NORCAL AMBULANCE Career Opportunities

EMT-B

Location: Sacramento Division---Sacramento Station
Job Code: 1000
# of Openings: 943

Description

Job Title:             EMT-B

Department:         Field Operations

Reports To:          Paramedic Supervisor

FLSA Status:       Non-Exempt

Prepared By:        HR Department

Approved By:      Administrative Director

Date: 10/25/2012
 

Basic Function

To care for and transport patients via ambulance.

Responsibilities- include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

1.     Perform routine maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment at the beginning of each shift; and record and submit lists to Paramedic Supervisor.

2.     Document and report vehicle and equipment malfunctions to Paramedic Supervisor/ Supervisor on duty.

3.     Receive "call" information from dispatch center, and drive ambulance to the scene.

4.     Assist patients by providing proper medical care and treatment.

5.     Assess patient conditions to include obtaining patient histories, vital signs and providing shock treatments; maintain proficiency in applying dressings and bandages, oxygen therapy, splinting, backboarding and suctioning.

6.     Maintain cleanliness of equipment and ambulances, and restock supplies used after each "call."

7.     Complete "trip information" form and/or Patient Care Report to include patient information, location and treatments administered for all calls during shift. Complete and submit billing forms accurately. 

8.     Attend in-house training and staff meetings as required to learn new techniques and maintain current skills.

9.     Maintain crew areas in a neat and orderly fashion as needed.

10.   Follow company Standard Operating Procedures, radio communication procedures, established Department of Transportation guidelines, state regulations, ‘sponsor’ hospital guidelines and company policies as required.

11.   Maintain all required state and county certifications/license that pertain to the position of EMT-B as listed in certifications and licenses below.

11.   Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

* Essential Job Duty

Skills


 

Oral Communication

Written Communication

Technical Communication

Customer Relations

Customer Service

Diplomacy

Filing

Math Aptitude

Organization

Professionalism

Presentation

Reading

Time Management

Computer Literacy

Lifting up to 250 lb

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education/Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and completion of certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program.

 

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Certificates and Licenses:

State/County Certifications:

County issued EMT certification card, CPR for BLS Provider Certification, Valid California Driver’s License, Medical Examiner’s Certification, Ambulance Drivers Certification, DMV Driving Record in good standing in accordance to insurance company standards.

Equipment:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must use a variety of equipment including gurney, ambulance, patient moniters and other equipment associated with the job.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk of radiation.250

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

 

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to perform the following tasks:
    • Walk - frequently, up to 4 hours per day.
    • Run - infrequently, 1-2 minutes per day.
    • Stand - frequently, up to 2 hours per day.
    • Sit - frequently, up to 8 hours per day.
    • Kneel - frequently, 10-15 times per day.
    • Bend - frequently, 10-15 times per day.
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, carry 250 Lbs. infrequently (1-3 times per shift)
  • Must be able to lift, push, pull, carry 150 Lbs. frequently (5-10 times per shift)
  • Must have ability to step up and/ or climb over obstacles
  • Must be able to climb stairs while carrying up to 150 Lbs.
  • Must have adequate hearing acuity to perform job tasks (as delineated in California DMV DL51 medical examination requirements)
  • Must have adequate vision (with corrective lenses if needed) to clearly distinguish colors, shapes, distances, etc. (as delineated in California DMV DL51 medical examination requirements)
  • Must have adequate hand and finger dexterity to grip and hold both large and small items
  • Must have adequate hand and arm strength to grip and lift heavy objects
  • Must be able to tolerate work in an outdoor environment (heat, cold, rain, etc.)

Education/Training

Degree:  High School Diploma or Equivalent

Experience

Prior work related experience required.

Certifications/Licenses

Emergency Medical Technician certification required.





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