Reserve (Volunteer)

Part time
Posted 3 years ago

Job Description

The Reserve administers first aid treatment to and transports sick and/or injured persons to medical facility, working as a member of emergency medical team.


The following duties are not inclusive of all responsibilities and the incumbent may perform other duties as

assigned by the In-Charge:

> Operate the emergency vehicle according to HCEC’s policies and safe driving standards.

> Responds to instructions from emergency medical dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency

vehicle to specified location.

> Monitors communication equipment to maintain contact with dispatcher.

> Work under the direction of the In Charge in regards to patient care.

> Patient care modalities in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and


> Adhere to the policies and medical protocols.

> Maintains station in an orderly and clean fashion.

> Perform work related to public relations as needed, such as school demonstrations.

> Patient care modalities in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and


> Removes or assists in removal of individuals from scene of accident or catastrophe.

> Determines nature and extent of illness or injury, or magnitude of catastrophe, to establish first aid

procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance, basing decisions on statements of persons

involved, examination of individuals, and knowledge of emergency medical practice.

> Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions

regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of patients at treatment facility.

> Assists in removal of individuals from vehicle and transfer to treatment center.

> Assists treatment center admitting personnel to obtain and record information related to patient’s vital

statistics and circumstances of emergency.

> Maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenishes first aid equipment and


> Report of vehicle and equipment malfunctions to the appropriate personnel.

> Assists in controlling crowds, protecting valuables, or performing other duties at scene of catastrophe.

> Assists professional medical personnel in emergency treatment administered at medical facility.

> Assists in other duties as needed and directed.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED).


No experience required.


- Texas Department of State Health Services EMT certification - Current Texas Driver’s Licenses - Remain insurable by the current insurance vendor of HCEC.


The successful incumbent should have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):  Knowledge of emergency medical treatment and advanced life support methods, procedures, and equipment and the current standard of care for EMS in the Houston, Texas area.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general medical periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports and business correspondence.  Ability to react and perform well in highly stressful, life-threatening situations.  Knowledge of safety, environmental, and infection control standards.  Knowledge of compliance and work rules.  Knowledge of established policies, procedures, and quality improvement objectives.  Knowledge of mission and vision statements for HCEC.  Skill in recognizing life threatening situations and ensuring scene safety.  Skill in operating an emergency vehicle.  Skill in reviewing work for accuracy and completeness.  Knowledge of computers and basic office software (i.e. Microsoft Office).  Knowledge of ePCR software.


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