HCA, Hospital Corporation of America EMT in Houston, Texas

_West Houston Medical Center – Houston, TX_

_Emergency Medical Technician - ED_ _Shift: Evenings with rotating weekends_ West Houston Medical Center offers outstanding inpatient and outpatient healthcare services close to your home in west Houston. Built in 1985, our 278-bed acute care hospital is located on Richmond Avenue just east of Dairy Ashford. West Houston Medical Center boasts a team of more than 1,000 people, including 500 physicians, who are committed to the care and improvement of human life. Our staff includes people from 33 countries and 39 states, a diversity which helps us relate to our equally diverse community.

West Houston Medical Center is currently looking for a*Emergency Medical Technician. *

POSITION SUMMARY Under the direction of the Emergency Room Director, Manager, Charge Nurse, or Registered Nurse, assists with the care of the patient, cleaning of equipment and work areas.


  • Communicates effectively with patients, health team members, physicians, peers and visitors in a clear, concise, and positive manner.
  • Consistently responds to customer’s needs in a professional, timely and effective manner.
  • Performs 12 lead EKG’s on designated patients
  • Collects laboratory samples on assigned patients
  • Performs daily unit assignments consistently (i.e., changing of sharps and glove containers, refrigerator temperature logs, crash cart checks, quality control, etc.)
  • Assists patients with transfers and ambulating utilizing appropriate safety measures.
  • Consistently takes vital signs at appropriately designated times and as requested.
  • Initiates CPR and participates in code situations as directed by Staff Nurse/Physician
  • Consistently and appropriately cleans equipment; reports potentially unsafe situations and malfunctioning equipment to Charge Nurse.
  • Proficient in taking vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, height and weight); able to take B/P manually as well as with Dinamap/Portable Monitor
  • Assists in monitoring IV fluids, troubleshooting IV pumps, and discontinuing peripheral IV’s as directed
  • Inserts and removes Foley catheters with proper sterile technique and documentation
  • Accurately performs quality control checks (i.e., Accucheck glucometer, I-Stat device)
  • Safely and efficiently performs phlebotomy
  • Completes saline lock competency and follows policy for procedure
  • Completes other activities as assigned
  • Adheres to the Customer Service Principles of West Houston Medical Center.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS * High school graduate or equivalency with some college or technical training (example LVN, RN Associate Degree). * One (1) year healthcare related experience and must have ability to read, write, and speak English well.


    • Certified EMT, EMT-I, Paramedic or PSN(Professional Student Nurse)
    • Current CPR - American Heart Association required
    • NIMs 100 and 700 training required or must obtain within 90 days of employment

Title: EMT

Location: Texas-Houston-West Houston Medical Center - Houston

Requisition ID: 00417-70516