The Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians (AEMT) is responsible for providing efficient and immediate care to the ill and/or injured patient in accordance with CNY EMS Regional and NYS protocols and / or medical direction. To complete daily base and ambulance duties as required by administration and/or described in the Menter Ambulance Standard Operating Guidelines, Employee Handbook, Operational Response Policy or other approved publication.
The AEMT must demonstrate competency in all EMT-B skills and equipment usage. Must be able to provide Advanced Life Support using intravenous therapy, defibrillator and advanced airway adjuncts to control the airway in cases of respiratory and cardiac arrest.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Responds to calls when dispatched. Reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site using most expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions. Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
- Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures. Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient, assesses extent of injury or illness.
- Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance or services as necessary.
- Determines nature of illness or injury. Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
- Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care.
- Provides additional emergency care following established protocols. 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. Reassures patient, family members and bystanders.
- Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient into the ambulance. Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste.
- Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will be transported.
- Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing medical care as necessary enroute.
- Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility.
- Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and carries out medical control orders as appropriate.
- Assists in moving patient from ambulance into medical facility.
- Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's emergency and care provided (including written report(s) and care provided by Certified First Responders prior to EMT-B/AEMT arrival on scene) to emergency department staff and assists staff as required.
- Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene.
- Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste.
- Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines.
- Checks all equipment for future readiness.
- Maintains ambulance in operable condition.
- Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its equipment and supplies. Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable fluid, fuel and air pressure levels. Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.
- Valid New York State Certification as an AEMT
- Valid CPR Certification at the Healthcare Provider level
- Valid New York State Driver's License
- High School Diploma or GED
- Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
- Ability to use good judgement and remain calm in high stress situations
- Possesses good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
- Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
- Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
- Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces
- Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions
Please attach a resume and cover letter.
- Posted: Thu, September 08, 2022
- Location: NY - Fulton