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Job Title EMT - Basic*
Location Needham, MA*
*Position is based out of Needham, MA
Department Field Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Part-time, Full-time

I.                    Job Summary

The EMT-B is responsible for the safe and efficient response, treatment, and transport of all persons requesting or requiring emergent or non-emergent medical service. 


II.                 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deliver quality patient care in accordance with clinical policies, statewide protocol, and standards of care
  • Attend to all patients in a courteous, professional manner
  • Operate the ambulance in accordance with safety rules and regulations; company policies; federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and statutes
  • Complete a vehicle and equipment checklist at the beginning of each assigned shift.  Inspect and clean the assigned vehicle and all equipment.  Ensure compliance with minimum stock requirements, proper function, and cleanliness of all equipment
  • Complete and submit all documentation/paperwork requirements daily
  • Provide appropriate documentation of patient intervention in the pre-hospital setting
  • Communicate effectively with EMS agencies, physicians, and other health care providers
  • Attend all mandated company training functions or submit proof of completing equivalent training to the Director of Education in a timely fashion
  • Must be able to lift and carry 125 pounds per OEMS regulations
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with all company policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Maintain all required certifications as an active EMS provider and supply the Human Resources Department with valid copies of all certifications and driver’s license prior to their expiration dates
  • Must maintain a reliable attendance record
  • Perform daily housekeeping duties at all assigned bases of operation
  • Complete other duties as assigned by management


III.              Job Impact

The EMT-B functions as a member of the Operations Division and is responsible for the effective treatment and safe transport of each patient.  The EMT-B must maintain a constant state of readiness to respond to any and all calls as directed by the Dispatcher.


IV.              Job Authority

The EMT-B exercises full authority over all of the duties and responsibilities in this job description.  The EMT-B cannot issue written warnings or discipline coworkers.


V.                 Qualifications

The EMT-B must be fully state certified, be CPR certified, maintain SAED authorization, have a valid driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record.  The EMT-B must receive ALS/BLS Preceptor clearance prior to being removed from “probationary” status.

The above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person/people in this position.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position.

Cataldo Ambulance is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, color, veteran status, religion, sex, or national origin.  Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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