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La Crosse, WI 54601

Part time


Love + medicine is who we are, it's what we do, it's why people want to work here. If you’re looking for a job to love, apply today.

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Gundersen Health System is seeking part-time EMTs to join our highly committed and dynamic Emergency Services team as we provide excellent quality care to over 65,000 patients of all ages annually. 

What You'll Do? 

Emergency Services, a Level II ACS-verified Trauma Center, is a high-energy, patient-centered environment consisting of 45 total patient exam rooms including ten Urgent Care rooms, five resuscitation/trauma/critical care rooms, and three dedicated Behavioral Health rooms. Patients have 24-hour access to laboratory, X-ray, and surgical services. We are also a Stroke Center with 24/7 neuro-interventional capabilities and a Chest Pain Center with 24/7 interventional cardiac catheterization lab capabilities.

As an EMT you play a direct role in saving the lives of our patients each day by serving our patients in a safe environment promoting long-term recovery. In this department, EMTs are expected to perform with a high degree of clinical and professional aptitude while helping deliver patient care as part of a professional multidisciplinary team of Providers, RNs, Paramedics, EMTs, Respiratory Therapists, Health Unit Coordinators, and Social Workers. 

What's Available:

  • Part-time, 48 hours biweekly (0.6 FTE)
  • 12hr night shift (7p-7a) with every third weekend/holiday rotation
  • Starting pay of $16.77/hr and up, based on your years of experience, with generous shift/weekend/holiday differentials
  • Will orientate/train as close to full-time as possible

What You'll Need: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • Valid NREMT, NREMT-P, or EMT-B
  • Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers
  • Prior work experience in an emergency or pre-hospital setting is strongly preferred

What You'll Get:

  • Comprehensive & Generous Benefits Package (Medical, Dental, Life Ins, HSA/FSA) ensuring your comfort and well-being as a valuable team member
  • Substantial Retirement Contribution (401k match & Base Contribution)
  • Work/Life Balance (Vacation time, paid holidays, EAP)
  • Support for your career growth through Professional Development Opportunities, our Tuition Reimbursement Program, and the Career Development Center
  • Departmental leadership that supports you as you do your best work including a Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL), Clinical Manager, working Supervisors (who are readily available and understand the bedside), Professional Development Nurse, and Quality Improvement Specialist Nurse

Why Gundersen Health System:

  • We offer a work environment that supports you personally and professionally, and a work culture where you are valued and appreciated
  • Emergency Services is a high-energy, patient-centered environment that serves every patient population from infancy to the elderly
  • Emergency Services is recognized and acknowledged for excellence throughout the department through metrics and patient experience that is difficult to find anywhere else in the nation
  • A team-oriented department focused on teaching, which is guaranteed to expand critical thinking skills and nursing skillset
  • 2023 Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award recipient
  • Unlimited potential at one of the leading health systems in the midwestern United States

If you're looking for an opportunity to use your EMT skills to help us deliver Love + Medicine, apply today!

About Gundersen Health System:

Gundersen Health System is a physician-led, not-for-profit healthcare system that includes a teaching hospital; community clinics; affiliate hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes; behavioral health services; vision centers; pharmacies; and air and ground ambulance services. We serve more than 500,000 residents throughout 19 counties throughout western Wisconsin, northeastern Iowa, and southeastern Minnesota. Our La Crosse, WI main campus is a 325-bed teaching hospital, tertiary referral center, and a Level II Trauma Center. Our mission is to deliver Love + Medicine every day to change lives in our communities and enrich the lives of our employees.

Job Description:

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.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Assists and collaborates with the RN and other members of the healthcare team on delivering patient care in an emergency setting.
2. Demonstrates effective communication skills with the healthcare team members and provides accurate, concise documentation.
3. Demonstrates knowledge and use of monitor/defibrillatorsincluding performing defibrillation, pacing, and cardioversion. Respond to Code Blues and CRT throughout the institution and provide monitoring, defibrillating and other skilled measures as indicated.
4. Works as member of trauma team in Emergency Services, performing technical skills in care and treatment of patients with multiple injuries.
5. Creates and maintains sterile field and assists providers with sterile procedures.
6. Provides specialty care services including, but not limited to EKG's and blood glucose testing (glucose testing not done in Urgent Care).
7. Achieve and maintain competency on EMT checklist in addition to maintaining department readiness to ensure availability of supplies.
8. Works with EMT students and new orientees to supervise their education experience and delivery of optimal patient care.
9. Without supervision initiates percutaneous lines on appropriate patients, including but not limited to site selection, catheter selection, establishment and maintenance of appropriate flow rate.
10. 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)
11. Provide discharge instructions for case/splint care and maintenance, Foley care and maintenance, and provide crutch/cane/walker training.
12. Provides direction to ensure accurate ordering of supplies and equipment.
13. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Lutheran mission statements, policies, and confidentiality statement.
14.Provides daily checks and maintains logs of emergency medical equipment and supplies.

15. Witness waste of controlled substances with authorized staff in the state of Wisconsin. Will not witness waste in Minnesota and Iowa, both states require licensed individuals or registered pharmacy technician staff only to witness the waste of controlled substances.

Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency

Work Experience:
No experience required.

1 year prior EMT or direct patient care experience.

License and Certifications:
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (NREMT) or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (NREMT-P) or Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B)
If working in Minnesota an Emergency Medical Technician - Minnesota (EMT-MN) is required.
Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.

Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)

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.

Environmental Conditions:
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to hazards.

Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
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
Push/Pull (Static Force) Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours) Number of lbs 75-100

If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267

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1900 South Ave.
La Crosse, WI 54601

(608) 782-7300

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