Current certification as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Mass DPH / OEM; at least 4 yrs of service at Boston EMS as an EMT or EMT-P (Paramedic). Possess a valid Mass Class D Drivers License and a clean driving record. Good to considerable ability to: operate under medical control, to follow instructions from an authorized physician, to conduct triage, to evaluate the mechanism of injury, to monitor a patient's status, to perform basic life support, to extricate patients in a safe and accepted manner, to safely lift and carry an average adult with all required EMS equipment with the aid of another EMT, to recognize and react to hazards at an emergency scene; work and communicate effectively both orally and in writing, to communicate with other public safety personnel at emergency scenes, to research and prepare written reports and presentations, and to interact successfully with EMS personnel and others including the general public, community groups and elected officials; supervise emergency medical personnel at casualty scenes, to identify training and discipline needs, to make recommendations for changes in policies and procedures, to manage multiple projects and priorities and to maintain confidentiality in the conduct of inquiries.
Good to considerable knowledge of basic medical terminology, organizational and operational management, training and supervisory techniques, the operation of Emergency Medical Services, the policies, procedures and regulations of the Boston Public Health Commission and EMS, the laws and regulations applicable to EMS including Massachusetts General Laws (Chapters 89, 90 & 111C), major transportation routes in the locality and familiarity with Boston, its neighborhoods and customs. Good to considerable ability to operate emergency vehicles in a safe and accepted manner and within the limitations of such vehicles, to operate assigned emergency medical service radio/communication systems and to insure that all required certifications are kept current The following will be required for certain field assignments: at least 3 yrs of full-time ambulance experience as a certified Boston EMS Paramedic providing emergency medical services; current certification as an EMT-P (Paramedic) by the MA D.P.H.; and current certification by the American Heart Association as a CPR Health Care Provider. Must also possess good to considerable knowledge of the following: pharmacology and drugs used in advanced life support, possible reaction situations; federal/ state drug laws; pathophysiology; basic human anatomy/physiology; medical telemetry; use of advance life support equipment; local EMS point-of-entry procedures; and reading/interpreting EKGs.
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