|Work Location:||Emergency Medical Services|
|Starting Salary:||17.0756 Hourly / $37,293 Annual|
|Special Recruiting Rate:|
|This classification has a special recruiting rate at Step 6 (starting salary $43,232 annually) for new hires only.|
|Under the general supervision of an EMS Shift Supervisor, performs responsible technical medical work of an advanced paraprofessional nature in the emergency care and treatment of sickness and accident victims. Work is performed under conditions of extreme pressure and duress. Employees may supervise subordinate EMT's engaged in field emergency work. Performs other work as requested.|
|ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS|
|Administers advanced first aid and treatment to sick or injured patients at the scene of the injury or en route to a hospital as needed.
Administers advanced life support procedures such as endotracheal and esophageal intubation, drug and intravenous therapy, and cardiac defibrillation.
Completes patient run reports whether patient is transported or not; also completes patient billing and insurance forms.
Recognizes and interprets vital signs and reports them accurately to a physician to enable the physician to make medical judgments.
Administers prescribed treatments performing such activities as application of splints, administration of oxygen or intravenous injections, treatment of wounds and abrasions, and administration of CPR.
Extricates accident victims from damaged motor vehicles.
Drives an emergency vehicle as required; performs emergency vehicle equipment inventory and maintenance.
|KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES|
|Knowledge of paraprofessional emergency medical practices and techniques of the basic and advanced life support level.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work.
Ability to remain calm, tactful, and professional while dealing with injured or sick patients and their families.
Ability to identify emergency medical situations and administer appropriate medical treatment in order to stabilize the patient's condition.
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written medical instructions.
Ability to supervise the work of subordinates in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Ability to obtain a Louisiana Commercial driver's license if necessary.
Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
|EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE|
|High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of an approved EMT Paramedic course.|
|Any equivalent combination of education and experience.|
|Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, and certification by Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.|
|OTHER JOB ASPECTS|
|Score derived from application grading.|
|In your employment application, please detail medical treatments administered, reports maintained, client environments served, standards and regulations followed, supervision exercised, training conducted and other such related details. Also be detailed about your education, training and certifications/licenses and bring original supporting documentation with your application.|