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Employer: Dickinson County
Division:
Job Title: EMT
Salary: $0 Hourly


Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Dickinson County EMS Director, the EMT performs general duties of pre-hospital emergency medical services.  The employee in this position is responsible for providing emergency medical treatment in a pre-hospital setting and basic life support to the sick and injured within the established scope as defined by the established protocols. The employee should be able to respond and operate ambulance and life support equipment calmly in emergencies and should possess strong organizational, communication and public relation skills.  This employee collaborates with other members of the health care and public service teams to insure coordination and quality of care.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

None

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Comply with all countywide and departmental policies and procedures.

 

  • Provides basic life support to the sick and injured and participates in patient assessment and/or treatment.  Respond to 911 calls and provide emergency medical treatment to the sick or injured. Transport patients to appropriate medical facility.

 

  • Performance of the following tasks:
  1. Patient assessment and vital signs
  2. Airway maintenance to include the use of oropharyngeal airways and oxygen delivery devices
  3. Oxygen therapy
  4. Oropharyngeal suctioning
  5. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures
  6. Control accessible bleeding
  7. Fracture management procedures.

 

  • Responds to instructions from emergency dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified locations.  Monitor communication equipment to maintain contact with dispatcher and other EMS personnel.
  • Communicate with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of patient at treatment facility.
  • Read and comply with department personnel policy and procedure manuals.
  • Interviews patient, family members and bystanders and record all relevant information accurately on a patient care report.
  • Complete all patient care reports, billing reports and incident reports by end of each shift.
  • Provide written report to Director on all vehicle, station, radio or medical equipment problems or request for repair immediately.
  • Exercises appropriate judgment based on knowledge, skills and understanding of the appropriate emergency medical care and adheres to the EMS standard of care and/or procedures.
  • Inspects and maintains department equipment on a daily basis.
  • Operate ambulance safely and in accordance with traffic laws and department policies.
  • Maintains an inventory of station supplies and assist with the purchasing of supplies.
  • Clean vehicle and equipment after each use.
  • Maintain current knowledge of emergency medical techniques.
  • Assist in developing and implementation of short and long term plans regarding medical standards.
  • Assist with patient billing, prepare monthly reports and complete patient records and data forms.
  • Participate in public awareness and training programs.
  • Performs other related work as required.

 

BEHAVIOR STANDARD

Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that you get along with customers, co-workers and management.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of departmental medical protocols.
  • Knowledge of county/city maps.
  • Ability to read, write and verbally communicate in person and via telecommunication devices.
  • Proper knowledge of grammar and spelling.
  • Demonstrate good judgment and remain calm during high stress situations.
  • Read and understand manuals and road maps; accurately discern street signs and address numbers.
  • Read and interpret written, oral and diagnostic form instructions.  This includes the ability to read and interpret physician orders, medication labels and prescriptions.
  • Knowledge of pre-hospital medical care and emergency vehicle operations.
  • Knowledge of computers, emergency medical procedures, state and federal regulations and a working knowledge of equipment maintenance and mathematics.
  • Ability to operate all departmental equipment and radios.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, clients and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using the English language.
  • Skills in organization, mathematical processes, time management and a high degree of computer proficiency.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with others.
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Able to make independent decisions, use good judgment, accept results and receive constructive feedback in an appropriate positive manner.
  • Able and willing to work with others toward achieving common goals.  Demonstrate understanding of the importance of teamwork.  Display positive attitude and support county policies and communicate properly.
  • Demonstrate initiative in execution of work, comprehend instructions without close supervision and volunteers to assist others, produces the expected volume of work.
  • Execute work thoroughly, accurately and in an organized manner.
  • Accept responsibility and complete work assignments on schedule, without undue delays and within other established parameters.
  • Maintain acceptable attendance and arrives and leaves at the prescribed times.
  • Dress and groom appropriately for the job.
  • Keep work area neat and orderly.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed 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.

 

EXPERIENCE and/or EDUCATION

High school diploma or GED is required.

Current Kansas certification as a Kansas EMT is required.

 

 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Current Kansas Certification as an EMT-D

Current AHA, American Red Cross or National Safety Council Healthcare Provider CPR Certification.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and HIPPA training and recertification is also required.

Must have a valid Kansas driver’s license.

NIMS 100,200,700

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representatives 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.

 

The person in this position must ability to express or exchange ideas by means of verbal communications.  Conveying or receiving detailed or important instructions to and from other workers and the general public.  Vision must be adequate to perform essential functions such as physically assessing patients, identifying anatomical components such as veins and reading monitors.  Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English language.  Hearing must be acute enough to perform essential functions such as blood pressure, lung sounds, physician directives, and telephone and radio communications.  The person must be able to manipulate small and large objects.



Vacancy Number: EMT

Open Date: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 12/22/2017 11:59:59 PM