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Emergency Medical Technician

Requisition #


Physical Location

Plymouth, Minnesota

Posted Date


Dept. Name

WestHealth Emerg Dept

Hours Per Week





Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 12 hospitals, 16 pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services that provide home care, senior transitions, hospice care, home oxygen and medical equipment, and emergency medical transportation services. Allina Health is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth, located in Plymouth, Minn., provides outpatient health care services, including emergency and urgent care, same-day surgery, imaging, breast center, laboratory, pharmacy, and more than 50 family and specialty physician clinics on one campus.


Req ID: 54497
  • Assist the RN in the evaluation and care of a diverse patient population in the ED and Urgent Care
  • Assist with arrival of ambulance patients
  • Identify potentially life-threatening symptoms
  • Identify musculoskeletal emergencies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of splint application and documentation
  • Properly fits patients and assists in training on use of orthopedic hard goods
  • Assist MD/NP/RN with procedures: wound prep/closure/dressings, splinting, epistaxis, other procedures as needed
  • Document all patient care delivered, interventions and outcomes on documentation tool
  • Obtain and transmit an artifact-free 12 lead EKG tracing on the patient care unit
  • Utilizes appropriate telephone techniques
  • Performs chart maintenance per procedure when working as HUC
  • Assist with transport of patients to ancillary services/ in patient rooms
  • Ensure proper inventory of unit supplies and equipment
  • Supports patient care by prioritizing unit’s needs
  • Continuously seeks to increase the quality and value of service provided to our customers
  • Honors the dignity of every individual in every interaction. Communicates caring behavior by listening, respecting and accepting individuality
  • Integrates knowledge, skill and experience in order to continuously improve self, customer service and quality
  • Participates in learning activities and other opportunities for developing and maintaining professional competence


  • High school graduate
  • Successful completion of an accredited Emergency Medical Technician Program
  • Basic arrhythmia/EKG interpretation education highly recommended



  • One year of acute care or pre-hospital experience preferred


  • Demonstrated high level abilities with patient care skills including 12 lead EKG testing, EKG monitoring/problem solving, patientpositioning, patient transfers, vital signs, orthopedic splinting and point of care testing
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ED procedures and equipment
  • High level problem solving skills/customer service skills/priority setting
  • Ability to assist in the development of less experienced staff
  • High level communication skills with both patients and the medical care team
  • Medical terminology
  • Basic computer skills
  • No weight lifting restrictions


  • Current Minnesota and/or National EMT Certification
  • Current BLS certification

Work Schedule

0.0 FTE, Casual Position
Casual staff are required to work sixteen (16) hours per four-week schedule

Shifts to include one evening or night shift (off shift) and one weekend shift. Working an evening or night shift on a weekend satisfies both the weekend and off shift requirement

Holidays agreement:
Work one holiday per year, based on seniority

Location/Community Information

For years, lots of people have thought life is good in Plymouth - and now a lot more people are in on the secret. When Money magazine unveiled its annual 2008 -2009 Best Places to Live list, Plymouth was ranked number one among the top 100 cities. Plymouth has built a reputation as a quality community in which to live and work. Its lakes and rolling terrain provide the backdrop for a blend of well-planned residential, business and commercial-industrial areas. Citizens and community leaders have placed a high priority on establishing a first-rate park system, interconnecting trails and diverse recreation facilities. As the community has matured, the City has worked with citizens to permanently preserve natural open-spaces, nurture the arts and protect the environment. Plymouth is one of the fastest growing communities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Its strategic location, lakes, diverse housing stock and park system continue to attract new residents and businesses. Plymouth covers about 36 square miles.


  • Located ten miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis
  • Population = 66,000

Community Resource Links:

Community Information School Digger

Explore Minnesota MN Dept of Education

Minneapolis St. Paul MagazineSt. Paul Pioneer Press

Twin Cities Living MagazineStar Tribune


If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EO M/F/Disability/Vet Employer.

Requisition #

Patient Care Suppt / Nrsg Asst