Emergency Medical Technician

DeKalb County, GA
Full Time
Decatur, GA
$42,937 - $66,552 a year
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Salary Range: $42,937 - $66,552

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to respond to and assist on emergency and non-emergency medical calls, disasters, multi-casualty situations, fires and /or all other types of emergencies; and treat illnesses and injuries of adult and pediatric patients, often under stressful and hazardous conditions, while operating under a complex system of standing orders.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates emergency vehicle to and from the scene to facilitate the transport of sick and injured patients to the appropriate facility, in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.

Evaluates the incident scene upon arrival and identifies dangerous conditions and hazards in order to ensure the safety of the crew and patient(s).

Assists with patient assessment and examination; triages patients; accordingly, initiates the appropriate medical care; and evaluates the need for additional resources.

Administers approved drugs per patient care protocol within EMT’s scope of practice.

Assesses treatment effects; relays and communicates patient’s condition and complete medical information to emergency medical dispatch, hospitals and physicians via radio and telephone; and provides emergency and non-emergency transport of sick or injured persons as necessary.

Assists fire rescue personnel with various types of rescue operations.

Completes and prepares a variety of forms, logs, records, reports and other documentation associated with responsibilites of the position; and maintains administrative records and files.

Maintains ambulance inventory through regular checks to ensure adequate supplies aboard vehicle, including supplies in drug and IV boxes; ensures security of drug box, inventory, and records; and transports bio-hazardous waste to the emergency rooms for disposal.

Performs daily checks and scheduled inspections to ensure proper functioning of communications equipment, medical equipment, and vehicles.

Maintains current certifications as required by attending re-certification and and required trainings.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED requried and one year experience as an EMT preferred.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain c urrent State of Georgia certification as an EMT B or A, and current BLS/CPR and Infection Control certificates. May be required to obtain and maintain additional certifications as deemed necessary by Fire Rescue career path.

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