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EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATOR

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Job Details
Job Order Number
JC153279096
Company Name
Northern Light Health
Physical Address

Presque Isle, ME 04769
Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION/STATEMENT: The purpose of this position is to
operate emergency response vehicles and assist EMTs with patient care
functions as directed and within the scope permissible by Maine EMS. The
primary function isto assist with driving during routine, emergency, and
critical care transport of patients to other healthcare facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Essential duties of EMS position follow the
National Scope of Practice Documents Published by the National Registry
of EMTS which can be found at
http://www.nremt.org/.These include:

1. Performs duties using proper technique and following protocols
related to BSI, infection control, OSHA, and other regulatory
requirements.

2. Assisting stocking and maintenance of vehicles, including
pre-trip checks to assure readiness when called.

3. Assist with moving and transferring of patients.

4. Responds promptly to requests for transfers/ calls.

5. Provide security as directed by leadership.

6. Operate the emergency vehicle safely and in control, while
adhering to state laws and EMS rules

7. Meet professional standard of behavior and customer service
expectations

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES: Employees must pass a physical agility
test, urine drug screen, and criminal/ driving back-ground check at
hire, and must report any motor vehicle violations to their supervisor
and Maine EMS.

AVAILABILITY REQUIREMENTS:Will be assigned to a transfer crew; which
requires shift work, weekend work, and holiday work. Individuals will
be available in case extra staffing is required, including the filling
of call shift hours in support of ambulance needs,consistent with the
collective bargaining agreement

SPECIAL SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

1. Skilled vehicle operator

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EDUCATION SKILLS, EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

1. High school diploma or equivalent preferred

2. AVOC Training or equivalent (EVOC, etc.) before completion of
orientation.

3. Must meet Northern Light A.R. Gould insurability requirements.

4. BLS is required within the first week ofemployment. Employees
must maintain CPR certification throughout employment when in a clinical
position.

5. De-escalation and workplace violence training will be completed
at hire prior to coming off orientation (Healthstream) for positions
that are identified as moderate or high risk for violence, employees
must complete the required Management of Aggressive Behavior (MOAB)
program within 6 months of hire and maintain current certification
throughout their employment in the high or moderate risk department

INTERPERSONAL SKILL REQUIREMENT:

1. Willingness to work cooperatively is necessary.

2. Strong public relations and customer satisfaction motivation.

PHYSICAL DEMAND REQUIREMENTS: Northern Light A.R. Gould adheres to
the National Association of EMTs Functional Job Description
Requirements. This is a highstress, high pressure position that requires
weekend, holiday, and rotating shift work, often in very difficult
environmental situations. All employees are strongly encouraged to
participate in Northern Light A.R. Gould physical wellness programs.

1. Sitting – 4-7 hours/day

2. Standing – 1-3 hours/day

3. Walking – 1-3 hours/day

4. Lifting over 125 lbs. with good body mechanics

5. Twisting frequently 500-1000 or greatertwist/day

6. Bending moderate – 130-480 bends per day (480based on 1 bend per
minute)

7. Squatting/Kneeling – 1-3 hours/day; need notbe continuous

8. Endurance – Heavy energy requirements

9. Wrist position – Slight deviation of wrist

10. Pinching frequent; 500-1000 pinches or greater/day (1000 based on 2
pinch per minute)

11. Hand/Wrist Repetitions frequent; 3000-4800repetitions/day or more
(4800 based on 10 repetitions per minute)

12. Manual Dexterity – gross dexterity only

13. Either handedness, 70% – 100% of job cycle time

14. Both handedness, 70%-100% of job cycle time

15. Speaking -Frequent clear speaking ability required

16. Near vision – requires very accurate near vision 20/20 and 20/40 far
vision

17. Visual Color Discrimination – requires bothred/green and blue/violet
discrimination

18. Visual Depth Perception – requires accurate depth perception

19. Hearing – requires hearing whispered voice at 8 feet

20. Infections – moderate exposure to infections

ENVIRONMENT FACTORS:

1. Low Temperature – moderate potential for exposure.

2. High temperature – moderate potential for exposure.

3. Infections- moderate exposure to infections.

4. Wetness- moderate exposure to wetness.

5. Slippery Surfaces – moderate exposure, especially during winter
months (2- 4 hours/day)

6. Uneven Surfaces – Occasional work where surfaces are uneven
(1-3 hours/day).

7. Non-ionizingRadiation (welding flash, microwaves, sunburn) -
slight chance of exposure.

8. Noise- occasional exposure to voices, bells, buzzers, routine
noises, and occasional loud sounds.

9. Body Injuries (exposure to circumstances which may cause minor
injuries: superficialcuts, mild blows, sprains, strains, slips, etc.) -
slight likelihood of minor injury.

10. Body Injuries (exposure to circumstances which may cause
significant traumaticinjury: deep cuts, fractures, or permanent
disabling injuries) – slight likelihood of significant traumatic injury.

11. Moving Objects (exposure to moving objects which may cause minor
injuries: superficialcuts, mild blows, sprains, strains, slips, etc.) -
slight likelihood of minor injury from moving objects.

12. Moving Objects (exposure to moving objects which may cause
significant traumatic injury: deep cuts, fractures, or permanent
disabling injuries) – slight likelihood of significant injury from
moving objects.

13. Toxic Condition – slight likelihood of exposure.

14. Working with others – great, association is frequent and comprises
a major portion ofthe job.

15. Lack of Control of Pace of Work – moderate, significant periods of
emergency-based assignment Role Ambiguity – slight, rarely is it not
clear what others expect of the staff person.

16. Irregularor extended Work Hours (the degree to which work hours
exceed 24/day or hoursand shifts change) – moderate potential for
extended hours.

17. Irregular or extended Work Hours (thedegree to which work hours
exceed 24/day or hours and shifts change) – moderate potential for
extended hours.

EMOTIONAL ENVIRONMENT:

1. Composure under Working Conditions (includes demanding, rude,
and/or violentresidents/staff/visitors) – must remain calm and exercise
self-control in working relationships with residents, staff, and
visitors.

2. Highly stressful situations are encountered daily.


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