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Company: Mohawk Ambulance Service
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Job Description:

Employees in this job role serve as representatives for the company in a variety of roles and situations.
This work requires knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations that affect the company's operations. These policies and procedures may exist in the form of formal written guidance or through reasonable familiarity with the common practice that exists in a particular operational area.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the Assign and essential functions.

  • Arrive punctually, fit, and ready for work in company approved uniform void of issues related to inadequate rest, current illness, injury, or impairment by any medication or other substance.
  • Responds to calls when dispatched. Reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site using most expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions. Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
  • Account for and inspect vehicle, equipment, and supplies. Resolve any vehicle, equipment, and supplies issues, within their capability. Report all vehicles, equipment, and/or supplies issues and current state of resolution.
  • Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures. Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient, assesses extent of injury or illness. Extricates patient from entrapment.
  • Deal with sensitive information in a discreet and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance or services as necessary.
  • Determines nature of illness or injury.
  • Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
  • Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care.
  • Provides additional emergency care following established protocols.
  • Assesses and monitors vital signs and general appearance of patient for change.
  • Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for emergency care using established criteria.
  • Reassures patient, family members and bystanders.
  • Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient onto the ambulance.
  • Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste. Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will be transported. Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing medical care as necessary enroute.
  • Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility. Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and carries out medical control orders as appropriate. Assists in moving patient from ambulance to medical facility.
  • Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's emergency and care provided (including written report(s) and care provided by Certifies First Responders prior to EMT-B/AEMT arrival on scene) to emergency department staff and assists staff as required.
  • Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene.
  • Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste. Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines. Checks all equipment for future readiness. Maintains ambulance in operable condition. Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its equipment and supplies. Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable fluid, fuel and air pressure levels.
  • Perform work as assigned by Communications, Operations Management or Administrative Management.
  • Customarily function as a medical technician to direct, provide, or otherwise facilitate high-quality patient care.
  • As delegated or requested by the on-duty Operations Management or Administrative Management, perform other job functions as appropriate.
  • Promote a culture of safety for all employees, patients, and stakeholders by adhering to workplace safety policies; observe, correct, and report safety concerns and deficiencies to the on-duty Shift Leader.
  • Adhere to company, regional, and state policy while performing any/all work.

    Representative Duties
    In addition to the essential functions of the role, the following are provided as representative duties performed by the Medical Technician.

    • Relay operational issues regarding their crew, vehicle, equipment, and supplies to the Shift Leader.
    • Receive complaints from other agencies, facility staff, patients, families, and others affected by the company's EMS operations, and immediately notify the on-duty Shift Leader.



    • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

      • Complete the Application for Emergency Medical Services Certification (DOH-65), including affirmation regarding criminal convictions.
      • Successfully complete an approved New York State EMT-B or AEMT course.
      • Achieve a passing score on the practical and written certification examinations.
      • Must be at least 18 years of age by the end of the month in which they are scheduled to take the written certification examination.
      • Knowledge and Skills required show need for high school or equivalent education
      • Ability to communicate effectively via telephone and radio equipment
      • Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 lbs. with assistance)
      • Ability to interpret oral, written and diagnostic form instructions
      • Ability to use good judgement and remain calm in high stress situations
      • Ability to be unaffected by loud noises and flashing lights
      • Ability to function effectively without interruption throughout an entire work shift.
      • Ability to calculate weight and volume ratios
      • Ability to read English language, manuals and road maps
      • Ability to accurately discern street signs and addresses
      • Ability to interview patients, patient family members and bystanders
      • Ability to document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such
      • Ability to converse in English, with coworkers and hospital staff with regard to status of the patient
      • Possesses good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
      • Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
      • Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
      • Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces.
      • Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions.
      • General knowledge of company operational policies.
      • General knowledge of principles of Emergency Medical Services operations.
      • General knowledge of ALS and BLS equipment carried on the company's EMS units.
      • General knowledge of documentation requirements and additional forms related to insurance and billing.

        Minimum Qualifications

        • Must currently be certified by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services as an EMT or higher.
        • Must demonstrate competency in assessment of patient, handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and techniques.
        • Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non-invasive treatment of hypoperfusion, stabilize/immobilize injured bones and spine, and manage environmental emergencies and emergency childbirth.
        • Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator.
        • Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or administer emergency medications as described in state and local protocol.

          Preferred Qualifications
          Must possess and maintain Class "D" New York State Driver License or higher or analogous equivalent from another jurisdiction without record of suspension or revocation in any State.

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