The primary responsibility of Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) is to transport patients who require wheelchairs, stretchers, and ambulatory assistance to their non-emergency medical appointments. Such a job demands the professional to safely and promptly transport the passengers to the doctor’s office, dialysis centers, care facilities, private residences, and other destinations.
The general functions of an EMT include the following:
- Has the skills to safely operate emergency vehicles
- Can transfer patients from facilities to their place of residence
- Knows how to lift, carry, and move incapacitated patients safely
- Can render emergency medical treatment and on-site first aid response
- Knows how to communicate with other medical practitioners to obtain necessary information and arrange the reception of the patient
- Can extract the necessary information from all the people involved
- Knows how to conduct artificial resuscitation, administer oxygen, and perform basic life support
- Is responsible for driving specialized emergency vehicles in different terrains, maintaining the cleanliness and sanitation of the vehicles, and replenishing medical supplies, fluids, and fuel.
We expect our professionals to adopt the following practices:
- Wear an appropriate uniform and look professional whenever at work
- Arrive at the base station on time and immediately contact dispatch for instructions
- Conduct a Rig check for safety concerns
- Use the downtime for performing daily chores, such as maintaining the cleanliness of the base and the vehicles
- Complete and submit the necessary paperwork after every transport
- Monitor the inventory and notify the supervisor whenever restocking is necessary
- Check all equipment to ensure they are still working
- Sanitize transport equipment every after transport
- Update the communication board regularly
- Follows end-of-shift tasks such as cleaning and sterilizing the vehicle and equipment for the next crew
- Fills the rig with gas or diesel at the end of every shift
- Leave the vehicle keys for the next crew to use
- Complete every task assigned during that shift
This position requires the following:
- A high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED)
- A medical examiner’s certification (DL 51)
- A California driver’s license and ambulance driver’s license
- California State EMT credentials
- The American Heart Association’s BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers Card
- Updated record of immunizations
- A clean driving record
This position requires the following skills and abilities:
- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Promising skills in customer service
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
- The characteristics of a team player
This position has the following physical demands:
- This position requires the employee to have good hearing and communication skills.
- The employee frequently must be able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, and reach objects with hands and arms.
- The job requires physical strength, balance, and hand-eye coordination.
- The candidate must have the capacity to lift and carry objects or a person weighing up to 100 pounds without assistance.
- The job demands professional work under high demands and stress.