Allied Health Careers at Lifespan

EMT Job

Job Number: RIH17866

Job Title: EMT

Department: Ambulance - 1012917

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Current State of Rhode Island EMT license

Current EMT certification through the State of the Rhode Island
Current BLS certifications. Maintains certifications as mandated by the position.

Valid and current driver’s license with a clean driving record.


Must be able to read, speak, legibly write and comprehend the English language without restriction.

Requires a working knowledge of statistics, verbal and written English communications skills, computer use and research methodology.

Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) certification within one year of employment.

Maintains positive communication (written and spoken), effectively while interfacing with fellow employees, patients, referring hospitals and the community at large.

Upholds and adheres to LifePACT policies and procedures.

Upholds safety standards as set by Rhode Island Hospital and The Rhode Island Department of Health.

Maintains clinical skill proficiency and knowledge base within the scope of practice. This will include but not be limited to patient assessment, history and physical; airway management non-invasive. Skill maintenance may be performed at Rhode Island Hospital and other facilities under the supervision of the Medical Director or designee, by attending courses or lectures, through simulation or observational experience, and in other ways, as approved by the Medical Director and the manager.

Must be prepared for unrestricted travel in not only ambulances but also cars, trucks, boats, airplanes, and helicopters.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.


Under supervision of the Medical Director and LifePACT Manager or designee following established policies and procedures, performs the role of an EMT, including delivery of patient care, training, equipment and maintenance, and research efforts. Maintains clinical skills, knowledge of literature in the field and outreach, and training objectives. The position shall not supersede the RN or Paramedic role in patient care once responsibility for a patient is transferred from the EMT to the paramedic or RN.