EMT Basic



JOB CODE: 1920

PAY GRADE: 1151

SALARY RANGE: $29,219 - $49,744

LOCATION OF WORK
Emergency Medical Services

GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the general supervision of an employee of a higher classification, performs responsible medical work at EMS or the Parish Prison. Work involves providing care, treatment and transportation to patients in an emergency situation. Work also involves conducting physical examinations on prisoners at the time of arrest, and administering emergency medical treatment to inmates. Performs other work as requested.

ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Recognizes and interprets vital signs and reports them accurately to a physician to enable the physician to make medical judgments. Drives emergency vehicle; conducts emergency vehicle equipment inventory and maintenance. Dispenses medication to male and female inmate population. Monitors fracture and burn patients for shock. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the occupational hazards associated with emergency medical work. Knowledge of medical terminology. 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 first aid treatment in order to stabilize the patient's condition. Ability to understand and follow complex, oral and written medical instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and medical staff. Ability to obtain Louisiana Commission 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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, GED, HiSET, or equivalent certificate of competency, supplemented by completion of an approved Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic course.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSES / REGISTRATIONS
(Unless otherwise specified below, must possess at the time of appointment and must be maintained current throughout employment in this classification.) Registration as an Emergency Medical Technician Basic 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
None.


NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the job.