EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
Under direction, drives or rides an ambulance to a specific
location to provide emergency medical treatment, provides
treatment both at the scene and on the return trip to the
hospital; does related duties.
NOTE: The definition and examples of work for this title
are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this
title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification.
Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Answers all calls for emergency medical treatment.
Drives ambulance to required location, parks ambulance in
a safe location, and creates a safe traffic environment by
placement of road flares, removal of debris, and redirection
Determines the nature and extent of injury and establishes
priorities for emergency care.
Administers emergency care such as opening and
maintaining an airway, giving positive pressure ventilation,
Stops bleeding by bandaging or tourniquets, treats shock,
immobilizes fractures, and provides initial care of poisoned
and burn patients.
Searches for medical identification emblem as a clue for
providing emergency care.
Extricates patients from entrapment.
Radios the dispatcher for additional help if needed
Prepares victims for transportation in an ambulance.
Cares for patient on return trip to hospital.
Reports to the dispatcher the nature and extent of injuries
to ensure prompt medical care on arrival.
May request advice from hospital physician or emergency
May deliver newborn infants.
On arrival, transfers patient to stretcher, carries or wheels
into hospital, and provides nurse or doctor evaluation of the
Prepares reports of trips made and enters information into
a chronological log.
May also act as dispatcher determining priorities in calls
for ambulance and dispatching the ambulance.
Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic
and/or manual recording and information systems used by
the agency, office, or related units.
Applicants are required to possess a current and valid
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification issued
by the New Jersey Department of Health.
NOTE: Applicants who possess the higher level
certification as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic, or Mobile
Intensive Care Registered Nurse Certification, issued by the
New Jersey Department of Health, are considered to have
met the above certification requirement.
Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license
valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather
than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential
duties of the position.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of principles of emergency medical and first aid
Knowledge of the techniques used to administer pulmonary
and cardiac resuscitation.
Knowledge of the techniques used to administer oxygen.
Knowledge of appropriate emergency treatment depending
on the patient's condition.
Ability to remain calm in an emergency situation.
Ability to establish rapport with the patient.
Ability to drive an ambulance with caution.
Ability to work harmoniously with others.
Ability to determine the nature and extent of injury and
provide emergency medical treatment.
Ability to administer first aid, CPR and other emergency
Ability to prioritize emergency medical treatment needs.
Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or
manual recording and information systems used by the
agency, office, or related units.
Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate
in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.
American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered
as acceptable forms of communication.
Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as
long as they can perform essential functions of the job with
or without reasonable accommodation. If the accommodation
cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue
hardship, such persons may not be eligible.
This job specification is applicable to the following title code:
This job specification is for local government use only.
Salary range is only applicable to state government.
Local salaries are established by individual local jurisdictions.