Company: Acadian Ambulance Service
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: August 7, 2022
JOB SUMMARY:Provide appropriate, efficient and timely
pre-hospital basic life support care and transportation of the sick
and injured in accordance with local, state, national and Acadian
Ambulance standards of practice.
Ambulance; stretcher; folding stretcher; scoop stretcher; long and
short spine boards and KED; spinal immobilization equipment; radios
and computerized communications equipment; splinting devices;
suction devices; bandaging materials; oxygen bottles and tubings;
basic airway management devices; intravenous fluid therapy
equipment; fire extinguisher; simple extrication devices; simple
mechanics tools; blood pressure cuff and stethoscope; patient
restraints; simple traction devices; other medical and related
equipment items not specifically listed may be added as new items
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Except as specifically noted, the
following functions are considered essential to this position.
+ Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and
symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as
+ Administers prompt and efficient basic life support care within
the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with
approved protocols prior to and during transport.
+ Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the
+ Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the
ambulance to the medical facility.
+ Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient
care information to the receiving personnel at the destination.
+ Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS
run reports. Obtains and records non-medical patient information as
required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as
+ Conducts regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure
all equipment for which the EMT-Basic is responsible is present,
clean and in proper working order.
+ Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties
which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service.
+ Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance's basic life
support equipment and its proper use at all times.
+ Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper
maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to
supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required.
+ In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for the
use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to the
patient if necessary.
+ In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for
controlling the patient's surroundings in such a way as to minimize
further danger and control the actions of bystanders.
+ In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates /
drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following
company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the
occupants are not compromised.
+ Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic
+ Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.
+ Completes assigned station and station grounds duties.
+ Orders supplies and equipment from Central Supply to replenish
station and ambulance inventories as needed.
+ Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing,
interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required.
+ Completes all required company reports and logs and when
necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with
+ Approved Field Training Officer are responsible for precepting
EMT-Basic students as well as new employees as directed.
+ Must meet and fulfill the qualifications, requirements, functions
and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
These duties, responsibilities, requirements, and conditions are
not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include
other duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions.
Physical activities and the amount of time spent performing each
while on this job:
AMOUNT OF TIME
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
Talk or hear
Use hands to finger, handle or feel
Climb or balance
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Reach with hands and arms
Taste or smell
Weight lifting requirements and the amount of time spent lifting on
AMOUNT OF TIME
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
Up to 10 pounds
Up to 25 pounds
Up to 50 pounds
Up to 100 pounds
More than 100 pounds
Color Vision (Able to identify and distinguish colors.)
Distance Vision (Clear vision at 20 feet or more.)
Close Vision (Clear vision at 20 inches or less.)
Peripheral Vision (Able to observe areas that can be seen up and
down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given
Depth Perception (Able to judge distances and spatial
Focusing (Able to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp
Specific job duties which require the physical demands noted
Lifting of patient from beds or emergency scenes onto stretcher and
into ambulance; carrying of patients and equipment; climbing stairs
or steps; working in unusual geographic settings such as ditches,
hills, embankments, high elevations - natural or manmade; working
with small, delicate items such as oxygen tubings, bandaging
materials, IV setups when assisting advanced partners, medications,
etc.; visually assessing the safety and condition of the emergency
scene and the patient; verbally communicating with patients,
co-workers, medical personnel and the public either directly or
indirectly via electronic communication equipment; driving the
ambulance in emergency and non-emergency situations both short and
Specific situations that lead to environment conditions can
include: hazardous materials calls, electrical emergencies,
vehicular accidents, outdoor emergency settings, hurricanes,
tornadoes, industrial accidents, conditions affecting driving,
settings where heavy equipment such as extrication tools are in
Exposure to environmental conditions and the amount of time exposed
to each on this job:
AMOUNT OF TIME
Up to 1/3
1/3 to 2/3
Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)
Work near moving mechanical parts
Work in high, precarious places
Fumes or air borne particles
Toxic or caustic chemicals
Outdoor weather conditions
Extreme cold (non-weather)
Extreme heat (non-weather)
Risk of electrical shock
Work with explosives
Risk of radiation
Noise level associated with this job:
Moderate Noise (Examples: business office with typewriters and/or
computer printers, light traffic).
Loud Noise (Examples: metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving
Very Loud Noise (Examples: jack hammer work, front row at rock
+ High School Diploma or GED.
+ National and/or State certification as an Emergency Medical
Technician-Basic determined by appropriate state requirements.
+ Current CPR certification as established by the American Heart
+ Current and valid state-issued driver's license determined by
appropriate state requirements (equivalent of a Louisiana Class "D"
+ Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and
effectively with employees and managers. Must possess the ability
to write simple correspondence or reports. Must possess the ability
to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group
situations to other employees and/or managers.
+ Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational
procedures and safety policies.
+ Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse
+ Maintain social, ethical and organizational norms.
+ Achieve accomplishment of all task details, no matter how
+ Maintain good personal motivation; develop a sense of ownership
of job tasks and results.
+ Must have a sense of urgency for all work performed.
+ Must maintain professionalism and respect with patients,
co-workers, emergency service providers, healthcare workers and the
+ Orientation to job requirements.
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Alternate Job Title(s):
Acadian Ambulance Service
Performance Appraisal Type:
REPORTS TO: EMT-Intermediate EMT-Paramedic Operations Supervisor
Operations Manager Vice President of Operations
Keywords: Acadian Ambulance Service, New Orleans , EMT, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana
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