Town of Coventry Fire & EMS - Live-In EMT

Job Overview

Department Town of Coventry Fire & EMS
TypeOther
Job TitleLive-In EMT
SalaryVolunteer
Deadline Sep 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Contactcmalan@coventry-ct.gov
Location Coventry, CT
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Town of Coventry Fire & EMS, CT

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

JOB DESCRIPTION

SCOPE:

This Policy and Procedure is applicable to an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Town of Coventry Fire & EMS Department

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION:

The purpose of the EMT’s position is to provide a highly responsible person the ability to work within the operation and supervision of the Town of Coventry Fire & EMS Department. The major emphasis of this position shall be response to and rendering of service at emergency scenes including but not limited to the duties listed below.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.
  • Perform on-scene duties at the request of the Officer in charge in compliance with the department’s SOGs and directives, including: acting as the primary caregiver for medical patients, first aid, crowd control, and traffic control.
  • Drive and operate fire department vehicles and apparatus as approved through department training policies.
  • Complete required reports (including patient care reports), including documentation entered into department’s computerized records management system with speed and accuracy.
  • Have an understanding of the department’s policies and procedures.
  • Conduct periodic inspection of uniforms, gear and equipment
  • Attend required training and department meetings
  • Interact effectively, professionally and tactfully with all participating agencies and the general public.
  • Other duties as assigned by superior officers.
  • The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.
  • The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Supervision received: Takes direction from the Officer in charge at emergency scenes.
  • Supervision exercised: None expected.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Be a certified Emergency Medical Technician and qualified as a Primary Technician.
  • Be qualified to the Hazmat Awareness level and all required refreshers.
  • Successfully completed NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800.
  • Have a working knowledge of the organization, methods, policies, rules and regulations.
  • Have a general knowledge of emergency medical service principles, practices, apparatus and equipment.
  • Must possess the ability to understand and carry out written and verbal instructions.
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and function as a team leader.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the member regularly works near moving mechanical parts; in high, precarious places; in outside weather conditions; in occupancies with explosives and hazardous material, is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock and noise level in the work environment is moderate to heavy.
  • This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

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

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of the job, the member is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The member is regularly required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The member must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION: Certain tasks within this job may require the use of a respirator. Such tasks may require sufficient pulmonary and respiratory health to use a respirator and may preclude full beards or other obstructions preventing a positive facial fit for half-face or full-face respirators.

MENTAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this position, the member will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; The exposure to death, emotional stress, patients with contagious diseases and terminal illnesses can be expected and interact with department members, other organizations and the public.

EXAMPLES OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Operate both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration.
  • Spend extended periods of time exposed to outdoor elements.
  • Tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature and humidity while performing duties. Must perform physically demanding work in atmospheres that range in temperature (from below freezing to over 400 degrees F) and humidity (ranging from very low up to 100%) while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body-cooling mechanisms.
  • Work in wet, icy or muddy areas and perform a variety of tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on rooftops or from ladders.
  • Work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries is possible.
  • Face exposure to carcinogenic dusts such as asbestos, toxic substances such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents either through inhalation or skin contact.
  • Wear personal protective equipment that weighs approximately 50 pounds while performing firefighting tasks.
  • Perform physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment with 1.5 inches of water column resistance to exhalation at a flow of 40 liters per minute.
  • Perform tasks during life-threatening emergencies.
  • Work for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
  • Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods.
  • Use manual and power tools in the performance of duties.
  • Rely on senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to determine the nature of an emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in confused, chaotic, and potentially life-threatening environments for the duration of an operation.
  • Work at a steady pace and to complete assignments within an appropriate schedule.
  • Adhere to agency standards of neatness and cleanliness.
  • Drive a vehicle or an emergency vehicle in a safe manner.
  • Effectively coordinate sensory experiences and motor activity.
  • Tolerate heights, including climbing ladders in excess of 100 feet in length based on a ladder truck.
  • Operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces.

EXAMPLES OF MENTAL DEMANDS:

  • Exposures to infectious agents such as hepatitis B or HIV.
  • Face life or death decisions during emergency conditions.
  • Exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims.
  • Understand, remember and execute complex instructions.
  • Maintain attention and concentration.
  • Obey instructions promptly.
  • Maintain a high level of alertness.
  • Exercise flexibility to decision making.
  • Exercise good judgment in tense situations.
  • Interact effectively and appropriately with the public, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintain socially appropriate behavior.
  • Be aware of hazards and take appropriate precautions.
  • Set realistic goals.
  • Maintain abstinence from alcohol on the job.
  • Maintain abstinence from all illegal substances.
  • Maintain control over all use of alcohol and all types of drugs.
  • Tolerate verbal abuse from others.
  • Tolerate confined spaces under adverse conditions and situations that include limited or no vision, aided breathing, and carrying heavy loads.
  • Quickly assimilate information and utilize in a prompt and effective manner to aid others.
  • Learn course materials and successfully complete training programs.

 

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive or as an employment agreement. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job and is subject to change as the needs of the department and requirements of the job change. Incumbents may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential functions of this position will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent or applicant be unable to perform the functions or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent or applicant when possible.

Please direct questions regarding this position to cmalan@coventry-ct.gov


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