Medical Transport EMT- PRN

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  10385 


Schedule: PRN/Per Diem 

Shift: Varied (Days/Evenings) 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.




FLSA Status


Job Role Summary

The Medical Transport Aide - EMT 1 is responsible for transporting patients to rehab facilities, nursing homes, home and other hospitals. This position supervises and directs the activities and educational/clinical experiences of assigned observers and students participates actively in continuing education and medical audit programs.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Transports patients to and from diagnostic procedures and tests
  • Maintains clean and efficient equipment; cleans wheelchairs and stretchers after each use with disinfectant; reports defective/broken equipment to supervisor
  • Assists with wheelchair locating and round-up
  • Lifts patients onto/out of wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, etc., using the patient lift when possible.
  • Responsible for transporting patients to rehab facilities, nursing homes, home and other hospitals
  • Provides emergency medical care at the basic and advanced life support level according to Ambulance Service practices and policies, established protocols, verbal and written orders and state regulations
  • Monitors patients while in transport
  • Changes activities and behavior to ensure adequate age-appropriate care (i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)
  • Provides clear verbal information via communication systems as required
  • Performs heavy and awkward lifting of patients in difficult areas and terrain
  • Maintains the safety and security of the vehicle and equipment; assists the medical transport supervisors in checking and maintaining vehicle equipment and supplies
  • Prepares accurate and legible records, logs, and reports; provides medical reports to hospital staff all in a timely manner
  • Responsible for patients' personal property
  • Supervises and directs the activities and educational/clinical experiences of assigned observers and students participates actively in continuing education and medical audit programs

Job Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Current Indiana Driver's license with motor vehicle record that meets Eskenazi Health's driving policy. Candidates who do not currently meet Eskenazi Health's driving policy may be considered in a tech only capacity as long as they meet standards within a year of hire.
  • Current Indiana motor vehicle insurance
  • Must obtain EVOC Defensive Driving Course Certification within first 6 months of employment
  • AHA CPR Certification
  • Indiana Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance, or must acquire within 3 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Competent in Microsoft Office and Epic dispatch procedures
  • Excellent judgment and ability to prioritized and handle multiple requests calmly and effectively
  • Basic English reading and writing skills; bilingual is desired but not required
  • Knowledge of hospital layout and procedures; some knowledge of equipment handling
  • Ability to use age-appropriate communication skills
  • Good reasoning ability
  • Detail oriented
  • Knowledge of hospital policies and procedures
  • Promptness, empathy and genuine interest as perceived by patients, co-workers and staff
  • Ability to assess patient needs during transport
  • Skill in patient transport techniques and safe use of vehicle
  • Must be able to follow written/verbal instructions

Must have specific knowledge of:
  • practical skills, theory and medical terminology related to basic and some advanced emergency medical care
  • principles of human growth and development
  • age-appropriate care (i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)

Must be able to:
  • work effectively under emergency conditions and stress
  • drive an emergency vehicle under emergency conditions
  • coordinate emergency care with paramedics
  • perform oxygen administration and airway maintenance
  • apply electrocardiogram electrodes, fracture immobilization devices and wound dressings/bandages
  • set-up intravenous equipment
  • assess and interpret information needed to identify each patient's age-specific needs, provide age-appropriate care and use age appropriate communication skills
  • proficiently use and maintain basic and some advanced life support equipment and supplies
  • lift up to 35 lbs individually and 175 lbs with a partner
  • carry a stair chair 30 yards, up two flights of stairs, then down two flights of stairs with a patient attached
  • carry tech box, oxygen equip. bag and ECG monitor up two flights of stairs
  • kneel, stoop and crouch for extended periods of time, including kneeling long enough to perform two hundred chest compressions in 2 minutes
  • interact in a calm, effective and courteous manner with patients, public, and hospital staff
  • follow detailed or general instructions, verbal and written legibly, accurately, and confidentially use and record data

Must have:
  • normal use of limbs, eyes, ears and voice required to treat patients and to operate sophisticated electronic devices
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • high level of medical psychomotor skills and cognitive knowledge
  • high degree of accuracy in performance of duties
  • satisfactory driving and previous work record




Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.


Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis