Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position. Provide appropriate, efficient and timely pre-hospital advanced, intermediate and basic life support care and transportation of the sick and injured in accordance with local, state, and national standards of practice
Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.
Administers prompt and efficient basic life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during transport.
Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance.
Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the ambulance to the medical facility
Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and managers.
Must possess the ability to write simple correspondence or reports.
Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers.
Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures and safety policies.
Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse conditions
Lifting of patient from beds or emergency scenes onto stretcher and into ambulance; carrying of patients and equipment; climbing stairs or steps
Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the destination.
Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS run reports. Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as required.
Conducts regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the EMT-Paramedic is responsible,is present, clean and in proper working order.
Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service.
Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance’s basic life support equipment and its proper use at all times.
Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required.
In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for controlling the patient’s surroundings
In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates / drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the occupants are not compromised.
Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic communications equipment.
Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.
Completes assigned station and station grounds duties.
Orders supplies and equipment from Supply to replenish ambulance inventories as needed.
Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing, interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required.
Completes all required company reports and logs and when necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with the information.