Provides basic life support assistance on an emergency basis for the care and treatment of sick and injured person(s).
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Drives a Basic Life Support (BLS) ambulance in a variety of conditions in response to emergency calls.
Provides basic life support.
Performs both medical and non-medical transfers.
Participates in the care and upkeep of assigned equipment: BLS ambulance, basic life support equipment.
May participate in presentations as requested and scheduled at schools, civic groups and other public safety agencies.
Maintains adequate supplies of consumable supplies; restocks as needed.
Attends training sessions; maintains all required certifications and forwards copies to the Shift Training Officer.
Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards.
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or GED; certification in CPR and EVOC; Florida registered EMT. Must be computer literate and possess a valid driver license and a good driving record. Must be at least 18 years of age.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Physical Requirements: Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Must be able to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or running on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. Must be able to bend downward and forward by bending spine at the waist, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles. Must be able to bend legs at knees to come to rest on knee(s). Must be able to bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Must be able to move about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Must be able to reach, extending hand(s) in any direction. Must be able to handle, seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hand(s). Must be able to finger, pick, pinch or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm. Must be able to sit for long periods of time. Must be able to remain alert for long periods of time with little rest. Must be able to work for sustained periods of exposure to outside atmospheric conditions. Is exposed to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gasses and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes, or the skin. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools or machinery. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock, falling from high exposed places, radiation, explosions and
toxic or caustic chemicals. Is exposed to bodily fluids. Is exposed to possible bodily injury from combative patients, domestic violence. May be exposed to very loud noise levels.
Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communication: Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes receiving assignments and/or directions from supervisors. Includes the giving of directions, information and/or instructions to others. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public and with co-workers.
Language Ability: Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedure manuals, work orders, logs, technical data, etc. Must be able to speak with clarity, voice control and confidence and to articulate information to others. Must be able to prepare written reports, using appropriate format, punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of emergency medicine and common sense understanding to carry out detailed and involved written or oral instructions; to deal with problems involving variables in or from standardized situations; to make independent judgments in the absence of supervisor; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical languages, such as mechanics and medical terminology, used within the parameters of the job.
Numerical Aptitude: Must be able to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, calculate percentages and decimals.
Forms/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes rapidly and accurately in using automated office equipment and communications machinery; to operate motor vehicles.
Manual Dexterity: Requires the ability to handle a variety of items including computer keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, switches, etc. Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate between colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under moderate to high levels of stress when confronted with an emergency or a tight deadline. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.
Physical Communication: Requires the ability to talk and hear; (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communication through telephone and radio.