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EMT - Emergency Medical Technician - F-M Ambulance - FT

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

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Facility: FM Ambulance

Location: Fargo, ND

Address: 2215 18th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA

Shift: 12 Hours - Varied Shifts

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 42.00

Job Summary

For over 60 years, F-M Ambulance has been providing world-class pre-hospital care to the community we love.

  • We are an Advanced Life Support service that serves the cities of Fargo, ND, West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN as well as portions of Cass county ND, and Clay county MN- which covers a total population of approximately 240,000 citizens.
  • We are committed to strong community partnerships with other first responders and organizations throughout our community.
  • We are reliable and dependable – when our community needs help, we are there 24-hrs/day, 7 days/week, every day of the year. We are a fast-paced ambulance service with an annual call volume exceeding 30,000 calls for service per year.
  • Our team members typically work 12-hour shifts (4 days on/4 days off) with no on-call time required!
  • Our teams of Paramedics and EMTs take pride in what they do. It is our privilege to serve those who need our help, and we are passionate about providing the best care possible.
  • We are a family – we support each other through tough times, and best of all, we have fun together.

What can you expect from F-M Ambulance?

  • Cutting edge equipment and protocols such as Stryker PowerLoad stretcher systems, LifePak 15 cardiac monitors, Hamilton and Zoll ventilators, LUCAS devices, and RSI capabilities to provide the best care in our area.
  • We have a unique field training and mentoring program to ensure new and experienced EMS providers are set up for success from their very first day.
  • Opportunities to be involved in various committees: Safety, clinical quality assurance, disaster preparedness/MCI, and tactical EMS unit.
  • Career advancement opportunities: EMT, Paramedic, Crew Leader 1 & 2, Charge paramedic, Field Training Officer (FTO), and Field Supervisor
  • Our team has access to an employee assistance program and a peer assistance crisis team (PACT) to assist team members through difficult situations.
  • Uniforms and continuing education opportunities are provided at no cost!

In an Ambulance setting, the EMT will drive mobile intensive care unit to a specified location, following instructions from emergency medical dispatcher. Respond to emergency calls, administer first aid treatment or life support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital settings. Obtain the patients' medical history and vital statistics. Help assess the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize the patients for emergency needs and treatment procedures during transportation.

Utilize necessary medical equipment to treat the patient and ascertains the extent of their injuries or illness. Communicate with dispatchers or treatment center personnel to provide information about the situation, to arrange transfer of patients, report patient information to medical staff in a timely and accurate manner, or to receive instructions for further treatment.

Ensure the ambulance is clean and washed and kept in a neat orderly condition. After each call, restock and replace used linens, blankets and other supplies, cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures, checks of all equipment so that the ambulance is ready for the next run and maintains ambulance in efficient operating condition.

Physical activities include, but not limited to, considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials.

Successfully complete at state approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Services Education Standards. Attend continuing education and training classes to maintain current certifications and/or licensure. Keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge.

In a Hospital based setting, EMTs under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse (RN) will assist in performing patient care services and support activities of the patient care unit. Demonstrate an understanding of the Emergency Department throughout flow and anticipate workflow. Multi-skilled in order to provide expanded bedside services. Knowledge of and utilize appropriate age-related patient care protocols relating to the physical and psychological needs of all ages of patients. Interact with patients to build rapport or provide emotional support. Ability to work with growth and development needs of a diverse population. Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's vital signs, measures input and output; collects non-invasive specimens; performs simple diagnostic tests and obtains urine specimens and records all data collected in the medical record. Responsible for preparing equipment during basic examinations, diagnostic procedures, and treatments using aseptic techniques.

Knowledge of medical terminology and medical equipment/supplies and helps maintain equipment, orders supplies, and cleans and restocks the treatment areas. Ability to safely assist with the transfer of patients to and from procedural areas including but not limited to Radiology and other areas. Ability to communicate directly with physicians, nursing staff, patients, and patient families and is responsible to report changes in the patient's condition. Knowledge and be able to perform high quality basic life support (BLS) and be able to apply and use a LUCAS device. Prepare and position stable patients during transport.


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Position requires three months to one year of operations experience.

Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

If working in Minnesota (MN), must hold a MN Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license.

If working in North Dakota (ND), must hold a ND EMT state license and national registry status at an EMT-Basic level.

If the individual does not hold the required state license upon hire, the individual must obtain the license(s) within 30 days of hire. Must possess valid driver's license and good driving record.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Emergency Medical Services

Req Number: R-41056

Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , EMT - Emergency Medical Technician - F-M Ambulance - FT, Other , Fargo, North Dakota

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