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Job Title Dispatcher
Location Austin, TX
Department Dispatch
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time


Acadian Companies

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:

Dispatcher

Alternate Job Title(s):

Emergency Medical Dispatcher; Paramedic

Division/Department:

Acadian Ambulance Service

Status:

Hourly—Non-Exempt

Performance Appraisal Type:

Professional


JOB SUMMARY: 
Receive and dispatch emergency and non-emergency requests for ground and air ambulance responses.  Direct inbound and outbound telephone calls to appropriate departments, internal and external.

REPORTS TO:  Operations Supervisor  -  Operations Manager - Vice President of Operations

EQUIPMENT:  Computers, telephones, printers, pagers, and other related equipment items not specifically listed may be added as new items are introduced. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position.

  • Assists ground and/or air resources for emergency and non-emergency responses.
  • Coordinates first responder notification of fire departments and other agencies as requried.
  • Receives and keypunches requests for ground and air response.
  • Documents daily activity.
  • Provides pre-arrival instructions using EMD.
  • Trains new Communication Center employees as requested.

These duties, responsibilities, requirements, and conditions are not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Physical activities and the amount of time spent performing each while on this job:

                                                           AMOUNT OF TIME

 

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Stand

 

x

 

 

Walk

 

x

 

 

Sit

 

 

 

x

Talk or hear

 

 

 

x

Use hands to finger, handle or feel

 

 

x

 

Climb or balance

 

x

 

 

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

 

x

 

 

Reach with hands and arms

 

 

x

 

Taste or smell

x

 

 

 

 

Weight lifting requirements and the amount of time spent lifting on this job:

                                                           AMOUNT OF TIME

 

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Up to 10 pounds

 

x

 

 

Up to 25 pounds

x

 

 

 

Up to 50 pounds

x

 

 

 

Up to 100 pounds

x

 

 

 

More than 100 pounds

x

 

 

 


Vision requirements:

X

Color Vision (Able to identify and distinguish colors.) 

X

Distance Vision (Clear vision at 20 feet or more.) 

X

Close Vision (Clear vision at 20 inches or less.) 

X

Peripheral Vision (Able to observe areas that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point).

 

Depth Perception (Able to judge distances and spatial relationships.)

X

Focusing (Able to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.)

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Exposure to environmental conditions and the amount of time exposed to each on this job:

                                                           AMOUNT OF TIME

 

None

Up to 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Wet, humid conditions (non-weather)

x

 

 

 

Work near moving mechanical parts

 

x

 

 

Work in high, precarious places

x

 

 

 

Fumes or air borne particles

x

 

 

 

Toxic or caustic chemicals

x

 

 

 

Outdoor weather conditions

x

 

 

 

Extreme cold (non-weather)

x

 

 

 

Extreme heat (non-weather)

x

 

 

 

Risk of electrical shock

x

 

 

 

Work with explosives

x

 

 

 

Risk of radiation

x

 

 

 

Vibration

x

 

 

 

 

Noise level associated with this job:

Moderate Noise (Examples:  business office with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic).

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • National and/or State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician determined by appropriate state requirements.
  • Must have previous EMS dispatch experience.

INTERPERSONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Maintain social, ethical and organizational norms.
  • Achieve accomplishment of all task details, no matter how small.
  • Maintain good personal motivation; develop a sense of ownership of job tasks and results.
  • Must have a sense of urgency for all work performed.
  • Must maintain professionalism and respect with patients, co-workers, emergency service providers, healthcare workers and the general public.

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Orientation to job requirements.

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