Emergency Medical Technician - ( 20 Hour Shift Truck )
An Emergency Medical Technician responds to emergency and non-emergency ambulance calls to render appropriate medical care to the patient and provide safe transportation to the appropriate destination.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Comply with all corporate policies and procedures
Maintaining Emergency Medical Technician certification as required by the State of Georgia Department of Human Resources
Maintaining current status as a CPR provider or instructor
Maintaining current valid driver's license
Maintaining assigned ambulance in a state of constant cleanliness and readiness to respond to emergency and non-emergency calls
Appropriately and safely respond to calls when dispatched
Rendering appropriate medical care, within the scope of practice of a Emergency Medical Technician, under the guidance of established medical protocols and standing orders
Appropriately and safely transporting the patient to the appropriate destination, under the guidance of established medical protocols and standing orders
Accurate and expedient completion of all documentation related to transport of a patient, whether written or verbal
Answer telephone appropriately and professionally at all times
IV box: working knowledge of all items contained therein
Ambulance and on-board equipment: working knowledge of the ambulance and all items included on the daily check sheet
Reference materials: maintain working knowledge of Protocol Manual, Maps, Street Guide Books, and Hazardous Materials Guides
Communication: exchange written and verbal information in an efficient and professional manner
Interpersonal Skills/Behaviors: treat co-workers with dignity and respect at all times. Work as a team
Complete hands-on skills training as assigned
Complete training as required
Other duties as assigned
Demonstrate ability to work well with people, both internally and with external customers.
Talking: expressing and exchanging information and ideas by means of spoken word. This is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral info to patients and/or to general public and in those activities in which they must convey detailed and important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and quickly.
Color vision: ability to identify and distinguish colors.
Lifting: must be able to demonstrate ability to lift patient weighing 180 lbs, on stretcher, with assistance; must demonstrate ability to move patient weighing 180 lbs. from bed to stretcher, with assistance; must demonstrate ability to lift patient weighing 180 lbs, on stretcher, up three steps and down three steps, with assistance.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Prior EMS field experience is preferred but not required.
High School Diploma or equivalent.
Ability to read, write, and speak the English language fluently.
Current certification as a Georgia Emergency Medical Technician (any level).
Current CPR provider or instructor certification.
Confined/restricted working environment: work is performed in the field and in the ambulance.
Frequent bending or stooping.
Occasional climbing stairs.
Frequent heavy lifting.