Saint Francois County Ambulance District (SFCAD) Employment Prerequisites
• Current Missouri Driver’s License
• Current Missouri EMT License
• Current American Heart Association BLS Provider Card
• Current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Provider Card
• Current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Provider Card
• Hazardous Material Awareness
• National Incident Management System Courses: IS100c, IS200c, IS700b, IS800c
SFCAD Position Description – Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
FLSA Code: Non-Exempt
POSITION PURPOSE AND SUMMARY
Under the supervisor, the ideal incumbent will perform duties associated with providing emergency medical care to the sick and injured in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Company policies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The incumbent must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, in a dignified and compassionate manner, including but not limited to:
- Responding to an emergency efficiently and promptly;
- Administering basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards, and in accordance with Company policies and guidelines;
- Assessing the nature and extent of injury or illness to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed;
- Treating patients at the scene, en route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and standards, and in accordance with Company policies, rules, and guidelines;
- Effectively communicating with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and/or to arrange reception of patients to the appropriate center;
- Maintaining order at scenes, including crowd disbursement and restraint of family and friends;
- Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion;
- Adhere to and follow all Policies and Procedures concerning safety and contamination by bloodborne pathogens; and
- Educate and /or train squad personnel, EMS trainees, and the public.
Job Responsibilities Related to Patient Privacy
- The incumbent is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the Company’s privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal [and state] law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider. Failure to comply with the Company’s Policies and Procedures on patient privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or membership or association with St. Francois County Ambulance District.
- The incumbent may access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that it is necessary to complete your job duties. The incumbent may only share such information with those who have a need to know specific patient information you have in your possession to complete their job responsibilities related to treatment, payment, or other Company operations.
- The incumbent is encouraged and expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding the Company’s Policies and Procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that policy to the designated Privacy Officer.
Additional Obligations and Skills
The incumbent must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a driver of ambulance equipment, including but not limited to:
- Promptly responding to instructions from a dispatcher and driving and operating specially equipped emergency vehicles to specified locations at a safe and controlled speed, in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards, and in accordance with Company policies, rules, and guidelines;
- Assuring that vehicles are in good working condition at all times, are properly maintained and stocked, have all the necessary equipment and that the equipment is in good working order at all times;
- Cleaning, organizing and restocking vehicles in a ready condition after each transport;
- Receiving and responding to requests for emergency ambulance service and other duties-related communication via two-way radio or other communication devices;
- Maintaining accurate records of ambulance equipment and other emergency equipment and/or personnel dispatched to each emergency and non-emergency request and other operation and administrative data as required to maintain the operational continuity of the Company and as directed by superiors;
- Properly document each transport on the approved Patient Care Report in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures;
- Handling telephone communications professionally and efficiently with careful regard to the divulgence of information respecting confidentiality requests at all times;
- Coordinating requests for non-emergency transports in accordance with the Company's non-emergency transport policies;
- Monitoring communication equipment to maintain contact with the dispatcher; and
- Maintaining apparatus and equipment in accordance with all policies, procedures, and directions.
The incumbent must perform routine tasks in and around the ambulance service building, including but not limited to:
- Checking, restocking, inventorying and cleaning any apparatus operated by the Company;
- Cleaning, doing dishes, emptying trash and other related duties in the station;
- Washing and drying personal protective equipment in heavy-duty washer and dryer;
- Representing the ambulance service while on duty at public service functions, expositions, and other public events; and
- Performing any other duty related to the Company as designated by the supervisor or Chief.
The incumbent must also:
- Be a team player, as EMS is a team effort, and providers must provide necessary assistance to ensure system sanitation, readiness, and adherence to quality assurance standards;
- Be flexible, as emergency services operate on a 24-hour clock; the incumbent's assigned work shift schedule may vary and the incumbent should be available to respond immediately for a call during the assigned work period, and the start and shift times may vary due to the nature of the business;
- Maintain a thorough working knowledge of local geography, which includes maps, streets, and grid book systems;
- Maintain a thorough working knowledge of applicable current standards of care, including equipment functions and uses;
- Assure that all certifications, licenses, and registrations are up-to-date; and
- Conduct him/herself in a courteous, helpful, dignified, and professional manner at all times when dealing with patients, co-workers, supervisors, and or the public.