Alachua County, Florida
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On-Call Emergency Medical Technician/Driver 40
at Alachua County, Florida
- Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from high school or equivalent. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required prior to employment.
Upon submission of application, proof of the following must be provided:
1. Current State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate.
2. Completion of a minimum certified sixteen (16) hour emergency driving course.
3. A valid State of Florida driver's license; free from moving violation citations for a period of not less than six (6) months preceding employment; and within the past three (3) years applicant must have had no convictions for reckless driving, or driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, and must not have had a driver's license suspended pursuant to Florida law.
4. Certification by the Alachua County Medical Director is required and must be maintained as a condition of employment.
5. Successful applicants must meet all requirements for Drivers as listed in Florida Statutes 401.281.
- Position Summary
This is responsible technical work in the Department of Public Safety operating an ambulance.
An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for safely transporting a crew and medical equipment to the patient, assisting in providing immediate care to the critically ill or injured on an emergency and non-emergency basis, and transporting the patient to a medical facility.
Work is performed within standard guidelines and an employee is expected to exercise independent judgment, based upon emergency medical training. Work is performed under the supervision of a higher level supervisor and is reviewed through observation of results obtained.
- Examples of Duties
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Responds to local and out of county transfers emergency and non-emergency calls.
Receives emergency and non-emergency calls from dispatch; drives the Critical Care Peak Load unit to the call and/or hospital using the most expeditious route.
Utilizes all required safety measures when performing assigned job duties.
Performs pre-hospital emergency medical care and basic life support as directed.
Assists with providing emergency medical treatment and triage as necessary.
Assists in loading patient and provides transportation of patient to a medical facility.
Makes up stretcher and cleans inside of vehicle after each call.
Inspects vehicle daily; insures that vehicle is clean, fully equipped and in proper operating condition and in compliance with all state and local laws.
Prepares reports as required.
Assists in housekeeping and routine office work as required.
Performs related work as required.
NOTE: These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of emergency medical equipment, operation and maintenance.
Considerable knowledge of critical care equipment.
Considerable knowledge of basic life support emergency medical treatment.
Considerable knowledge of defensive driving techniques and methods and ability to execute such methods quickly and efficiently.
Considerable knowledge of Alachua County's street systems and geography.
Knowledge of departmental Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual.
Ability to rapidly determine locations by quadrant addressing.
Ability to react quickly and efficiently in emergency situations.
Ability to follow precise technical instructions in an emergency situation.
Ability to perform EMS related functions in emergency or non-emergency situations as necessary.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions; and with explosives and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.