In addition to Wexford Health’s standard medical programs, we provide mobile surgery units, chemotherapy programs and specialized onsite diagnostic services for clients.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation's leading innovative correctional health care companies, provides clients with experienced management and technologically advanced services, combined with programs that control costs while ensuring quality. For nearly two decades, Wexford Health has consistently delivered proven staffing expertise and a full range of medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, utilization management, provider contracting, claims processing, and quality management services.
At Wexford Health our philosophy is that health care should not be considered a luxury for anyone. We simply care for those in need and the corrections environment is our venue.
Wexford Health has an exceptional opportunity for an Emergency Medical Technician to join our team of healthcare professionals at Kane County Adult Justice Center in St. Charles, IL.
Under the direct supervision of the Health Services Administrator and others, including but not limited to the Commander and Administrative Lieutenant, and under the guidance of Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses, the EMT provides basic to intermediate-level emergency and non-emergency care to the ill and injured, to include assessment of illness and/or injury, management of such patients, and transfer of information.
The EMT must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize tasks, make triage decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The EMT must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position.
Under the supervision of a Physician, Registered Nurse, or Licensed Practical Nurse, performs physical assessment and examination including obtaining medical history and vital signs during medical encounters and document findings in the medical record.
The duties and responsibilities outlined herein are for payroll purposes only; employees may be assigned other duties as required.
Standard medical setting in a correctional facility, which includes daily interfacing with inmates, correctional staff, and health care personnel. Temperature extremes may be encountered while moving throughout the facility outdoors and indoors in buildings without air conditioning.
LICENSING: Current EMT or Paramedic license in the state of Illinois
CERTIFICATION: Current CPR certification
EDUCATION: Graduate from an accredited EMT or Paramedic training program
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: One (1) year clinical experience