Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
GAAA - Galveston, Texas

Jul 26, 2022

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Hourly Rate: $16.98 hourly

Job Description

Make A Difference in your community and join our Emergency Medical Service Team!

Galveston County Health District is seeking Emergency Medical Technicians!

This position is responsible for performing responsible and technical medical work dealing with emergency and non-emergency treatment of patients who are transported via ambulance from the scene of an accident, home or other location to an emergency or non-emergency treatment facility. Incumbent must practice within the scope of their license and adhere to the protocols

We can offer you:

Excellent benefits; including an Amazing Retirement package and much, much more!

Team Oriented Environment

Hourly Rate: $16.98 (pay is bi-weekly)

Shift: 24 hour shifts at a 48-work week (8 hours each week will be over-time that is 16 hours of overtime each pay period)


_We want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long term career with us! *_** If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.**


Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent

Certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic

Previous work experience as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic is helpful, but not required

Protocol Certified by the EMS Medical Director within 30 days of employment

Successful completion of pre-employment written exam, mega code skills test, physical exam, and physical agility test, during which proper lifting techniques must be exhibited

Knowledge of medical care and basic rescue techniques and ability to operate medical and basic rescue equipment utilized at EMT-Basic level of pre-hospital emergency care

Knowledge of current principles and practices of emergency medical services, patient advocacy, and incident management

Knowledge of all aspects of emergency vehicle response, including working under stressful situations, in receiving and assessing information, then making appropriate decisions for response

Map reading and in navigating to call locations under stress and time constraints

Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules related to EMS and requirements pertaining to operation of ambulances and rescue vehicles

Knowledge of medical terminology, practices and procedures and applications of first aid, use, maintenance, security, and inventory of drugs, supplies, equipment and medical records

Current American Heart Association CPR

Must have satisfactory DMV/MVR background check

Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles.

Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable

Customer Service Oriented.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent Computer Skills MS Office.

Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary.

Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy.

Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements.

Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screening.

_An equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role. _

Traditional Duties:

Analyze patient situations and make appropriate triage decisions and calls for additional resources as required

Provides for patient’s safety and attends to emergency or non-emergency conditions before and after patient is moved to the ambulance

Assists qualified personnel in extricating the patient(s)

Transmit information via radio to emergency or non-emergency treatment facility regarding patient’s illness or injuries, vital signs and other pertinent data

Request professional advice and/or treatment orders needed to administer to the patient in the effort to stabilize their injuries and maintain their well-being

Operate under standing orders and/or treatment protocols in critical situations, as written and authorized by the Medical Director

Provide continuing care, comfort and treatment of the patient while in route to a facility and reports any changes in a patient’s condition to the appropriate person(s) and accurately documents all patient care in the ePCR

Operate ambulance in accordance state transportation laws/regulations and approved GCHD policies, procedures, and guidelines

Maintain the vehicle, supplies, and communications equipment in a state of operational readiness, including, but not limited to, cleanliness, functionality, attempting minor repairs and reporting major problems and/or deficiencies

Maintains adequate, legible records and reports

Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

No Phone Calls Please


Our Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Experience: Previous work experience as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic is helpful, but not required

Contact Information

Maria Rojas

2105 Ann Marie
Galveston, Texas 77551
phone: 409-938-2260

How to Apply

To apply please visit ** https://gchd.bamboohr.com/jobs/ **and fill out our online application.

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