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Emrgncy Medical Technician III (EMT - Paramedic) - Carole Young Unit

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).


Performs advanced emergency medical techniques in the care and treatment of patients under medical supervision of the EMS Medical Director and direct supervision of the EMS Shift Supervisor. Works under medical direction with extensive latitude for the exercise of independent judgement.


  • Assesses patients and implements emergency medical treatment including cardiopulmonary resuscitation and obstructed airway techniques; dresses and bandages wounds; immobilizes bone and joint injuries; applies pneumatic anti-shock trousers; provides oxygen therapy; inserts nasal, oral, and endotracheal airway and suction devices; and conducts peripheral venipuncture to administer intravenous infusion of solutions, medications, and collects blood samples; administers medications by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intraosseous, intravenous and endotracheal routes; and performs nasogastric tube insertion and urinary catheterizations.
  • Monitors, records, and reports vital signs and patient's condition; interprets cardiac monitor, performs external myocardial defibrillation and cardioversion; as needed, contacts, doctors, hospitals, and other entities by phone or radio.
  • Performs on-site coordination and direction of lower level EMT personnel during emergency situations; performs thoracic decompression, pericardiocentesis, cricothyrotomies, and other invasive procedures as approved by the EMS Medical Director.
  • Utilizes emergency medical techniques to move, lift, carry, and convey patients out of housing and other areas including up and down stairs, over long distances, and into emergency vehicle; extricates patients from vehicular or other entrapments.
  • Inspects and operates emergency vehicles; cleans and maintains vehicle, supplies, and equipment used in patient care.
  • Adheres to internal controls established for department.
  • Performs related duties as required.


Standard patient care supplies, equipment and mechanical devices.


Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.


Graduation from an accredited high school or GED equivalent. Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic by the Texas Department of Health. Current Texas driver license.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Emrgncy Medical Technician III (EMT - Paramedic) - Carole Young Unit, Other , Galveston, Texas

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