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Advanced EMT
Nov. 4, 2019
Acadian Ambulance Service

JOB SUMMARY:     Provide appropriate, efficient and timely pre-hospital advanced and basic life support care and transportation of the sick and injured in accordance with local, state, national and Acadian Ambulance standards of practice.

REPORTS TO:         EMT-Paramedic         

Operations Supervisor/Coordinator

Operations Manager

Director of Operations

Regional Vice President

EQUIPMENT:          Ambulance; stretcher; folding stretcher; scoop stretcher; long spine boards and KED; spinal immobilization equipment; radios and computerized communications equipment; splinting devices; suction devices; bandaging materials; oxygen bottles and tubings; basic and advanced airway management devices ; intravenous fluid therapy equipment; fire extinguisher; simple extrication devices; simple mechanics tools; blood pressure cuff and stethoscope; patient restraints; simple traction devices; other medical and related equipment items not specifically listed may be added as new items are introduced.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, skills or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a general description of the essential duties and requirements common to positions of this type and may be subject to change.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as
  2. Administers prompt and efficient basic and advanced life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during
  3. Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the
  4. Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the ambulance to the medical
  5. Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the
  6. Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS run Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as required
  7. Conducts regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the EMT is responsible is present, clean and in proper working order.
  8. Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in
  9. Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance's basic life support equipment and its proper use at all times.
  10. Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to supervisors and other ambulance personnel as
  11. In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for the use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to the patient if
  12. In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for controlling the patient's surroundings in such a way as to minimize further danger and control the actions of bystanders.
  13. In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates _I _drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the occupants are not
  14. Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic communications
  15. Attends all mandatory meetings as
  16. Completes assigned station and station grounds
  17. Orders supplies and equipment from Central Supply to replenish station and ambulance inventories as needed.
  18. Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing, interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required.
  19. Completes all required company reports and logs and when necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with the
  20. If an approved preceptor, responsible for precepting new employees as
  21. If an approved preceptor, responsible for precepting EMT students as directed
  22. Must meet and  fulfill  the  qualifications,  requirements,  functions  and  responsibilities  of  the Emergency Medical Technician
  23. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. High School Diploma or
  2. National and/or State certification as an Advanced EMT determined by appropriate state requirements.
  3. Current CPR certification as established by the American Heart
  4. Current and valid state-issued driver's license determined by appropriate state requirements (equivalent of a Louisiana Class "D" driver's license).
  5. Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and Must possess the ability to write simple correspondence or reports. Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers.
  6. Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures and safety
  7. Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse



  1. Maintain social, ethical and organizational norms.
  2. Maintain good personal motivation; develop a sense of ownership of job tasks and results.
  3. Must have a sense of urgency for all work performed.
  4. Ability to work under the pressure of meeting strict deadlines.
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


  1. Orientation to job requirements




Physical Abilities: Must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements, including without limitation, lifting and moving of heavy equipment and patients in a variety of environmental and dangerous conditions, perform CPR and other lifesaving maneuvers. Water rescues may require the ability to swim at basic survival levels, and other exhaustive physical demands in emergent situations.

Unimpaired Mobility: Must be able to respond quickly to ambulance calls, must physically be able to access patients located in difficult terrain and dangerous environments and locations, must be able to climb stairs and other structures, must be able to work without limitation in close and dangerous environments, such as damaged vehicles and structures on fire, must be able to carry heavy equipment and patients.


Fine Motor Skills: Must be able to perform required medical skills and techniques, including without limitation bandaging, splinting, establishing an IV, performing advanced airway techniques, and defibrillation.

Vision: Must have correctable vision that permits the safe operation of emergency vehicles, the reading of gauges, fine print and figures associated with emergent medical care and treatment; and color acuity to differentiate varying colors that may be necessary in providing emergency care and treatment.

Hearing: Must be able to hear sufficiently to obtain information provided by patients, family members, bystanders, medical professionals and other emergency personnel; and adequate hearing necessary to provide emergency care and treatment in active, distracting environments.

Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions. Must be able to verbally communicate in stressful and distracting environments with patients, family members, medical professionals and other emergency personnel.



Physical activities and the amount of time spent performing each while on this job:

Weight lifting requirements and the amount of time spent lifting on this job:


Vision requirements:


Specific job duties which require the physical demands noted above:

Lifting of patient from beds or emergency scenes onto stretcher and into ambulance; carrying of patients and equipment; climbing stairs or steps; working in unusual geographic settings such as ditches, hills, embankments, high elevations - natural or manmade; working with small, delicate items such as oxygen tubings, bandaging materials, _IV _setups, medications, etc.; visually assessing the safety and condition of the emergency scene and the patient; verbally communicating with patients, co-workers, medical personnel and the public either directly or indirectly via electronic communication equipment; driving the ambulance in emergency and non-emergency situations both short and long distances.



Specific situations that lead to environment conditions can include: hazardous materials, electrical emergencies, vehicular accidents, outdoor emergency settings, hurricanes, tornadoes, industrial accidents, conditions affecting driving, settings where heavy equipment such as extrication tools are in use, etc.

Exposure to environmental conditions and the amount of time exposed to each on this job:


Noise level associated with this job:

____        Moderate Noise (Ex:  business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic).

X         Loud Noise (Ex:  metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving equipment).

___      Very Loud Noise (Ex:  jack hammer work, front row at rock concert).


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