The purpose of the class is to respond to emergency calls, provide medical assistance to the sick and injured at the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Basic level and to perform related work as required. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed and develops work methods and sequences under general supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
? Drives ambulance in response to emergency calls; requests additional resources for the control of incidents as required; and ensures safety at the scene.
? Provides basic life support and emergency care to the sick and injured; assesses nature of any trauma; determines nature and extent of injuries and illnesses and assists in making decisions regarding proper courses of action; assists in lifting and carrying patients in and out of ambulance; and transports patients to appropriate medical facility.
? Performs such procedures as immobilization and bandaging, wound treatment, control of bleeding, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), opening airways, taking and interpreting vital signs, cardiac activity monitoring, oxygen administration and other procedures as permitted according to certification; maintains constant awareness of patient condition; identifies and relays diagnostic signs to medical personnel while in route to medical facility; and reports verbally and in writing to emergency room personnel upon arrival.
? Assists with extrication and other rescue procedures as necessary.
? Notifies dispatch personnel and Coroner`s Office in the case of patient death; arranges for the protection of property and evidence at the scene.
? Prepares run reports to document patient care, response time, compliance with medical protocol and patient billing information.
? Cleans and decontaminates vehicles and equipment; and notifies proper personnel of equipment/vehicle maintenance needs.
? Assists in stocking supplies in station and ambulances as needed.
? Performs all work in compliance with applicable policies, procedures, regulations, medical/emergency protocols and standards of quality and safety.
? Performs general housekeeping duties as required.
? Receives and responds to public inquiries, complaints and requests for assistance in areas of responsibility.
? Performs general clerical work as required including, but not limited to, preparing reports, copying and filing documents, entering and retrieving computer data, answering the telephone, etc.
? Keeps abreast of new technology, methods and regulations for emergency medical assistance operations; attends meetings, training and continuing education classes as required and/or appropriate to enhance job knowledge and skills and maintain certifications.
? May need to be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for emergency response as assigned.
? Performs other related job duties as assigned.
All County employees are considered public servants for the citizens of Dorchester County. When requested before, during, or after an emergency event, County employees are expected to work and serve the public in coping with the emergency.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or GED supplemented by education in emergency medical technology or a closely related field.
Requires at least six (6) months of related work experience.
Must possess a valid state driver`s license.
Must complete required coursework and maintain South Carolina and National Registry of EMT`s certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic), Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) and Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP) certifications; obtain any other certifications deemed necessary by Department Head.
Please mail the following to:
Dorchester County EMS
821 West 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Copy of SC Certification
Copy of National Registry Certification
Copy of a current CPR credential
Copy of EMT Course admission testing scores indicating that you are eligible for paramedic training.
Three year certified driving record from your current state of residence
State criminal background record current at date of application. In SC this is available at www.sled.state.sc.us Out of state applicants must obtain this from their state of residence.