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Provides medical care including evaluation, treatment, and stabilization to the ill and injured.
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:
An Advanced EMT (AEMT) is distinguished in the amount of education/training received and the scope of support they can provide. An AEMT has certification and/or licensure as an Advanced EMT and provides intermediate-level life support under the direction of a paramedic.
- Provides efficient and effective medical care to the ill and injured;
- Operates emergency vehicles and transports patients to the appropriate medical facility;
- Maintains communication with necessary parties including dispatch, hospital, police and fire personnel;
- Maintains Patient Care Reports, files and forms;
- Maintains records of vehicles, supplies, training and daily work;
- Cleans and maintains equipment, vehicles and living quarters;
- Performs advanced techniques and procedures within the scope of practice.
- Assists with technical rescues;
- Performs other related functions as assigned.
- Must possess and maintain appropriate State Licensure as an EMT or AEMT;
- Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification;
- Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license;
- Knowledge of the street systems, addresses and physical layout of Ada County;
- Knowledge of rescue and emergency medical equipment;
- Ability to perform technical medical skills with a high degree of accuracy;
- Ability to understand and effectively deal with emotional and medical needs of patients;
- Ability to maintain a professional and objective approach to the care of ill or injured persons;
- Ability to learn new concepts in rescue techniques, medical skills and in pre-hospital care;
- Ability to perform basic maintenance of rescue and medical equipment;
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions and orders;
- Ability to maintain a professional attitude when representing the Department;
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships;
- Ability to safely drive and operate emergency vehicles;
- Ability to work twelve or twenty-four (12 or 24) hour shifts;
- Regular and punctual attendance is required to ensure timely and quality emergency response services.
- This position has been designated safety sensitive and therefore the incumbent is subject to random drug testing;
- The incumbent will be issued and must wear Department uniforms while on duty and be responsible for the maintenance and cleaning of both dress and safety uniforms, as well as all issued equipment;
- Required to carry a Department issued pager order to receive immediate notification of a disaster or multiple casualty incidents.
Work Environment & Physical Demands
- The incumbent is required to operate emergency medical vehicles, move medical equipment and extract injured persons from a wide variety of situations involving vehicular, industrial and residential accidents, injuries or illness;
- At times the work requires movement over various types of terrain (hilly, steep, rocky, rough, and/or wet/slippery surfaces);
- The incumbent at all times must be able to carry or help carry someone from the site of the illness or injury to the mode of transportation (vehicle/helicopter) and attend to the patient while in transport;
- Must be able to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance);
- The incumbent must see, hear and communicate with the patient in order to perform a physical assessment;
- Work is typically performed in 24-hour shifts or combination of 12 and 24 hour shifts for a total of 48 hours per week.