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Job Title EMT Training Academy
Location Bakersfield, CA
Department Ambulance Division
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time



TRAINING BEGINS APRIL 3, 2018
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • At least 20 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by college level course work.
  • Successfully obtain EMT Certification from Hall Ambulance EMT training program and Kern County EMS.
  • Must have good driving record to be insurable by Hall Ambulance Service vehicle insurance provider.
  • Legible handwriting and ability to use electronic reporting equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Under general supervision assess injuries and administer compassionate emergency medical care. Provide emergency medical care and transportation to the ill and injured, including assessment and medical manageament of illness and/or injury, preparation for transport, transfer of complete and accurate information and patient care to hospital staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Safely drive and operate emergency vehicles in stressful situations.
  2. Administer first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in pre-hospital setting.
  3. Learn to perate equipment such as EKGs, external defibrillators and bag-valve mask resuscitators in advanced life-support environments.
  4. Perform or assist in the initial assessment and management of illness or injury to emergency patients in accordance with specified protocol and procedures.
  5. Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures.
  6. Maintain cleanliness and operational performance of vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenish first-aid equipment and supplies.
  7. Observe, record and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided and reactions to drugs and treatment.
  8. Learn to perform emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures, such as stomach suction, airway management and heart monitoring.
  9. Coordinate work with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
  10. Communicate with dispatchers and treatment center personnel to provide information about situation, to arrange reception of victims and to receive instructions for further treatment.
  11. Prepare or assist in the preparation of patients for transport, ensuring compliance with emergency medical transport regulations, protocol and procedure.
  12. Follow established departmental policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental and/or infection control standards.
  13. Inspect emergency medical equipment to ensure serviceability and compliance with safety and infection control regulations and standards
  14. Complete and accurate transfer patient care information and records as per established procedures.
  15. Comfort and reassure patients and their family members.
  16. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ESSENTIAL ABILITIES REQUIRED
  1. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  2. Knowledge of and skill in the application of basic on-site emergency medical protocol and procedures.
  3. Records maintenance skills.
  4. Knowledge of the use of emergency medical transport procedures, facilities, and equipment.
  5. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  6. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  7. Ability to perform standardized emergency patient care activities within established protocol.
  8. Ability to provide guidance and support to other EMT staff and/or students.
  9. Knowledge of emergency medical equipment maintenance regulations and policy standards.
    LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS AT END OF TRAINING PROGRAM
  • Valid & current Kern County Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician
  • Valid & current Ambulance Driver Certification
  • Valid maintenance and periodic renewal of Medical Examiners Certificate
  • Annual TB clearance
  • Valid & current Class C California Drivers License
  • In good standing with State & County EMSA
  • Valid & current CPR certification

PHYSICAL DEMANDS ANALYSIS

Note:  The Physical Demands of the Emergency Technician-Paramedic varies significantly depending upon the situation in which they are called to respond.  Therefore, the ability to perform these demands efficiently is essential for the health and safety of self, co-workers, and patients.

Percentages below are expressed in terms of the maximal amount of time that may be required in a single work day.  This may vary significantly each day depending upon the tasks to be performed.

Never (N)    0%

Occasional (O)   1-33%

Frequent (F)   34-66%

Constant (C)   67-100%

 

BELOW WAIST LIFTING – Raising or lowering an object from the floor to waist level by supporting weight of the object with the hands.

Weight

N

O

F

C

Objects

Low

High

1 – 10 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

11-25 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

26 – 50 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

51 - 75 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

76 - 100 lbs.

 

X*

 

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

>100 lbs.

 

X*

 

 

See description in comments.

0”

36”

Job Tasks / Comments:  Lifting from the floor to a height of 48 inches is required with the following items:  back board (10 lbs.), oxygen tanks (20 lbs.), first in blue bag (30 lbs.), medical red bag (20 lbs.), orange bag (30 lbs.), monitor/defibrillator (25 lbs.), Ferno gurney (96 lbs.), stair chair (34 lbs.) and miscellaneous medical equipment (5 lbs.).  The first in bag and monitor/defibrillator are often lifted simultaneously resulting in a lift of 55 lbs.  Lifting the Stryker gurney into the box ambulance requires an upward lift/pull of the end of the gurney exerting 110 lbs. of force at a 36” height (with 170 lbs. patient).  Top person controlling the descent of the chair lift will exert an upward pull force of 100+ lbs.

