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Job Title Emergency Vehicle Operator
Location Annapolis Junction, MD
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to Teddy Baldwin
Shifts hiring Part-time, Full-time, Night Shift, Weekends
Pay Grade Hourly


Job Code:

19157

Pay Status/FLSA Code:

Non-Exempt

Position Title:

Emergency Vehicle Operator

Reports To:

Operations Manager

Job Family:

Operations

Reviewed & Updated:

 4/10/2017

 

Position Summary:
Provide emergency medical care, patient assessment and care, transport services, and other services by performing the following duties.  Appropriate for an energetic, professionally minded EMS individual.

 

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Valid, current Emergency Vehicle Operator License and current CPR/AED Certification.
  • In general, no criminal record in which the individual received a verdict of other than non-guilty in a criminal proceeding.  However, specific factors, including but not necessarily limited to how recent the criminal proceeding, the nature of the criminal act, and other factors will be utilized by Administration in determining relevance and overall impact on the individual’s suitability for initial or continued employment.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have no more than three (3) current points on driving record and must also meet any other driving history requirements of the Company’s liability insurance carrier.  In addition, regardless of age, must have either verified and substantial prior emergency vehicle driving training and experience, or on a case by case basis, if the individual has successfully completed the company’s probationary period, the individual may be selected by Administration to be trained in-house for driver status, and if the individual meets the motor vehicle administration driving requirements, may qualify as a driver.  These requirements may be modified as deemed necessary, particularly to maintain compliance with insurance and governmental regulations and requirements.
  • May not be concurrently employed by any other ambulance service or any other entity which could pose a conflict.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Safe and efficient operation of ambulances and other company vehicle and equipment.
  • Basic life support treatment and transportation of sick and injured persons.
  • Providing emergency medical treatment, while not exceeding the level of skill, training and certification of the individual employee.
  • Full compliance with all applicable state, local, and federal regulations and laws, pertaining to but not limited to protocols, standards of care, motor vehicle operations, and patient rights.
  • Observes patient, records significant conditions and treatments rendered.
  • Takes temperature, pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs to detect deviations from normal and assess condition of patient.
  • Prepares inventories and stocks supplies and inspects equipment for proper operation.
  • Cleans and disinfects interior of ambulance.  Cleans and details exterior of ambulance.  Cleaning and maintaining the cleanliness and proper stocking of the ambulance, company vehicles, equipment, office, lounge, and bathrooms.
  • Must be able to safely lift, transfer and maneuver patients in and out of ambulances, facilities, residences and other locations.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate with patients, family members, medical personnel, and the general public in verbal and written form.
  • Must have reliable transportation and must report to work punctually for all scheduled shifts and in proper uniform.
  • Maintaining a clean and complete uniform, personal hygiene, and professional, pleasant and polite demeanor to all persons with whom the individual comes in contact with while on duty.
  • Must be available, willing and able to work, when requested up to and including 60 minutes prior to the scheduled shift start time and may be dispatched an additional transport, if the employee is still on the clock up to and including their scheduled shift end time.  Specific requirements are explained in the Procedure Manual.
  • Completing and maintaining accurate records and documentation with regard to transport, equipment inspection, supplies usage incidents and other forms of documentation inherent in the operation.
  • Promote the company, perform public relations when assigned, perform standby coverage at special events, deliver medical equipment and supplies when assigned, and other details when assigned.
  • Attending company meetings and educational sessions whenever possible.
  • Inspecting and promptly reporting damage, deficiencies, safety issues or other problems with ambulances, company vehicles, equipment and supplies, or any other matters relevant to the safe, efficient and proper operation of the company.  Such reports are to be made immediately to Administration.
  • Reporting immediately to Administration in writing any change in the employee’s driving record status, certification status or any other change in circumstances or status which could affect the individual’s ability to effectively and safely perform the duties of the position or to otherwise qualify for the position held.
  • Reporting immediately to Administration in writing any change in the employee’s health status or physical status which could affect the individual’s ability to effectively safely perform the duties of the position, or to otherwise qualify for the position held.
  • Reporting immediately to Administration any change in information provided to the company on employment records or other company records.
  • In the interest of maintaining the highest level of quality patient care, safety, and efficiency of operation, it is the responsibility of each employee to report immediately to Administration any violation of the personnel policies or procedures.
  • Compliance with all provisions of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual, as well as all other company rules, regulations, directives, or instructions from supervisors.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality regarding all information pertaining to company policies, pricing, contract terms, trade secrets, competitive information, strategic information, patient date, forms, manuals, charts, employee data, or any other sensitive or confidential information obtained while employed by or pertaining to the company, it’s employees, business information, or patients.  Due to the extremely sensitive nature of this position, this duty of strict confidentiality extends beyond the term of employment.
  • Supervised by and reports to Operations Management (including Shift Supervisors, Field Supervisors, Director of Field Operations, Director of Internal Operations.)
  • Other duties as assigned by Administration.

