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Job Number: 79318762561

Location: St Charles, IL

Date Posted: 8-28-2017


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.

  1. Provide treatments and procedures according to physician orders and EMT protocols.
  2. Assist with admission and discharge of infirmary care patients.
  3. Provide screening and triage, according to written protocols, for routine sick call and emergencies with referral to professional staff for situations beyond EMT scope of their protocols.
  4. Participate in quality management committees and activities.
  5. Perform basic life support provided the employee holds a current American Heart Association certification.
  6. Documents encounters, patient response, complications, etc., ensures complete and accurate charting and communicates information to supervisory personnel and physicians, in accordance with physician orders.  Observes, records and reports symptoms, reactions, and changes in the condition of all patients.
  7. Assists with orientation of new employees.
  8. Assists physician as assigned.
  9. Maintains confidentiality of inmate records.
  10. Approaches changes in a positive manner.
  11. Responds to radio traffic in a timely manner.
  12. Accepts constructive criticism in stressful situations.
  13. Give (assist) with prescribed inhalers according to protocol.
  14. Administers oxygen via NRM or nasal cannula according to protocol.
  15. Administers Accuchecks for blood glucose levels.
  16. Follows established emergency protocols for administration of glucose, epinephrine, sub-lingual nitro glycerin, ASA 325 mg for cardiac events, silvadene and antibiotic ointment or Bacitracin for prescribed dressing changes.
  17. Performs 12-lead EKG tests.
  18. Performs blood draws for ordered labs. (Must be certified for phlebotomy or documented in-service training.)
  19. Conforms to Wexford Health Sources and facility regulations as appropriate, to include, but not limited to dress code, schedule/time sheet/time clock procedures, safety and security regulations, time and attendance guidelines, education and training.

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


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