Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Pediatric Mobile Health Unit in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin Healthcare has a current opening for a Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for our Pediatric Mobile Health Unit. This casual position will work 6-8 weekday shifts a month. This is a grant funded position expected to last two years from the start date.
Pediatric Mobile Health unit is a part of the Department of Pediatrics at Hennepin Healthcare. The mobile unit provides care to patients who are reluctant or unable to be seen in a traditional healthcare facility. The mobile unit team consists of a provider (pediatric nurse practitioner or pediatrician), an EMT and a student or resident. The team provides basic health assessments, well child exams, basic labs such, referrals back to a medical home and/or specialty care, and connects families to institutional or community resources that address social determinant of health needs. In addition to providing care to individual household families, the mobile unit also provides conducts pop-up clinics at schools, parking lots, places of worship or other venues in the community. In addition to basic health assessments, staff administer immunizations such as childhood vaccines, influenza and COVID-19 vaccines at pop-up clinics.
Committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment, the Pediatric Mobile Health team partners with patients and their families to ensure access to outstanding care through a mobile unit primarily serving the pediatric patient population. As a member of the Pediatric Mobile Health team, the EMT will provide care in the mobile unit and at various locations and field work throughout the community.
As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Pediatric Mobile Health team:
- Work alongside Pediatric Mobile Health staff in obtaining vitals and performing basic health assessments for patients- newborn through adult, with the majority of patients being pediatric.
- Respond to medical emergencies within the scope of their position and/or training
- Be able to administer basic life support techniques using accepted standards of patient care
- Analyze situations quickly and accurately, while taking effective action to assure public safety provider and citizen safety.
- Operate Pediatric Mobile Health clinic vehicle
- Operate emergency medical equipment and other medical equipment
- Inspect, clean and maintain vehicle, supplies, and assigned equipment
- Prepare and maintain records according to department standards
- Attends all mandatory continuing education and required safety training programs and can describe his or her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety and specific job-related hazards
- Follows the hospital and department exposure control plans/blood borne and airborne pathogens
- Maintains written logs, files, and computer information in prescribed manner.
- Updates computer files and performs other clerical functions and tasks as directed.
- Handle multiple priorities and organize workload
- Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible and courteous environment with an emphasis on customer services and civic responsibility.
- Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as a part of a department/unit team to facilitate the departments/units ability to meet its goals and objectives
- Performs other duties as assigned after appropriate training
- Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; and
- Successful completion of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course
- Must be certified by the State of Minnesota EMSRB as an EMT
- Must have a valid driver’s license or state equivalent and must have a satisfactory driving record including no more than two moving violations in the past three years of licensure
- Must complete an Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) or National Safety Council Defensive Driving Course post hire.
- Must qualify for and maintain a Hennepin County motor vehicle operators permit—post hire
- Associate Degree (AA, AAS, or AS) in business, business administration, management, education, finance, economics, healthcare, health sciences, public health, communication, computer science, information technology or related field.
- 1 year experience as an EMT
- Experience working with newborns, children, and adolescents
Title: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Pediatric Mobile Health Unit
Location: MN-Minneapolis-Downtown Campus
Requisition ID: 232592