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Kent County Government - Job Description
EMT-B

FSLA Status: Non Exempt
Closing Date: July 12, 2019

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC (EMT-B)
KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND


The County Commissioners of Kent County are currently accepting applications for two EMT-B positions in the Office of Emergency Services. This position provides a range of emergency basic life support services (BLS) to persons who, as a result of illness or trauma, require such services. Work is carried out under stressful conditions and must be performed to protocols established by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems governing EMT-Basic. The EMT-Basic provides medical care and treatment to individuals critically ill and/or injured due to fire, motorized conveyance and other accidents or rescue situations. Responsibilities also include data entry, preparation and maintenance of records and reports relating to emergency care administered. Applicants must be able to work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays. Beginning salary is in Grade 3 ($37,035 - $46,294), with a comprehensive benefit package. Obtain application and job specification from the County Commissioners Human Resources Office, 400 High Street, 2nd Floor, Chestertown, Maryland 21620, (410)778-4595. Receipt of application and copy of COMPLETE DRIVING RECORD are required by 4:30 p.m. on July 12, 2019. Screening for illegal drug use will be required prior to appointment. EOE.


Job Summary: Provides first response emergency care to sick or injured persons within Kent County. This position provides a range of emergency basic life support services (BLS) to persons who, as a result of illness or trauma, require such services. Work is carried out under stressful conditions and must be performed to protocols established by the Maryland Institute for Emergency Services Systems governing EMT-Basic. The EMT-Basic provides medical care and treatment to individuals critically ill and/or injured due to fire, motorized conveyance and other accidents or rescue situations. Responsibilities also include data entry, preparation and maintenance of records and reports relating to emergency care administered. Work is performed with considerable technical independence and is evaluated in terms of the applications of approved techniques, safety, and skilled operations of equipment in transporting patients to hospitals or other locations of emergency care.

Essential Functions
Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Provides immediate response and emergency assessment and care to any person within the Kent County service area.

Under the direct supervision of the Jurisdictional Medical Director, shall provide BLS services including assessment, treatment and accompany persons to area hospitals that are at risk of serious injury or death as a result of illness, injury, or serious trauma.

Establishes calm communication with patient and/or those calling for assistance; quickly determines the source of injury or illness in order to apply effective treatment protocols.

Transports patient to hospital as necessary.

Communicates with hospital personnel while on scene or en-route as needed; provides current status upon arrival.

Operates emergency vehicle in a safe manner in routine and emergency situations.

Writes reports for each call with details of the medical emergency and actions taken.

Creates specific reviews and reports as needed, including response times or explanations of deviation from standard protocols.

Participates in continuing education training to maintain certifications.

Maintains, cleans and restocks emergency vehicles; performs daily checks to ensure readiness.

Performs general housekeeping activities at station.

Performs other duties as required.


Supervision: The position reports to the Chief of Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic Supervisor. The position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

Communications Skills: Ability to quickly establish effective communications with patients, family or friends and other first responders in dangerous or emotional situations. Ability to write clearly and informatively; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.

Customer Service: Represents the department professionally and effectively in both internal and external interactions. Manages difficult or challenging situations successfully. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of cultural background, status, or position. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others views.

Innovation and Change Management Skills: Displays original thinking and creativity. Develops innovative approaches and ideas. Presents ideas and information in a manner that is easily understood. Understands and contributes to evolving processes in response to changing communities and advances in technology.

Technical Skills: Effectively uses emergency radio equipment and standard emergency medical equipment.

Additional Requirements, must:
-Be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire,
-Be able to operate emergency vehicles in accordance with county and state driving procedures and Basic Life Support Standard Operating Procedures.

Education and Experience:
1. High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
2. Valid Maryland Class C Driver’s License (or equivalent from another state) and an acceptable motor vehicle record.
3. Maryland Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification with eighteen months field experience.
4. Hazard Materials Operations certification
5. Emergency Vehicle Operator certification or equivalent
6. National Incident Management System-100, 200, 700, 800 certifications
7. CPR-Healthcare Providers certification

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work is conducted in a variety of settings that can include extreme weather, blood or airborne pathogens, cramped areas, bodies of water, fumes or odors, or traffic accident scenes. Work requires use of protective clothing or gear. The position requires extensive physical exertion such as lifting and moving heavy objects (up to 100 pounds), bending, climbing steps or assuming awkward positions. Work requires carrying medical equipment. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, manipulate or feel medical equipment objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. Frequently required to sit, climb or balance, run, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally required to stand, walk while carrying weight, jump from a height of two feet, and smell.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices or meeting rooms, e.g. use of safe work place practices with office equipment, and/or avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire regulations.

This position has been designated as an ESSENTIAL POSITION and may be required to report to or remain on duty when County offices are closed due to inclement weather or for other reasons.

An employee in this position may be required to work shift work, overtime, weekends and holidays and/or remain on standby for a call back to work.

Employees must conform to applicable policies and safety rules.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

This and all County positions are subject to transfer, based on need.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.



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Please email the completed applications to hr@kentgov.org
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