at Cook County Government in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job Posting:May 28, 2023, 10:07:20 PMClosing Date:Jun 12, 2023, 4:59:00 AMFull-timeShift Start Time:8:00A.M.Shift End Time:4:00P.M.
Collective Bargaining Unit:SEIU Local 73Posting Salary:$31.16 - $37.54 Hourly
Organization:Health and Hospital Systems


LOCATION: Cermak Health Services
(Department of Corrections), 2800 S. California Ave., Chicago, IL
SHIFT: 8:00AM- 4:00PM
Salary commensurate with years of Emergency Technician experience.

Acts as first responder to medical emergencies in accordance with protocols, within the Cook County Department of Corrections (CCDOC)/Criminal Courts Building Complex and the Department of Community Supervision and Intervention (DCSI). Utilizes Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) skills as well as other technical skills to evaluate, triage and stabilize patients. Observes detainees for health problems, intervenes and reports clinical information to Physician, Physician Assistant (PA) or Registered Nurse (RN).

* Evaluates patient condition and provides emergency treatment per protocol
* Provide emergency care which may include: taking vital signs, immobilizing the patient, administering medications orally and intravenously, perform EKG, perform endotracheal intubation, cardiac defibrillation and venous catheter placement
* Performs Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), as directed and supervised by physician
* Documents accurately and timely
* In divisional, clinic, Intake, and/or Infirmary setting, acknowledges nurse's supervisory responsibility as directed
* In divisional, clinic, Intake, and/or Infirmary setting, performs activities as directed by the nurse
* Documents in Cerner EMR as directed by the nurse
* Verifies and documents patient complaints and discusses with registered nurse or physician
* Maintains confidentiality in all patient related information
* Assists the nurse, physician and/or physician assistant in further medical evaluation of the detainee/patient
* Adheres to the attendance policy
* Utilizes appropriate channel to address any issues/concerns
* Transports sick and injured detainees to required healthcare areas by wheelchair, stair-chair, gurney, medi-car, and ambulance
* Inspects emergency equipment and supplies daily; ensures that all equipment is clean and operational and reports problems
* Understands and supports unit department health services policies and philosophy by reviewing new policies and procedures, utilizes policy and procedure book for clarifications
* Demonstrates accountability through maintenance and compliance with CPR, ACLS
* Attends mandatory certifications programs for fire, safety, infection control, and other mandatory offerings
* Assist in maintaining a clean and safe environment for patients, staff and others
* Give appropriate shift to shift reports
* Assumes responsibility for attending twelve hours of in-service annually; accepts responsibility for professional growth by attendance at educational offerings
* Maintains patient confidentiality; demonstrates use of ethics in practice
* Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
* Complies with existing security (CCDOC, DCSI) policies and procedures
* Presents professional appearance in attitude, dress, communication, and grooming
* Serves as a. preceptor as assigned
* Performs other duties as assigned


High School diploma or equivalent is required. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

Must be 21 years of age at time of application filing. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

Must possess a valid driver's license. (Must provide license at time of interview.)

Must possess current CPR and ACLS certifications. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

Must be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) in the state of Illinois. (Must provide proof at time of interview.)

Must possess two (2) years full-time work experience as an emergency medical technician or providing emergency medical care, required.

Must possess competency in Phlebotomy, required.

Must possess competency in Microsoft Excel, required. (Testing May be required)

Must possess experience in sterilization procedures, required.

Knowledge of pharmacology, physical assessment, and basic medical terminology

Knowledge of pharmacology, physical assessment, and basic medical terminology

Knowledge of medical terminology

Knowledge in the principles of pharmacology

Knowledge of medical (related) abbreviations that pertain to emergency medical procedures

Skill in performing EKG

Skill in basic physical assessment

Ability to perform Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Ability to maintain accurate records

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Job Posting: 10970824

Posted On: May 29, 2023

Updated On: Jun 14, 2023

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