|Job Description : |
OPENED: August 22, 2017
CLOSES: Once filled
Performs a variety of working level firefighting and advanced emergency medical duties related to response to emergency calls to protect person, property and environment.
Works under the guidance and direction of the Fire Captain(s).
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the class.
Performs fire suppression and rescue operations which may involve: quickly entering and exiting emergency vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; raising and lowering ladders, climbing and descending ladders, climbing through openings; working at considerable heights; jumping over obstacles; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces; and using body force to gain entrance through barriers; put on and operate self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) gear.
Participates in specialized rescue operations, including aerial and underground situations involving the use of rigging and shoring; operates specialized hand and power tools and equipment to rescue traffic accident victims.
Conduct inspections of condition and readiness of division apparatus and equipment; clean, wash and maintain apparatus and equipment; maintain the fire station; maintain inventory of equipment and supplies; and participate in periodic testing of ladders, fire hose, SCBA, pumps, and other apparatus and equipment.
Operates a variety of equipment, tools, devices and vehicles as required to perform assigned duties.
Participates in city and division training. Participates in drills, demonstrations and courses in fire fighting techniques, equipment and apparatus operations, heavy rescue, hazardous materials, fire prevention, equipment maintenance and a wide variety of other subjects related to the fire service; studies and learns division operating procedures and policies.
Responds to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the ill and injured patient and transports the patient to a medical facility. Provides emergency and non-emergency transfers and staffing for special events; staffs the ambulance and responds to the location of the incident.
Upon receiving a page of an ambulance needed, responds to the Station and obtains further information from the dispatcher. Staffs the ambulance and responds to the location of the incident. Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, parks the ambulance in a safe location. Prior to initiating patient care, the EMT will “size up” the scene to determine that the scene is safe, determine the mechanism of injury or nature of illness, total number of patients and to request additional help, if necessary.
Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. Based on assessment findings, renders emergency medical care to adult, infant and child, medical and trauma patients. Duties include but not limited to, opening and maintaining an airway, ventilating patients, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillator. Provide pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system traumas such as controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock (hypo perfusion), bandaging wounds and immobilization of painful, swollen, deformed extremities. Provide spinal immobilization to patients with suspected spinal injuries. Medical patients include: Assisting in childbirth, management of respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioral and environmental emergencies, and suspected poisonings. Searches for medical identification emblem as a clue in providing emergency care. Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information. These interventions include assisting the patients with prescribed medications, including sublingual nitroglycerin, epinephrine auto-injectors and hand held aerosol inhalers. The EMT will also be responsible for administration of oxygen, oral glucose and activated charcoal.
Assist fire departments or local special rescue personnel with the extrication or removal from entrapment of patients.
Reports directly to the emergency medical department the nature and/or extent of injuries/illness, the number being transported and follows any orders or directions that are received from the emergency medical staff. Advises the medical staff of special professional services and assistance that will be needed immediately available upon arrival at the emergency medical department.
Constantly assesses patient en route to emergency medical department, administers additional care as indicated or directed by medical direction or in ambulance emergency medical protocols.
Assists in lifting and carrying the patient to the ambulance, placing stretcher in ambulance and securing patient and stretcher. Upon arrival at medical facility, assists in the removal of the stretcher and moving into medical facility.
Reports verbally and in writing their observation and emergency medical care of the patient at the incident and in transit to the receiving facility staff for the purpose of records and diagnostics. Upon request, provides assistance to the receiving facility staff.
After each call restocks and replaces used linens, blankets and other supplies, cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures, makes careful check of all equipment so that the ambulance is ready for the next run. Ensures that vehicle is mechanically safe and fueled before the next run. Maintains ambulance in efficient operating condition. In accordance with local, state or federal regulations, decontaminates the interior of the vehicle after transport of patient with contagious infection or hazardous materials exposure.
Performs emergency and immediate care to the ill and injured patient which may involve: quickly entering and exiting emergency vehicles; lifting, carrying and dragging heavy objects; climbing over and pulling oneself over obstacles; jumping down from elevated surfaces; climbing through openings; working at considerable heights; jumping over obstacles; crawling in confined areas; balancing on uneven or narrow surfaces; and using body force to gain entrance through barriers. Frequent lifting of more than 10 pounds; frequent lifting of more than 75 pounds (victim, stretchers, medical equipment, backboards, etc. Weight of objects to be lifted regularly 15-115 pounds. Top range is weight of victim and stretcher lifted by two people in extreme emergency situations, an EMT may be required to lift and carry a victim (165 pounds or more), and without assistance from others.
Performs related duties as required.
1. Education and Experience
A. High school diploma or equivalent;
B. Possession of Fire Fighter II/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) or higher
certification; preference may be given of certified paramedics;
C. Sufficient education and training to demonstrate ability to perform above and related duties;
D. An equivalent combination of related education and experience.
2. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of basic and intermediate life support techniques, procedures, and practices; strategy and tactics for fire suppression and related activities; purposes, uses and operating characteristics of apparatus, equipment, and tools used in firefighting, rescue, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials operations; basic principles of mechanics, hydraulics and mathematics related to firefighting; occupational hazards and standard safety practices; fire hazards and related prevention/abatement methods; principles and procedures of record keeping; safe driving principles and practices; local geography including city streets, major hazards, and water system; and pertinent Federal, State and Local codes, regulations, and laws.
Skill to operate department firefighting, rescue, hazardous materials response, and emergency medical equipment.
Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
Ability to perform all tasks, duties and responsibilities associated with the certifications, licenses and essential tasks identified herein; respond quickly to changing situations; exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs, communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work under extreme mental tension and pressures; work a variety of shifts for long hours; effectively deal with demanding and traumatic situations; work in all weather conditions; develop effective working relationships with supervisors, medical professionals, co-workers, and the public.
3. Special Qualifications
Must possess a valid state of Utah driver license.
Must be state of Utah certified as a Fire Fighter II (ADO-Pumper desirable)
May be required obtain state of Utah commercial driver license (CDL).
Must be Hazmat Operations certified.
Engine Boss certification desirable.
Must pass annual physical agility tests.
Must maintain minimum shift requirements of 12 hours per week or 48 hours per month.
Submit copies of required certifications with the application.
4. Work Environment and Physical Demands
Functions of the position generally performed in a controlled environment, but subject to seasonal outside weather conditions and exposure to extremely hazardous conditions and materials. Emergency response travel expected in normal course of performing duties. The individual is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, walk, sit and talk or hear. Must regularly lift and or move equipment and/or persons weighing up to 150 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus. Various levels of mental application required, i.e. memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking, creative problem solving.
EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Register online with Utah Department of Workforce Services and submit a Brigham City Corporation application for employment regarding Job Order number 1531482 and submit application to DWS, 138 W 990 S, Brigham City, UT 84302 or fax to 435-695-2660, Attn: Eden Johnson or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration and application available at website https://jobs.utah.gov for all qualified applicants.
NOTE: All Brigham City employees must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and criminal history check following a conditional offer of employment.
Employees required to drive a motor vehicle as an essential job duty will be required to successfully complete a motor vehicle record (MVR) check following a conditional offer of employment.
DISCLAIMER: The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not to be considered a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, requirements or knowledge, skills & abilities.
BRIGHAM CITY CORPORATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER