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Emergency Medical Technician 


Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) responds to emergency calls in Speaking Rock and properties associated with Speaking Rock to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to await transport of the patient to a medical facility by the medical provider. The EMT may function alone or as a member of a multimember team.

Essential Functions

  • Determine the nature and extent of illness or injury, take pulses, blood pressure by auscultation palpation, visually observe changes in skin color, and establish a priority for emergency care. Based on assessment findings, render emergency care to adults, infants, and children.
  • Establish and maintain an airway, ventilate patients, perform cardiac resuscitation, use automated external defibrillators, provide prehospital emergency care of single and multiple system trauma such as controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock (hypo perfusion), bandaging wounds, and immobilization of painful swollen and deformed extremities.
  • Manage medical patients to include assisting in childbirth, management of respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic, behavioral and environmental emergencies, and suspected poisonings.
  • Search for medical identification emblems, bracelets, or cards that provide emergency care information. Additional care is provided based on assessment of the patient and obtaining past medical information.
  • Assist patients with prescribed medications including sublingual nitroglycerine, epinephrine auto injectors, and hand-held aerosol inhalers.
  • Administer oxygen, oral glucose, and activated charcoal.
  • Reassure patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner and avoid mishandling patients and undue haste while working expeditiously.
  • Carry and lift the stretcher, placing it in the ambulance and see that the patient and stretcher are secured. Report verbally, observations and emergency treatment given to the patient, at the scene, to the responding ambulance staff for transfer of patient. Record information in a report for keeping and diagnostic purposes.
  • After completion of the call, restock and replace care supplies, clean all equipment following appropriate decontamination and cleaning procedures, make careful examination of all equipment to ensure availability of the EMT for the next call. Maintain the equipment in an efficient operating condition.
  • Attend continuing education and refresher training programs as required by YDSP VFD and/or the certifying agency.
  • Meet qualifications within the functional position description of the EMT.
Position Requirements


Must be a member of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Volunteer Fire Department in good standing. If said individuals decides to relinquish their membership as a YDSP VFD. Then they will no longer be eligible to be employed at Speaking Rock as an EMT. Must have a current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) certification or the Texas Department of State Health Services EMT certification. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must possess a current driver license; must be able to pass a post-offer drug screen and criminal history background check. Must be available to work on weekends, after business hours, holidays and as needed.


Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate competency in handling emergencies using basic life support equipment in accordance with the objectives in the EMT National Standard Curriculum for EMT. Must be able to verbally communicate in person and via telephone and telecommunications; communicate the status of a patient to other EMS providers. Verbally communicate status of patients to co-workers and hospital staff, and answer all oral questions. Use good judgement and remain calm in high-stress situations. Verbally interview patients, family members, and bystanders and hear their responses. Document, in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format.

Lift to a height of 33 inches, and carry and balance a minimum of 125 pounds, bend stoop, crawl, and walk on uneven surfaces. Demonstrate manual dexterity, with ability to perform all tasks related to quality patient care. Function in varied environmental conditions such as lighted or darkened work areas, and extreme heat, cold, and moisture.

This description is a summary of principle responsibilities and is not intended to include all duties which may be assigned. Will perform any other additional duties as assigned by Department Manager or General Manager.

  • Each individual will be in a 6 month probation period
  • Each individual will be assigned an FTO (Field Training Officer)
  • Each individual will be in a Precepting program and at 6 months will be evaluated
  • Each individual should have NO other employer for 1 year

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