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
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.
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:
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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