EMT

Garnet Headquarters /
EMS Operations /
Full Time - Part Time
About Garnet
Garnet Healthcare is a dynamic and innovative multi- disciplinary healthcare delivery company specializing in medical program management, mobile integrated health, 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 community 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 EMTs 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 EMT functions as an integral member of our 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 EMT provides interventions to patients during transport by ground ambulance, in the pre-hospital setting or from one healthcare facility to another.
    • The EMT will be requested to drive and safely operate the transport vehicle 

Reporting Relationships

    • The EMT 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 EMT is the secondary patient caregiver for clinical interactions above the Vermont EMS EMT-B scope of practice. The EMT can act as the primary patient caregiver when patient acuity is appropriate for a BLS care provider. The EMT receives standing orders from the Vermont Statewide EMS Protocols and the District Medical Director.

Working Relationships

    • The EMT 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 EMT has regular contact during their shift with the general public, patients, their families, and visitors of healthcare and other regional facilities. The EMT 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 EMT 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 EMT 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 EMT level
    • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree of benefit 

Experience

    • Garnet reserves the right to request prospective candidates to provide documentation of their EMT experience and clinical skills
    • Experience operating an ambulance in emergency and non-emergency settings (required)
    • Experience with 911 and emergent and non-emergent interfacility patient transports (recommended) 

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 Vermont EMT certification (required)
    • BCLS Certification (required)
    • NIMS 100, 200 and 700 (required)
    • HAZMAT Awareness (required)
    • EVOC (required within one year of hire)

Working Conditions

    • While performing the duties of this job, the EMT 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 EMT 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 devise
    • 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 EMT Certification and NREMT-B 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.