Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (EMT-P)
The EMT-P performs various patient care activities in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the state Emergency Medical Services Commission.
1. Operates the EMS communication center at times, and records all information obtained.
2. Performs pre-hospital duties in compliance with all state EMS rules and regulations.
3. Performs CPR, and ACLS in compliance with either AHA or ARC standards.
4. Performs pre-hospital ALS duties in compliance with all state EMS rules and regulations and under the direction of the squad medical director.
5. Performs daily vehicle supply and maintenance check and cleans both inside and outside of assigned unit on a daily basis, refuels prior to shift change.
6. Maintains an immediate response time on all given calls.
7. Actively participates in safe delivery of patient care and maintains a safe environment for all patients.
8. Maintains patient confidentiality. Must have HIPAA in-service upon hire date, then annually thereafter.
9. All paperwork must be completed entirely and turned in to the supervisor by the end of shift.
10. Retrieves all equipment, and supplies at the time of the call.
1. Performs similar, less skilled tasks, including assisting with clerical duties within the department.
2. Demonstrates flexibility, as patient care needs change.
3. Works in cooperation with co-workers and supervisory staff.
4. Maintains quarters to be clean and free from hazards.
5. Maintains outside property to be orderly and free of hazards.
6. Follow chain of command for reporting hazards / problems.
7. Assist the Training Officer when evaluating calls for Q-I, Q-A.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:
1. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
2. Must possess a valid WV Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic certificate, and maintain state requirements.
3. Must possess a valid WV driver’s license, and 16 hour EVOC.
4. Must pass a physical agility test. Physical demands include lifting, climbing, pushing, stooping, bending, kneeling, and crouching. Must be able to load and unload a 200-pound patient from ambulance with a partner.
5. Must possess the ability to communicate with and effectively treat patients of all ages.
1. OSHA Category I tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissue.
2. Also, will be working outside in inclement weather.