Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46254

Organization: HHC

Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce.  We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities.  Indianapolis EMS also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or humanresources@indianapolisems.org.

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Job Role Summary

The Emergency Medical Technician responds in an emergency vehicle to a Special event as scheduled and provides emergency medical care at the basic life support level.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provides emergency medical care at the basic life support level according to Indianapolis EMS practices and policies, established protocols, verbal and written orders and state regulations
  • Monitors patients while in transport and continues treatment initiated on the scene
  • Drives an emergency vehicle under emergent and non-emergent conditions
  • Perform patient assessments and initiate appropriate treatment
  • Assists the paramedic as indicated
  • Maintains ambulance in operable conditions, which includes cleanliness, orderliness and prompt restocking of equipment and supplies; determines vehicle readiness by checking fuel, lights, tires, and start/stop capabilities
  • Maintain communication and medical equipment in the field and report defects for repair or replacement.
  • Respond to runs from dispatcher.
  • Coordinate with healthcare facilities regarding patients' vital statistics
  • Complete patient care reports and other documentation
  • Provides age-appropriate care (i.e. neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)
  • Coordinates public safety personnel in emergency situations

Associated Job Duties

  • May function alone or as a member of the Special Event Team
  • Safely operate in and around emergency equipment
  • Takes safety precautions to protect the injured and those assisting in the care of the patient(s)
  • Protects the patient(s), self, and other providers from possible contamination
  • Attends continuing education, refresher courses, medical audit programs and training programs as required by IEMS, medical direction, or certifying agency
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Indiana Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Certification
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s License - must meet and remain in compliance with IEMS driver eligibility policy
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification
  • Continuing education to maintain all required certifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Normal use of limbs, eyes, ears and voice required to treat patients and to operate sophisticated electronic devices
  • Hear spoken information from co-workers, patients, physicians, dispatchers, other allied health personnel bystanders, and public safety professionals and sound in common to the emergency scene
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Exercises independent judgment in critical, emergency situations
  • Detail oriented
  • Interact in a calm, effective and courteous manner with patients, public, and hospital staff


  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality
  • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations



  • Employee may work under general supervision and receives general guidance on work priority with substantial employee latitude

Contats - Internal/Exeternal

  • Regular contact with physicians and medical staff, police and fire departments to provide and obtain information and instructions
  • Regular contact with general public to provide care

Special Effort Required

  • Lift up to 125 lbs. equally distributed and up to 250 lbs. with assistance
  • Heavy lifting for sustained periods; heavy and awkward lifting of patients and/or equipment over difficult terrain for several yards; intense strain for short periods of time
  • Drive an emergency vehicle under emergency conditions and non-emergent conditions
  • Carry a stair chair 30 yards, up two flights of stairs, then down two flights of stairs with a patient attached
  • Carry tech box, oxygen equipment bag and ECG monitor up two flights of stairs
  • Kneel, stoop, bend, crawl, walk and crouch for extended periods of time, on uneven surfaces and confined spaces, including kneeling long enough to perform two hundred chest compressions in 2 minutes

Working Environment

  • Stressful emergency situations
  • Works in both a well-lit and properly equipped ambulance and in inadequately lighted spaces with no backup equipment or personnel
  • Environments involving crowds, noise, and confusion in all temperatures and inclement weather conditions
  • Daily involvement with hazardous working conditions, chance of serious injury or loss of life

It is Indianapolis EMS’ philosophy and policy to treat employees and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or physical or mental ability.  Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or humanresources@indianapolisems.org.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis