Advancing Healthcare Together – The
Future of Healthcare is in East Texas
Why UT Health - East Texas?
Our People. Our people truly are our
greatest strength. They make a massive difference in the
amazing care we provide every day. We work closely together
to create a positive experience for our patients and each
Our Purpose. We will build on your experience
and provide meaningful and purposeful career growth for your
future. You will have the opportunity every day to make a
difference in someone’s life and change the course of
Our Place. Tyler, Texas is a
small town with a huge heart where you will have the privilege of
caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody here.
Representing the very best in healthcare, UT Health East Texas
is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics across east
Texas. With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed
in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services
to thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics,
Level 1 trauma facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a
metropolitan service area of a quarter-million people.
This position reports directly to the Captain. If the Captain is
unavailable, the EMT should report to the Division Chief or the
Division Chief on call while keeping the Captain apprised of the
communication via email, text, voicemail, etc. EMTs are accountable
for responding to all assigned calls in the most appropriate,
efficient manner and providing the highest standards of patient
care while keeping a safe and hazard-free environment. The EMT
works with a Paramedic on an MICU ambulance and contributes to
overall patient care in the areas of patient assessment, triage,
packaging and transport according to protocol. There are occasions
in which the EMT may work with another EMT on a BLS unit within the
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Prompt and regular attendance at work.
- Effectively follow all UT Health East Texas EMS policies,
procedures, guidelines and chain of command.
- Maintain all required certifications according to company
- Attendance at all Continuing Education (CE) courses as policy
- Conduct self in a highly ethical and professional manner
projecting a positive company image while maintaining a neat and
professional appearance at all times in accordance with company
- Maintain a positive, professional, and cooperative working
relationship with physicians, nurses, public safety agencies, the
general public, allied health professionals, and other members of
our EMS system.
- Assess and treat any medical situation with appropriate
techniques (resources and equipment) while maintaining the highest
standard of patient care and professionalism according to current
- Follow medical care practices as documented UT Health East
Texas EMS Protocols and mandated by the Medical Control Board. The
scope of medical practice will be confined to medical practice as
defined by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), unless
otherwise specified by directives or protocols from the Medical
- Complete all documentation regarding patient care and billing
information in accordance with company policy.
- Maintain thorough knowledge of the ambulance and equipment, its
function and use and reporting any malfunction or damage to
equipment promptly in accordance with company policy.
- Maintain the ambulance in a clean, organized and response ready
- When assigned as an Operator/Driver, will be responsible to
operate the assigned ambulance under control at all times and in
accordance with all federal, state, and local laws that govern
ambulance operation, and in accordance with approved company policy
and safe and efficient ambulance operation.
- Responsible for safe handling of patient transport during
loading and unloading, transport on stretcher, and actual transport
on the ambulance.
- Perform other such duties as may be required or directed.
- High School Diploma or Equivalent
- Must be at least 20 years of age
- Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage is
- Excellent, positive interpersonal/communication skills
- Ability to read/write
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Self-motivated efficient work habits
- Work well in a team
- Provide positive customer service
- Subject to many interruptions
- Frequent exposure to a variety of elements including cleaning
- Exposure to patient with various ailments and from various
- Understand and adapts service techniques based on patient age
and cultural background.
- Texas DSHS certification as EMT
- Possess and maintain all certifications required by the Medical
Control Board and by the UT Health East Texas EMS Master
- Possess and maintain current Texas motor vehicle operator’s
license and meet all company requirements according to policy.
- National Registry
- International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) certification or
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certification
- Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP)
certification or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and
- Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about
- Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the
- Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be
- Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the
- Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working
relationships with others.
- Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver
- Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
- Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as
efficient as possible.
- Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
- Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to
get there and why.
Unimpaired mobility: Must be able to quickly respond to
ambulance, must be able to access patients in difficult terrain,
must be able to climb stairs, must be able to work in close and
dangerous environments such as damaged vehicles, must be able with
partner to carry equipment and patients weighing up to 180
Physical Abilities: Must be able to perform
strenuous physical requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of
equipment and patients in a variety of environmental conditions. It
is preferred that you are able to swim at the basic survival
Fine Motor Skills: Must be able to perform
required medical skills and techniques, such as bandaging,
splinting, establishing an IV, performing endotracheal intubation
and other advanced airway techniques, manual defibrillation,
Vision: Must have correctable vision acceptable
for day and night operation of emergency vehicles, must have color
acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color, must be
able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.
Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand
information provided by patients, family or bystanders; must be
able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated
blood pressures; must be able to differentiate separate
conversations in active, distracting environments; must be able to
hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and
Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate
clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, must
be able to speak clearly in stressful situations, must be able to
verbally communicate with patients, families and other emergency
The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger,
handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The
employee is required to sit; climb or balance; step, stoop, crawl,
kneel, or crouch.
The employee must lift in conjunction with the partner or assist
in moving and/or balance up to 250 pounds and occasionally lift,
move, and/or balance up to 350 pounds. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.
Works outdoors and indoors with occasional exposure to hazardous
conditions and to blood/body fluids, requires respirator use,
fumes/odors, extended day, and temperature changes.
Frequently works with others, face-to-face contact with others with
exposure to noise mechanical equipment, and electrical
equipment. Performs shift work and performs duties frequently
in a mobile environment and in confined areas.
Now that you read about what you will be doing and the
experience we seek, it is time to apply and make a difference in
the lives of our patients.
UT Health East Texas is an equal opportunity
employer (including veterans and persons with