EMT - Intermediate (EMT-I) - Lexington Transport (FT)

Lexington, VA, US, 24450

Job Summary

The EMT-Intermediate administers life support care and transport to patients in pre-hospital settings as authorized and directed by physician. The EMT-I performs a variety of skills related to acute and non-acute settings in ground and/or air transport, responds to medical emergencies in a 911 setting and protects life and administers cardiac and trauma support when needed, and administers initial treatment at emergency scene, assesses patient response and makes adjustments as needed. The EMT-I gathers and analyzes information and uses reason when dealing with emotional topics. The EMT-I manages difficult customer situations and maintains confidentiality.


Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed, or need for additional assistance. Synthesizes complex information. Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulseless, non-breathing patient. Initiates IV drugs to administer medication or drugs or to replace fluids.
  2. Administers emergency procedures such as extrication of patient, intubation, defibrillation, and operates under ACLS and Western Virginia Emergency Medical Services protocols. Contacts on-line medical control when appropriate and in accordance with protocols. Administers injections of medications and drugs. Initiates invasive and non-invasive treatment at an advanced level; treats life threatening arrythmias, respiratory compromise, shock and trauma, and specializing in pediatric care.
  3. Observes, records, and reports to physician or command center personnel, patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Utilizes excellent communication skills in dealing with staff, peers, patients and family members in diverse situations.
  4. Keeps current on treatment techniques, protocol changes and application of new drugs, material and equipment. Takes responsibility for own actions and those of support team members. Coordinates activities with external entities if needed.
  5. Prepares required reports and maintains records of activities. Obtains all information needed for insurance billings of patients, and has knowledge of covered and non-covered charges as they pertain to ambulance services, and insurance guidelines. Writes clearly and presents numerical data/patient reports effectively and on time. Maintains knowledge of basic computer skills and applicable software.
  6. Checks daily units assigned, clean and stocks, and reports any malfunctions to the in-house mechanic. Maintains cost efficiency in supplies and uses resources appropriately.
  7. Transports patients to hospital and non-hospital sites observing safety guidelines. Maintains advanced transport medical knowledge and abilities. Maintains and excellent driving record and may operate vehicle to emergency scene.
  8. Maintains knowledge of state and federal laws, and follows Western Virginia EMS protocol, Carilion Policies and Procedures regarding safety and patient care. Maintains continuing education requirements by National, State, CAMTS and Carilion standards.

Saving lives requires courage under pressure, exceptional clinical skills, and the strong resources to do your finest work when everything is on the line for patients and families. Which is why you should become part of the team at Carilion Clinic. Our community-based healthcare network includes seven hospitals, multi-specialty physician practices, and affiliations with prestigious academic medical institutions. Featuring Level 1 and 3 trauma centers as well as a Level 3 NICU, we offer what you need for the best patient outcomes and professional satisfaction.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience: One year EMT-Intermediate experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Certification in the State of Virginia as an EMT-Intermediate required. National certification as an Intermediate preferred. AHA BLS-HCP, ACLS and EVOC required. PALS, PHTLS or BTLS and Haz Mat required within one year of hire date.

Other Minimum Qualifications: Must maintain continuing education hours to meet re-certification status as required by State and National standards. All of our driving positions dorequire that youprovide a copy of your current driving record and meet driver eligibility requirements.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 7341 
Employment Status: Full time 
Shift: Variable Hours 
Shift Details: Various shifts and hours including weekends and holidays
Recruiter Email: jsratliff@carilionclinic.org 


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve. 

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns. 

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Posting Notes:

Nearest Major Market: Charlottesville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

Job Segment: Paramedic, Neurology, Medical, Orthopedic, Respiratory, Healthcare

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