Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic/Intermediate/Advanced | Casual/Volunteer

Dalaney Tuholski

Position Summary

The EMT provides high quality medical care and works as a member of the emergency medical team, providing pre-hospital care and transportation of sick or injured person(s) to a medical facility. The EMT operates emergency medical vehicles in a safe manner, and performs duties assigned by the Director of EMS that further departmental missions such as, but limited to, readiness and improvement in performance and safety.

Establish & maintain solid working relationships with communication, cooperation, and positive interactive with all employees, staff, patients and physicians.

 Essential Job Functions & Duties

  • Respond to emergency medical calls and/or inter-facility transfers for sick or injured person(s), following organization and department life support protocols; and obtain vital statistics and circumstances of injury and/or emergency.
  • Perform patient care per scope of practice and approved protocols, procedures, and policies.
  • Operate emergency medical vehicles in a safe manner and perform operator maintenance on emergency vehicles.
  • Operate specialized medical equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations
  • Monitor and operate communications equipment to maintain contact with the 911 dispatcher, or other emergency responders.
  • Communicate with professional medical personnel both in the prehospital and hospital settings to obtain instructions regarding further treatment/transport of sick or injured person(s).
  • Complete and maintain logs and patient reports (paper and/or electronic) in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Perform inventory of equipment, supplies, and training aids.
  • Maintain work areas in a clean, orderly, and secure manner.
  • Follow all safety policies and procedures for work areas and emergency scene.
  • Maintain schedule integrity by fulfilling all scheduled commitments per policy.
  • Lead continuing education classes and/or training to fellow EMS personnel; and CPR and First Aid classes to BMHD staff, community members, and other organization members as needed.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, webinars, onsite continued educations, reviewing professional publications, establishing professional networks, and participates in professional organizations.
  • Any additional duties pertaining to the daily operations of the Emergency Medical Services Department as assigned by the Director of EMS.

Skills & Abilities

  • Maintains self-motivation and sustains a high level of momentum.
  • Able to successfully prioritize when faced with requests, demands and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of customer service concepts.
  • Must be extremely detail oriented and able to perform accurate and proficient recordkeeping.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively, both in written and oral form.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven ability to work as part of a team, in a fast-paced production-oriented environment.
  • Expressed excellent judgement, discretion and decision making abilities
  • Maintains a sensitive, fair and impartial approach to deal with employees
  • Supports and maintains a culture of safety, quality and positive patient experience.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements, Oregon Health Authority and continued readiness related to healthcare or hospital standards.
  • Ability to prioritize, highly organized.
  • High work ethic, low absenteeism, attends staff meetings and other mandatory trainings as required.

Education, Experience & Certification/Licensure


  • A High school diploma or G.E.D
  • A current BLS Provider certification
  • Current Oregon EMT license
  • Current and valid drivers license
  • HAZMAT awareness certification
  • EVOC certification
  • ICS 100.


  • At least one (1) year of emergency medical experience at the EMT level OR any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and abilities to perform the required duties.
  • NREMT EMT certification
  • ICS 200, DPSST Instructor 1 or equivalent

For More Information, Contact

Dalaney Tuholski, Human Resources Recruiter
dtuholski@bluemountainhospital.org | 541-640-6901

Why Blue Mountain Hospital District & Grant County?

The Blue Mountain Hospital District (BMHD) is located in Grant County, Oregon, at the heart of the John Day River, in beautiful, rural, Eastern Oregon.  Our District is comprised of a Critical Access Hospital (CAH), Family & Rural Medicine Clinic, Home Health and Hospice, Emergency Medical Services, an Intermediate Care Center and all of the supporting ancillary departments necessary to care for the health and wellness of our community.

Our District spans from John Day to Prairie City, nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Mountains.  The Strawberry Mountain Range and John Day River Valley offers a variety of outdoor activities, from abundant hiking/mountain biking/horse riding trails, to high and low lakes and ponds.  Our area is known to be a “go to” place not just for recreation, but also for big game hunting and fishing!

Join our family-like team and settle into a lifestyle that is hard to beat!

For more information on our area, visit our Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Discover John Day pages at: https://www.gcoregonlive.com/ and https://www.discoverjohnday.com/