EMT-56 Hour
Munson Healthcare - Traverse City, MI

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High school graduate or equivalent.

Current EMT licensure in the State of Michigan required.

Basic EMT experience in an active Basic Life Support (BLS) EMS System preferred.

Current Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), or First Trauma Care (FTC) Certification required, Instructor Certification preferred.

Must hold and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License and maintain a satisfactory driving record, as defined by the North Flight insurance carrier.

Must successfully complete a State of Michigan criminal background investigation.

Must successfully complete pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing and maintain satisfactory test results for continued Drug and Alcohol Testing in conjunction with the established North Flight, Inc. and Munson Healthcare Policy(ies) for same.

Successful completion of North Flight and all applicable medical control authority written and/or oral protocol examinations.

Successful completion of the Munson Medical Center/Munson Healthcare pre-employment physical examination and North Flight physical agility test.

Successful completion of North Flight EMS Orientation Program.

Effective verbal and written communication skills, including participation in presentations to other professionals and the public.

Michigan EMT Instructor/Coordinator Licensure preferred.

Computer literacy/skills preferred.

ORGANIZATION: The EMT is part of a professional medical crew responsible for initial patient assessment and treatment in emergent, non-emergent pre-hospital and inter-hospital patient care situations.

The EMT must be able to perform life-saving functions without the resources that are normally available in the "in-house" setting. S/he must be able to function independently in the event of a communications failure.

Must act appropriately using his/her own discretion to maintain control and organization of pre-hospital scenes while following written/verbal Medical Control protocols/orders.

This position reports to North Flight Ground Division Program Coordinators, Managers, and the North Flight Director.


Collaborates with other health care professionals in the care of patients.

Participates as requested in the education of other health care professionals and the general public.

Respects the needs and rights of co-workers, patients and the public.

Assists in promoting and maintaining positive relationships within the EMS field.

WORKING CONDITIONS : EMT work involves a wide variety of duties and atmospheres. Duties range from repetitious maintenance of vehicles and living quarters to unique and demanding extrication problems. Often the work atmosphere consists of extreme weather conditions without adequate lighting, space, safety and/or personnel.

The EMT must be adept in carrying, lifting and extrication maneuvers that do not negatively impact patients, fellow workers, or self.

Works under physical and mental pressure produced by working with patients during emergency and non-emergency transports.

May be exposed to communicable diseases.

Must be willing to work all type of shifts (i.e. 12 or 24 hour schedules or on-call systems) including nights, weekends and/or holidays, and within all North Flight Ground Divisions as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: The EMT works in cooperation with crewmembers to provide life support to critically injured or ill patients. The EMT functions under established medical protocols implemented on the basis of an accurate patient assessment.

Patient Care :
Performs initial and on-going assessment of each patient.
Collects data in a systematic and continuous manner. This data is accessible, communicated and recorded.
Makes accurate diagnosis based on patient assessment.
Implements the appropriate medical protocols; recognizes and communicates pertinent changes in health status to a paramedical associate or on-line Medical Control.
Assist physician and/or paramedic with treatment, examination, and medical orders as directed.
Performs all EMS techniques and procedures at the EMT licensure level.
The EMT is required to efficiently operate highly complex communication telemetry equipment, which is the primary link to EMS providers as well as other responding emergency units. The EMT's responsibility is to:
Coordinate by radio with other public safety vehicles
Dispatch other vehicles, i.e. ambulance, police or fire to a scene if deemed necessary
Establish VHF voice communication with the receiving hospital to relay pertinent patient information
Operation of the Program:
Assumes responsibility for special projects as assigned by the North Flight Divisional Program Coordinators, Managers and the North Flight Director.
Participates in North Flight EMS Staff Meetings and team activities for problem identification, problem solving and operational planning. Assists in the development and implementation of standards, methods and tools to improve patient care.
Acts as a preceptor to new personnel for orientation to policies, procedures, protocols, equipment and their role within EMS.

Maintains current Michigan EMT Licensure as required by the Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services, EMS Division. Maintains current BTLS or FTC Trauma Certification, Instructor Certification as applicable.
Participates in on-going quality improvement/assurance program and associated in-services/meetings.
Identifies and assists in meeting professional and educational needs of self and other staff.

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