Lifting of patients is also performed on the gurney, the flat stretcher and while transferring patients to hospital beds.  Lifting of these items is generally a two-man lift, however, additional personnel such as firefighters and hospital employees are recruited to assist in emergency situations with very large patients.  Patients’ weight varies from infants (approx. 10 lbs.) to adults up to 500 lbs..  Average patient weight is estimated at 180 lbs. Lifting is often performed in stooped and other awkward postures.

*With assistance from other personnel.

 

 

ABOVE WAIST LIFTING – Raising or lowering an object above waist level by supporting weight of the object with the hands. 

Weight

N

O

F

C

Objects

Low

High

1 – 10 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

36”

72”

11-25 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

36”

72”

26 – 50 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

36”

72”

51 - 75 lbs.

X

 

 

 

 

36”

72”

76 - 100 lbs.

X

 

 

 

 

36”

72”

>100 lbs.

X

 

 

 

 

36”

72”

Job Tasks / Comments:  Lifting above waist height to height of 72” is performed with various supplies while storing or retrieving items. 

 

CARRYING – Moving an object manually while holding or supporting the object with the hands.  Two are more steps are required for the demand to be considered a carry versus a lift.

 

N

O

F

C

Objects

Distance

1 – 10 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

100’

11-25 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

100’

26 - 50 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

20’

51 - 75 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

20’ 

76 - 100 lbs.

 

X*

 

 

See description in comments.

 20’

>100 lbs.

 

X*

 

 

See description in comments.

 20’

Job Tasks / Comments: Carrying at waist height is required with the following items:  back board (10 lbs.), oxygen tanks (20 lbs.), first in blue bag (30 lbs.), medical red bag (20 lbs.), orange bag (30 lbs.), monitor/defibrillator (25 lbs.), Ferno gurney (96 lbs.), stair chair (34 lbs.) and miscellaneous medical equipment (5 lbs.).  The first in bag and monitor/defibrillator are often carried simultaneously resulting in a lift of 55 lbs.

Carrying of patients is also performed on the gurney, the flat stretcher and while transferring patients to hospital beds.  Carrying of these items is generally a two-man job, however, additional personnel such as firefighters and hospital employees are recruited to assist in emergency situations with very large patients.  Patients’ weight varies from infants (approx. 10 lbs.) to adults up to 500 lbs.  Average patient weight is estimated at 180 lbs.  Carrying is often performed in stooped and other awkward postures.

*With assistance from other personnel.

 

PUSHING - Exerting a force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force. 

Force

N

O

F

C

Objects

Height & Distance

Direction V/H

1 – 10 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

11-25 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

26 - 50 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

51 - 75 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

76 - 100 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

>100 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

Job Tasks / Comments:  Pushing is involved with such job duties as transporting a patient via a gurney (25 lbs.), extricating a patient from a vehicle using an extrication device (100 lbs.), opening/closing ambulance doors (<10 lbs.).

*With assistance from other personnel.

 

PULLING - Exerting a force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force 

Force

N

O

F

C

Objects

Height & Distance

Direction V/H

1 – 10 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

11-25 lbs.

 

 

X

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

26 - 50 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

51 - 75 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

76 - 100 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

Horizontal

>100 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

30” / 0-100”

H & Vert.

Job Tasks / Comments:  Pulling is involved with such job duties as transporting a patient via a gurney (25 lbs.), extricating a patient a patient from a vehicle using an extrication device (100 lbs.), opening/closing ambulance doors (<10 lbs.).  Lifting the Stryker gurney into the box ambulance requires an upward lift/pull of the end of the gurney exerting 110 lbs. of force at a 36” height (with 170 lbs. patient).  Top person controlling the descent of the chair lift will exert an upward pull force of 100+ lbs.

*With assistance from other personnel.

 

POWER GRIP – Squeezing firmly using the entire hand requiring >10 pounds of force. 

Force

N

O

F

C

Objects

1-10 lbs.

 

 

 

X

See description in comments.

