IMPORTANT NOTE: THE PAY FOR THIS ROLE WILL VARY BETWEEN AN EMT-INTERMEDIATE ($17.50) OR PARAMEDIC ($20.26) DEPENDENT ON THE CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL SELECTED FOR THE ROLE
Provide EMS coverage to the community during identified peak periods. Volunteer staffing currently fills this position. Volunteer staffing will continue to cover during off-peak hours.
Works under the general supervision of the Director - Emergency Services
Receives general supervision from the EMS Shift Supervisor.
Examples Of Essential Duties:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office and field environment; subject to infectious diseases, toxic waste, chemical, dust/mites, fume, odor, explosive, electrical and mechanical hazards; exposure to extreme cold, heat, temperature swings, constant noise and heights; working in trenches; walking; twisting body; stooping; standing; squatting; sorting; sitting; seeing; running; pushing, pulling, lifting, dragging, and carrying up to 150 pounds; climbing; crawling; reading; decision making; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by two-way radio; fine finger manipulation for writing and typing on a personal computer; operation of Advanced Life Support equipment and light rescue tools; operation of an emergency vehicle through city traffic.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Lead and participate in the provision of pre hospital emergency medical care according to established medical standing orders provided by the Medical Director.
Assist and coordinate with other emergency service agencies in rescue operations, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergency situations.
Perform triage and a variety of emergency medical treatments at the Basic and Advanced Life Support level. Provide continuing care and treatment while en-route to an emergency medical facility and monitor and report changes in patient condition.
Under medical direction and following prescribed standing orders perform a variety of invasive and non invasive therapies including but not limited to assessment and evaluation of the ill and injured, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation, administration of drugs, agents and solutions, intubation and pulmonary ventilation, drawing of blood samples for analysis, application of dressing and bandages, control of shock, and immobilization of fractures, and all other skills contained within the Department of Transportation manual of knowledge objectives for Paramedics.
Lead and participate in training classes for the public on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, standard first aid, and emergency medical techniques. Lead and participate in public health screenings. Employ safe lifting and moving techniques. Act as a preceptor for EMS students.
Operate radio communications and medical telemetry equipment. Keep records and logs of daily activity.
Learn the geography of local area.
Think and act quickly in emergencies, and judge situations and people accurately.
Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Prepare concise and comprehensive written reports, while remaining within commonly accepted standards for grammar.
Work safely under hazardous conditions.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation.
Correctly administer therapeutic drugs and solutions.
Maintain vehicle and equipment.
Be on call 24 hours when necessary.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Respond to directions from supervising personnel.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co employees and those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain sufficient personal health and physical fitness to perform all job duties.
Daily inspections of EMS response units.
Daily stocking of EMS response units.
Maintaining order in response personnel quarters at assigned station while on duty.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience:
Minimum of 2 years EMS field experience, preferably with a 911 provider.
Must have valid Texas Department of Health EMT-Paramedic certification or License.
Must have valid Advanced Life Support Certification of provider or higher.
Must Have valid Basic Trauma Life Support Certification of provider or higher.
Must have valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
Complete and pass a physical agility performance test.
Must have a valid Texas Department of Transportation Driver License "Class C" or higher.
Complete and pass a D.O.T. physical exam.
Complete and pass a criminal background investigation.
Complete a panel interview process administered by Chief of the fire department.
Must maintain yearly CE hours within current TDSHS guidelines. Must exercise professional initiative to stay current with new drugs and treatment procedure guidelines. Must maintain ability to carry out standing orders within Medical Director's discretion.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
All candidates must pass field skills testing to ensure the ability to perform required skills in the field.
Approved medical protocols, standing orders, policies, and procedures.
Techniques of proper drug administration.
Emergency medical techniques.
Medical terminology and abbreviations.
Medical characteristics of various drugs and solutions.
Emergency driving techniques.
Vehicle and equipment maintenance.
Record keeping procedures and methods of documentation.
All applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Infectious disease universal precautions and decontamination of ambulance and equipment.
Flexibility to work a variety of different shifts based on staffing needs.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
2 way mobile and portable radio system
Patient portable chair
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:
climb multiple flights of stairs.
Lift the patients of a 200 pounds or greater.
Lift a 200 pound patient loaded stretcher from ground level to load position
Work in enclosed areas.