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Job Title EMT - Emergency Medical Technician
Location Boston, MA
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt


EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN JOB DESCRIPTION


A Fallon Ambulance Service (FAS) Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) functions as a primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. An FAS EMT assesses and stabilizes patients utilizing Basic Life Support (BLS) skills and responds to emergent and non-emergent calls as directed by the FAS Communications Center. In this position, the FAS EMT provides safe, time- bound transportation for patients to the appropriate, designated hospital, care-facility or residence. The FAS EMT will communicate with licensed and ancillary medical professionals in verbal and written format. The duties of the position include: the provision of patient care within the scope of training for which the FAS EMT is employed, the completion of required documentation, the inspection of equipment required for safe patient movement, the performance of general vehicle maintenance, and the operation of a company vehicle during all hours of the day in often challenging traffic conditions throughout New England.


MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS


EDUCATIONAL
Must be 18 years of age


CURRENT CERTIFICATION REQUIRED
Valid driver’s license from state of residence
Current MA EMT Certification
Current AHA Healthcare Provider CPR Certification (or ARC Professional Rescuer Certification)


ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Visual acuity meeting the vision requirements as set by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, even if licensed outside the state of Massachusetts.
  2. Hearing.
  3. Ability to read, write, and communicate in English.
  4. Memory (Long & Short Term).
  5. Ability to work with others.
  6. Ability to handle stress.
  7. Ability to problem-solve.

OTHER

  1. A certified/validated copy of the candidate’s driving record, obtained from the Registry of Motor Vehicles from the state in which the license was issued, needs to be submitted to FAS Human Resources.
    1. The driving record must be dated within the 4-week period prior to the scheduled interview with
      FAS Human Resources.
  2. As a condition of employment, the candidate will be required to successfully pass the following tests administered by Fallon’s medical providers, prior to the start of employment:
    1. Physical exam.
    2. Visual screening exam meeting the vision requirements as set by the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, even if licensed outside the state of Massachusetts.
    3. Drug screening test.
    4. Physical agility test.

PHYSICAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Based on 8 - 16-hour shift

  • Frequently lifting with two hands up to 125-pounds.
  • Frequently stepping up and down.
  • Frequently carrying up to 35-pounds.
  • Frequently bending, squatting or kneeling.
  • Frequently pushing up to 250-pounds.
  • Wear protective equipment including respirators and gloves.
  • Frequently pulling up to 150-pounds.
  • Continuously sitting for a minimum of 1-hour.
  • Frequently reaching forward.
  • Frequently standing or walking.
  • Driving a company vehicle during daylight and nighttime hours in often challenging traffic conditions throughout New England

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