Saint Francois County Ambulance District Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Job Application

Saint Francois County Ambulance District (SFCAD) Employment Prerequisites
An Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic:
Current Missouri Driver’s License
Current Missouri EMT License
Current American Heart Association BLS Provider Card
Hazardous Material Awareness
National Incident Management System Courses: IS100c, IS200c, IS700b, IS800c

SFCAD Position Description – Emergency Medical Technician

FLSA Code: Non-Exempt
Under the ambulance captain and St. Francois County Ambulance District officers, the ideal Emergency Medical Technician (“incumbent”) will perform duties associated with providing rescue services and emergency medical care to the sick and injured in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and St. Francois County Ambulance District policies.
The incumbent must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of an emergency medical technician and rescuer, in a dignified and compassionate manner, including:
  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, 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;
  • Assessing the nature and extent of injury or illness to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed;
  • Rescuing and extricating victims of accidents, sudden illness or entrapment using proper rescue and medical techniques;
  • Treating patients at the scene, en route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with federal, state, local, laws, regulations, and standards;
  • 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; and
  • Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion.
The incumbent must perform all job responsibilities in a manner that protects 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.
  • The incumbent is expected to actively participate in Company privacy training and is required to communicate privacy Policy information to coworkers, students, patients, and others in accordance with Company Policy.
The incumbent must possess and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a driver of ambulance equipment, including:
  • 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, local law, regulations, and standards;
  • Assuring that vehicles are in good working condition at all times, are properly maintained and stocked, have all the necessary equipment and this equipment is in good working order at all times;
  • Cleaning, organizing and restocking vehicles in a ready condition after each transport;
  • Receiving requests for emergency and non-emergency ambulance service and other duties-related communication via two-way radio and 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 St. Francois County Ambulance District and as directed by superiors;
  • Handling telephone communications professionally and efficiently with careful regard to the divulgence of information;
  • Coordinating requests for non-emergency transports in accordance with the non-emergency transport policies;
  • Monitoring communication equipment to maintain contact with the dispatcher;
  • Performing rescue operations, and Maintaining apparatus and equipment.
The incumbent must perform routine tasks in and around the ambulance service building, including:
  • Checking, restocking, inventorying and cleaning any apparatus operated by St. Francois County Ambulance District;
  • Cleaning, doing dishes, emptying trash and other related duties in the fire station;
  • Washing and drying towels, coveralls, and other laundry in the provided heavy-duty washing equipment;
Educational Requirements
The incumbent must have a minimum of either a high school diploma or a GED as evidence of completion of high school education and must have and maintain current state emergency medical technician and/or paramedic certification (license, if applicable).

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
The incumbent must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, current state EMT or Paramedic certification (license, if applicable), American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or American Heart Association BCLS certification, EVOC/EVDT certification, Hazardous Materials Operations, and other certifications as required.

Minimum Experience, Abilities Required And Special Requirements
This position requires one year of experience in the field of rescue and emergency medical services. Additionally, the incumbent must possess a basic working knowledge of an IBM-compatible computer, and be able to enter necessary data into a computer.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The position requires significant physical strength and dexterity and the ability to function in very adverse environments with exposure to numerous safety risks typically found at emergency scenes.