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Emergency Care Attendant (ECA)

at LifeNet, Inc. in Texarkana, Texas, United States

Job Description

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

+ Comply with established universal precautions and isolation procedures

+ Assess patient’s condition/complaints and carry out appropriate basic life support functions

+ Clean interior and exterior of assigned unit daily

+ Maintain patient confidentiality

+ Follow LifeNet guidelines for customer service

+ Assess patients, measure baseline vitals, spinal motion restriction, bandaging, splinting, cardiac arrest management (using a semi-automatic external defibrillator)

+ All aspects of patient movement including, but not limited to, lifting from the ground, lifting a patient while on the cot, lifting a patient in a stair chair, carrying a patient down step in a stair chair or cot, moving patients from one surface to another (cot to bed, cot to bench seat, etc…)

+ Read maps and route ambulance unit

+ Transport patients to medical facilities

+ Complete patient care reports and other related paperwork

+ Stock medical equipment

+ Gather patient billing information and appropriate billing signatures

+ Complete daily Report mechanical problems to Maintenance Department and/or Supervisor

+ Maintain the cleanliness of vehicle and area stations

+ Comply with continuing education requirements and maintain all relevant certifications

+ Maintain verbal contact with the Communications Center via two-way radio regarding unit readiness, crew identities, location, etc…

+ Adhere to established pre-hospital care protocols

+ Function as a public relations representative when dealing with facilities, agencies, etc…

+ Responsible for adhering to all company policies and procedures.

+ Perform other related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

+ High school diploma or GED

+ Current state ECA certifications, EMT-Basic or EMT-Intermediate

+ Current state driver’s license with acceptable driving record

+ Negative DOT drug screen

+ Pass DOT physical & lifting requirement.

+ Current BCLS Health Provider level certification (CPR)

+ HAZMAT & START training within 12 months of employment

+ Must be at least 18 years of age, prefer at least 21 years of age

+ Must complete a written & oral evaluation, psychomotor evaluation, and complete a field training evaluation period as part of the credential establishing process during the first 90 days of employment.

+ Ability to locate hospitals and major medical facilities in the area

+ Ability to maintain effective communication skills with both co-workers, patients, patients’ family, and the personnel of base station hospitals and interacting agencies

+ Effective oral and written communications skills. Effective interpersonal skills.

STRESS FACTORS

+ OccasionallyBoredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks.

+ FrequentlyHigh pressure, fatigue, high call volume, hazards

+ ConstantlyRepetitive tasks, patient care.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

+ OccasionallyClimbing, kneeling, running distance, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 150 pounds

+ FrequentlySmelling, sitting, leaning, stooping, bending, climbing, standing, twisting, walking inside & outside, lifting patients weighing not greater than 150 pounds, pushing, pulling, reaching, balancing, carrying equipment and supplies no greater than 70 pounds, fine hand & finger movement, driving ambulance

+ ConstantlyHearing/listening, clear speech, touching, seeing, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously.

WORKING CONDITIONS

+ OccasionallyExtreme heat and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, pressurized equipment, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, gases, toxic conditions

+ FrequentlyExtended days, inside, outside, temperature changes, mechanical & electrical equipment, confined areas, noise, dirt/dust, other hazardous conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue

+ ConstantlyWork with and around others, face to face and verbal contact with others, shift work.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

+ OccasionallySimple math skills

+ FrequentlyComplex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem solving, memorization

+ ConstantlySimple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning, decision making.

EQUIPMENT USED

+ OccasionallyFacsimile, kitchen appliances, hose, vacuum cleaner, protective devices and clothing, suction equipment, computer

+ FrequentlyTelephone, cleaning equipment and supplies, bandaging, medications, airway equipment/airway bag, disposable supplies, durable equipment, trauma bag/box

+ ConstantlyFerno & Stryker stretchers, maps, pager, radio.

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Job Posting: JC190091558

Posted On: Aug 15, 2021

Updated On: Oct 23, 2021