The EMT is responsible for quickly attending to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured and transports the patient to a medical facility. Be able to observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation. Upon arrival at the scene of crash or illness, parks the ambulance in a safe location to avoid additional injury. Prior to initiating patient care, the EMT will also ‘size-up’ the scene to determine that the scene is safe, the mechanism of injury or nature of illness, total number of patients and to request additional help if necessary. In the absence of law enforcement, creates a safe traffic environment, such as the placement of road flares, removal of debris, and re-direction of traffic for the protection of the injured and those assisting in the care of injured patients. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency car.
Duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Opening and maintaining an airway ventilating patient, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators.
- Provide pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as controlling haemorrhage, treatment of shock (hypo perfusion), bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful, swollen, deformed extremities. Medical patients include: Assisting in childbirth, management of respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioural, and environmental emergencies, and suspected poisonings.
- Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information. These interventions include assisting patients with prescribed medications, including sublingual nitro-glycerine, epinephrine auto-injectors and hand-held aerosol inhalers. The EMT will also be responsible for administration of oxygen, oral glucose and activated charcoal.
- Reassures patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner.
- Avoids mishandling and undue haste while working expeditiously to accomplish the task.
- After each call, restocks and replaces used linens, blankets and other supplies, cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures, makes careful check of all equipment so that the ambulance is ready for the next run.
- Maintains ambulance in efficient operating condition. Ensures that the ambulance is clean and washed and kept in a neat orderly condition. In accordance with local, state or federal regulations, decontaminates the interior of the vehicle after transport of patient with contagious infection or hazardous materials exposure.
- Determines that vehicle is in proper mechanical condition by checking items required by service management.
- Maintains familiarity with specialized equipment used by the service.
- Must be able to drive the ambulance
- Must possess General Drivers License-3000kg and over vehicles
- Defensive Driving Certificate
- EMT Training Certificate
- Minimum of 2 years experience as an EMT