Lifeguard Ambulance/Knoxville is on a hiring blitz and looking for AEMTs and EMTs to work in a family oriented but challenging environment. You'll have the opportunity to put your skills to work in both inter-facilty transport as well as some 911 calls. By joining Lifeguard Ambulance you open yourself up to a world of opportunities with the largest medical transportation company in the world.
As a Lifeguard EMT, many times you have the opportunity, at a moment's notice, to be the best part of someone's very bad day. With this in mind, we're not just looking to hire the first individual that walks through the door. The ideal Lifeguard EMT will be compassionate, mission and customer focused, understanding, patient, and highly skilled.
It's our goal at Lifeguard to show our employees that we care as much for them as you do for the patients you're transporting. By offering competitive wages, attractive benefits package, paid time off, career development guidance and training, we strive to hit our goal of having an engaged and passionate workforce.
If you feel you fit the above criteria, looking for something more than just a "job" and meet the qualifications listed below we want to set up a time to speak with you either via phone, Skype or in-person.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
In order to succeed on the job, all Lifeguard EMTs will be expected to carry out these duties and responsibilities -
•Drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to and from calls to transport patient(s) in a safe and prudent manner using the most efficient route to ensure the quickest response times. Arrive alive!
•Assists in carrying patient(s) by stretcher or other device to emergency vehicle and secure patient inside the vehicle choosing the safest means of transport. We preach patient care and consideration.
•Initiates patient treatment and care utilizing initial protocol treatment based on patient condition. Conducts basic life support skills including but not limited to: bleeding control, treatment of shock, splinting of fractures, airway control, assessing vital signs, spinal immobilization, lifting and moving patients, and AED defibrillation.
•Obtains and preserves where possible samples of substances to assist hospital personnel in patient diagnosis and treatment. Hospital employees are also our teammates…treat them as such.
•Observes and keep records regarding symptoms of patients.
•Communicates information to other members of the healthcare profession, patients, family members, and other responders as necessary and appropriate.
•Accurately and completely documents all information required by Lifeguard Ambulance, the local and state medical control, and the Ambulance Run Ticket or Patient Refusal form.
•Completes and submits all other documentation (i.e. Daily Check Sheet) as established by local operations procedures. Communicates any possible delays, customer service issues, supply shortages, equipment malfunctions and etc. to supervisor in a timely manner.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
•Thorough knowledge of emergency medical service regulations, policies, and operating procedures and techniques.
•Thorough knowledge of equipment and supplies used in emergency care of patients and victims of accidents, patient care and transport.
•Considerable knowledge of geography of the operating area and the location of roads and streets.
•Working knowledge of radio communication equipment.
•Ability to operate a personal computer and related software and to type with accuracy.
•Working knowledge of the safe operation of emergency vehicles and compliance with all state laws pertaining to the safe operation of an emergency vehicle.
EDUCATION AND RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
•High school diploma or equivalent
•Minimum of 2 years of EMT experience preferred. Will consider a combination of experience and education
•Combination of education and experience considered
•Must have experience driving an emergency vehicle
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS or CERTIFICATIONS
•Current and active EMT License.
•Valid state driver license with proper endorsements, four years of licensed and unsupervised driving experience, and a driving record that meets the approval of Lifeguard's Auto Insurance Policy Carrier.
•Current CPR Certification.
•EVOC or equal Defensive Driving certification.
•Current version of NIMS training IS-100c, 200, 700b, and 800
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