Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic
General Definition of Work
Performs regular intermediate and occasional difficult skilled human support work rescuing and transporting the sick and the injured and administering emergency medical care at the paramedic level, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the limited supervision of the EMS Lieutenant.
Responds to emergency calls; drives equipment and administers first aid; transports victims to emergency care facilities; serves as ambulance crew leader and oversees the services provided by subordinates.
Responds to cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neurological, toxicological, and traumatic calls or other conditions which might require advanced life support.
Provides emergency medical care in accordance with established guidelines and written verbal instructions from physicians.
Determines extent of illness or injury and establishes priorities for required care. Transmits vital patient information and telemetry data to receiving medical care facility.
Treatment techniques include airway management, IV therapy, drug administration, cardiac monitoring and defibrillating and electrocardiogram acquisition and strip interpretation.
Inspects advanced life support and telemetry equipment daily and ensures proper maintenance and operating conditions and inventories supplies.
Assists in cleaning and maintaining vehicle and equipment.
Assists with housekeeping, station maintenance and routine office tasks. Participates in Community Risk Reduction and Community Outreach activities.
Participates in continuing training and instruction program by individual study of technical material and attendance at scheduled drill and classes.
Performs the duties of a firefighter as needed or required.