Pros: meeting people, caring for people
Cons: not enough trucks, trucks breaking down often, no union
Clock in and start with partner, checking and washing truck, receive dispatch information. drive to and do report on the way to facility. Get transfer paperwork from staff at facility including demographics and medical info that needs to be charted. assess patient and obtain vital signs. transfer patient to stretcher and obtain necessary signatures if patient is able to sign. drive to receiving facility, unload patient, give report and paperwork, get receiving signatures.
Management some higher managers do not seem to have the better management skills, Supervisors/op supervisors good to work for and well seasoned. Leads- two are excellent to work under. new one from another base time will tell.
Love to work with permanent partner on sundays, he makes the day go by faster.
Hardest part of the job is dealing with some family members especially when the patient is going into hospice.
The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting and educating people and patients and the freedom of not being micromanaged all the time as with some other jobs.
what is not liked is that part time employees are not notified of changes in the company such as new base location (prior to moving within two weeks now), no holiday pay for part timers, no benefits, no mileage perks etc. ask then about it and are told that was discontinued a while ago. Having not enough trucks to do the job properly. Paperwork lost at times. Not having properly fitting uniforms, mine is too big but the next size down does not fit the chest.Not enough trucks and they send you home, dispatch constantly asking what your eta is – more... during rush hour traffic like we have jet fuel tanks. generally not listening to your complaints about issues with the trucks such as not starting, not having headlights, heat or air condition during hot and very cold days (this can be an issue with patient illnesses or lead to more problems and I took an oath to do no harm or no further harm. Management previously cancelled christmas parties due to greed (digging into their bonuses) and the christmas parties were good for morale. – less