Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in Philadelphia, PA

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American Medical Response


Emergency Medical Responder


Position Summary:

The mission and purpose of this position are to compassionately deliver high quality service and transportation in a professional, safe, caring and cost-effective manner.


Essential Job Functions:

Transport patients to and from medical facilities and/or home in a timely manner.

Monitor & maintain the general condition of the unit, including completing the mechanical checklist for the vehicle at the start of each shift,   keep it clean and stocked for optimal call response in order to maintain the image of AMR.

Assist the EMT-B with the preparation of the patient for transport.

Communicate with receiving facility to receive medical direction and to provide critical information.

Communicate with the patient & loved ones to provide information and assurance that care is being given and to show compassion.

Communicate with dispatch to receive and understand call data and customer feedback.

Document activities completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call.

Utilize maps to locate hospitals, medical facilities and patient home addresses.


Other Responsibilities:

Operate Ambulance in accordance with company driving policies.

Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

Lift and move patients as required to provide optimum care.

Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Requirements:

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

Must be at least 18 years old.

Reading maps to locate addresses.

Effective oral, written and interpersonal communications skills.

Pass physical agility test.

Safe driving record; service oriented work experience; Veterans preferred.

2 year's driving experience

Prefer a clean Motor Vehicle Report


Licenses or Certifications:

CPR Certification

Valid State Drivers License

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) certification


Stress Factors:

Occasionally:   Hazards, fatigue, patient care

Frequently: High call volume, repetitive tasks, boredom, intense tasks, high pressure


Physical Requirements:

Occasionally: Smelling, walking inside & outside

Frequently: Lifting 200 lbs., pushing, pulling, kneeling, stooping, bending, leaning, hearing, listening, clear speech; touching, multiple activities at the same time, e.g. carrying equipment, pushing or pulling a stretcher

Constantly: Driving, seeing, reaching sitting.


Working Environment:

Occasionally: Works alone, inside, confined areas with noise & other hazardous conditions (human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue

Frequently Works: Works with electrical equipment, extended work periods (days nights, weekends, holidays)

Constantly: Works with others, face-to-face contact, verbal contact with others, works outside and inside ambulance, shift work


Other Requirements:

Occasionally: Reading (simple & complex), writing (complex), memorization, analyzing, math skills (simple)

Frequently: Writing (simple), reading maps, talking on 2-way radio, judgment, reasoning,

Constantly: Decision making


Equipment Used:

Occasionally: Wheelchair, telephone, vacuum cleaner, cleaning equipment, protective devices, disposable supplies, time clock, hydraulic lift, wheelchair lift

Frequently: Stretcher; maps, radio, pager

Constantly: Ambulance (driving),


EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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