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Under general supervision, the propose of this position in to act in the capacity of as EMT-Basic. Employees in this classification will perform their duties in accordance with the DOT/EMT Basic curriculum, and will do so with proficiency.

Primary Functions:

Responds to 911 calls and transfers received from dispatch.

Communicates via radio with dispatchers.

Observes traffic ordinances and regulations.

Utilizes and coordinates other responders and additional manpower.

Assess patient’s injury/illness, decides upon the appropriate medical protocol, and implements appropriate care for that patient.

Communicates with hospital staff during transport.

Delivers patient to appropriate facility.

Replaces supplies and equipment.

Cleans and decontaminates the ambulance and equipment.

Places the ambulance in a state of readiness for the next call.

Secondary Functions:

Maintains ambulance in operable condition and ensures cleanliness.

Checks all fluids, tire pressure, and on-board oxygen status.

Ensures the ambulance is properly stocked.

Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.

Performs routine daily/weekly/monthly maintenance.

Submits maintenance reports to supervisor.

Performs inventory checks on EMS supplies and equipment.

Performs QA/QI to ensure quality control.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

High school diploma or GED, current TDSHS (TDH) certification. Must she proof of current certification and test scores.

Maintain necessary continuing education requirements per TDH.

Data entry experience and basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows helpful.

Any experience in EMS training and education a plus.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data and information. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to establish standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Requires the ability to apply principles of persuasion and/or influence.

Requires the ability to operate and control actions of equipment, machinery, tools and materials requiring complex and rapid adjustments.

Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory and design data and information, such as local, state, and federal laws, regulations, policies and procedures applicable to the operation of EMS programs.

Requires the ability to calculate decimals and percentages, perform mathematical operations with fractions, and compute ratio and proportions.

Requires the ability to apply principle of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions involving furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or scheduled form. Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

Requires the ability to exercise the judgment decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which are often characterized by frequent change.

Requires the ability to perform skilled coordinated movements, such as moving patients safely in awkward situations, lifting and operating EMS cots and/or backboards.

Physical Requirements:

Tasks involve the ability to exert very heavy physical effort in very heavy physical work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, crouching, and crawling. Lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of heavy objects and materials (100 pounds or over).

Sensory Requirements:

Some tasks require visual, odor, depth and sound perception and discrimination. Some tasks require oral communications ability.

Work Environment:

Heated/Cooled office, training facility, lockers, and sleeping quarters. Diesel powered ambulances. Possible exposure to weather, hazardous materials, or infectious pathogens associated with EMS duties.

Environmental Factors:

Tasks may risk exposure to extreme heat/cold or extreme weather conditions, strong odors and smoke, strong and/or toxic chemicals and dust or pollen.