Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED and six (6) months of full time experience assisting or supporting medical practitioners to provide patient care.
Licenses and Certificates :
- Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent issued by another state.
- Possess at time of application and be personally responsible for maintaining while employed in this job class current state and local certification or credentialing at the EMT-Basic level or higher.
Special Requirements :
- Meet applicable state health and safety code requirements and allied administrative regulations.
- Work other than standard workday or work-week hours which includes being subject to call-back during non-working hours and mandatory overtime.
- Meet El Paso Fire Department pre-appointment standards including a rigid background investigation and a comprehensive medical examination with drug screening.
Under direction, as a non-uniform member of the Fire Medical Services (FMS) team on an assigned shift, respond as dispatched to provide victims of acute illness or injury basic or advanced emergency medical care as qualified and transportation to designated medical facilities, and perform related in-field, communications or training functions as required. Typical Duties
Perform assigned field EMT-Intermediate duties. Involves: Perform specialized emergency medical care as instructed or approved by a coordinating physician including invasive procedures such as venipuncture and respiration management techniques, such as insertion of advanced alternative airway, application and monitoring of a Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (P.A.S.G.), administration of intravenous fluids and approved medications. Act as senior crew member and direct operations and functions of an ambulance and its crew in the absence of a Fire Paramedic, if delegated.
Perform assigned field Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic duties. Involves: Assist in ascertaining nature and extent of illness, injury or catastrophe, and in rendering standard emergency medical care using modern techniques within prescribed departmental protocols such as to check pulse and blood pressure, control bleeding, dress wounds, apply splints, administer oxygen and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), immobilize patients when stabilizing them, and otherwise treat signs and symptoms of ordinary trauma and medical complaints as indicated. Operate radio or telephone equipment to establish and maintain contact with dispatcher, and with physician or other medical personnel to advise of patients' conditions, obtain further treatment instructions and arrange for reception of patients at treatment facility. Remove or assist in removing victims from accident or emergency scene. Drive or ride specialized rescue vehicle to emergency medical call locations as instructed by dispatcher and convey patients to specify medical treatment facility. Assist in controlling crowds and protecting valuables.
Perform assigned support duties such as communications general training. Involves: Engage in call taking and triage, dispatching, computer operation, mapping, or special projects as directed by a dispatch supervisor. Assist in training classes and programs, and make minor training equipment repairs as directed by the Training Chief.
Work under the medical direction of the El Paso Fire Department Medical Director and carry out care plans approved by the Medical Director in partnership with the patient's primary care physician. Involves: Partner with EMS and hospital medicine physicians to prevent hospitalizations. Partner with the patient's primary and specialty care providers to ensure chronic diseases are well managed in the home.
Perform miscellaneous related duties such as general training those of absent co-workers to ensure continuity of operations. Involves: Prepare activity reports, complete forms and maintain accurate records including patient medical information, training and public education information, and run and vehicle maintenance logs. Maintain unit medical supply inventory, perform preventative maintenance and safety checks of vehicle and emergency equipment. Perform station or vehicle cleaning or maintenance duties as necessary including general cleanup, mopping, sweeping, yard work or other maintenance tasks. Attend periodic training to enhance skills, obtain and maintain certification. General Information
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Salary Range: $12.65 - $17.79 per hourThe current starting salary for this position is $15.50 per hour.
Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.
Please note: This position is not a Uniform position and is not covered under the collectivley bargained agreement. Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position may close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior
to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.