PAY: $13.39hr – $19.12hr
Responds to given locations with lights and siren, driving in a defensive manner, obeying the rules of the road.
Working alongside a Paramedic, stabilizes patients at scene, i.e. CPR, airway management, control bleeding, assists in starting IV, splints body as needed using proper equipment to load patient into ambulance.
Prepares patient care reports contiguous with incidents to ensure continuity of care for the EMS Office, billing records and physician information.
Ensures that equipment is in proper places and in good working order, cleans equipment and patient care compartment in order to have the ambulance ready for the next response. Replaces stock used in the course of patient care as required.
Contacts the Dispatch Center in order to inform them of status relative to response, arrival, availability, deployment of additional resources for any other reason necessary for operation.
Minor vehicle maintenance, which includes washing; checking oil, water, fuel; washing floors and cleaning windows.
Attends re-certification classes in order to maintain certification.
Applicants must possess current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (Ambulance) by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and current certification as a Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association (M.G.L., Chapter 111c, sections 3 and 6). Must have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and good driving record.
This position is subject to re-certification by the State Office of Emergency Medical Service.
For application/complete job description, please visit www.newbedford-ma.gov or contact the Personnel Dept., 133 William St., Room 212, 508-979-1444. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found. EEO
New Bedford has a residency requirement.