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Job Specification


 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.
 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 
 of traffic.

 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, 
 and cardio-resuscitation.

 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
 patient's condition.

 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 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 
 medical care.

 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:
Local or
Class of
01724LN N/A12-

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.