Emergency Medical Technician-EMT

Employer
Alcorn State University
Location
Mississippi, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 24, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Safety & Security, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Purpose of Job

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic ( EMT Basic) responds to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility. Receives calls from the dispatcher and drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions,. The EMT -B must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.

Scope of Responsibilities

The EMT -B determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. The EMT -B renders emergency medical and or trauma care to adults, children and infants based on assessment findings.

Essential Job Functions

* Opening and maintaining the patient’s airway
* Ventilating patients
* Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defribrillators
* Providing pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system traumas such as:
* controlling hemorrhage
* treatment of shock (hypo-perfusion)
* bandaging wounds
* immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed neck or spine
* providing emergency medical care to assist in emergency childbirth
* manage general medical complaints of altered mental status, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic reaction, seizures, poisoning behavioral emergencies, environmental emergencies and psychological crises.
* Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information
* Searching for medical identification emblems as a guide to appropriate emergency medical care
* Assisting patients with prescribed medications, including sublingual nitroglycerin, epinephrine auto injectors and hand-held aerosol inhalers
* Administration of oxygen, oral glucose and activated charcoal
* Reassuring patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner
* Avoiding mishandling and undue haste while working expeditiously to accomplish the task where a patient must b extricated form entrapment, the EMT -B assesses the extent of injury and gives all possible emergency care and protection to the entrapped patient and uses the prescribed techniques and appliances for safely removing the patient
* If needed, the EMT -B radios the dispatcher for additional help or special rescue and/or utility services
* Provides simple rescue service if the ambulance has not been accompanied by a specialized unit
* After extrication, provides additional care in triaging the injured in accordance with standard emergency procedures

Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED
National Registry Certified
One year experience as an EMT Basic
CPR Certified
Considerations will be given to students who are attending The National Register Class for EMT Basic and can obtain their National Certification within 1 year

Licensing and Certifications

Must be a licensed Emergency Medical Technician

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

* Functions in uncommon situations
* Has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being
* Has an understanding of body substance isolation
* Understands basic medical-legal principles
* Functions within the scope of care as defined by the state, regional and local regulatory agencies
* Complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at the scene

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Yes

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Frequently

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Frequently

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Occasionally

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Occasionally

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds

Occasionally

Travel

Frequently

Extended Work Hours

Occasionally

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

S634

Number of Vacancies

2

Location

Lorman

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

09/02/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
  7. License
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