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
graduation or equivalent. Successful completion of the Department
of Transportation (DOT) module EMT course.
1 year of EMT
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. District of Columbia EMT certification
required within 30 days of hire.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication.
Basic computer skills preferred.
Primary Duties and
As part of the programs safety management system,
provides feedback and participates in program safety
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
Participates in MedSTAR Transport safety
Participates in meetings and on committees and
represents the department and hospital in community outreach
Participates in multi-disciplinary quality and service
Performs other duties as assigned.
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