Responds to emergency care and rescue involving potential loss of life or bodily injury; maintains control, manages and directs or assists with patient care at the scene of a pre-hospital emergency. Applies cardiopulmonary resuscitation per American Heart Association standards and performs other basic emergency medical procedures. Drives and manages the ambulance vehicle while on duty, operates ambulance in a safe manner while responding to the scene, and during the transport of patients.
MAJOR JOB ACTIVITIES:
1. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care.
2. Based on assessment findings, renders emergency medical care to adult, infant, and child medical and trauma patients.
3. Duties include but are not limited to:
• Opening and maintaining an airway, including patient ventilation
• Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators.
4. Provide prehospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as controlling hemorrhage,
treatment of shock (hypoperfusion), bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful, swollen, and deformed extremities.
5. Determines within reasonable parameters illness complaint and triages to proper transport category
6. Searches for medical identification emblem as a clue in providing emergency care.
7. Responsible for administration of EMT level drugs such as: oxygen, oral glucose, aspirin, patient assisted medications, and activated charcoal.
8. Understands and can implement a standardized triage program such as START Triage
9. Transport urgent patients to hospital in safest manner possible.
10. While on duty shall perform a vehicle check, ensure ambulance is fueled and serviced, performs minor maintenance and
repairs as indicated, and immediately report damages/malfunctions.
MATERIAL & EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED:
Basic ambulance medical equipment
Work is generally conducted in an in area with a mild exposure to extreme climatic conditions. Working in a military environment brings the potential for exposure to physical, chemical or biological agents. Employee use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required in certain areas, but not on a daily basis. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, vision and hearing protective devices. Must comply with OSHA, EPA, and Fire Regulations and published company work rules.
Physical requirements include lifting, climbing, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts that are normally required in emergency medical services. In addition, visual acuity, hearing and speaking requirements would be considered.