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Become An Emergency Department Volunteer

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Working As An Emergency Department Volunteer

  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • Stressful

  • Make Decisions

  • $31,980

    Average Salary

What Does An Emergency Department Volunteer Do At Ascension Health

* Identifies, intervenes, and stabilizes the ill or injured patient during interfacility and intrafacility transport under the direction and in collaboration with the transport physician and/or Registered Nurse (RN).
* Initiates and implements interventions based on transport team protocols.
* Monitors, records and communicates patient condition and treatment, as appropriate.
* Provides population specific education to the patient and family about the patient's illness and therapeutic interventions.
* Inspects, maintains and cares for equipment to ensure safety of the transport team, patients and public.
* Operates emergency vehicle following applicable safety guidelines.
* Operates 2-way radio and communicates patient condition to primary facility.
* Participates in community education and training.
* Performs other duties as assigned.
* May be required to be "on-call

What Does An Emergency Department Volunteer Do At Cleveland Clinic

* Maintains equipment.
* Assesses nature and extent of illness/injury and patient's history from available sources.
* Determines appropriate independent or collaborative response.
* Administers appropriate emergency medical care including life support procedures, decontamination protocols, obtaining EKG readings and vital statistics monitoring.
* May perform fluid/drug administration.
* Communicates with medical personnel at hospital.
* Reports or records observations.
* Follows directives until report and hand-off at hospital.
* Navigates ambulance to scene of accident in response to emergency calls.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does An Emergency Department Volunteer Do At UPMC

* Assist consumer in developing a crisis plan.
* Complete consumer/family crisis assessments (face to face and telephone).
* Manage crisis situations effectively using positive approaches.
* Meet standards for documentation and completes all required paperwork.
* Provide crisis services in a community and/or office setting.
* Provide follow-up services to consumers by phone and/or mobile visits.
* Provide insight & knowledge of insurance programs, processes and able to obtain authorizations as needed.
* Provide supportive counseling to consumers to promote stability.
* Support consumer and negotiates appropriate referral services.
* Utilize specific techniques of motivational interviewing.
* Work efficiently and independently in crisis setting.
* Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work with three (3)years of clinical experienceOR
* Master's degree in Psychology, Counseling or Social Work required

What Does An Emergency Department Volunteer Do At Columbus Regional Health

* Other process involvement may be assigned as appropriate.
* Must perform the duties and functions of a paramedic in patient care and transport.
* Must follow direction and protocols as set forth by Columbus Regional Hospital to include but not limited to: Performance of Paramedic functions including, first aid, administration of I
* V.#s, medication administration, and medication list documentation under a nurse#s delegation.
* Assists with lifting patients, transporting patients to the restroom and out of the ED.
* Transferring# patients to wheelchair or stretcher.
* Administration of CPR and other life support functions Takes vital signs, Monitors EKG and operates defibrillator.
* Be responsible for checking all code carts (plugged in and supplied with defib pads), suction, oxygen tanks, and IV pumps in all rooms.
* Completes all documentation in a timely manner as required.
* Assists with Code Blue calls within the ED, if available.
* Responsible for collecting and documenting appropriate patient data, including when appropriate: physical, psychosocial, cultural, sexual, familial, occupational, developmental, transfer, discharge, patient, and family learning needs.
* Other duties as assigned

What Does An Emergency Department Volunteer Do At Eastern Maine Healthcare System

* Greet patients that present for emergency/urgent care.
* Properly identify each patient in Cerner Millennium without creating duplicate MRN's
* or selecting the incorrect patient.
* ED Greet the patient which puts the patient on the ED Bed board.
* nursing that you have a patient for triage.
* Place the armband on the patient and have the patient sign the electronic consent pad.
* Give the patient or their representative the patient info sheet and the patient portal sheet
* to fill out while waiting.
* Put the ED chart together and place in the appropriate spot for nursing.
* When the patient info and patient portal sheets are returned to your desk, update the
* accounts as necessary.
* Complete and verify all the demographic and financial information on each patient
* including employment, next of kin and emergency contact.
* Complete the Patient Portal field.
* Verify every patients insurance using EEM, Availity or MIMHS and document accordingly.
* Enter patient co-pay amounts in the appropriate fields on the insurance summary tab.
* Give patient co-pay information and collect co-pays at the time of discharge.
* Enter patient payments in the Payment Portal.
* Patients that are self-pay are to be offered the Mainecare and Free Care application.
* Refer patients to either the Financial Guide or Patient Accounts to set up payment
* Document in Siemens when payments are collected.
* Answer all calls within the first three rings.
* Print new armbands for the floors as needed.
* Print new facesheets to the floors as they are requested.
* Complete all bed transfers, accommodation code changes, and discharges after hours.
* Keep the ADT paper log up to date and accurate.
* Notify the Admitting office of all ED Admissions.
* Process all ED admissions per the physicians order.
* Break down the charts as they are returned and sort the paperwork according to procedure.
* After hours register any out-patient that presents for lab or x-ray.
* Monitor the ED waiting room every 15 minutes and update patients and visitors.
* Answer patient ED call bells and nursing.
* nursing staff of incoming ambulances.
* Turn on helipad lights when requested.
* Register the Crown run sheets on patients transported to other facilities or no transports.
* OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:** All other duties assigned by the department supervisor or manager

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How To Become An Emergency Department Volunteer

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics must complete a postsecondary educational program. All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state.


