Transport EMT-B - ARC - Arcata, CA


Prior to EMT Certification:

  • Process completed ambulance calls into Company data systems for electronic transmission and filing with the appropriate agencies.
  • Process requests for patient records for healthcare facilities and relevant government agencies.
  • Coordinate non-emergency ambulance transport requests with our third-party dispatching service.
  • Participates in training sessions and attends classes in emergency medical treatment and related subjects.
  • Represents Arcata-Mad River Ambulance in public relations and safety in-services to improve awareness and safety.
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, either orally or in writing.

Once EMT Certification is obtained:

  • This particular position will provide EMT-B float coverage for shortfalls in staffing due to sick calls, PTO or other situations that incur the need for additional clinical resources.
  • Responds to calls of emergency and non-emergency medical services. Drives and operates an ambulance.
  • Deliver customer oriented, high quality care to each patient throughout the transport
  • Monitors, records, and reports to receiving staff, patient condition and response to interventions.
  • As an EMT-B, performs basic life saving techniques and other on-site care to victims of accidents, heart attacks, strokes and other traumatic cases.
  • When the EMT is not actively deployed to the field, this role will stage at our headquarters and assist with administrative work to keep our teams on track and in compliance with corporate/clinical policy.


  • Accountability for strong customer service.
  • Ability to communicate professionally, effectively and persuasively both orally and in writing at levels in the organization.
  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure, works efficiently and accurately with frequent interruptions, and set and reset multiple priorities.
  • Must have a good driving and criminal record and be able to pass a company background investigation and physical examination.
  • Remains cognizant of local EMS county protocols and requirements.
  • Participates in public relation events and safety in-services.
  • Considerable knowledge of company ambulance operations, tools, equipment and their proper use.
  • Presents a professional image (on and off duty) as an Arcata-Mad River Ambulance team member.
  • Maintains a positive team attitude with EMTs Paramedics, respiratory therapists, mechanics and communication specialist by working in a supportive, cohesive manner.
  • Has the ability to work independently and tolerate high stress levels while maintaining a good rapport with co-workers.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting, and walking.
  • Ability to hear and orally respond to verbal orders, calls for assistance and radio communications
  • Ability to prepare incident reports and medical reports, either by hand or computer, using proper detailed descriptions and appropriate grammar.

Physical Requirements when working/covering shifts as EMT-B

  • Ability to respond to an alarm, wake and go from a sound sleep to full activity and exertion within a matter of minutes.
  • Ability to interview people and go to gather information on their medical history or circumstances surrounding an incident.
  • Ability to complete EMS and emergency rescue functions and tasks which are physically demanding.
  • Ability to work in high, open places and confined spaces.
  • Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting (knuckle height and ankle height).
  • Capable of lifting 75lbs floor to bench height.
  • Ability to lift and carry patient over rough or uneven terrain. Ability to bend, strain, stretch, contort, push, pull, twist, carry, walk with weight, or lift to remove a victim from a motor vehicle and place the victim on a stretcher.
  • Ability to drive an ambulance during both day and night, using depth perception and peripheral vision in emergency situations involving speeds in excess of the posted limits, in congested traffic and in unsafe road conditions caused by factors such as fog, smoke, rain, ice and snow.
  • Ability to utilize proper, required Protective Equipment: Leather Boots PPE latex gloves, goggles, and HEPA mask

Environmental Conditions
: The Administrative Assistant/EMT Trainee duties are performed in either indoor or outdoor environments. The Administrative Assistant/EMT Trainee may be exposed to routine office noises, moderate electrical or mechanical hazards. Administrative Assistant/EMT Trainee must be present at work site to complete the job.
Work Place Conditions:
Administrative Assistant/EMT Trainee is physically based in an office environment near an EMS crew quarters for 8 hour shifts. When on-shift as an EMT-B, is physically based with other EMS professionals in the actual crew quarters in a 24/7 environment. The crew quarters are equipped with kitchen, shower, rest and sleeping facilities for EMS crews on shift.
Reporting Relationship:
Administrative Assistant/EMT Trainee reports directly to the Regional Director of Program Operations.

The REACH Medical Holdings Family of Companies offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages.

The REACH Medical Holdings Family of Companies is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).

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