Long hours with intensive work load
EMT-Basic (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – January 21, 2018
Typically working a 12 hour shift, occasionally 24 hours. Physically demanding job from beginning to end.
Start the shift by checking the ambulance. The cleanliness and how well stocked with equipment and supplies is required inspection. Respond with mutual aid or alone for emergency calls, or medical transports. Be able to interact with a variety of people from different cultures professionally. Be prepared for unsafe work environments due to disease, confined space, heavy weight moving, less than ideal work conditions. Safely transport patients to the hospital in a timely fashion/provide ongoing patient care until transferred to hospital staff. Continuously maintain cleanliness and functionality of ambulance once previous patient is turned over to next care provider.
Work environment in the stations is typically a happy, fun, welcoming environment. Expect abrasive personalities along with fresh smiling faces, an interesting mix that works well.
The weekly hours will be around 50 if not more for a part time or full time employee. You can quickly feel the affects of sleep deprivation and overworked physical condition.
Not confined to an office stuck in a chair
Long hours, physically and mentally demanding