11-75 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

Job Tasks / Comments: Simple grasping is performed while driving the vehicle and performing medical procedures. Power grips are used when transferring patients; lifting/moving gurneys, stretchers, and backboards.

 

PINCH GRIP – Squeezing firmly between the thumb and one or more of the opposing fingers requiring > 5 pounds of force. 

Force

N

O

F

C

Objects

1-20 lbs.

 

X

 

 

See description in comments.

Job Tasks / Comments:  Pinch grips are utilized when grasping medical instruments and while opening bandages, gauze pads, etc.

 

SITTING  - Remaining in the normal seated position.

Frequency: Constant

Job Tasks/Comments: Sitting may be performed up to 12 hours per day in the ambulance while driving or waiting for calls.

 

STANDING – Remaining on the feet in an upright position at a work station without moving about.

Frequency: Frequent

Job Tasks/Comments: Standing is performed at call sites and hospitals.

 

WALKING – Moving about on foot. Includes running.

Frequency:  Frequent

Job Tasks/Comments: Walking is performed on all types of surfaces and terrain to access patients.

 

STAIR CLIMB – Ascending or descending stairs with or without use of hands.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Stair climbing is performed to access patients in homes and buildings.  Climbing in and out of the ambulance and over obstacles in the field is also required.

 

LADDER CLIMBING – Ascending or descending ladders using legs and arms.  Ladders may be inclined or vertical.  May also include climbing into or from equipment.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Climbing in and out of the ambulance and over obstacles in the field is also required.

 

KNEELING – Bending legs at knees to come to rest on one or both knees.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Kneeling is performed while administering basic treatment to patients lying on the floor or ground.

 

REACHING HIGH LEVEL – Extending the arms and hands above the shoulders.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Reaching overhead is required while operating ambulance, operating communications equipment, storing/retrieving supplies in the ambulance, and while holding IV fluid bags.

 

REACHING FORWARD – Extending the arms and the hands between waist and shoulder height.

Frequency:  Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Forward reaching is performed while administering basic treatment, operating the ambulance, operating communications equipment, and when storing/retrieving supplies in the ambulance.

 

STOOPING AND FORWARD BENDING – Bending body forward at the waist.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Stooping and forward bending at the waist is required when raising the gurney from its lowest position, administering treatment, moving about the rear of the ambulance, and while inspecting and cleaning the ambulance.

 

SQUATTING / CROUCHING – Bending both knees and hips lowering the body downward.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: Squatting is performed when lifting the gurney and patient, administering treatment, and while inspecting and cleaning the ambulance.

 

TWISTING – Rotating the upper body to one side or the other with feet remaining stationary.

Frequency: Occasional

Job Tasks/Comments: The employee twists while administering basic treatment and retrieving/storing supplies in the rear of the ambulance.

 

BALANCE – Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching on narrow, slippery, or unstable surfaces.

Frequency: Occasional

Job /Tasks/Comments: Good static and dynamic balance is required climbing into and out of ambulance, standing/walking on slippery surfaces and uneven terrain.

 

HANDLING – The act of closing the hand with sufficient force as to be able to grasp, hold, turn, or seize and object requiring less than 10 pounds of force.  Hand activities that require contact of the palm of the hand with the object.

Frequency: Frequent

Job Tasks/Comments: Required when retrieving supplies and while performing medical procedures.

 

FINGER DEXTERITY – Ability to move fingers and manipulate small objects rapidly and accurately.   May include the act of picking, sorting, or working primarily with the fingers rather than with the whole hand.  Hand activities that do not involve contact with the palm of the hand.

Frequency: Frequent

Job Duties/Comments: Typing and data entry using an on-board computer is required to document all treatment and procedures. Required during writing, inserting IV needles and while performing numerous other medical procedures.

 

FOOT CONTROL OPERATION – Using one or both feet to depress a pedal or switch to operate machinery.

Frequency: Constant

Job Tasks/Comments: Required during the operation of motor vehicles.

 


OTHER PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Never

0%

Occasional

1-33%

Frequent

34-66%

Constant

67-100%

NEAR VISION

 

 

 

X

FAR VISION

 

 

 

X

COLOR VISION

 

 

 

X

HEARING

 

 

 

X

TALKING

 

 

 

X




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