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.
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
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.
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).
Some tasks require visual, odor, depth and sound perception and discrimination.
Some tasks require oral communications ability.
Heated/Cooled office, training facility, lockers, and sleeping quarters.
Diesel powered ambulances. Possible exposure to weather, hazardous materials, or infectious pathogens associated with EMS
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.