911 EMT - Basic

SeniorCare EMS Bronx, NY 10473 2017-01-23
The EMT-B is qualified in basic prehospital emergency care and services by a competency-based educational program of clinical, didactic, and practice. The EMT-B is licensed to operate an emergency vehicle and provides prehospital basic life support (BLS). The standard of practice of the EMT-B shall be in accordance with the most current edition of the US DOT “Emergency Medical Technician: National Standard Curriculum”, as modified by the NYS DOH and NYC REMAC.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.
  • Provides prompt and efficient care of the patient and stabilization of their condition prior to transport.
  • Provides careful handling of the patient in moving them to the ambulance.
  • Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient while constantly monitoring the patient and providing any appropriate continuing care.
  • Provides orderly transfer of the patient at destination.
  • Upon arrival at destination with patient, responsible for preparing all BLS supplies and equipment to place the unit back in service.
  • In the absence of other qualified personnel, controls the accident scene, in such a way as to minimize further danger as well as controlling the actions of bystanders.
  • Obtains information regarding the emergency from dispatch, communicates with other emergency personnel as needed, and alerting hospital emergency department staff of the arrival of patients.
  • Obtains and records information as well as those required by medical, legal, and health authorities. Is responsible for documenting diagnosis/illness categories and completion of all patient care related documents.
  • Makes daily checks of the vehicle equipment and systems, and completes manifest; responsible for competent operation of all equipment and systems.
  • Reports and relays needed repairs to supervisor.
  • Responsible for maintaining NYS DOH certification.
  • Administers basic pre-hospital care within the limits of certification and in accordance with approved protocols.
  • Attends training as scheduled.
  • Does not use professional knowledge and skills in any enterprise detrimental to the company or to the public well-being.
  • Respects and holds in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional work unless required by law to divulge such information.
  • Responsible for upholding standards of practice and education.
  • Adheres to standards of personal ethics, on and off duty, which reflect credit upon the profession.
  • Protects the public by not delegating to persons less qualified, any service which requires the professional competence of an EMT-B.
  • Refuses to participate in unethical procedures, and assumes the responsibility to expose incompetence or unethical conduct of other to the appropriate authority in a proper and professional manner.
  • Performs other duties as required by respective supervisor.


  • PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED:

  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 250 pounds with assistance from one other qualified individual.
  • Must be able to lift and move a 50-75 lb. ambulance stretcher with the help of one qualified individual.
  • Must be able to lift a 175 lb. patient (in various positions, i.e., while lying on the floor, the bed, in an automobile, etc.) with the help of one qualified individual onto a stretcher.
  • Due to the unpredictability of this type of work, it is not always possible to guarantee meal and/or break periods. Therefore, this position must have no physical condition which would prohibit him/her from working 12 hours without a meal or break.
  • Meet minimum requirements of SCEMS Physical and Physical Assessment Test.


  • ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Must be adaptive to work in all types of weather conditions, including, but not limited to, rain, snow, heat, etc.
  • Due to the uncontrolled environment in which the EMT-B works, he/she may be subjected to predisposing themselves to be at risk for:
  • A. bodily harm
    B. exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • NYC EMS 911 experience required.
  • Able to drive in normal and adverse conditions.
  • Skillful in thinking and acting quickly in stressful situations.
  • Able to function around seriously ill or injured people in a responsible manner.
  • Able to maintain harmonious relationships with fellow crew members, public safety personnel, and the general public under stressful situations.
  • Good knowledge of common physical illnesses, obvious symptoms, and appropriate medical terminology.
  • Skillful in the application of BLS emergency care procedures and in the use of all equipment maintained on ambulances.
  • Skilled in use of locator aids to find specific locations (maps, directories, etc.).
  • Has full knowledge of rules of the road for emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Able to drive in accordance with SeniorCare safety standards. Passes all driver examinations, written, and road tests.
  • Avoids driving infractions, on and off duty, in accordance with Company and insurance guidelines.
  • Conducts themselves in a professional manner while on duty and avoids inappropriate conduct, on and off duty, that may adversely affect the reputation of SCEMS.
  • Able to express self effectively to both medical and lay personnel orally and written in the English language.
  • Able to deal sympathetically with patients and others.
  • Reflects the standards of professionalism in appearance with neatness and cleanliness.
  • Has good working knowledge of all company policies pertaining to this position.
  • Complete knowledge of protocols and their applications.
  • Is physically fit. Meets all physical requirements for this position.


  • ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Has no physical disability which would prohibit the lifting and carrying of heavy weight.
  • Has quick reflexes and superior safe driving ability.
  • Has no established medical history or any other medical condition which may interfere with their ability to control and operate a motor vehicle or provide patient care.
  • Must be currently NYS DOH certified EMT-B.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Current BCLS certification from AHA.


  • TITLE: EMT- B
    ORGANIZATION: Operations
    EXEMPTION STATUS: Non-Exempt
    SUPERVISED BY: Field Supervisor, Operations Manager