JOB TITLE: EMT – BASIC
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB
The purpose of the job is to respond to emergency calls and provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the EMT-Basic level, and to perform related work as required. This class works according to some procedures but decides how or when to do things; work is reviewed regularly by supervisor.
The tasks listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.
Drives ambulance in response to emergency calls; requests additional resources for the control of incidents as required; ensures safety at the scene.
Provides basic life support and emergency care to the sick and injured; determines nature and extent of injuries and illnesses and assists in making decisions regarding proper courses of action; assists in lifting and carrying patients in and out of ambulance, and transports patients to appropriate medical facility.
Performs such procedures as immobilization and bandaging, wound treatment, control of bleeding, CPR, cardiac activity monitoring, oxygen administration and others as permitted according to certification; maintains constant awareness of patient condition; identifies and relays diagnostic signs to medical personnel while in route to medical facility; reports verbally and in writing to emergency room personnel upon arrival.
Notifies dispatch personnel and Coroner’s Office in the case of patient death; arranges for the protection of property and evidence at the scene.
Prepares run reports to document patient care, response time, compliance with medical protocol, and patient billing information.
Cleans and decontaminates vehicles and equipment, and notifies proper personnel of equipment / vehicle maintenance needs.
Assists in stocking supplies in station and ambulances as needed.
Performs all work in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations, medical / emergency protocols, and standards of quality and safety.
Performs general housekeeping duties as required.
Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility.
Performs general clerical work as required, including but not limited to preparing reports, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, etc.
Keeps abreast of new technology, methods and regulations for emergency medical assistance operations; attends meetings, training and continuing education classes as required and/or appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills and maintain certifications.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.
ESSENTIAL SAFETY FUNCTIONS
It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.
INVOLVEMENT WITH DATA, PEOPLE, AND THINGS
Requires gathering, organizing, analyzing, examining or evaluating data or information and may prescribe action based on such data or information.
Requires giving information, guidance or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment; may give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
INVOLVEMENT WITH THINGS:
Requires leading, operating or repairing complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as emergency medical equipment, ambulances, or complex software or systems.
Requires performing skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.
Requires using addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, and/or calculating ratios, rates and percentages.
Requires reading journals, manuals and professional publications; speaking informally to groups of co-workers, staff in other organizational agencies, the general public, people in other organizations; presenting training; composing original reports, training and other written materials using proper language, punctuation, grammar and style.
Requires doing specialized technical or entry-level professional work requiring general understanding of operating policies and procedures and their application to problems not previously encountered; application of specialized technical or professional principles and practices or the use of a wide range of administrative methods in the solution of problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.
VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE PREPARATION
Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent supplemented by formal training, special courses or self-education that is equivalent to satisfactory completion of one year of college education or specialized advanced training in emergency medical technology or a closely related field.
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES:
Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
Must complete required coursework and maintain EMT-Basic and CPR certifications, and any other certifications deemed necessary by department head.
Requires over three months and up to and including six months.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT REQUIREMENTS
PHYSICAL AND DEXTERITY REQUIREMENTS:
Requires heavy work that involves frequently lifting, pushing or raising objects, exerting between 50 and 75 pounds of force on a recurring basis and over 100 pounds of force on a frequent basis.
The job may risk exposure to extreme heat and/or cold, wet or humid conditions, extreme noise levels, vibration, fumes and/or noxious odors, airborne particles, animals / wildlife, traffic hazards, moving machinery, electrical shock, heights, disease/pathogens, toxic/caustic chemicals, violence.
The job requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking ability, color perception, odor perception, texture perception, depth perception.
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS
JUDGMENTS AND DECISIONS:
Responsible for actions of others, requiring almost constant decisions affecting co-workers, patients, or others in the general public; works in a moderately fluid environment with guidelines and rules, but frequent variations from the routine.
Pickens County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the County to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.
DISCLAIMER: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
Contact : Samantha Greer
Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
222 McDaniel Avenue, B-14, Pickens SC 29671.
Deadline for Applying : Open until filled