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Beth Israel Lahey Health Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 36 hours in Burlington, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Scheduled Hours:


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Day (United States of America)

The Emergency Medical Technician role is now eligible for a $4,000.00 sign on bonus.

Important Details: Bonuses are paid out in 3 payments: $1,333 after 30 days of hire, $1,333 at 6 months of hire, and $1,334 at 1-year anniversary. To be eligible, you must be a non-BILH employee or a previous eligible employee who returns to BILH after 1 year. Employee must be in good standing to receive the bonus at the time of payment. All bonuses are subject to applicable taxes. If you leave Lahey Health & Medical Center before your first anniversary you will pay back the sign-on bonus to Lahey Health & Medical Center. This program is subject to change at any point.

The Emergency Medical Technician responds to both non-emergent and emergent requests for medical transportation, provides emergency and non-emergency care predominately in the hospital environment and when required pre hospital environment all within the scope of practice, also provides safe and efficient transportation of the patient to appropriate facility or residence.

Job Description:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1) Responds promptly to requests for non-emergent and emergency calls as directed by the dispatcher in a timely and safe manner. Upon receiving request from dispatcher, responds to request in a timely fashion. Maintains sufficient knowledge of area geography and traffic patterns.

2) Follows Massachusetts Laws, Chapter 89, Section 7 and Chapter 90, Sections 7, 13, 14, 16, and 17 regarding emergency vehicle operation. Parks vehicle in areas designed by local fire, police, or hospital for patient pick-up and discharge.

3) Completes documentation and records according to department policy. The electronic Patient Care Report (PCR) will be completed accurately and timely for each patient. Vehicle and equipment checklist will be completed on every shift. Obtains insurance information from transferring institution or receiving hospital.

4) Ensures vehicle and equipment are ready for response at all times. Knows location and proper use of all equipment and radios. Keeps vehicle clean and maintains fuel and stocked (restocked) as needed. Reports damaged or unsafe equipment to Supervisor upon problem identification.

5) Renders pre-hospital care at EMT-B level. Performs complete and accurate BLS (Basic Life Support) patient assessments. Is proficient in all BLS skills. Has a pleasant and professional manner with all patients and their families. Adheres to state and Region IV BLS treatment protocols. Gives accurate and concise radio reports.

6) Maintains a good working relationship with fellow employees, community emergency service providers, hospital staff, physicians and other allied health professionals. Represents Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the EMS Services in a positive, professional manner. Interacts with hospital employees in a spirit of cooperation and in the patient's best interest.

7) Participates in continued learning and possess a willingness and ability to learn and utilize new technology and procedures that continue to develop in their role and throughout the organization. Embraces technological advances that allow us to communicate information effectively and efficiently based on role.

8) EMS staff members will be crossed trained to assist in the Emergency Department as needed

9) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department

Minimum Qualifications:


High School diploma or GED required.

Licensure, Certification, Registration:

  • Current MA Basic EMT Certification

  • Current AHA BLS Certification

  • Holds current MA driver’s License Non Required

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:



  • 0-1 years related work experience required

  • Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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