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Butler County Advanced Emergency Medical Technician in El Dorado, Kansas

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Job Description:

Under the supervision of the EMS Captain, the AEMT provides advanced life support and directly assists in the provision of on-scene ALS emergency care to sick and injured patients. The employee in this position responds to 911 calls, renders medical assistance and transports patients to the proper medical facility. This position is distinguishable from an EMT in that the position requires additional specialized EMS instruction in advanced pre-hospital care interventions and assessment techniques and requires a greater amount of annual continuing education.

Job Duties:

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Assists patients, family members, and others confidentially and with concern and empathy.\ Delivers advanced life support care and assists in the provision of advanced life support in accordance with Butler County EMS Medical Protocols.\ Operates all two-way radio communication equipment and troubleshoots problems.\ Operates emergency vehicles safely and professionally.\ Operates, and can troubleshoot, all pre-hospital medical care equipment.\ Performs daily vehicle, equipment, and station inventory/maintenance.\ Readies all medical equipment for use each day, and following each response, restocks all equipment and supplies, as well as troubleshoot equipment problems and reports needed maintenance to EMS administrators.\ Acts as a servant to the public, assists citizens in need, and communicates with all citizens, patients, family members, government employees, fellow emergency responders, and health care providers in a calm, courteous and respectful manner.\ Responds to 911 calls and provides emergency medical treatment and transport.\ Uses department computers and accurately completes all patient care reports, billing reports and incident reports by the end of each shift;\ Maintains professional development and continuing education as required.\ Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

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Ability to adapt and react to rapidly changing conditions and situations appropriately and ability to cope with high stress high impact working conditions.\ Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.\ Ability to be naturally self-motivated and a self-starter.\ Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.\ Ability to convey and receive detailed or important verbal instructions to and from other workers and the general public.\ Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.\ Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of verbal communication.\ Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.\ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.\ Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties.\ Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.\ Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.\ Knowledge of county and city mapping must be maintained.\ Knowledge of emergency medical care and ambulance procedures.\ Knowledge of emergency vehicle operation and radio operations is required.\ Knowledge of math, including medical/infusion rate calculations as well as medical documentation.

Maintains a thorough knowledge of departmental medical guidelines, operational protocols, as well as city and county geography, mapping and routing.\ Skill in operating a computer.\ Skill in oral and written communication.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk; use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, squat, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Lifting, moving, pushing or pulling up to 10 pounds does generally occur, in emergencies may be necessary to lift, move, push, or pull up to 100 pounds. Physical requirements such as moving patients weighing 200 plus pounds from the floor to a cot and then loading the patient into ambulance occurs. Specific vision abilities required by this job\ include clo