EMT Basic: Full Time, Part Time, PRN
Company: A-MMED Ambulance Inc
Posted on: August 8, 2022
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Moving into our 26th year serving the greater New Orleans region,
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The EMT-B provides pre-hospital care and transportation of the sick
and injured per A-MED Ambulance protocols and standards of
The EMT-B must currently be both registered with the National
Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians and licensed with the
State of Louisiana as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. The
EMT-B must have a current Jefferson Parish and City of New Orleans
EMT permit. EMT-B must also have a valid Louisiana driver's
license, Class D, and meet all criteria as set forth by our vehicle
insurance carrier. The EMT-B must have current training and
completion cards for Defensive Driving, Awareness Level of
Hazardous Materials, and Health Care Provider CPR. These permits,
licenses, certifications, and training must be maintained and kept
current and valid at all times while employed in this capacity.
Heavy and strenuous. EMT-B must be able to lift and carry a patient
and stretcher up and down several flights of stairs with small
landings, which requires proper lifting techniques, and proper body
mechanics. The EMT-B must be able to carry equipment and travel on
foot for several hundred yards.
Manual and finger dexterity are necessary to reach for, handle,
lift, and carry supplies, equipment, and patients. Talking and
hearing ability is necessary to interact and communicate with
dispatchers on the radio, patients on the scene of an accident or
sudden illness, other public safety members on the scene of an
incident which often presents itself in an unsafe and hazardous
manner where immediate communications with the on-scene personnel
are imperative. Visual activity is required for observation of the
patient, inspection of the scene, and to safely drive the
Heavy and exacting. Must use good judgment when establishing
priorities in caring for patients of all ages. Must be able to
diagnose and treat patients correctly in critical settings with
limited resources. Must decide who will be treated first in
multiple critical patient situations. Must decide how much
treatment to render when other calls are waiting to be
Numerical ability is necessary to measure and calculate medication
dosages. Motor coordination is necessary to be able to operate the
ambulance safely when driving on an emergency run. Reading ability
is required to properly interpret the information the EMT is
exposed to during the course of performing his/her duties (i.e.,
driving, using computer, medications, etc.).
PURPOSE OF JOB:
The EMT-B will provide the highest quality Basic Life Support in a
pre-hospital setting and augments the various hospital emergency
department staffs in the emergency care of the sick and the
injured. EMT-B is a professional, pre-hospital emergency care
specialist who provides assessment and treatment to patients of all
ages in an innumerable variety of environmentally uncontrolled
settings in which injury and permanent disability to the EMT-B are
possible. EMT-B supervises other emergency services personnel who
may be present at the scene providing the patients care. As
appropriate, the EMT-B takes histories, performs physical exams,
controls bleeding. provides airway control, restores and maintains
circulation, and provides care consistent with the general standard
of care under the authority of then service medical director and /
or the medical control physician according to the treatment
protocols as issued and approved by the Jefferson and Orleans
Parishes medical societies. EMT-B both at the scene and during
transportation has the ultimate authority consistent with these
guidelines. The EMT-B assists in the emergency departments with
emergency care as required, but does not supersede others in the
Excellent to poor:
The EMT-B must be able to work in either a well lighted and
properly equipped ambulance or inadequately lighted space with no
back up equipment or personnel. They must be able to work in the
presence of visitors and bystanders with the possibility of
shouting and uncontrolled patient setting. Must be able to perform
in all temperatures and climates.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases before their detection.
Possible exposure to body fluid/blood borne pathogens. Vehicle
accidents with various leaking fuels, unknown cargos, downed power
lines, and unsteady vehicles. Violent patients with knives, guns,
clubs, or other weapons. Police shootings with hostile crowds
present. Toxic chemical spills / incidents. Radiation emergencies.
Excessive noise levels. Working in traffic on limited access
roadways. Boat, plane, train, and vehicle accidents involving
extrication. Potential involvement in vehicle accidents with the
IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Error can result in morbidity or
DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHER PERSONNEL:
At the scene and in the ambulance, the EMT-B supervises police
officers, fire personnel, bystanders, observers, other EMT's,
physicians, nurses, and co-workers in providing pre-hospital care
and treatment to the patient.
Has frequent close contact with patients and family members of all
ages in settings outside of the hospital and the emergency
department. Their major function is to care for, observe, and
interpret the condition of an unspecified number of patients of all
ages and to execute for them prescribed procedures, treatments,
therapy, and other necessary actions.
Must be able to interact favorably with nurses, physicians,
emergency department and other hospital staff, family members,
crowds in places of public assembly, and police, fire, and other
emergency services personnel. Must frequently apply the ability to
influence and motivate others to obtain willing acceptance,
consent, and actions.
REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor, Director of Operations
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