Fraser Ambulance EMT in Des Moines, Iowa
Under general supervision, provides basic level emergency and non-emergency care to the ill and injured, to include assessment of illness and/or injury, management of such patients, preparation for transport, transfer of information, and patient care.
ADA: (American Disabilities Act) Incidence Percentage of Time Spent
Lifting 125# High (50%-75%)
Standing Medium (25%-50%)
Sitting High (50%-75%)
Walking Medium (25%-50%)
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Provide basic life support treatment of patients
Provide CPR, give oxygen, administer glucose; all with in the EMT scope of practice
Safely operate and maintain an emergency vehicle while in compliance with all laws pertaining to the operation of an emergency vehicle while transporting patients
Render competent patient care in both pre-hospital and inter-facility setting
Thorough knowledge of EMS procedures and ability to integrate knowledge and performance into practical situations
Work as part of a team
Accurately and completely document information required in EMS charts, including PCRs, daily vehicle inspections, and daily inventory checks
Interact professionally with other health care personnel
Interact professionally with disabled, disadvantaged, sick and injured persons
Assists other EMS providers with EMS care
Give report verbally or in writing to higher healthcare facilities
Clean the equipment, check and replace the used and damaged supplies
Compliance with all company and local agency policies, procedures, and applicable protocols for emergency treatment and transportation
Attend refresher programs and continuing education required by medical director
Maintain a clean appearance, demonstrating courteous, professional and ethical behavior
Self-confidence, emotional stability, good judgment, tolerance for high stress
Ability to deal with adverse situations
Possess good verbal communication skills
Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.
May be exposed to infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous substances. May encounter environmental extremes, violent individuals, and numerous other hazards.
Work in varied weather conditions.
At times will have long, unpredictable hours
Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations
Bending, sitting, kneeling, moving and lifting patients and equipment
Must be able to drive/ride in ambulance for long periods of times without issue
Must possess physical agility necessary to lift and move patients safely
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Full and Part time positions
Overnights and weekends
At times, the EMT will travel from one station to another to help with coverage.
Position requires traveling by either driving an ambulance or caring for a patient in an ambulance.
Required Education and Experience
High School Diploma or GED
Basic Life Support
CPR & First Aid Certified
Current state EMT Certification
Current state driver’s license
Preferred Education and Experience
National Registry EMT Certification
Pediatric Advanced Life Support
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Must pass company provided PCP physical capacity profile exam (post offer, pre- employment) & Drug Screen
Meet company policy MVR criteria
Must successfully complete company sponsored EVOC
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of actives, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Reports to Station Supervisor/ManagerPosition oversees N/A