EMT-B , Ohio

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Employer: LifeCare Ambulance
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Closed date: 10/01/2015


Job Description

The EMT’s job function is to transport sick and injured persons by ambulance in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort and to administer Basic Life Support level pre-hospital care and treatment within the limits defined by the State of Ohio law and LifeCare Medical Director. The "Emergency Medical Technician" job classification duties and responsibilities are adopted into the "Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate" job.

Section 1: Patient Care Responsibilities
a) Determines the nature and extent of illness and injury and establishes priority for required pre-hospital emergency care
b) Administers proper pre-hospital treatment to the patient at the scene and enroute to the hospital
c) Provides appropriate airway management to patients
d) Provides cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients

e) Provides appropriate treatment for control of hemorrhage and shock
f) Provides appropriate management for immobilization of suspected fractures and dislocations
g) Provides appropriate dressings and bandages for wound care
h) Provides appropriate assistance in immediate childbirth delivery, cares for newborn infants
i) Provides immediate initial treatment to poison and burn patients
j) Provides appropriate oxygen therapy to patients
k) Provides assistance to the Paramedic by having the knowledge and ability to set up the heart monitor, IV lines/supplies, and intubation equipment
l) Every crew member is equally responsible for proper disposal and/or cleaning of contaminated material
m) Provides care that is observant and responsive to patient needs as they arise

Section 2: EMT-Intermediate Level Skills
a) Ability to perform all EMT-Basic Level skills as described in Section 3
b) IV establishment and maintenance
c) Ability to use and apply EKG monitoring
d) Ability to determine need for BLS vs. ALS care and transfer care to Paramedic as regulated by Local adopted protocols in addition to State Scope of Practice

Section 3: EMT-Basic Level Skills
a) Taking of vital signs and patient history
b) Performing a primary and secondary patient exam
c) Administering oxygen
d) Performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in accordance with current protocols
e) Applying bandages, dressings, and other wound care as needed
f) Splinting of suspected fractures/dislocations appropriately
g) Insertion of nasal, oral, and esophageal airways
h) Nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal suctioning
i) Proper “situational” patient movement and extrication
j) Set up of heart monitor, IV line, and intubation equipment
k) Written and verbal communications both inter-service and hospital
l) Emergency and defensive driving skills
m) Scene control under direction of the paramedic
n) Use of Automated Defibrillator

Section 4: Duties and Other Responsibilities
a) Responds to all ambulance calls efficiently and rapidly within local traffic law guidelines
b) Ability to operate an emergency vehicle in a safe and controlled manner
c) Knowledge of all streets in the service area and ability to choose the best route to the scene and to the hospital, considering road conditions, and patient comfort
d) Knowledge of all traffic regulations and speed limits
e) Assures vehicles are completely stocked with available supplies and that equipment is in good working order, both before and after an ambulance call
f) Completes patient insurance forms and/or other forms as may be necessary on all ambulance calls
g) Maintains good relations and communications with the LifeCare staff, public safety services, as well as hospital personnel and the general public
h) Work cooperatively with all field , supervisory, and office personnel
i) Adheres to all rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and orders as written in the LifeCare rules and regulations manual or as given by a Supervisor
j) Maintains both vehicles and duty stations in a state of order, adhering to safety and OSHA regulations, sanitation, and housekeeping regulations
k) Attends continuing education sessions and meeting concerning LifeCare
l) Performs other job related duties as may be assigned or required to allow for the smooth and efficient operation of the LifeCare system

Section 5: Special Demands
Display tact and sympathy in dealing with a wide variety of patients and family members, many of whom are in disturbed condition. Show a willingness to assist a patient under less than desirable circumstances. Display initiative and judgment in transporting patients, administering Prehospital care, and operating a motor vehicle. Work under general supervisor performing tasks that are standardized but which require occasional independent decisions.

Section 6: EMT-Intermediate Qualifications
a) Must be currently licensed in the State of Ohio at the EMT-Intermediate Level
b) Must have a current Basic Life Support certificate from the American Heart Association
c) Must be knowledgeable regarding the State of Ohio’s laws regarding the functioning of EMT-Intermediate
d) Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license, must have maintained a driver’s license for at least the previous two years and must keep a clean driving record. Any points against license must be reported and could be due cause for dismissal. All employees must also meet all requirements imposed by the state and federal governments with respect to individuals involved with medical transportation. All employees must meet all requirements of LifeCare’s insurance provider.
e) Must physically be able to fulfill the role of EMT-Intermediate, with or without a reasonable accommodation, which includes, but is not limited to, lifting and moving patients weighing up to 150 lbs without assistance and up to 300 lbs with the assistance of one other crew member.
f) Suggested to have 1-2 years previous experience with a first response Emergency Medical Service.



Section 7: EMT-Basic Qualifications
a) Must be currently licensed in the State of Ohio
b) Must have a current Basic Life Support certificate from the American Heart Association
c) Must be knowledgeable regarding the State of Ohio’s laws regarding the functioning of EMT-Basic’s
d) Must be able to pass a written, oral, and practical EMT level examination administrated by the LifeCare educational section
e) Must have a valid State of Ohio driver’s license, must have maintained a driver’s license for at least the previous two years and must keep a clean driving record. Any points against license must be reported and could be due cause for dismissal. All employees must also meet all requirements imposed by the state and federal governments with respect to individuals involved with medical transportation . All employees must meet all requirements of LifeCare’s insurance provider
f) Must physically be able to fulfill the role of EMT-Basic, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with includes, but is not limited to, lifting and moving patients weighing up to 150 lbs without assistance and up to 300 lbs with the assistance of one other crew member

Job Requirements
Education EMT B Certification
Additional Requirement :
Valid Drivers License


Contact Information
alundberg@lifecareambulance.com
LifeCare Ambulance
640 Cleveland Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035
ph: (440)365-1131



How To Apply
Please visit our website, www.lifecareambulance.com, to complete an application or stop by our office Monday- Friday 8am-5pm to complete a paper application.
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