Job Class 5-7
POSITION TITLE: EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
SUPERVISOR: AMBULANCE DIRECTOR
POSITION TYPE: PERMANENT, FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT
OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) serves as a member of the primary care team of the ambulance service. The EMT provides direct patient care, medical transport, public outreach and education, equipment checks and maintenance, station maintenance and housekeeping, and other related duties as required. While the EMT reports to the Ambulance Director, the EMT is expected to work with minimal direct supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Patient Care Activities:
To provide state of the art patient care in the prehospital 911 and interfacility environment
This will be done as outlined in Medical Guidelines, employee handbook and organizational policy and procedures
Provide direction and assistance to any crew member or public safety personnel as needed.
Conduct all operational and administrative activities in a safe manor.
Equipment / Vehicle Readiness
Conduct readiness checks of all equipment and vehicles, inventory / ordering of supplies and other related tasks.
The list below includes examples and may not be all inclusive
- Provide community education training and public relations.
- Provide quality improvement input in order to continuously improve key processes identified.
- Provide standby coverage at various high risk activities in our Primary Services Area.
- Perform other duties and functions as assigned by Wabasha Ambulance Service Leadership team
- Assists other departments as needed.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS, PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT, AND MENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB:
Sustained physical effort, standing, sitting, stooping, squatting, kneeling, lifting, pushing, pulling and climbing.
Working conditions include being indoors or outdoors anytime of the day and in any kind of weather with frequent exposure to disagreeable elements and danger and noise. The setting may be in bright daylight, indoor lighting or no lighting at all. Temperature ranges may include very hot to very cold
Requires continuous mental effort for decision making and problem solving in patient care situations.
Need to perform at independent level within parameters of established policies and procedures.
HOURS OF WORK
Must be able to work a variety of hours or shifts as assigned including night, weekend, and holiday shifts. Available for call backs during personnel shortages, including sick calls and high demand situations such as mass casualty incidents.
Education and Training (Minimum Necessary)
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Current Minnesota State EMT certification and National Registry EMT.
- Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license (minimum equivalent to a Minnesota Class “D” driver’s license.)
- Driver’s motor vehicle record must meet requirements set forth in Employee Handbook and insurability of auto insurance provider.
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (or equivalent)
Special Knowledge, Skills, Experience, and Abilities
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently with little direct supervision using time management skills.
- Competency with Microsoft products, Field Bridge/Service Bridge, MNSTAR, and other windows and web based application.
- Works well under pressure
- Excellent customer service skills
- Minimum of six months EMT experience in an ALS or BLS service (preferred)
- AHA BLS Instructor (Preferred)
- ITLS or equivalent (Preferred)
- PEPP or equivalent (Preferred)
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted, as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees, assigned to this job. Management has sole discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.
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