AEMT

Garnet Headquarters /
EMS Operations /
Full Time - Part Time
About Garnet
Garnet Transport Medicine, a division of Garnet Health, is a dynamic and innovative multi- disciplinary healthcare delivery company specializing in emergency medical services, basic and advanced life support interfacility ambulance transport, clinical logistics coordination, and mobile diagnostic testing service lines. Garnet provides services to patients, clients, and partners in the Vermont and Upstate NY region.
 
We recognize there is a risk associated in working directly with potentially positive COVID-19 patients. Garnet will provide the necessary PPE to protect our AEMTs and patients from exposures. We continually work to improve safety protocols for both staff and patients during this rapidly changing environment, however recognition of this risk is required for employment.
 
 
Compensation & Benefits
Garnet offers competitive compensation and a generous company subsidized benefits package including paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision insurance at a low cost to employees.

Job Responsibilities

    • The AEMT functions as an integral member of a multidisciplinary transport team, planning, providing, and evaluating direct care to patients in all states of health and wellness in the pre- hospital, intra-facility, and inter-facility settings.
    • The AEMT provides advanced level interventions to patients during transport by ground ambulance, in the pre-hospital setting or from one healthcare facility to another.

Reporting Relationships

    • The AEMT reports to the Deputy Director of Operations, the designated shift supervisor, and the Garnet Communications Specialist when tasked with transports during their shift. While working on the ambulance, the AEMT is the primary patient caregiver for all clinical interactions above the VT EMS EMT scope of practice, and while on the ambulance, is the senior crew member responsible for all clinical and operational outcomes. The AEMT receives standing orders from the VT EMS Treatment Protocols and the District Medical Director and online medical direction from the Emergency Department Medical Control Physician. If while on a Paramedic or Critical Care Transport the AEMT reports to the highest level of clinical license unless otherwise directed by the shift supervisor or chief administrator.

Working Relationships

    • The AEMT will interact with providers, technicians, and staff throughout client facilities, as well as from other facilities throughout Vermont, New York, greater New England, and Canada. The AEMT has regular contact during their shift with the general public, patients, their families, and visitors of healthcare and other regional facilities. The AEMT may provide functional guidance to other team members. It is expected that all employees will support the Garnet Healthcare organizational mission statement and comport themselves with compassion, integrity, professional excellence, respect, stewardship, and community.

Freedom to Act/Accountability

    • The AEMT has freedom to function independently within their State of Vermont Licensed Scope of Practice while working in the pre-hospital setting or during a transport. While working in any institutional facility the AEMT may take direction from a duly licensed Attending Physician so long as it is within the scope of Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols, and they have been appropriately trained to perform those functions.

Education

    • High School Diploma or Equivalency (GED) required
    • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) - Credentialed at the AEMT level
    • Good standing with Vermont AEMT certification
    • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree of benefit

Experience

    • Garnet reserves the right to request prospective candidates to provide documentation of their AEMT experience and clinical skills
    • Minimum one (1) year of AEMT experience with direct patient care required
    • Experience with 911 and emergent and non-emergent interfacility patient transports (required)
    • Experience operating an ambulance in emergency and non-emergency settings (required) 

Knowledge

    • BLS and ALS EMS training and experience
    • Familiarity with the Vermont Department of Health Office of Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Medical Services - Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols
    • Familiarity with Vermont EMS District 3 protocols (of benefit)

Certifications

    • Valid NRAEMT for Vermont (required)
    • BCLS Certification (required)
    • ACLS Certification (required within six months of hire)
    • PHTLS or approved trauma course (required within six months of hire)
    • AHA PALS Certification (required within six months of hire)
    • NIMS 100, 200 and 700 (required)
    • HAZMAT Awareness (required)
    • EVOC (required within one year of hire)
    • PEPP (recommended)

Working Conditions

    • While performing the duties of this job, the AEMT is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance visions, color visions, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The AEMT Must Also Be Capable of the Following

    • Must be able to sit and drive an ambulance using frequent wrist motions and forward reaches
    • Walk, climb stairs, carry medical equipment up to 70lbs
    • Push and pull wheelchairs while ascending or descending stairs with 130 pound patient
    • Lift, push and pull stretcher to load and unload 150 pound patient (with assistance of one other provider)
    • Lift and transfer loads up to 150 pound (with assistance of one other provider)
    • Physical capability to use lateral transfer device
    • Ability to wear N95 particulate facemask or Powered Air Purifying Respirator PAPR without showing signs of panic or distress

Conditions of Hire/Employment

    • Valid Vermont Driver’s License with clean driving record for previous 5 years
    • Valid Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) or Passport with unrestricted ability to travel between the U.S. and Canada
    • Valid Vermont AEMT and NREMT-A with no previous or pending sanctions
    • Must be able to pass a comprehensive State and Federal background check including inquiries into multiple healthcare and human services agencies:
    •    VT Agency of Human Services Child Protection Registry
    •    VT Division of Licensing and Protection Adult Abuse Registry
    •    List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and the General Services Administration (GSA)
Garnet Transport Medicine, LLC (Garnet Healthcare) is an equal opportunity employer and highly values diversity. Garnet Transport Medicine, LLC (Garnet Healthcare) does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.