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Emergency Medical Technician (Temporary)

  • Location:
    EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE EAST - ARIMA, SANGRE GRANDE
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    MEDICAL, NURSING, PHARMACY, HEALTH
  • Deadline:
    December 4, 2020

THE EASTERN REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

2. DIVISION

 SANGREGRANDEHOSPITAL  ST.ANDREW/ST.DAVID
 NARIVA/MAYARO

3. DEPARTMENT

ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

The Emergency Medical Technician will report to the Specialist Medical Officer/Registrar/Head Nurse (Accident & Emergency) at the Sangre Grande Hospital and the Primary Care Physician II/Registrar/Head Nurse within the counties.

5. NATURE & SCOPE

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) provides EMT-B Support (Basic Life Support) to victims of illness/injury, per established standards of care and in accordance to instructions given by a senior Clinical Practitioner. The EMT is responsible for responding to emergency calls and facilitating patient transfer in emergency situations from one health care institution to another. Work would be conducted under the supervision of a Senior Clinical Practitioner at the Accident & Emergency Department and General Practitioner Service.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Emergency Medical Technician would be required to:

  •   Utilize ambulances and equipment in accordance with established procedures for the delivery of effective emergency treatment.
  •   Responds to emergency calls from within the institution and deliver patient care in emergency situations.
  •   Determines the nature of and the extent of a patient’s illness, injuries and other pre-existing conditions and administer appropriate procedures.
  •   Handles the patient to minimize discomfort and prevent further injury.
  •   Liaise with Senior Clinician or Nurse in charge in the performance of other duties.
  •   Stabilizes non-life-threatening situations, including managing wounds.
  •   Obtains appropriate assistance from the Fire Services, Police, and other public safety agencies whereapplicable.
  •   Provides receiving hospital or Health Centre staff with oral and written reports (PCR) of observationsand patient care provided and assists as required.
  •   Ensures that personal protective gear is available and operational.
  •   Provides basic maintenance and upkeep of vehicles and liaise with Transport Assistant and FleetCoordinator.
  •   Conducts cleaning and decontamination of vehicles’ interior and exterior and their ancillary equipmentin accordance with standard operating procedures.
  •   Operates communication equipment in accordance with the Authority’s Communication procedures.
  •   Copes with related legal issues as the need arises.
  •   Performs related work as may be required by the appropriate Authority.

7. KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  •   Knowledge of emergency vehicle inventory and maintenance procedures.
  •   Comprehensive knowledge and skills in Basic Life Support (BLS).
  •   Effective communications skills, both oral and written.
  •   Ability to cope with related legal issues as the need arises.
  •   Ability to think clearly under pressure and make appropriate decisions.
  •   Ability to move medical equipment and load lift and/or carry patient transport devices under allconditions.
  •   Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, volunteerproviders and the general public.

 

8. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  •   Possession of certification as EMT-Basic from a recognized institution.
  •   At least two (2) years working experience.
  •   Possession of class 3 and 4 driver’s license.
  •   Must be between the ages of 25-45.
  •   Certified Defensive Driver

9. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Not applicable.

10. COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

Internal:

  •   Registrar, Accident & Emergency Department
  •   PrimaryCarePhysicianII
  •   Nurse in Charge
  •   Fleet Coordinator
  •   Transport Assistant External:
  •   Public
  •   Other Health Care Facilities
  •   Other Regional Health Authorities

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