EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT)
3.0 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
§ Responsible for the correct Basic Life Support (BLS) treatment, and safe efficient transportation of ill or injured persons to appropriate destinations by ambulance.
§ Perform a daily check of assigned ambulance and appropriate equipment and shall document vehicle stock on appropriate forms.
§ Respond to emergency and non-emergency transports as directed.
§ Operate communications equipment in their assigned ambulance as prescribed by policy, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
§ Complete and submit all reports, documentation and company I-forms in accordance with policy and procedures, and all applicable ordinances or laws.
§ Complete or assist in completing a full medical assessment of each patient under their care and record such findings on the appropriate documentation.
§ Comply with all PCAD policies and procedures and all applicable ordinances or laws.
§ Operate all PCAD vehicles and equipment in a safe prudent manner and adhere to all policies or procedures and applicable ordinances or laws governing such operation.
§ Maintain current certifications as required. These certifications shall include, but may not be limited to the following: Missouri EMT Basic License, CPR Certificate, and Missouri Driver’s License with clean driving record.
§ Perform other duties or tasks as directed by Supervisors or Command Staff of PCAD.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
4.2 Formal Education
§ High school diploma or equivalency
4.3 Certification and Licensure
§ Valid Missouri State EMT Basic license
§ National Registry EMT Basic Certification is desired
§ Valid Missouri Driver’s license
§ Provider certification in BLS
§ EVOC, EMS Safety, PEARS, PHTLS, and RSI is recommended
§ Have an understanding of all Federal, State, and Local EMS regulations and reporting requirements
§ Understanding of all rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to Pulaski County Ambulance District (By end of FTO period)
§ Core EMT Basic knowledge
§ Medical equipment knowledge
§ Basic motor vehicle knowledge
§ Emergency Vehicle Operations
§ Knowledge of County and City roads (By end of FTO period)
§ GPS function
§ Emergency warning devise function
§ Mobile radio operations
§ Portable radio operations
§ Proficient with S.O.A.P. format documentation
§ Knowledge of EPCR reporting procedures
§ Ability to maintain familiarization with PCAD policies, procedures, employee handbook, and other federal or state mandated publications
§ Knowledge of traffic and safety laws and ordinances
§ Knowledge of training in areas of additional assigned duties
4.5 Critical Skills
§ Good interpersonal communication skills
§ Decision making skills
§ Communication skills
§ Proficient technical skills (Airway skills etc.)
§ Team work
§ Interpersonal skills
§ Good attitude
§ Time Management
§ Basic math skills
§ Basic computer skills
§ Map reading and navigation ability
§ Critical thinking ability
§ Clear speech radio etiquette
§ Documentation skills
§ Reading comprehension
§ Ability to operate all PCAD vehicles
§ Safe driving habits and backing ability
§ Practical EMS skills
§ Maintain state requirements for re-licensure
§ Ability to follow direction
§ Ability to operate all PCAD equipment
§ Ability to meet deadlines
4.6 Physical Requirements
Work requires continuous physical effort. Lifting or performing work requiring physical exertion, lifting (up to 125 pounds or half of 250 pounds) is a requirement for the job. The job requires the employee to work in confine spaces and unusual positions to perform the task of emergency care and rescue.
4.7 Work Environment
Work involves constant exposure to unpleasant working conditions or undesirable elements. The job exposes the employee to the potential for cuts, bruises, muscle strains and exposure to blood borne pathogens, and contagious diseases; may be exposed to hazardous materials.