DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves provision of initial first-aid treatment or emergency medical care, through an ambulance service, at the site of the occurrence. Responsibilities include patient assessment, diagnosis of immediate medical condition(s) caused by either disease or injury, and appropriately rendering emergency treatment. Treatment is performed in accordance with established medical protocols. Work is performed under general supervision of the EMS Administrator. Supervision is not a requirement of the position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principals, practices and techniques of emergency treatment procedures; good knowledge of equipment and supplies used in administrating emergency medical treatment; good knowledge of operation and maintenance of biomedical telemetry and other specialized medical equipment and technology used in administrating emergency medical treatment; good knowledge of recent developments in the field of emergency medical treatment; working knowledge of the geography of the area; strength, stamina and endurance to perform rescues; ability to perform calmly and efficiently in crisis situations; ability to evaluate the extent of illness or injury; ability to prepare and maintain accurate records; dependability; integrity; good judgment; resourcefulness; tact and courtesy.
Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and possession of a valid New York State Department of Health Certification as Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-Basic) or higher certification, at time of appointment.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment.