DEPARTMENT: Emergency Medical Services, Madison County
JOB SUMMARY: This position provides advanced emergency care to victims of sudden illness or injury and transport to appropriate facilities.
Performs advanced emergency medical care following the scope of practice identified by the service medical director or the receiving physician at the hospital.
Performs rapid and thorough medical examinations utilizing advanced techniques and equipment to aid in the identification of the acutely ill or injured person.
Formulates field impressions or diagnoses of a variety of medical conditions so that a treatment regimen can be performed.
Completes medical and legal documentation to be reviewed by local and state authorities.
Identifies unsafe conditions to determine nature of incident; contacts additional resources as necessary.
Locates, identifies, and triages potential patients.
Maintains ethical and professional behavior in all interactions with patients, bystanders, citizens, hospital personnel, co-workers, and agents of other county departments.
Serves as team leader for all persons at accident and illness scenes; coordinates and facilitates efficient and appropriate emergency procedures.
Communicates with hospital staff to ensure continuity of care.
Maintains inventory of medical supplies on truck; maintains security of controlled substances.
Completes various forms and forms, including hazardous materials reports, response reports, supply and drug inventory reports, and incident reports.
Operates emergency vehicles; operates radio equipment; utilizes map books and GPS navigational devices to locate the scene of accidents; inspects equipment and supplies.
Maintains and cleans equipment, vehicles, and facilities.
Reports deficiencies to obtain necessary replacement or repair of supplies and equipment.
Attends regularly schedules training sessions; follows state and natural guidelines regarding licensure and registration of required credentials.
Provides public education programs; participates in public relations events such as tours, presentations, and coverage of special events.
Maintains an appropriate relationships with co-workers and volunteers to facilitate an efficient team approach to the provision of advanced medical care.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION:
Knowledge of basic and advanced patient care equipment and supplies.
Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation and safety.
Knowledge of county streets, roads, landmarks, and addresses.
Knowledge of the rules and regulations governing the use and storage of pharmaceuticals.
Skill in compiling, organizing, preparing, and maintaining detailed records, reports, and information.
Skill in the operation of emergency medical equipment and vehicles.
Skill in the provision of emergency medical services.
Skill in planning, organizing, and prioritizing work activities.
Skill in performing mathematical calculations.
Skill in the use of modern office equipment.
Skill in interpersonal and public relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The Emergency Medical Services Director or Assistant Director assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES: Guidelines include the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, Georgia Department of Human Resources rules and regulations, the Georgia Health Code, US Department of Human Resources guidelines, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 1999 National Standard Curriculum, county policies and procedures, county emergency service policy manual, and standing medical orders. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY: The work consists of related emergency medical services duties. The need to provide medical services in critical life or death situations contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT: The purpose of this position is to provide emergency care to victims of sudden illness or injury and transport to appropriate facilities. Successful performance ensures the provision of emergency medical services to county citizens and visitors.
PERSONAL CONTACTS: Contacts are typically with co-workers, other county personnel, hospital personnel, medical doctors, nurses, educators, vendors, and the general public.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS: Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, bending, crouching, or stooping. The employee occasionally lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must be able to distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is performed in an EMS station and in the field. The employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, contagious or infectious diseases and irritating chemicals. Work may be performed outdoors, occasionally in cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks and gloves.
SUPERVISORY AND MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITY: This position has functional supervision over EMT – Intermediate (25).