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EMT - Basic

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
LifeStar Response of Maryland
Physical Address

Seaford, DE 19973
Job Description

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:

+ Presents himself/herself in a professional manner and displays a good public image for the employee and Falck USA in accordance with company policy.

+ Adheres to the policies and procedures of Falck USA, including the operation’s Standard Operating Procedures and Medical Protocols.

+ Participates and completes all daily assignments proficiently, punctually and in accordance with the directives of the Operations Supervisor, General Manager and other management team members.

+ Completes appropriate documentation in accordance with company policies and procedures.

+ 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.

+ Operates the emergency vehicle in a safe manner at all times.

+ Maintains vehicles and stations in a clean and presentable manner at all times. The employee shall strive to exceed Falck USA expectations for cleanliness of the vehicles and stations.

+ Responds to instructions from dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicles to specified locations.

+ Develops and strives to achieve personal and professional goals established by the employee. Utilizes all resources available to achieve personal and professional goals.

+ Maintains communications equipment, medical equipment and supplies in accordance with applicable standards.

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:

+ Must be at least 18 years of age.

+ Current state driver’s license.

+ Satisfactory driving record in accordance with the Falck USA Driving Policy.

+ Other qualifications specific to the local operation 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 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.

+ May not be concurrently employed by any other ambulance service or any other entity which could pose a conflict.

Within 3 months of employment, EMT must have:

+ CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator) or Falck USA equivalent

+ State required courses (i.e. IV Monitor/Maintenance Course for the EMT-B)

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 American Heart Association CPR for the Healthcare Provider card

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 110 pounds; ability to exert on a regular basis 50 pounds of force and at times up to 100 pounds.

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 weight scale as defined:

(O=Occasionally; F=Frequently; C=Constantly)




Lifting, Static

Knuckle Height




Bench Height




Ankle Height




Shoulder Height




Lifting, Dynamic – Floor to

Bench Height Left




Bench Height Center




Bench Height Right




Shelf Height Center




Shelf Height Left




Shelf Height Right




Carrying, Static

Pushing Cart Height




Pulling Cart Height




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