, verbal and written orders and state regulations
  • Monitors patients while in transport and continues treatment initiated on the scene
  • Drives an emergency vehicle under emergent and non-emergent conditions
  • Perform patient assessments and initiate appropriate treatment
  • Maintains ambulance in operable conditions, which includes cleanliness, orderliness and prompt restocking of equipment and supplies; determines vehicle readiness by checking fuel, lights, tires, and start/stop capabilities
  • Maintain communication and medical equipment in the field and report defects for repair or replacement
  • Respond to runs from dispatcher
  • Coordinate with healthcare facilities regarding patients' vital statistics
  • Complete patient care reports and other documentation
  • Provides age-appropriate care (i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)Reassures patients and bystanders by working in a confident and efficient manner
  • Coordinates public safety personnel in emergency situations

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Six months work experience in any setting
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License - must meet and remain in compliance with IEMS driver eligibility policy

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must be able to:

  • Actively learn and apply EMT skills taught in the EMT Basic class
  • Ability to participate in classroom setting
  • Ability to interact in a calm, effective and courteous manner with patients, public, and hospital staff
  • Ability to follow detailed or general instructions, verbal and written legibly, accurately, and confidentially use and record data.
  • Study and learn complex subjects 
  • Identify gaps in learning and work to close gaps
  • Communicates verbally in person and via telephone and telecommunications mediums using the English language
  • Hear and understand spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians, dispatchers, other allied health personnel bystanders, and public safety professionals
  • Read and comprehend written materials under stressful conditions 

Must have:

  • Desire for growth and curiosity
  • Organizational and prioritizing skills
  • Strong self-motivation and consistent drive for positive results
  • Excellent communication  and listening skills
  • High degree of accuracy in performance of duties

It is Indianapolis EMS’ philosophy and policy to treat employees and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or physical or mental ability.  Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or humanresources@indianapolisems.org.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis