a) The following job description is in no way an employment agreement or contract.
b) The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician, hereafter referred to as AEMT, is a prehospital healthcare provider licensed by the state of Tennessee to perform a certain scope of patient care, determined by the State of Tennessee and PCEMS. This job is an intermediate level of prehospital provider that can staff an ambulance.
a) AEMT must be capable of utilizing all medical equipment in PCEMS inventory that falls within their state and local approved scope of practice. This includes equipment for the treatment and transport of the patient. In addition, the AEMT must be able to safely drive PCEMS ambulances in accordance with state laws and standards established by PCEMS.
b) The AEMT must be capable of using computers and other electronic devices with regularity and skill.
c) This is not an exhaustive list.
3) JOB LOCATION:
a) Location for this job is not easily defined. Jurisdiction falls within the realm of Putnam County, with need for travel to other locations within the State of Tennessee, and occasionally outside the State. Location may also be in any extreme of weather or terrain found in Tennessee.
4) ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
a) Treat and care for sick and injured patients in the location in which they are found, within the AEMT scope of practice. This includes assisting higher trained EMS personnel or managing patient care if no higher licensed personnel are present or deemed appropriate by higher trained personnel.
b) Transport patients from locations to appropriate facilities, as designated by medical direction.
c) Communicate with 911 dispatchers, hospitals, patients, families, and other providers professionally and efficiently using written and verbal means, including in person, and via phone, email, and radio.
d) Appropriate documentation of all patient encounters.
5) ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:
a) Maintain a clean station.
b) When partnered with a higher level of licensure, follow the direction of the higher-level provider, and assist in patient care unless the treatment is inappropriate, or the patient is endangered. In this case, notify Administration immediately.
c) Check the ambulance and equipment at the beginning of each day, and document using the inventory system. Note and fix any deficiencies
d) Maintain a clean ambulance, inside and out. Disinfect regularly and as needed.
e) Make steps to be ready for the next call quickly once a patient transport is completed.
f) Assume command in case of disaster until relieved by appropriate personnel. Then, proceed as set forth in the disaster plan.
g) Be able to deliver patient care consistent with AEMT level of training.
h) Skill in organizing and coordinating simple and complex teams in patient care situations.
i) Be capable of performing tasks as set forth by Administration and other portions of this manual.
a) The AEMT must be capable of moving the patient and cot over all types of terrain with the assistance of a partner. The crew must be capable of carrying patients weighing up to 250 pounds, plus the weight of the cot.
b) The AEMT must be capable of performing tasks requiring hand-eye coordination such as driving, patient assessment, IV therapy, etc.
i) The AEMT must be capable of driving and navigating an ambulance safely in all types of weather and lighting conditions.
ii) Must be at least 19 years old. Must have been driving at least 3 years prior to employment.
iii) Must have a valid Tennessee Class D driver’s license with an F endorsement minimum.
iv) Must have and maintain a safe driving record.
v) Must successfully complete PCEMS Emergency Vehicle Operations Course.
d) Licensure and documentation:
i) Must have a high school diploma or GED.
ii) Must hold and maintain a current AEMT license or higher level of licensure issued by the State of Tennessee.
iii) Keep a current copy of State EMS license, driver’s license, CPR card and current CEHs uploaded electronically.
iv) Must immediately report any revocation, suspension, restriction, expirations, or legal action pending against any licensures or certifications pertaining to employment at PCEMS.
e) Must submit to hepatitis B vaccination, provide proof of vaccination, or sign a form showing you refused the vaccinations.
f) Must submit to a physical examination to prove fitness for duty, when requested.
g) Must pass a pre-employment physical agility test.
h) Must be initially evaluated and trained under supervision of Trainers. Training period will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
i) Convictions resulting in a misdemeanor or felony could possibly result in disqualification for employment. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
j) Required to remain competent on all skills included in AEMT scope of practice.
k) Unless written permission is given by the EMS Chief, all part-time employees must work a minimum of 3 full road shifts every quarter. These may be either 8- or 12-hour shifts. This will be evaluated quarterly; those who fail to meet this standard will be notified and removed from employment with Putnam County EMS.
7) RESPONSIBLE TO:
a) The AEMT is directly subordinate to the EMS Lieutenant at their station. When part of an ambulance crew, they are subordinate to those of higher training, regarding operational or patient care issues.
8) POSITION OF AUTHORITY:
a) The AEMT is in a position of authority if working with an EMT-B, or an AEMT and is senior to their partner in regard to an EMS response.
9) OVERTIME STATUS:
a) The AEMT is not exempt from overtime. Overtime will be compensated by the standard overtime method.
10) PAY GRADE:
a) Pay Grade is 6
11) SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION:
The AEMT is a safety sensitive position.