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Job Title EMT Basic- Openings in Orange & Los Angeles
Location Orange, CA - Orange County
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to Operations Manager
Shifts hiring Full-time, Swing Shift
Additional Information ATP-19104-20200601


Job Code:

 

Pay Status/FLSA Code:

Non-Exempt

Position Title:

Emergency Medical Technician

Reports To:

Operations Manager

Job Family:

Operations

Reviewed & Updated:

June 2016

 

Falck USA is a global emergency medical services provider originating from Denmark that services 4 states in the US including: California, Washington, Oregon and Colorado. Falck has been operating in the US since 2010 and is the second largest private provider of emergency medical services in the country today. Our BLS and ALS services impact not only the lives of our patients, but their families and communities.

Care Ambulance Service was founded in 1969 and has grown from a small, one ambulance community based service, to the largest provider of quality ambulance services in Southern California. Care Ambulance is a part of Falck Global, the largest privately-owned ambulance service provider in the world.

Why work for Falck USA:

If you are looking for an opportunity to develop your skills, grow and develop your career, and make an impact within your community, we are the right fit for you! Submit your application today using the link below for further consideration.

Position Summary:

The primary responsibility of the EMT is to respond to emergency and non-emergency requests, provides basic life support (BLS) as needed, and transports sick or injured persons to the appropriate medical facility.    

Essential Functions:

The EMT may be assigned one or more duties. These duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide necessary medical care to all patients with whom the employee comes into contact, acting within the EMT scope of practice, as defined by state and local regulatory agencies.
  • Respond to all requests for service, as directed by Communications Center and provide the required medical transportation in accordance with the patient’s medical condition and company policies.
  • Maintain adequate knowledge of and follows all company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with all company safety policies.
  • Completes appropriate documentation in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Report information regarding patient condition and treatment rendered to medical staff at receiving medical facilities.
  • Follow the direction of higher medial authority and/or public safety officials, as appropriate.
  • Provides an environment and equipment conducive to safety for patients, family members, visitors, and employees, and in compliance with set precautions and approved standards.  Assesses risks to patient safety.
  • Operate company vehicles in a safe manner, in accordance with all applicable laws and company policies.
  • Maintains vehicles and stations in a clean and presentable manner at all times. 
  • Responds to instructions from dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicles to specified locations.
  • Maintain all required certifications and licenses in accordance with State and local requirements.
  • Maintain familiarity with all applicable maps, information resources and responsible requirements.
  • Ensure he adequacy of stock levels of ambulance equipment and supplies.

 

Additional Duties:

The EMT may be assigned one or more additional duties. These duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by Management.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The individual in this position must possess the following qualifications:

  • Current California driver’s license.
  • Satisfactory driving record in accordance with Care Ambulance Driving Policy.
  • Current California Special Driver Certificate, within 60 days of employment.
  • Current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
  • Pass “Post-Offer” medical evaluation, drug screening and background process.
  • May be subject to D.O.T. drug testing program, including random testing.
  • Other qualifications specific to the local operation, City and/or contract.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with other employees and medical agencies to provide the highest level of patient care.
  • Ability to read and interpret all required documents and write required reports and correspondence.
  • Physical ability to perform all tasks required in the performance of typical EMT duties including but not limited to bending/stooping, pushing, pulling, lifting at established weight requirements, climbing, working at heights, etc. (satisfactorily meet company bi-annual physical assessments/tests).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, teams, managers, supervisors, and external customers. Excellent ability to communicate and work cohesively across Department lines.
  • Must have the ability to consistently deliver outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
  • Strong organization skills and attentiveness to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times.

Within 2 months (60 days) of employment, EMT must have:

  • CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator)

Qualifications for Special Assignment / Fire Station Locations:

  • Graduation from a California State Board of Fire Services or California State Fire Marshall Certified Academy, or equivalent preferred.
  • Six months prior EMT experience.
  • May not smoke or otherwise use any tobacco product while on-duty

Education Requirements:

The individual in this position must possess the following education requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Current state EMT certification
  • Current Orange County EMS EMT Accreditation
  • Current American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider card
  • Completion of IS-100 b course from EMI or equivalent
  • Completion of IS-200 b course from EMI or equivalent
  • Completion of IS-700 a course from EMI or equivalent
  • Completion of Introduction to Hazardous Materials course
  • Completion of Blood-borne and Airborne Pathogen course

Physical Requirements:  

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Frequently: Ability to lift, carry, and balance 120 pounds; ability to exert on a regular basis 75 pounds of force.

Constantly: Ability to bend and stoop, ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, possess hand-eye-foot coordination and color recognition, good manual dexterity, with the ability to perform all tasks related to Emergency Medical Services Duty.        