 

Education Requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.

 

Physical Requirements:  
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Frequently:     Ability to lift, carry, and balance 110 pounds; ability to exert on a regular basis 50 pounds of force and at times up to 100 pounds.

Constantly:     Ability to bend and stoop, ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, possess hand-eye-foot coordination and color recognition, good manual dexterity, with the ability to perform all tasks related to Emergency Medical Services Duty.     

 

All Emergency Vehicle Operator’s must also be able to endure the following weight scale as defined:
(O=Occasionally; F=Frequently; C=Constantly)

 

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Lifting, Static

 

 

 

     Knuckle Height

110

55

22

     Bench Height

74

37

15

     Ankle Height

74

37

15

     Shoulder Height

74

37

15

Lifting, Dynamic – Floor to

 

 

 

     Bench Height Left

110

55

22

     Bench Height Center

110

55

22

     Bench Height Right

110

55

22

     Shelf Height Center

55

28

11

     Shelf Height Left

55

28

11

     Shelf Height Right

55

28

11

Carrying, Static

 

 

 

     Pushing Cart Height

59

30

12

     Pulling Cart Height

49

25

10

     Pushing Shoulder Height

49

25

10

     Pulling Shoulder Height

37

19

8

 

Cognitive/Psychosocial Requirements:
The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally:    Memorization, critical judgment, problem solving.

Frequently:       Ability to remain calm in high stress situations and make good judgments, ability to be unaffected by loud noises, flashing lights and strobes. Simple and complex mathematic skills, reasoning.

Constantly:       Logic, ethical judgment and reasoning, active listening skills, decision making, ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats, as well as via telephone and radio equipment.

 

Clinical Requirements:
N/A

 

Equipment Operated:
The individual in this position must be familiar with using the following equipment to perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally:      Fax machine, copy machine, hole-punch, calculator, laminator, and computer.

Frequently:         Computer, printer, telephone, vehicle lubricant dispensing devices, wheel chair lift, wheel chair.

Constantly:         Watch/Clock, medical EMS equipment and supplies, radios and paging systems, transportation devices.

 

Working Conditions:
The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally:      Exposure to infectious organisms and agents, exposure to toxic chemicals.

Frequently:         Physical and emotional stamina, heavy lifting and extrication in multiple scenarios.

Constantly:          Ability to work as a team member with staff members and other agencies, legible documentation, sensory skills to differentiate clinical findings, visual and auditory acuity.

Driving approximately 90% of time.

 

Environmental Conditions:
Except where appropriate and conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of a particular task (such as in an emergency situation) the Emergency Vehicle Operator will work in a well-lighted area that is ventilated and is as physically and psychologically innocuous as possible under the conditions which exist at a particular time.  Because the essential function of the job of Emergency Vehicle Operator may require exposure to hazardous materials as well as infectious waste, diseases, odors and other situations associated with health care, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Category 3, environmental conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of Emergency Vehicle Operator, an applicant/employee will have the ability to work in an environment conducive to caring for patients, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to self or others.

The Emergency Vehicle Operator regularly works in outside weather and is regularly exposed to wet or dry conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The Emergency Vehicle Operator frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles (potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne and airborne pathogens), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.


The statements in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to the classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  This document in no way constitutes a contract of employment.  Falck USA reserves the right to modify job descriptions, policies or any other procedural documents at any time, for any reason without prior notice.


 


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