As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), preferably certified as a nationally registered EMT or as a Delaware certified EMT, whose responsibility is the safe and efficient transportation of patients from referring hospitals or to other facilities and destinations. The primary function of the EMT is the safe and efficient operation of the vehicle. The EMT functions during transport as an assistant to the transport Registered Nurse or Respiratory Therapist. All direct care is provided under EMT Certification. Additional skills performed by the EMT are under the direct supervision of transport Team RN/RT and under Medical Command Officer direction.
This position is mostly night shift but will rotate as needed to days and mids.
Operates the Transport Team ambulance in a safe and efficient manner. Plans and successfully navigates the route to and from Nemours and referring hospitals.
Reports to manager any change in driving status which could affect the individual’s ability to effectively and safety perform the duties of the position
Acts as part of the patient care team to transport patients safely via ambulance.
Provides direct patient care under the Delaware Statewide Standard Treatment Protocol and all other state protocols which may pertain.
Performs Vital Sign assessment including blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rate, temperature, pulse oximetry, and end-tidal CO2 monitoring.
Performs focused physical assessment.
Assists in the preparation of stable patients for intra-hospital transport, ensuring compliance with facility transport-regulations, protocol, and procedure under the direction of the RN/RT.
Complies with established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
Inspects ambulance and equipment to ensure operation and compliance with safety and infection control regulations and standards.
Completes and transfers patient care information and records
Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned by the RN/RT and/or charge nurse
Must have and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to Nemours’ insurance carrier
EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operators Certificate) or approved equivalent required
NREMT required and preferably already certified as a DE EMT
At least 3 years of previous experience as an EMT
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.