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Category: Beach Patrol/EMT
Department: Fire & Rescue Services
Location: Boardwalk First Aid Station and/or Fire Stations
Days of Operation: Sunday to Saturday
Hours of Operation: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM WkDay; 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM WkEnds & Holidays/potential for 12-hour or 24 hour shifts, based on need
Season Length: End of May to September
Approx # Hrs/Wk: 16-24
Under direction of the Department of Fire and Rescue Services and ranking Beach Patrol Officials, provides pre-hospital care for various medical emergencies within the scope of practice of a New Jersey certified EMT.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Determines the nature and extent of an injury or illness and establishes priorities for emergency care. Based on assessment and findings, renders emergency medical care to medical and trauma patients. Performs first aid; administers oxygen; uses life-saving medical equipment, such as airway adjuncts and automated external defibrillator; performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation; assists patients with the administration of physician prescribed medications; and assists with preparing patients for transport. Teaches and refreshes the lifeguards in basic first aid; maintains the cleanliness of First Aid Stations wherever located; completes and maintains files, records, and reports; performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Principles of emergency medical care; use and practice of pulmonary and cardiac resuscitation; the administration of oxygen; appropriate emergency treatment depending on the patient's condition; priorities to be observed in the treatment of patients. One year of outside EMS experience preferred. American Heart Association CPR Instructor a plus.

Ability to: Read, write , speak, understand or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of the position; remain calm in a crisis situation, establish rapport with the patient; learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the City.

Special Requirements:
Possession of Valid NJ EMT and/or National Registry EMT-B card with previously established NJ affiliation AND Possession of a valid BLS Health Care Provider Card issued by the American Heart Association. This position requires that the employee be self-motivated as well as have the ability to follow direct and standing orders.

Tools and Equipment Used:
Emergency medical supplies, portable radio, telephone, fax and computerized EPCR charting software. Previous EPCR training a plus.

Physical Demands:
Position requires employee to: Continuously sit, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle or feel; occasionally stand, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch, and reach with hands and arms; lift up to 50 lbs. Special vision requirements: Close, peripheral, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
Position requires employee to: Frequently work in outdoor weather conditions such as sun and heat; and occasionally work in wet humid conditions. The work physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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