Tufts Medicine Emergency Medical Technician in Lowell, Massachusetts
Hours: 40 hours a week, rotating shifts.
POSITION SUMMARY: Direct patient care contact in the prehospital setting, Emergency department, hospital patient care units, and during ambulance transport. Ability to accept patient care directives/orders from hospital physicians, nursing staff, and Lowell General Hospital EMS leadership. Cares for patients and conducts clinically appropriate patient care and ambulance transport in accordance with established hospital policies and Massachusetts Statewide Treatment Protocols. Understands and accepts that all responsibilities are essential to job function. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Administers skilled care to patients being transported between hospitals Administers skilled care as directed by Lowell General nursing staff Obtains medical history and monitors vital signs during patient contact Prepare patients for transport and clinically monitors patient to maintain stability Demonstrates competence in use of assigned equipment Respond to a wide range of transport situations Complies with all health and safety regulations Established competence in safe ambulance operations Clinically accurate patient care documentation EMTs should routinely access and utilize Lowell General Hospital EMS leadership for any circumstance where advanced direction is needed or may assist with proper execution of job responsibilities DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Professionally represents Lowell General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital Emergency Medical Services. Adheres to established hospital and department specific policies and procedures Maintains required up to date national, state, and local certification and licensure Completes department specific training as outlined by Medical Director and EMS department director Demonstrates use of quality improvement in daily operations Professional inter-personal communication skills required Notify Lowell General EMS leadership (medical director, EMS director, Clinical Leader or on duty Charge Paramedic) in event of any circumstance where EMT requires additional assistance or advance direction including but not limited to: Patient adversely affected during care, incidents involving ambulance operations, injury to EMS providers, or challenging inter personal interactions with internal/external patient care providers
High School Diploma or GED required, some college or Associate’s Degree Preferred
National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT)
Certified EMT Massachusetts EMT-Basic certification, EMT-Advanced preferred
American Heart Association Basic Cardiovascular Life Support
Active Massachusetts Driver’s License (in good standing)
1-3 year of experience
What We Offer:
Not only is Lowell General Hospital an exceptional place to work, offering a culture of recognizing and valuing employees, we provide amazing opportunities for our staff:
Competitive salaries & benefits
403(b) retirement plan with hospital match
Opportunities for growth
Free on-campus parking
This is a great opportunity to be part of a 3-time Magnet Recognized, community hospital. Lowell General Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit community hospital serving the Greater Lowell area and surrounding communities. With two primary campuses located in Lowell, Massachusetts, we are the second-largest community hospital in Massachusetts and are proud to be a Magnet hospital. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) honored Lowell General Hospital with Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing care for a 3rd designation. The Magnet Recognition Program recognizes healthcare organizations that are dedicated to nursing excellence, professionalism and patient-focused care. It is the highest level of recognition an organization can receive for providing the very best quality in patient care. Only 2% of hospitals have attained their 3rd Magnet designation.
Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.