EMT - Emergency Services
Department Emergency Services
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 12 Hour Shift, Nights, Weekends
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Part Time Position .6 FTE (48 hours every two weeks) - Benefit Eligible


Shift: 12 Hour Nights, 7pm - 7am

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as a collaborative team member under the supervision of the RN in performing delegated medical and nursing functions. The EMT assists in the treatment and care of all patients of all ages in accordance with established policies, protocols, and standards to provide quality care in Emergency Services.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assists and collaborates with the RN and other members of the healthcare team on delivering patient care in an emergency setting.
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with the healthcare team members and provides accurate, concise documentation.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and use of monitor/defibrillators including performing defibrillation, pacing, and cardioversion. Respond to Code Blues and CRT throughout the institution and provide monitoring, defibrillating and other skilled measures as indicated.

  • Works as member of trauma team in Emergency Services, performing technical skills in care and treatment of patients with multiple injuries.

  • Creates and maintains sterile field and assists providers with sterile procedures.

  • Provides specialty care services including, but not limited to EKG's and blood glucose testing (glucose testing not done in Urgent Care).

  • Achieve and maintain competency on EMT checklist in addition to maintaining department readiness to ensure availability of supplies.
  • Works with EMT students and new orientees to supervise their education experience and delivery of optimal patient care.
  • Without supervision initiates percutaneous lines on appropriate patients, including but not limited to site selection, catheter selection, establishment and maintenance of appropriate flow rate.
  • Responsible for collection of DOT and non-DOT specimens for drug testing as well as conducting breath alcohol testing during off hours to fulfill contracts between Gundersen Business Health and local businesses. Must maintain competency in the proper specimen collection as well as documentation. (applies in La Crosse Emergency Services only)

  • Provide discharge instructions for case/splint care and maintenance, Foley care and maintenance, and provide crutch/cane/walker training.
  • Provides direction to ensure accurate ordering of supplies and equipment.

  • Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Lutheran mission statements, policies, and confidentiality statement.
  • Provides daily checks and maintains logs of emergency medical equipment and supplies.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Adult (18 - 64 years)
    Infant (less than 1 year)
    Geriatric (65 years & older)
    Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
    Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 1 year prior EMT or direct patient care experience.
    Required Ability to...
    Communication communication and demonstration techniques
    Communication excellent oral and written communication skills
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    Desired Ability to...
    Communication communicate with ease on a professional level
    License and Certifications
    Required National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (NREMT) or 
    National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (NREMT-P) or 
    Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) and 
    If working in Minnesota an Emergency Medical Technician - Minnesota (EMT-MN) is required. and 
    Current American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR certification; Heart Saver, Rescue and Military training network CPR; or the American Red Cross CPR certification (CPR) except Citizen and Animal classes 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 75-100
    Carrying - Short Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 75-100
    Carrying - Right Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 75-100
    Carrying - Left Carry Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 75-100
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs: 75-100
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Exposed to infectious diseases.
    Subject to hazards.

    EMT - Emergency Services

    Equal Opportunity Employer