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NEMS Academy Application

Job Details

AL - Tuscaloosa County - Tuscaloosa, AL
Full Time
Not Specified
Entry Level


Summary: The EMT Trainee is responsible for attending and successfully completing an EMT training program.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Must be punctual and attend all EMT training program classes.


  • Must participate in EMT training sessions.


  • Must successfully complete all the required elements of the EMT training program, didactic and practical skills.


  • Must be available for evening and weekend class schedules, as needed.


  • Must be available to participate in ambulance field orientation to include interacting with patients, completing patient assessments, providing the required patient care, transporting the patient to a medical facility and completing paperwork to include patient care and billing information.


  • Must sit for the National Registry examination within 2 weeks of completing the EMT training program.


  • Successfully complete the National Registry examination within three attempts.


  • To act at all times in a professional manner and shall be able to handle conflict situations with good judgment.


  • Shall follow the NEMS chain of command.


  • Must be able to send and understand oral messages both in person and with the use of communications equipment such as radios and cellular phones.


  • Ability to respect and hold in confidence all information of a confidential nature obtained in the course of professional work unless required by law to divulge such information.


  • Performs other duties as required by superiors.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with fellow employees, hospital staffs, fire departments, rescue squads, police departments, communications centers, management, volunteer fire departments and the general public.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to handle conflict situations with good judgment, professionalism and courtesy.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the physical layout, street systems, and demographics of NorthStar EMS coverage area.


(Optional) Driving Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Valid driver license
  • Not convicted DUI, possession of drugs/drug paraphernalia, suspended/revoked driver license or driving vehicle with suspended/revoked license in the past five years.
  • No more than two traffic tickets in the past three years.
  • No more than two motor vehicle accidents in the past three years.
  • No more than one traffic ticket and one motor vehicle accident in the past three years.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must have the physical agility to walk, climb, crawl, bend, push, pull, lift, and balance over less than ideal terrain.
  • Must have good physical stamina and endurance, measured by the ability to undertake, without adverse effects, lifting, carrying, and balancing loads in excess of 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance).
  • Must have the ability to see different color spectrums.
  • Eyesight must be correctable to 20/20 in at least one eye.
  • Must have good eye-hand coordination and sufficient manual dexterity to manipulate equipment, instrumentation and medications.
  • Must be able to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings in human physical conditions by using visual, auditory, olfactory and tactile observations.
  • Must be oriented to reality.