Abbott Ambulance / American Medical Response (AMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Salary range: $13.94 - $16.16 per hour
Location: Abbott EMS, St. Louis
About Abbott EMS:
Abbott EMS of St. Louis is the largest private ambulance service in the Midwest. As the face of American Medical Response in this area, Abbott EMS provides both primary and backup emergency response to many area municipalities and fire services including the City of St. Louis. Our more than 90,000 annual transports also include those provided on standby for area events such as Race for the Cure, Great Forest Park Balloon Race, and the Rock and Roll and Go St. Louis Marathons. Also served with event standby services are venues such as Busch Stadium and sports clubs including the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Club, St. Louis Blues Hockey Club, and the St. Louis Public Schools Football program.
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is frequently the first or second contact whom AMR customers, especially patients, have interaction with. As a result, the EMT must be responsive and adaptable to meet customers’ expectations. The EMT must adjust to the changes in scope of delivery and practices. This may require learning new delivery protocols, or training curriculum to maintain certification.
Key External Customers and Suppliers
- The paramount relationship for the EMT is with the patient and his/her loved ones, who need assurance and compassion as well as medical care
- Works regularly with facility staff who are responsible for receiving patients, providing medical control or direction, and/or prepare patients for transport
- Partners with fire, police and other agencies during emergency calls to ensure safe, efficient actions are taken
- Has regular contact with the public at large during calls and may also interact with government/regulatory agencies and the media. In these situations, the EMT must demonstrate the appropriate image of AMR
- Assess each call situation to determine best course of action and appropriate protocol
- Utilize medical equipment to assess patient and carry out basic life support functions
- Develop and utilize triage skills to provide optimal efficiency during calls
- Assist paramedic or nurse with the preparation of advanced life support equipment
- Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and safety requirements
- Must be able to successfully pass Physical Agility Test
- Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times.
- Must be able to lift, drag, hoist, and carry different types of equipment and other objects.
- Emergency Medical Technician training and certification as required by State or County to which assigned
- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) certification for all EMT levels
- Valid State Driver’s License
- Driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving policy
Is your future goal to become a Paramedic?
How would you like to attend Paramedic class for FREE?
In as little as three months after starting employment as an EMT, you could be eligible to attend the IHM Academy of EMS Paramedic class at no cost to you! Abbott EMS also offers the Critical Care Paramedic class at no cost to eligible employees.
SOME OTHER GREAT BENEFITS OF JOINING OUR TEAM:
- Pay for relevant experience
- Bi-weekly accrual of Paid Time Off (PTO) hours – earn three weeks off within your first year of full-time employment!
- Excellent full-time benefits package including medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) plan with company match
- Free membership in the Air Medical Network - no out-of-pocket medical flight expenses
- Holiday pay
- Bi-annual Uniform allowance
- Flexibility with various shifts and times
- Paid for your time to attend CPR class
- Opportunities for professional growth and advancement
- Ability to transfer to other AMR locations nationwide
- FEMA deployments