EMT-Emergency Medical Technician
Company: Richmond County Ambulance Service
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Job DescriptionGENERAL SUMMARY: The EMT-B is responsible to
provide high quality emergency and non-emergency basic life support
and transportation to patients while providing exceptional customer
service. The EMT-B is certified 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:
- Responds to calls when dispatched.
- Reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site using most
expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions.
- Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
- Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures.
- Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient,
assesses extent of injury or illness.
- Extricates patient from entrapment.
- Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance
or services as necessary. Determines nature of illness or
- Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in
care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
- Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient
- Provides additional emergency care following established
- Assesses and monitors vital signs and general appearance of
patient for change.
- Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for
emergency care using established criteria. Reassures patient,
family members and bystanders.
- Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient
into the ambulance.
- Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste.
- Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will
- Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing
medical care as necessary enroute.
- Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility.
- Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and
carries out medical control orders as appropriate.
- Assists in moving patient from ambulance into medical
- Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's
emergency and care provided.
- Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies
authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at
- Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste.
- Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established
- Checks all equipment for future readiness.
- Maintains ambulance in operable condition.
- Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its
equipment and supplies.
- Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable
fluid, fuel and air pressure levels.
- Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.
- Must assist in weighing patients at hemodialysis centers and
assist with other similar tasks as requested by a facility.
- Must demonstrate competency in assessment of a patient,
handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and
- Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non-
invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize / immobilize injured
bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and emergency
- Must be able to use an automatic external defibrillator
- Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or
administer emergency medications as described in state or local
protocol.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
- 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 harmB. exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other
potentially infectious materials (OPIM).KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND
- Minimum Education: Must possess a High School Diploma or
equivalent. Where applicable and as required must maintain
- Contact With Others: Co-workers, clients, patients and
families, medical personnel. Must be able to write, read and speak
- Analytical Demands: Must be able to think and act calmly and
quickly in emergency situations.
- Certification, Licensure, Registration: Licensed as an EMT-B by
the State Division of Emergency Medical Services and maintained in
good standing. Must possess a current American Heart Association
CPR certification and maintain in good standing. Must possess a
valid New York State Driver's License in state of, and be eligible
for driving privileges based on current policies and
procedures.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYRCA Ambulance is an equal
opportunity employer. RCA Ambulance prohibits discrimination and
harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities
to employees and applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic
information. RCA Ambulance conforms to the spirit as well as to the
letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
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