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United Medevac Solutions – Federal Government division
Emergency Medical Technician (Basic or Paramedic)
The emergency medical technician is a basic designation, or EMT-Basic, is an entry level classification and the initial step to becoming a paramedic. EMT-Paramedic is an advanced-level pre-hospital provider responsible for immediate and critical care techniques and care of the patient. Compassion, the ability to work under pressure, calm communication skills and physical fitness and strength are all key traits for emergency medical technicians and Paramedics alike.
Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities
EMT-Basic and Paramedics provide noninvasive and invasive treatments during urgent/emergency illnesses and injuries. Pre-hospital providers determine a patient’s medical/traumatic condition then coordinate and coincide care with EMT/paramedic partner following in-place medical guidelines and on-line medical control. They compassionately communicate with patients and family, ensure they are securely placed within the ambulance, determine and institute all appropriate care and continuously monitor vital signs and watch for changes in patients condition. The primary pre-hospital provider accompanies patient to medical facilities, hospitals, and specialty care clinics, ensuring all care is documented and fully communicated to accepting personnel (Physician and/or Nurse)
Key Competencies and Characteristics
- Knowledge of commonly used medical terminology, body systems, medical equipment, supplies and procedures appropriate to skill level (vital signs, medical and trauma assessments, all appropriate procedures basic and advanced along with treatments as defined in UMS’ standard Medical Guidelines.
- Knowledge of the legal considerations of medical care to gather, report and protect patient information in accordance with Privacy Act Laws, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Local/State/Federal guidelines regarding EMTLA and Memorandum of Transfer requirements.
- Unrestricted ability to drive, safely operate and maintain emergency vehicle operations to include all medical equipment in adherence to UMS’ SOP
- Demonstrates refined skill in basic and advanced emergency medical techniques and procedures.
- Ability to prioritize treatments for patients having multiple problems.
Key Competencies and Characteristics
- Completes and passes pre-employment, fit-for-duty examination
- Provides proof of all required health immunizations and annual vaccines
- Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
- Background and/or Security Investigation required
- Verified State and educational eligibility
- Completes ALL federally-required employment forms/paperwork
- Positive referrals/employment history
- Proficiency in writing and speaking English
Education and Experience
- EMT Basic personnel shall meet and maintain all CE requirements established by the State of Texas and/or NREMT
- Have at least one – year emergency medical technician basic or paramedic experience.
- Have unrestricted licenses corresponding to the individual’s level of training.
- Have current Basic Life Support (BLS) for EMT-Basic and/or Paramedic issued by the American Heart Association.
- Have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certifications for Paramedic level providers issued by the American Heart Association.
- Employment is conditional upon acceptance by customer and passing a drug test and extensive driving and background checks
- 1+ year experience
- Current and Unrestricted Texas Compact license
- National Registry preferred
- BLS, ACLS, PALS certifications as applicable to provider level