Both a high school diploma or equivalent and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification typically are required for entry into postsecondary educational programs in emergency medical technology. Most of these programs are nondegree award programs that can be completed in less than 1 year; others last up to 2 years. Paramedics, however, may need an associate’s degree. Programs in emergency medical technology are offered by technical institutes, community colleges, and facilities that specialize in emergency care training.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs offers a list of accredited programs for EMTs and paramedics, by state.

Programs at the EMT level include instruction in assessing patients’ conditions, dealing with trauma and cardiac emergencies, clearing obstructed airways, using field equipment, and handling emergencies. Formal courses include about 150 hours of specialized instruction, and some instruction may take place in a hospital or ambulance setting.

Programs at the Advanced EMT level typically require about 400 hours of instruction. At this level, candidates learn EMT-level skills as well as more advanced ones, such as using complex airway devices, intravenous fluids, and some medications.

Paramedics have the most advanced level of education. They must complete EMT and Advanced EMT levels of instruction, along with courses in advanced medical skills. Community colleges and technical schools may offer these programs, which require about 1,200 hours of instruction and may lead to an associate’s degree. Paramedics’ broader scope of practice may include stitching wounds or administering intravenous medications.

High school students interested in becoming EMTs or paramedics should take courses in anatomy and physiology.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certifies EMTs and paramedics. All levels of NREMT certification require completing a certified education program and passing the national exam. The national exam has both written and practical parts.

All states require EMTs and paramedics to be licensed; requirements vary by state. In most states, an individual who has NREMT certification qualifies for licensure; in others, passing an equivalent state exam is required. Usually, an applicant must be over the age of 18. Many states require background checks and may not give a license to an applicant who has a criminal history.

Although some emergency medical services hire separate drivers, most EMTs and paramedics take a course requiring about 8 hours of instruction before they can drive an ambulance.

Important Qualities

Compassion. EMTs and paramedics must be able to provide emotional support to patients in an emergency, especially patients who are in life-threatening situations or extreme mental distress.

Interpersonal skills. EMTs and paramedics usually work on teams and must be able to coordinate their activities closely with others in stressful situations.

Listening skills. EMTs and paramedics need to listen to patients to determine the extent of their injuries or illnesses.

Physical strength. EMTs and paramedics need to be physically fit. Their job requires a lot of bending, lifting, and kneeling.

Problem-solving skills. EMTs and paramedics must evaluate patients’ symptoms and administer appropriate treatments.

Speaking skills. EMTs and paramedics need to clearly explain procedures to patients, give orders, and relay information to others.

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Emergency Department Volunteer Career Paths

Emergency Department Volunteer
Medical Assistant Office Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Home Health Aid Licensed Practical Nurse
Assistant Director Of Nursing
7 Yearsyrs
Resident Assistant Case Manager Human Resources Coordinator
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Instructor Case Manager
Career Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Unit Secretary Licensed Practical Nurse Nursing Director
Chief Nursing Officer
14 Yearsyrs
Paramedic Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Clinical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Nurse Manager
Emergency Services Director
8 Yearsyrs
Physician Assistant Assistant Professor Assistant Director
Interim Director
10 Yearsyrs
Resident Assistant Security Officer Sales Consultant
Internet Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Physician Assistant Physician
Medical Director
9 Yearsyrs
Staff Nurse Clinical Specialist Medical Science Liaison
Medical Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Emergency Medical Technician Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Case Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Medical Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse Staff Nurse
Nurse Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Supervisor
Nursing Director
9 Yearsyrs
Unit Secretary Billing Specialist Practice Manager
Practice Administrator
10 Yearsyrs
Pharmacist Technician Office Manager
Practice Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Registered Nurse Staff Nurse
Registered Nurse Supervisor
7 Yearsyrs
Emergency Medical Technician Technician Service Manager
Service Director
9 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Assistant Technician Licensed Practical Nurse
Unit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Laboratory Assistant Specialist Warehouse Associate
Warehouse Manager
5 Yearsyrs
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Emergency Department Volunteer Demographics


  • Female

  • Male

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  • White

  • Asian

  • Hispanic or Latino

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Hindi

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Russian

  • Italian

  • Urdu

  • Korean

  • Vietnamese

  • Arabic

  • Cantonese

  • Romanian

  • Tagalog

  • Polish

  • Turkish

  • Gujarati

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Hebrew

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Top Skills for An Emergency Department Volunteer


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Top Emergency Department Volunteer Skills

  1. Emergency Room
  2. Direct Patient Care
  3. Electronic Medical Record
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Insure accurate insurance billing information for processing various patients' emergency room visits.
  • Direct patient care in the acute setting.
  • Assist doctors and Physician Assistants in creating and completing charts using Electronic Medical Record software for each patient seen.
  • Managed patient flow in the ED by monitoring the waiting room, walking patients through triage, and making rounds.
  • Observed full traumas, surgeries and patient care throughout the Adult E.D.

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