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Elko Employment Opportunity Announcement



SALARY: $12.00 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. April 15, 2016

Obtain an application and full job description from:

Elko County Human Services
540 Court Street, Suite 105
Elko, Nevada 89801
(775) 738-4375
(775) 738-5984 fax
online at:

Elko County is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer In compliance with applicable laws, reasonable accommodation may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.


Under the Ambulance Director and Elko County officers, the ideal Advanced Emergency
Medical Technician (“incumbent”) will perform duties associated with providing rescue
services and emergency medical care to the sick and injured in accordance with all
applicable laws, regulations, and Elko County Ambulance Service policies.

  • This position has been identified as affecting public safety.
  • Persons offered employment in this class must pass a pre-employment
    screening to alcohol and controlled substances. For continued employment,
    this position is subject to passing random screening for alcohol and controlled
    substances as required by Elko County policy.
  • Persons offered employment must pass a thorough medical examination as
    well as re-certify every two years.
  • Persons offered employment must pass a background check.


This is a part-time, at-will position which is required to work at least 9 shifts per quarter,
not to exceed 980 hours per fiscal year. In addition, incumbents may be assigned to
either the Elko or Wells station in order to cover staffing needs to meet operational


Employees assigned to the Elko station will receive direct supervision from the Elko
County Ambulance Director. Employees assigned to the Wells station will receive direct
supervision from the Station Coordinator with oversight from the Elko County
Ambulance Director.


The incumbent must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform
the duties of an emergency medical technician and rescuer, in a dignified and
compassionate manner, including:

  • Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, efficiently and
  • Administering basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en
    route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with federal,
    state, and local laws, regulations, and standards;
  • Assessing the nature and extent of injury or illness to establish and prioritize
    medical procedures to be followed;
  • Rescuing and extricating victims of accidents, sudden illness or entrapment using proper rescue and medical techniques;
  • Treating patients at the scene, en route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting, in accordance with federal, state, local, laws, regulations, and standards;  Communicating with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and/or to arrange reception of patients to the appropriate center;
  • Maintaining order at scenes, including crowd disbursement and restraint of family and friends; and
  • Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion.

The incumbent must perform all job responsibilities in a manner that protects patient privacy:

  • The incumbent is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the Department’s privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal [and state] law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider. Failure to comply with the Department’s Policies and Procedures on patient privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment or of membership or association with Elko County Ambulance.
  • The incumbent may access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that is necessary to complete your job duties.
  • The incumbent may only share such information with those who have a need to know specific patient information you have in your possession to complete their job responsibilities related to treatment, payment or other Department operations.
  • The incumbent is encouraged and expected to report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding the Department’s Policies and Procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that Policy to the Ambulance Director.
  • The incumbent is expected to actively participate in Department privacy training and is required to communicate privacy Policy information to coworkers, students, patients and others in accordance with Department Policy.

The incumbent must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of a driver of ambulance equipment, including:

  • Responding to instructions from a dispatcher and driving and operating specially equipped emergency vehicles to specified locations at a safe and controlled speed, in accordance with federal, state, local law, regulations and standards;
  • Assuring that vehicles are in good working condition at all times, are properly maintained and stocked, have all necessary equipment and this equipment is in good working order at all times;
  • Cleaning, organizing and restocking vehicles in a ready condition after each transport;
  • Receiving requests for emergency and non-emergency ambulance service and other duties-related communication via two-way radio and other communication devices;
  • Maintaining accurate records of ambulance equipment and other emergency equipment and/or personnel dispatched to each emergency and non- emergency request and other operation and administrative data as required to maintain the operational continuity of Elko County Ambulance and as directed by superiors;
  • Handling telephone communications professionally and efficiently with careful regard to the divulgence of information;
  • Coordinating requests for non-emergency transports in accordance with the nonemergency transport policies;
  • Monitoring communication equipment to maintain contact with the dispatcher;  Performing rescue operations; and
  • Maintaining apparatus and equipment.

The incumbent must perform routine tasks in and around the ambulance service building, including:

  • Checking, restocking, inventorying and cleaning any apparatus operated by Elko County Ambulance;
  • Cleaning, doing dishes, emptying trash and other related duties in the ambulance station;
  • Washing and drying towels, coveralls, and other laundry in the provided heavy duty washing equipment;
  • Representing the ambulance service while on duty at public service functions, expositions, and other public events;
  • Providing ambulance stand-by services at sporting events or any other activities designated by the Ambulance Director; and
  • Performing any other duty related to Elko County Ambulance as designated by the Ambulance Director.

The incumbent must also:

  • Be a team player, as EMS is a team effort, and providers must provide necessary assistance to ensure system sanitation, readiness and adherence to quality assurance standards;
  • Be flexible, as emergency services operate on a 24-hour clock; the incumbent’s assigned work shift schedule may vary and the incumbent should be available to respond immediately for a call during the assigned work period, and the start and shift times may vary due to the nature of the business;
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of local geography, which includes maps, streets, and grid book systems;
  • Maintain a thorough working knowledge of applicable current standards of care, including equipment functions and uses; and
  • Assure that all certifications, licenses and registrations are up-to-date.



The incumbent must have a minimum of one (1) year experience in the field of rescue and emergency services and State of Nevada Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification.


The incumbent must possess and maintain the following:

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Nevada Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Certification or equivalent
  • State of Nevada Ambulance Attendant’s License within 3 months of employment
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer and/or American Heart Association BCLS Certification
  • EVOC/EVDT certification
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • ICS 100
  • ICS 200
  • ICS 700


  • The incumbent must possess basic working knowledge of a Windows®-compatible computer, and be able to enter necessary data into a computer.


  • Maintain balance and strength in awkward positions;
  • Speak clearly under stressful circumstances;
  • Accurately communicate ideas orally and in writing in English;
  • Respond physically with speed;
  • Speak loudly; and
  • Get along well with others.


  • Handle a significant number of stressful situations, and be able to function calmly; coolly and collectedly under all types of stressful situations;
  • Get along well with diverse personalities;
  • Communicate with patients and others with empathy and respect;
  • Create and maintain a positive and cooperative working environment in stressful situations;
  • Work smoothly and professionally in an environment where teamwork is essential;
  • Analyze and interpret difficult and complex patient care and personnel situations;
  • Work independently with a minimal supervision for assigned tasks;
  • Exercise sound independent judgment within general Policy and procedural guidelines;
  • Anticipate and identify problems and take initiative to prevent or correct them;

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel within the medical community, Elko County Ambulance, outside agencies, patients, and members of the community:

  • Understand and follow federal, state and local laws, and Elko County Ambulance policies, procedures, and rules;
  • Follow orders;
  • Remember and apply concepts, knowledge and principles; and
  • Appropriate deal with stress and maintain composure when encountering serious injuries or illnesses.


As a small department, in order to ensure the ability to flex extra personnel and resources during high volume periods, mass-casualty incidents, applicants who maintain a residence and reside within Elko County may be given preference when hiring.


The information provided in this description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents within this position. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of employees assigned to this position. Management has the sole discretion to add or modify the duties of the position and to designate other functions at any time. This position description is not an employment agreement or contract.


I have read this position description in its entirety and fully understand the expectations, requirements and hazards associated with this position, and that the job description and duties are subject to change at the discretion of the Ambulance Director.