LifeNet, Inc. EMT - Emergency Medical Technician in Denison, Texas
Provide safe, quality basic emergency medical care and transportation under the guidelines of state protocols and LifeNet's standards of care. Assist Paramedics with the provision of care. Maintain equipment and vehicles utilized in providing service.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Comply with established universal precautions and isolation procedures
Assess patient's condition/complaints and carry out appropriate basic life support functions
Clean interior and exterior of assigned unit daily
Maintain patient confidentiality
Follow LifeNet guidelines for customer service
Assess injuries and initiate appropriate treatment under the direction of the attending Credentialed Paramedic
All aspects of patient movement including, but not limited to, lifting from the ground, lifting a patient while on the cot, lifting a patient in a stair chair, carrying a patient down step in a stair chair or cot, moving patients from one surface to another (cot to bed, cot to bench seat, etc...)
Administer wound care and apply traction and/or splinting
Read maps and route ambulance unit
Transport patients to medical facilities
Complete patient care reports and other related paperwork
Stock medical equipment
Gather patient billing information and appropriate billing signatures
Complete daily report. Report mechanical problems to Maintenance Department and/or Supervisor
Maintain the cleanliness of vehicle and area stations
Comply with continuing education requirements and maintain all relevant certifications
Maintain verbal contact with the Communications Center via two-way radio regarding unit readiness, crew identities, location, etc...
Adhere to established pre-hospital care protocols
Function as a public relations representative when dealing with facilities, agencies, etc...
Responsible for adhering to all company policies and procedures
Perform other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED
Current state EMT certifications in Texas
Current state driver's license with acceptable driving record
Negative DOT drug screen
Pass physical & lifting requirement
Current BCLS Health Provider level certification
HAZMAT & START training within 12 months of employment
Must be at least 18 years of age, prefer at least 21 years of age
Must complete a written & oral evaluation, psychomotor evaluation, and complete a field training evaluation period as part of the credential establishing process during the first 90 days of employment
At least one-year experience preferred
Ability to locate hospitals and major medical facilities in the area, and ability to maintain effective communication skills with both co-workers, patients, patients' family, and the personnel of base station hospitals and interacting agencies
Effective oral and written communications skills
Effective interpersonal skills
OccasionallyBoredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks
FrequentlyHigh pressure, fatigue, high call volume, hazards
ConstantlyRepetitive tasks, patient care
OccasionallyClimbing, kneeling, running distance, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 150 pounds
FrequentlySmelling, sitting, leaning, stooping, bending, climbing, standing, twisting, walking inside & outside, lifting patients weighing not greater than 150 pounds, pushing, pulling, reaching, balancing, carrying equipment and supplies no greater than 70 pounds, fine hand & finger movement, driving ambulance
ConstantlyHearing/listening, clear speech, touching, seeing, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously
OccasionallyExtreme heat and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, pressurized equipment, burning materials, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, gases, toxic conditions
FrequentlyExtended days, inside, outside, temperature changes, mechanical & electrical equipment, confined areas, noise, dirt/dust, other hazardous conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue
ConstantlyWork with and around others, face to face and verbal contact with others, shift work.
OccasionallySimple math skills
FrequentlyComplex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem solving, memorization
ConstantlySimple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning, decision making.
OccasionallyFacsimile, kitchen appliances, hose, vacuum cleaner, protective devices and clothing, suction equipment, computer
FrequentlyTelephone, cleaning equipment and supplies, bandaging, medications, airway equipment/airway bag, disposable supplies, durable equipment, trauma bag/box
ConstantlyFerno & Stryker stretchers, maps, pager, radio.