Under the leadership of the Supervisor, E.M.S., the Basic EMT is an active member of the Emergency Medical Services team that works to determine the strategic vision, goals, philosophy and direction of the department and CRHS. The Basic EMT responds to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility. After receiving the call from the dispatcher, the Basic EMT drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The Basic EMT must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.
Requires a high school education and the successful completion of an Advanced EMT training program.
This is an entry level job that requires one to two years of work-related experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Licensure, Registrations & Certifications:
Requires and maintains a current certification as an Advanced EMT and Basic Life Support (BLS). (If BLS verification is not current upon hire, it must be obtained within three (3) months of hire.)
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Operates emergency in responses to request for emergency service within designed coverage area and complies with all states and local laws governing the operation of emergency vehicles.
- Ensures that the emergency vehicles are clean, organized, properly maintained and appropriately stock with medical supplies necessary to respond to emergency situations.
- Responds to request from emergency services and establishes and maintains two-way communication with Emergency Service personnel en route to the emergency scene and returning to the Emergency Department, communicating to department staff estimated arrival times and patient vital statistics.
- Assess the emergency scene once on site and evaluates and stabilizes ill or injured patient within the scope of parameters established by state law.
- Performs emergency vehicle extractions and disentanglement as needed.
- Assess the patients' medical condition, obtains a medical history and communicates that assessment and history to the medical control physician ensuring the understanding of the medical event.
- Provides basic first aid and treatment takes and records patient vital signs, oxygen levels, and other pertinent medical data and information.
- Documents medical history, vital signs other pertinent information and assessment findings on appropriate form for inclusion in the patients' medical record.
- Applies basic sterile and isolation techniques in the treatment of patients and administers IV therapy based on patient condition and as directed by medical control physician.
- Administers drugs and medications consistent with the Advanced EMT certification.
- Loads patient into the emergency vehicle once stabilized and transport to the Emergency Department and provides emergency care and treatment while in transit under the direction of a physician.
- Assists in the transportation of patients into and out of the Emergency Department and between various departments in the hospital.
- Assists Emergency Department physicians and nurses as requested in the treatment of patients.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of emergency equipment used in the care of patients.
- Assist in training new technicians.
- Performs other related job duties as assigned.
Standards of Performance:
- Measurement System (EEM).
- Operates Meets or exceeds goals and expectations assigned and as measured through the Employee Evaluation emergency vehicles and ensures vehicles are clean, organized, properly maintained and appropriately stock with medical supplies.
- Responds to requests for emergency services and establishes and maintains two-way communication with Emergency Service personnel en route to the emergency scene and returning to the Emergency Department.
- Assess the emergency scene once on site and obtains and evaluates patients' medical condition, obtains a medical history and stabilizes ill or injured patient communicating that assessment and history to the medical control physician.
- Provides emergency care and treatments to stabilized and transport patient to the Emergency Department and assists Emergency Department physicians and nurses as requested in the treatment of patients.
- Negotiates conflict and maintain constructive working relationships with people at all levels of the organization, with patients and family members, and within the community.
- Demonstrates positive interpersonal skills in communicating with CRHS staff, patients, family members, referral sources and others so that CRHS and EMS are positively perceived by the community.
- Attends and participates in in-service trainings and complies with CEU requirements for maintaining all job-related registrations and certifications and assists in the training of new EMTs.
- Suggests performance improvements aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, process improvements and patient outcomes.
- Maintains up-to-date knowledge of procedures and interpretations of related federal, state & JCAHO laws and regulations relevant to emergency medicine.
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