Position Summary: Responsible for the transport and care of medically ill and traumatically injured patients in emergency and non-emergency situations. The Driver is responsible for following the standards of practice for the EMT-Basic as published in the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Standard Training Curricula with American Heart Association guidelines superseding. The Driver is responsible for critical care transports and functions as a Vehicle Service Technician when not responding on a call.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities –
- Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient while constantly monitoring the patient and providing any appropriate continuing care within the limits of license and certification.
- Provides orderly transfer of the patient to destination as well as careful handling of the patient in moving him/her to the ambulance vehicle.
- Upon arrival at destination with patient, responsible for cleaning, restocking basic supplies and placing the unit back in service as soon as possible.
- When necessary, in the absence of other qualified rescuers and within limits of employee’s training, use procedures to gain access to and disentangle patients who require extrication.
- In the absence of other qualified personnel, controls the emergency scene, including parking the vehicle in such a way as to minimize further danger in the roadway as well as controlling the actions of bystanders.
- Obtains information regarding the emergency from dispatch, communicates other emergency services as needed during the call. In the absence of, or as directed by more qualified personnel, communicates with receiving hospitals regarding patient status.
- Must follow FCC regulations with regard to communications by radio.
- Obtains and records information for the Company as well as those required by medical, legal, and health authorities. When assigned to an EMT-B or EMT-P crewmember, the Driver is generally responsible for accurate completion of the billing report.
- Will make daily checks of the vehicle equipment and systems, and completes manifest and other reports/forms as required.
- Reports needed equipment and vehicle repairs to Field Supervisor and Maintenance Personnel.
- Protects the public by not performing or delegating to persons less qualified, any service which requires the professional competence of an EMT-B.
- Refuses to participate in unethical procedures, and assumes the responsibility to expose incompetence or unethical conduct of others to the appropriate authority in a proper and professional manner.
- Stocks vehicles in preparation for on-coming crews.
- Performs terminal cleaning and restocking of units from off-going crews.
- Performs inventory on expendable medical and janitorial supplies; stocks as necessary.
- Performs routine checks and preparation of bio-medical equipment and performs minor troubleshooting procedures.
- Makes routine checks of vehicles, equipment, building and systems, and completes reports/forms as required.
- Responsible for precepting new employees and observers as directed.
- Must possess a current Class D driver’s license in the State where employed except where exempt by State regulation.
- Currently licensed as EMS-Driver with DEMS.
- Current AHA Healthcare provider or Red Cross equivalent training in CPR certification.
- Full time employees must be available for recall in times of crisis.
- Must be at least 18years old.
- Must have an acceptable driver history as determined by the company and outlined in the Standard Operations Procedure manual.
We are an EOE/AA employer and AMR selects the best individual for the job based on job related qualifications, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, or disability.