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Career Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Public Safety Career EMS
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By Member Kayti Gatton
December 7, 2020

Job Summary

ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 75 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 75 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59 pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 75.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.

Merit Full-time position, Grade 807, 40 hours per week.

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is responsible for providing emergency medical care and hospital transport to citizens calling 911. The EMT classification represents a high level of urgent response treatment care provided for out of hospital medical or traumatic emergencies. EMTs must possess the following qualifications: EMT Certification, CPR Certification, and Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Certification. Work responsibilities extend to monitoring and ordering supplies and emergency vehicle inspection and maintenance. All work must be performed in accordance with best practices, Federal, State and County laws, regulations, local ordinances, policies, procedures and the Maryland EMS provider protocols. The position works under the direction of and reports to the career EMS Shift Supervisor.

Essential Job Functions/Other Duties/KSA
Responds to 911 calls and for service and performs patient assessment: O2, CPR, monitoring vital signs, 12-lead EKG application and transmission, Intravenous line initiation, interpretation of test results and transportation of patients to care facilities.

Provides emergency medical treatment and CPR to patients suffering from medical or traumatic incidents to include the administration of drugs and procedures as per Maryland protocols.

Orders supplies and equipment for assigned transport unit.

Performs transport unit inspections and maintenance.

Sanitizes and deodorizes transport unit daily to comply with various infectious control procedures.

Provides emergency care --- bandaging, splinting, medication administration, bleeding control, oxygen administration (and other practices for which personnel are trained).

Lifts and carries patients, with assistance, to unit stretcher or transport unit

Documents outcome of all calls to include type of call (emergency or non-emergency), care rendered, patient outcomes, and other protocols associated with the incident.

Assures that documentation required by the EMS Division, Fire/Rescue/EMS and MIEMSS is furnished in a timely and accurate manner.

Performs quality assurance reviews of previous incident calls with co-workers to ensure best practices are maintained.

Operates emergency vehicles in accordance with County driving procedures and Career Emergency Medical Services Division operating guidelines.

Maintains security levels required to safeguard and protect the privacy of all protected records.

Interacts and communicates with volunteer stations, hospital personnel, patients, families, and supervisory personnel.

Assists with station duties, as scheduled or required.
Career Emergency Medical Technician

Other Duties
Performs related work as required.

Knowledges, Abilities and Skills (These are pre-employment KASs that apply only to Essential Job Functions.)
Knowledge of--

Principles and methods of related EMT services, including rendering emergency care in accordance with safety protocols and procedures.
Best practices of providing EMT urgent response, emergency medical care protocols, including treatment and transportation, emergency and trauma response and the management of medical emergencies.
EMT standard operating procedures, laws, codes, rules, regulations and requirements governing the provision of emergency medical care, services and transport.
Principles and practices of EMT emergency medical programs, transport maintenance, emergency vehicle driving compliances, trauma care, continuous training, and quality assurance.
Ability to--
Provide urgent EMT medical and trauma care, as required, in response to 911 calls.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with EMS personnel, hospital personnel, volunteer station personnel, and with patients and their families.
Respond to EMT service needs to achieve program goals, objectives, and priorities.
Comply with EMT standard operating procedures, laws, codes, rules and regulations governing program activities.
Comply with county EMS Standards of Care
Compile and summarize data and information, as required, for a variety of reports and quality assurance purposes.
Communicate effectively orally and in writing with diverse audiences, using technical and non-technical language.
Deal effectively with the public.
Minimum Qualifications
Required Qualifications (Note: Any acceptable combination of education, training and relevant experience that provides the above knowledges, abilities and skills may be substituted on a full-time year for year basis.)

Training and/or Education:
High School degree.

One year of experience as an EMT or one year in a related emergency response field.

Licenses or Certificates:
Maintain valid driver's license.
Emergency Vehicle Operating Course Certification.
Possess and maintain a valid Maryland EMT certification (Applicants who are not a Maryland certified EMS provider that are National Registry certified must obtain a valid Maryland certification within thirty days of hire).
Maintain CPR Certification.

Other Information
Special Requirements:
Subject to background investigation, physical examination, and agility testing (Candidate Physical Ability Test - CPAT).
Operation of County and volunteer owned vehicles.

Physical Demands:
Heavy lifting, operating patient transport vehicles, carrying stretchers, medical equipment, and moving patients. Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, stooping, reaching, cleaning, stocking, and lifting; operation of medical and keyboard devices.

Unusual Demands:
On call and extended hours (including, as required, weekends and holidays). Exposure to mentally challenging and stressful decisions. Exposure to sick, injured, deceased, hostile, and potentially violent patients. Dispensing of urgent medical and trauma care.

Work Hazards:
Heavy lifting, burns, cuts, sprains, falls, handling incoherent or unruly patients. Exposure to smoke, fire, blood toxicants, open wounds, dirt, dust, inclement weather.

FLSA Status:

Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities upon reasonable notice.
County application required.


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