EMT Job Description

What is an EMT?

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) respond to to medical emergencies and deliver patient care, support, and evaluation in a pre-hospital setting, like on scene and during transport to the hospital. This generally includes assessing the patient, determining the proper emergency care, and administering treatment. EMTs also help with transporting patients safely between hospitals and care facilities.

In addition to being at least 18 years old, having a high school diploma or equivalent, and being CPR certified, EMTs must have an EMT certification. EMTs become certified by completing an EMT course and then passing both a knowledge exam and a skills exam. The best EMTs perform well under pressure and in high stress environments.

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Job Overview

Here at Sample Company, we are the leader in our industry in the tri-state area. We're pleased to have a 4.3 Glassdoor rating. We're now hiring a seasoned EMT to join our growing team. If you're hard-working and dedicated, Sample Company is an excellent company for you. You'll be glad you applied to Sample Company.

Responsibilities for EMT

  • Examine and evaluate patients to determine necessary care
  • Provide patients with emergency care by utilizing appropriate techniques and equipment
  • Document patient information, condition, and treatment
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and perform all care with respect for patient rights
  • Transport patients in accordance with outined policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well-stocked environment for patients
  • Operate and drive ambulance in conjunction with applicable safety policies and laws
  • Provide basic life support and gather patient data

Qualifications for EMT

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • Current EMT certification/license in the state of practice
  • Current CPR certification
  • Must possess a valid driver's license in the state of practice
  • 1 year of experience in an emergency care setting preferrred
  • Ability to bend, pull, push, and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to implement clinical care in accordance with outlined policies and procedures
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment while working in a stressful environment

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