Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides and directs fast, efficient Basic Life Support to the ill and injured utilizing all basic and abilities and techniques, including but not limited to the placement of airway adjuncts, and AED use including defibrillation;
- Recognizes and understands a medical emergency and makes reasonable and acceptable differential diagnosis;
- Performs critical physical examinations;
- Understands and anticipates potentially life-threatening presentation of non-cardiac emergencies and institutes appropriate emergency therapy where essential for the preservation of life;
- Deals with medical and emotional needs of any victim of acute illness or injury with the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity
- Responsible for managing and directing all first responders at the scene of a medical emergency;
- Responsible for quality patient-care as established by the Company;
- Files standardized reports of patient information and care for the use of receiving hospital and administration, including nature of request for aid, pertinent past history, therapy provided diagnosis, disposition and sufficient patient information for billing purposes;
- Transports the ill and injured to institutions of medical care;
- Operates emergency vehicles in a safe manner under all conditions;
- Cleans and maintains equipment;
- Properly completes medical information forms for administrative use;
- Maintains strict compliance with all Pafford Policies & Procedures.
- Maintains strict compliance with all rules and regulations set forth by the state and federal programs.
- May perform related duties or task as assigned.
Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED Required, Associates Degree or advanced degree preferred
- Must possess and maintain unrestricted EMR Certification
- Must possess and maintain CPR for the Health Care Provider (AHA, ASHI, ECSI)
- Must possess and maintain unrestricted state driver’s license.
- Certification in ICS 100 & 200; 300 & 400 preferred but not required;
- Certification in FEMA IS-800;
- Must have completed CEVO or EVOC upon date of hire
- Proficient knowledge of the street systems, addresses and physical layout of the area, and of the rescue equipment and the emergency medical equipment used on the ambulance.
- Ability to perform technical medical skills with a high degree of accuracy;
- Ability to understand and effectively deals with emotional and medical needs of victims of injuries, acute illnesses, or psychological emergencies;
- Ability to maintain a professional and objective approach to the care of ill or injured persons;
- Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
- Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices.
- Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
- Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 150 lbs.
- Work may require sitting, near vision use for reading, computer use and technical procedures, lifting, stooping, bending, stretching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, and other physical exertion.
- Must be able to talk, listen and speak clearly in person, on two-way radios and telephone.
- Must possess visual acuity to operate a computer terminal, operate a motor vehicle (day and night), and read.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified.