EMT - Basic*

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Healthcare - Allied Health



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Job Title EMT - Basic*
Location Bronx,NY*


  • Position is based out of Bronx, NY


  • Department Field Operations
    FLSA Status Non-Exempt
    Reports to Field Supervisor, Operations Manager
    Shifts hiring Part-time, Full-time, Night Shift, Weekends



    ACCOUNTABILITY: The EMT-B is qualified in basic prehospital emergency care and services by a competency-based educational program of clinical, didactic, and practice. The EMT-B is licensed to operate an emergency vehicle and provides prehospital basic life support (BLS). The standard of practice of the EMT-B shall be in accordance with the most current edition of the US DOT ?Emergency Medical Technician: National Standard Curriculum?, as modified by the NYS DOH and NYC REMAC.



    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:


    • Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.

    • Provides prompt and efficient care of the patient and stabilization of their condition prior to transport.

    • Provides careful handling of the patient in moving them to the ambulance.

    • Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient while constantly monitoring the patient and providing any appropriate continuing care.

    • Provides orderly transfer of the patient at destination.

    • Upon arrival at destination with patient, responsible for preparing all BLS supplies and equipment to place the unit back in service.

    • In the absence of other qualified personnel, controls the accident scene, in such a way as to minimize further danger as well as controlling the actions of bystanders.

    • Obtains information regarding the emergency from dispatch, communicates with other emergency personnel as needed, and alerting hospital emergency department staff of the arrival of patients.


    • Obtains and records information as well as those required by medical, legal, and health authorities. Is responsible for documenting diagnosis/illness categories and completion of all patient care related documents.

    • Makes daily checks of the vehicle equipment and systems, and completes manifest; responsible for competent operation of all equipment and systems.

    • Reports and relays needed repairs to supervisor.

    • Responsible for maintaining NYS DOH certification.

    • Administers basic pre-hospital care within the limits of certification and in accordance with approved protocols.

    • Attends training as scheduled.

    • Does not use professional knowledge and skills in any enterprise detrimental to the company or to the public well-being.

    • Respects and holds in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional work unless required by law to divulge such information.

    • Responsible for upholding standards of practice and education.

    • Adheres to standards of personal ethics, on and off duty, which reflect credit upon the profession.

    • Protects the public by not delegating to persons less qualified, any service which requires the professional competence of an EMT-B.

    • Refuses to participate in unethical procedures, and assumes the responsibility to expose incompetence or unethical conduct of other to the appropriate authority in a proper and professional manner.

    • Performs other duties as required by respective supervisor.


    PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED:


    • Must be able to lift a minimum of 250 pounds with assistance from one other qualified individual.

    • Must be able to lift and move a 50-75 lb. ambulance stretcher with the help of one qualified individual.

    • Must be able to lift a 175 lb. patient (in various positions, i.e., while lying on the floor, the bed, in an automobile, etc.) with the help of one qualified individual onto a stretcher.

    • Meet minimum requirements of SCEMS Physical and Physical Assessment Test.


    ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:


    • Must be adaptive to work in all types of weather conditions, including, but not limited to, rain, snow, heat, etc.

    • Due to the uncontrolled environment in which the EMT-B works, he/she may be subjected to predisposing themselves to be at risk for:


    A. bodily harm


    B. exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).



    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:


    • Able to drive in normal and adverse conditions.

    • Skillful in thinking and acting quickly in stressful situations.

    • Able to function around seriously ill or injured people in a responsible manner.

    • Able to maintain harmonious relationships with fellow crew members, public safety personnel, and the general public under stressful situations.

    • Good knowledge of common physical illnesses, obvious symptoms, and appropriate medical terminology.

    • Skillful in the application of BLS emergency care procedures and in the use of all equipment maintained on ambulances.

    • Skilled in use of locator aids to find specific locations (maps, directories, etc.).

    • Has full knowledge of rules of the road for emergency and non-emergency situations.

    • Able to drive in accordance with SeniorCare safety standards. Passes all driver examinations, written, and road tests.

    • Avoids driving infractions, on and off duty, in accordance with Company and insurance guidelines.

    • Conducts themselves in a professional manner while on duty and avoids inappropriate conduct, on and off duty, that may adversely affect the reputation of SCEMS.

    • Able to express self effectively to both medical and lay personnel orally and written in the English language.

    • Able to deal sympathetically with patients and others.

    • Reflects the standards of professionalism in appearance with neatness and cleanliness.

    • Has good working knowledge of all company policies pertaining to this position.

    • Complete knowledge of protocols and their applications.

    • Is physically fit. Meets all physical requirements for this position.





    ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:


    • Has no physical disability which would prohibit the lifting and carrying of heavy weight.

    • Has quick reflexes and superior safe driving ability.

    • Has no established medical history or any other medical condition which may interfere with their ability to control and operate a motor vehicle or provide patient care.

    • Must be currently NYS DOH certified EMT-B.

    • Must possess a valid driver?s license.

    • Current BCLS certification from AHA.


    TITLE: EMT- B


    ORGANIZATION: Operations


    EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt


    SUPERVISED BY: Field Supervisor, Operations ManagerPandoLogic. Keywords: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic, Location: Bronx, NY - 10460
    Associated topics: 911, ambulance, communication specialist, dispatch, dispatcher, emd, emt, police, public safety, telecommunications

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