All EMT’s must also be able to endure the following Human Performance Evaluation as defined:

Task

Description

Lift

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to 48 inches 

 

 

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to 24 inches

 

40 lbs vertical lift from floor to shoulder height

Lift-Carry

120  lbs. vertical lift from 24 inches to 30 inches and horizontally transfer 2 feet

 

 

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to waist and horizontally transfer 10  feet

 

 

 40 lbs. vertical lift from floor to waist and horizontally transfer 25 feet

 

Climb- Carry

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing the steps (up forward, down backward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing away from the steps (up backward, down forward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing the steps (up forward, down backward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing away from the steps (up backward, down forward)

Push-Pull

Horizontally transfer 50 lbs of force on a sled a distance of 25 feet

 

Horizontally transfer 30  lbs of force on a sled a distance of 100 feet

Static Push-Pull

Generate a push force of 75 lbs at shoulder height

 

 

Generate a pull force of 75 lbs at shoulder height

 

 

Generate an upward pull force of 60 lbs from a height of 24 inches

 

Climb

Ascend and Descend a step with a height of 20 inches from the floor

 

Repetitive Posture

Reach above head

 

Reach forward and touch a point 30 inches from the chest

Static Posture

Squat to reach a point 0 inches from the floor and maintain the position for 1 minute

 

Assume a kneeling position and mimic American Heart Association CPR for 5 min then assume standing position independently

Balance 1

Step over a 12” step while holding 100 lbs in all four directions x 2 repetitions

 

Maximum

Grip Strength

Test

(Position 2)

Average of 2 trials:_______ lbs.

of force

 

(Minimum of 50  lb. required)

(Position 2)

Right

Left

Maximum Pinch Strength

Test

 

Average of 2 trials:_______ lbs.

of force

 

(Minimum of 10lb. required)

Right

Left

Repetitive Coupling

Squeeze Jamar Hand Dynamometer requiring forces up to 20lbs.

Right

Left

 

Cognitive/Psychosocial Requirements:

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally:  Memorization, critical judgment, problem solving.

Frequently: Ability to remain calm in high stress situations and make good judgments, ability to be unaffected by loud noises, flashing lights and strobes. Simple and complex mathematic skills, and reasoning.

Constantly: Logic, ethical judgment and reasoning, active listening skills, decision making, ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats, as well as via telephone and radio equipment.

  • Ability to interpret written, oral, and diagnostic form instructions.
  • Ability to work throughout an entire work shift without interruption.
  • Ability to calculate weight and volume ratios and read small print.
  • Ability to read English and converse in English with co-workers.
  • Ability to read and understand road maps, discern street signs and address numbers.
  • Ability to document in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such.
  • Ability to learn, use and become proficient in all equipment related to patient care.
  • Ability to understand and retain a multitude of instructions over a short period of time, and be capable of executing those instructions with accuracy, and in event order.

Clinical Requirements:

The clinical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Providing Basic Life Support Care and transport while working as a member of an emergency medical team to patients while in adherence to the scope of practice, patient care procedures, protocols and medical direction according to their level of certification/licensure. 
  • Determining the nature and extent of illness or injury, magnitude of catastrophe, need for additional assistance, establishing and providing patient care by developing a patient care plan and performing skills within the scope of practice and according to patient care procedures, protocols and medical direction.
  • Monitoring patient conditions and responses to care.
  • Communicating with professional medical personnel interagency and at emergency and non-emergency treatment facilities.
  • Obtaining instructions regarding further treatment from qualified personnel, arranging for reception of patients at treatment facilities and assisting with Advanced Life Support Care as directed by individuals with that level of qualification. 
  • Completes patient care reports in accordance with documentation standards as required by Care Ambulance and regulating agencies. 
  • Assists health care facilities and personnel to obtain and record information related to patients’ vital statistics, circumstances of transport/emergency and the documentation of patient care provided. 
  • Acknowledges accountability for all patient care provided. 
  • Maintains and continues to obtain at least the minimum prescribed continuing education required to keep your certification/licensure in the state.
  • Attends mandatory crew meetings and other mandatory training events as prescribed and required by Care Ambulance or regulating agencies.

Equipment Operated:

The individual in this position must be familiar with using the following equipment to perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally: Fax machine, copy machine, hole-punch, calculator and computer.

Frequently: Computer, printer, telephone, transport gurney, stairchair

Constantly: ePCR documentation equipment, Watch/Clock, medical EMS equipment and supplies, radios and paging systems, transportation devices.

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally: Exposure to infectious organisms and agents, exposure to toxic chemicals.

Frequently: Physical and emotional stamina, heavy lifting and extrication in multiple scenarios.

Constantly: Ability to work as a team member with staff members and other agencies, legible documentation, sensory skills to differentiate clinical findings, visual and auditory acuity.

Driving approximately 90% of time.

Environmental Conditions:

Except where appropriate and conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of a particular task (such as in an emergency situation) the EMT will work in a well-lighted area that is ventilated and is as physically and psychologically innocuous as possible under the conditions which exist at a particular time.  Because the essential function of the job of EMT may require exposure to hazardous materials as well as infectious waste, diseases, odors and other situations associated with health care, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving environmental conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of EMT, an applicant/employee will have the ability to work in an environment conducive to caring for patients, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to self or others.

The EMT regularly works in outside weather and is regularly exposed to wet or dry conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The EMT frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles (potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne and airborne pathogens), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

 

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.

FalckUSA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is FalckUSA's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment, and not to discriminate on any basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any class protected by State law.

This employer will consider qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Ordinance 184652.

FalckUSA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is FalckUSA's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment, and not to discriminate on any basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any class protected by State law.

This employer will consider qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Ordinance 184652.

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