SENIOR EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2671

 

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

Under general direction, an employee in this class is responsible for the supervision and training of Emergency Medical Technicians who provide first-aid treatment or emergency medical care either through an ambulance or non-ambulance service at the site of occurrence.The incumbent assigns work schedules, ensures that Suffolk County Emergency Medical Services protocols and New York State Department of Health Article 30 rules are being adhered to.Does related work as required.

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES

 ††††††††††† Supervises the work of Emergency Medical Technicians who provide emergency medical care to those in need;

††††††††††† Trains and evaluates the performance of Emergency Medical Technicians in the proper conduct of their duties;

††††††††††† Assigns work schedules and determines staffing requirements to provide adequate coverage of the jurisdiction;

††††††††††† Maintains attendance, vacation, sick and other personnel records for staff Emergency Medical Technicians;

††††††††††† May be responsible for maintaining compliance with the districts Quality Assurance Program;

††††††††††† May be responsible for maintaining the proper inventory of ALS (Advanced Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support) supplies;

††††††††††† May fill in as an Emergency Medical Technician on any tour not properly covered.

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FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Thorough knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of emergency treatment procedures appropriate for a New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician; thorough knowledge of recent developments in the field of emergency medical treatment; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinate personnel in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to remain calm when eliciting information from persons who may be in a highly emotional state; ability to use a personal computer; ability to evaluate the extent of illness or injury; ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

††††††††††† OPEN COMPETITIVE

††††††††††† Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Health and three (3) years of experience in providing emergency medical care.

††††††††††† PROMOTIONAL

††††††††††† Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Care, or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.

 

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1.      Candidates must maintain a current Emergency Medical Technician Certificate throughout employment in this title.

2.      Candidates may be required to possess the appropriate New York State driverís license, and maintain such license throughout employment in this position.

3.      Candidates must be free of any speech or hearing defects which would impair functioning in this position.

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R 03/08/06

SUFFOLK COUNTY

Competitive