Location
Job Title
EMT - The Bronx
Employer
Richmond County Ambulance Service
Status
Full-Time
Posted
1 week ago
(10/09/2018)
Last Updated
1 week ago
(10/09/2018)
Application Closes
01/07/2019
Keywords
EMT
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EMT - The Bronx

Job Description

GENERAL 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 injury.
  • Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
  • Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care.
  • Provides additional emergency care following established protocols.
  • 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 be transported.
  • 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 facility.
  • 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 scene.
  • Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste.
  • Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines/policies.
  • 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 techniques.
  • 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 childbirth.
  • Must be able to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
  • Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state or local protocol.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED:

  1. Must be able to lift a minimum of 250 pounds with assistance from one other qualified individual.
  2. Must be able to lift and move a 50-75 lb. ambulance stretcher with the help of one qualified individual.
  3. 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 stretcher. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  1. Must be adaptive to work in all types of weather conditions, including, but not limited to, rain, snow, heat, etc.
  2. 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 harm
 B.  exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Minimum Education:  Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.  Where applicable and as required must maintain Continuing Education.
  • Contact With Others:  Co-workers, clients, patients and families, medical personnel.  Must be able to write, read and speak English fluently.
  • 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.