EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN- BASIC 2670
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN- CRITICAL CARE 2673
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN- PARAMEDIC 2674
An employee in this class provides initial first-aid treatment or emergency medical care either through an ambulance or a non-ambulance service at the site of an occurrence. These positions differ in levels of care they are certified to render as outlined by New York State Department of Health and Suffolk County Emergency Medical Services Guidelines. Direction is received from administrative supervisors or higher level professional personnel who review work through Quality Improvement Programs and online communications with Medical Control. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Responds to calls when dispatched, gains access to the patient and assesses the extent of their injuries or illness;
Provides life support services to stabilize persons in life threatening situations resulting from trauma and other medical emergencies;
Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance or services as necessary;
Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care and provide additional emergency care following established protocols;
Seeks medical direction from Medical Control Physician and carries out orders as appropriate;
Assesses and monitors vital signs and general appearance of patient for change;
Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for emergency care using established criteria;
Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient into the ambulance;
Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will be transported and transports patient while providing ongoing medical care as necessary enroute;
Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving medical facility;
Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient’s emergency and care provided to emergency department staff and assists as required;
Complies with regulations in handling deceased;
Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste, cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines and maintains ambulance in operable condition;
Receives and transmits communications from the public and agencies requesting emergency services;
May be asked to perform routine maintenance and custodial work on station and equipment when not performing the primary responsibility of the class;
May assist in driving emergency services vehicles.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of emergency treatment procedures; good knowledge of equipment and supplies used in administering emergency medical treatment; good knowledge of recent developments in the field of emergency medical treatment; ability to operate a two-way radio system; ability to use a personal computer; ability to act calmly and effectively in emergency situations; ability to evaluate the extent of illness of injury; ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-BASIC
Possession of one of the following certificates issued by the New York State Department of Health: Emergency Medical Technician-Basic Certificate; Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate Certificate; Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Care Certificate; or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-CRITICAL CARE
Possession of one of the following certificates issued by the New York State Department of Health: Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Care; or Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic.
EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-PARAMEDIC Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Certificate issued by the New York State Department of Health.
1. Candidates must maintain the appropriate Emergency Medical Technician Certificate throughout employment in this position.
2. Candidates may be
required to possess the appropriate
3. Candidates must be free of any speech or hearing defects that would impair functioning in this position.
4. Candidates for Emergency Medical Technician-Critical Care and Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic must have completed the Suffolk Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee’s (REMAC) Advanced Life Support credentialing process at the time of appointment and must complete all protocol and policy updates throughout employment in the position.
5. In jurisdictions where required, the incumbent must obtain certification of completion of the appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) entry-level course(s), including Incident Command System (ICS) training, within 26 weeks of appointment.
Note: Separate eligible lists will be established for each title.