†††††††††††††††††††††††† EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES OFFICER † ††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† 2637
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
Under general supervision, an employee in this class plans and implements Emergency Medical Technician training programs for volunteer ambulance or police department personnel.† The incumbent is expected to exercise considerable independent judgment and initiative in the performance of assigned duties, and may be required to develop and conduct specialized training courses.† Supervision is received from the Emergency Medical Training Officer, or the commanding officer of the Police Academy, through conferences and consultations.† Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
††††††††††† Plans and organizes the Emergency Medical Technician certification and recertification training programs for volunteer ambulance personnel, police department personnel or other law enforcement personnel in Suffolk County;
††††††††††† Instructs the Certified First Responder course for seasonal police officers;
††††††††††† Determines the need for, and initiates, Emergency Medical Technician training courses, and monitors the courses for adherence to established curriculum;
††††††††††† Develops instructional materials and training aids for use in the training program;
††††††††††† Develops training programs for instructors and seminars for ambulance personnel, when needed;
††††††††††† May recruit instructors for the program and monitor their performance;
††††††††††† Selects equipment and supplies to be purchased for the program, and ensures that the equipment receives proper maintenance;
††††††††††† Instructs personnel on the proper use and operation of equipment and training aids;
††††††††††† Acts as liaison with members of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Council Subcommittee on Education and Training, and with New York State Health Department officials;
††††††††††† Supplies information regarding the availability of Emergency Medical Technician training courses;
††††††††††† Maintains a file of volunteer ambulance and police department personnel, showing their organization and completed level of training.
††††††††††† Attends required training seminars and conferences to maintain current certifications.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of current literature, sources of information and recent developments in the field of emergency medical treatment; thorough knowledge of the equipment and materials used in emergency medical training programs; good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of emergency treatment procedures; skill in the use of emergency medical training equipment and audio- visual equipment; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and volunteers; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; good judgment; initiative; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE
††††††††††† (a) Graduation from a New York State or Regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and one (1) year of full-time experience (or its part-time equivalent) in planning and/or conducting training courses for ambulance or police personnel; or,
††††††††††† (b) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and five (5) years of full-time experience (or its part-time equivalent) in planning and/or conducting training courses for ambulance or police personnel; or,
††††††††††† (c) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (a) and (b).†††††††††††
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT
Candidates must possess an Emergency Medical Technicianís Certificate issued by the State of New York at the time of appointment and maintain said certification throughout employment in this title.
At the time of appointment and throughout employment in this title candidates shall also be required to possess either:
††††††††††† (a) Current certification as a New York State Certified Instructor Coordinator by New York State Department of Health; or
††††††††††† (b) Current certification as a New York State Certified Lab Instructor by New York State Department of Health; or
††††††††††† (c) Minimum prerequisite requirements for Certification as a New York State Lab Instructor as defined by the New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.†††††††
††††††††††† Candidates may be required to obtain certification as an Instructor Coordinator issued by the New York State Department of Health within two (2) years of appointment in this title.
† ††††††††† Candidates may be required to obtain certification as a Mental Health Instructor issued by the Ney York State Department of Health within six (6) months of appointment in this title.
††††††††††† Candidates may be required to obtain certification as a CPR Instructor issued by the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association or the National Safety Council within nine (9) months of appointment in this title.
To be employed by the Suffolk County Police Department:
Candidates may be required to obtain certification as a Police Instructor issued by New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services within (6) months of appointment in this title.
All certifications required must be maintained throughout employment in this title.