Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. has served the Kern County Community for over 50 years. Join us in building a future based on our founder’s values of Care, Compassion, and Community!
This is a great opportunity to join our Hall team as an Emergency Medical Technician!
Work 12-hour shifts in Metro Bakersfield or consider a posting in one of our rural stations on 24-hour shifts in blocks of 2 shifts (48 hours at a time).
WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY:
- A National or State EMT Certification.
- Valid driver license with an insurable record.
- Be at least 20 years old by the time you start work.
- Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
- Ability to compassionately serve the patients in your community.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:
Respond to medical emergencies in the community. Assess illnesses and injuries and administer basic emergency medical care. Provide medical treatment to the ill and injured and manage the illness or injury during transport. Prepare patients for transport via ambulance to hospital. Operate emergency vehicle and equipment to care and transport the patient effectively. Complete patient records and transfer of information to healthcare provider. Provide compassionate patient care.
WE OFFER GREAT BENEFITS.
Our benefits package is designed to keep you performing at the top of your game, both at work and at home. It includes medical, dental, vision, life, flex spending, long-term disability, and 401(k), preparing you for retirement.
We offer free paramedic prep courses and sponsor qualified EMT’s to attend our Hall Ambulance EMS Academy’s Paramedic Program.
We offer paid time off, affording you time to rejuvenate, and Company-sponsored activities, including family picnics, employee lunches, and group outings to local sporting events.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Arrives to work on time and as scheduled in order to comply with mandated Company and EMS standards.
- Administers first-aid treatment and life-support care to sick or injured persons in the pre-hospital setting.
- Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical treatment procedures. Manages or assists paramedics and nurses in the management of illness or injury for emergency patients in accordance with specified protocol and procedure.
- Performs emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures listed in the State EMS Scope of Practice, such as splinting, medication administration, stomach suction, intubation, airway management and heart monitoring during ambulance transport.
- Operates equipment such as EKGs, external defibrillators and bag-valve mask resuscitators in advanced life-support environments.
- Observes, records, and reports to a healthcare provider the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided and reactions to drugs and treatment.
- Effectively coordinates patient care with other emergency medical team members and police and fire department personnel.
- Communicates with dispatchers and treatment center personnel to provide information about emergency situations, to arrange reception of victims and to receive instructions for further treatment.
- Prepares or assists in the preparation of patients for transport, ensuring compliance with emergency medical transport regulations, protocol and procedures.
- Inspects emergency medical equipment and vehicles to ensure serviceability and compliance with safety and infection control regulations and standards.
- Completes and transfers patient care information and records as per established procedures. Takes every reasonable precaution to maintain security and protection of sensitive data.
- Provides comfort and reassurance to patients and patients’ family members.
- Safely operates emergency vehicle in accordance with state law and company protocols, including during stressful situations.
TRAINING & EDUCATION:
The individual in this position must possess the following education requirements:
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
- EMT Certification from a recognized EMT training program.
- Valid & current State of California Certification as an EMT in good standing. Kern County certification may be obtained during orientation.
- Valid & current Class C California Driver License.
- Insurable by Hall Ambulance Service, Inc. driver’s insurance policy including age minimum of 20 years.
- Valid & current Ambulance Driver Certification and Medical Examiners Certificate; may be obtained post-offer; prior to orientation.
- Valid & current CPR card.
WE HIRE GREAT PEOPLE.
What kind of person makes a stellar Hall Ambulance team member? Someone passionate about making a difference. The kind of individual who can identify with delivering exemplary care, in a compassionate manner, while serving their community. For Hall Ambulance, that’s the core of who we are.
WE STRENGTHEN YOUR CAREER.
From the beginning, we focus on building a better you. Whether you are just starting your EMS career or are a seasoned professional, you will experience a strong, supportive company culture. This includes taking advantage of on-going training and continuing education available through our accredited training facility, the Harvey L. Hall EMS Academy.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO OUR COMMUNITY.
Founded in 1971, Hall Ambulance is the 911 paramedic provider for 88% of Kern County, California’s population. Our response area covers a diverse geographic region, including busy metro on the streets of Bakersfield, scenic mountain communities in the Los Padres National Forest and Tehachapi mountains, and the vast expanses of the Mojave Desert. Hall Critical Care Transport provides regional ground and air interfacility transport solutions extending from San Diego to Sacramento.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The individual in this position must possess the following qualifications:
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a diverse range of individuals, teams, managers, supervisors, and external customers. Excellent ability to communicate and work cohesively across Department and agency lines.
- Highly dependable; available and willing to work all assigned shifts and locations.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
- Must have computer competency including understanding of reporting programs, and ability to complete patient records.
- Ability to consistently deliver outstanding customer service to all internal and external customers.
- Knowledge of and ability to perform basic on-site emergency medical care within established protocol and procedures.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Flexible and adaptable, willing and able to adjust to rapidly changing environments.
- Knowledge of the use of emergency medical transport procedures, facilities, and equipment. Knowledge of emergency medical equipment maintenance regulations and policy standards.
- Must have the ability to work well as a team. Ability to maintain a professional manner and appearance at all times.
- Must have a courteous, and decisive nature in order to provide excellent patient care under stressful conditions.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
- Lift objects weighing up to 75 pounds.
- Stand and walk for long periods of time.
- Frequent pushing, pulling, reaching, kneeling, squatting, and climbing.