Emergency Medical Specialist (EMT/Parame...
Escambia County - Escambia County, FL

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This “mandatory-testing” position requires Drug Testing.

Consistent with qualifications and State certification: provides emergency medical treatment and life support to patients at the scene of emergency and while enroute to medical care facility.

Examples of Duties:

Monitors and maintains ambulance units for readiness, ensuring required equipment and related inventory are available and ready for use and that the vehicle is clean and disinfected.
Operates emergency medical vehicle to and from scene, determining most efficient route.
Records patient care data and information obtaining demographic data from patients, information regarding medical conditions and/or illnesses, current prescription use; documents patient reactions to treatment; and/or other related information.
Initiates patient treatment and care utilizing initial protocol treatment based on patient condition, which may include: implementing automated external defibrillators, performing basic airway management; and performing other related activities.
Prepares patient care reports, which involves documenting medical conditions and activities applied to patients, using a personal computer.
Maintains contact with and communicates with dispatch personnel and/or patient receiving facilities, utilizing applicable communication equipment
Initiates advanced and basic life support by following protocols and physician orders.
Communicates medical conditions with patients, family members, and applicable medical staff
Drives an ambulance in emergency and non-emergency situations.
Secures and disposes of biohazard waste.
Attends continuing education and other programs to maintain clinical knowledge and certification requirements; participates in local and national research studies.
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Qualifications:

Licensing Requirements:

At the Emergency Medical Technician level:
Valid Florida EMT Certification;
CPR for Health Care Providers Certification;
Valid driver’s license.

At the Paramedic level:
Valid Florida Paramedic Certification;
CPR for Health Care Providers Certification;
ACLS Certification;
Valid driver’s license.

Knowledge of:
Emergency Medical Technician:
Emergency vehicle operation and maintenance principles and practices;
Emergency communication systems; Recordkeeping practices;
Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes;
Emergency medical procedures;
Medical terminology.

Paramedic:
EMT practices and procedures;
Basic human anatomy and physiology;
Human disease and trauma principles;
County geography;
Incident command systems;
Applicable emergency vehicle equipment;
Emergency radio operation and communication codes;
Advanced life support principles;
Medical terminology;
Patient care protocols and procedures.

Skill in:

Emergency Medical Technician:
Assessing patient conditions and/or illnesses;
Remaining calm in stressful and emotional situations;
Reading maps;
Administering life support and medical interventions;
Properly handling infectious patients and contaminated equipment and supplies;
Preparing records and data;
Obtaining and recording vital patient information;
Operating and maintaining an ambulance;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Paramedic:
Using a computer and related software applications;
Operating medical equipment;
Writing clear and concise communication materials;
Lifting patients onto stretchers;
Establishing routes for medications and fluids;
Maintaining patient airways;
Insuring patients obtain adequate oxygen supply;
Insuring patients have adequate heart function;
Operating an emergency vehicle in a safe manner;
Adapting to new and constantly changing situations and environments;
Caring for patients;
Intubating patients;
Maintaining inventory;
Reading maps; Starting IVs;
Implementing basic and advanced life support;
Assessing patient situations;
Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Supplemental Information:

Physical Requirements:
Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

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