Position Title: Field Provider
FSLA Code: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Captain/Crew Lead
Department: Operations Part Time
Position Supervised: None
Schedule: 12 hour shifts
Status: Part Time
Hourly Rate: $17.00
Under the Captain/Crew Lead, the Field Provider will perform duties associated with providing emergency
medical care to the sick and injured in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and District
The Field Provider must possess and apply knowledge and skills necessary to perform the duties of an
Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic, in a dignified and compassionate manner, including but not
Job Responsibilities Related to Patient Privacy
Additional Obligations and Skills
Policies and Procedures;
Certificates & Licenses (Prior and during employment)
(After being offered employment)
(Upon first year of employment)
Minimum Experience, Abilities Required and Special Requirements
This position requires one year of emergency medical experience. Additionally, the employee must
possess basic working knowledge of an IBM-compatible computer, and be able to enter necessary data
into a computer. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database
software; Internet software; Inventory software; Calendar software and Word Processing software.
Physical Requirements of the Position
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this position. The position requires significant physical
strength and dexterity and the ability to function in very adverse environments with exposure to
numerous safety risks typically found at emergency scenes. The following guidelines are used to
describe the frequency of activities in this position: Occasionally equals 1-33%; Frequently equals 34%-
66%; and Continuously equals 67-100% of a typical work day.
STANDING/WALKING: Frequently to continuously when responding to calls. Optional while at rest at the
facility. This usually includes: going to and from the emergency vehicle, and getting patients from their
locations, and rendering treatment. Most walking would be for short distances, as emergency vehicles
are allowed to get as close to the location as possible. However, the employee must also be able to run
these same distances, in case of an emergency where time is of the essence. Walking and running may
vary, however, as the patient may be located inside a large, multi-floored facility. Standing, walking and
running could be on all types of surfaces, including but not limited to: asphalt, cement, concrete,
soft/packed dirt, linoleum, wood, hardwood floors, etc. The individual must be able to go up and down
slight inclines or declines that may be found at roadsides, agricultural areas, etc. At a location, standing
would occur more often than walking or running. Standing would occur on the wide variety of surfaces
mentioned above. Standing could last from a few minutes to hours, depending on the situation.
Standing could occur in the standard erect position, the kneeling or squatting position, etc.
SITTING: Frequently when responding to a location, the individual will sit in the emergency vehicle. The
emergency vehicles are equipped with a standard installed vehicle seat. The time performing the sitting
activity on a call would depend upon the specific situation. The facility is equipped with a small lounge
area that is furnished.
LIFTING AND CARRYING: Frequently required to lift and carry weights ranging from a few pounds to ten
pounds and above. Occasionally required to lift and carry weights in excess of 100 pounds or more.
Employees will need to lift and carry with one team member adult patients, lifting them from various
positions (such as a bed or a chair) onto various patient movement devices, such as an ambulance
stretcher, a stair chair, long back boards, etc., and then efficiently move them into an ambulance. Other
heavier objects in the high range category would be 5-foot tall, 10 inch diameter oxygen cylinders, and
medical equipment boxes. The oxygen cylinders can be made of quarter-inch steel and weigh up to 113
pounds. The medical equipment boxes can weigh approximately fifty pounds or more.
BENDING AND STOOPING: Frequently. Frequently throughout a work shift the individual will be required to
bend in a range of 1 to 90 degrees. The average situation will require the individual to work in a range of 35
to 65 degree bends. This would involve: lifting a patient, lifting equipment, treating a patient at ground
level, sitting on a bench located in the ambulance. This activity may be prolonged and last up to 30 minutes
or more. During any given call, the provider may bend and/or stoop any number of times per incident.
CROUCHING AND KNEELING: Frequently. Crouching and kneeling may be performed when on the scene
picking up equipment or assisting patients. The actual number of times this is done depends on the
CLIMBING: Occasionally. This is required when climbing steps up and down with a patient on a cot or
other device, and when entering or exiting the emergency vehicle. Generally, the climbing would require
that the employee be lifting and carrying heavy objects such as a cot or other device with a patient on it.
Balancing may be required when backing down staircases.
REACHING: Frequently to continuously throughout the work shift in order to review monitoring
equipment, operate communication equipment, administer oxygen, and operate equipment. The
employee may also be required to reach in precarious positions, such as in a vehicle, which has been
crushed in an accident, or in other confined spaces. If working inside the ambulance en route to a
medical facility, the Field Provider will need to reach to access the patient and supplies. Reaching will
involve partial to full extension of the arms.
PUSHING AND PULLING: Frequently. The activities that would require the most force in pushing and pulling
is when removing or returning a gurney to the emergency vehicle, with and without a patient on the
gurney. The weight required to push/pull will vary, depending on the weight on the gurney. Slight pushing
will be required if the employee is performing CPR, which can require repetitive pushing and may range
from a few minutes to hours. Pushing and pulling is required when operating and closing vehicle doors.
HANDLING OR GRASPING: Continuously. While working at any given location, continual bilateral gross
manipulation is performed in this position. This may be involved when: opening/closing doors; and
using, handling, carrying and operating medical equipment boxes that may weigh approximately fifty
pounds or more, stretcher rails, various handles attached to equipment, and tools. The arm and hand
must be able to perform all types of positions, including supination and pronation. Hyperextension,
extension and flexion of the fingers will be involved, ulnar and radial deviation, abduction and adduction
of the hand and wrist will be required. A wide variety of grasping will be required, such as cylindrical
grasping, palmer grasping, hook grasping, tip grasping, lateral grasping and spherical grasping.
HAZARDS: The Field Provider, when responding to emergency situations, may be exposed to dust,
fumes, gases, fire, smoke, adverse weather conditions, and chemicals. There is also exposure to body
substances that may contain infectious materials that could cause illness or death. There is potential for
bodily harm or death from violent patients, bystanders, or other dangers. At all times the employee is
expected to adhere to all applicable Policies and Procedures concerning safety and the prevention of
contamination and infection due to bloodborne pathogens.
OTHER PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
MENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION
Benefit Reference 224.1 Uniform Disclaimer
The information provided in this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level
of work performed by employees within this position. It is not designed to be interpreted as a
comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of
employees assigned to this position. Management has the sole discretion to add or modify the duties of
the position and to designate other functions as essential at any time. This position description is not an
employment agreement or contract.