This position will work during the Zoo's peak season.
Under specific supervision of Dr.Eppler and general supervision of the Security Manager, the EMT is employed as a part-time provider of professional expertise to the service of those patrons or staff requiring basic medical, directional, or customer service assistance. Performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administers first-aid according to established protocols and level of training to patrons and staff.
- Immediately reports serious injuries requiring additional medical care to Dr. Eppler.
- Immediately contacts ambulatory services as requested or needed in medical emergencies
- Takes the lead in reuniting lost children with parents/guardians
- Maintains an incident report on every specific medical occurrence
- Supports and adheres to the zoo’s policy manual.
- Contacts Security Manager or Lead EMT to maintain ordering and stocking of appropriate medical supplies.
- Maintains professional licensure to practice as an Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Missouri.
- Ability to work normal business hours, holidays, and after-hours FOTZ sponsored events.
- Maintains professional attire and personality at all times.
- Active. Heavy lifting – lifts and carries items weighing up to 75 pounds. Sufficient mobility, vision and hearing are needed to ensure a safe work environment. Must be able to be on feet for four hours at a time.
- Usually in an outdoor setting where temperature extremes of heat, up to 100° F+ in summer and temperatures below freezing in winter.
- Internal: Daily with other Zoo employees and supervisor.
- External: Daily with visitors, volunteers, and guests.
- Knowledge of emergency medical procedures, technology and terminology.
- Immediate knowledge of zoo safety rules and regulations.
- Ability to tolerate stress working with zoo patrons and staff.
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
- Ability to communicate clearly in a written and oral fashion.
- Ability to endure high risk situations when transferring or ministering to patrons.
- Ability to exercise judgment concerning assigned work activities and daily work objectives.
- Ability to plan, both long and short-term.
- Skill in tact and diplomacy when interacting with co-workers, visitors and volunteers.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Certification and licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician and at least 6 months of experience in a similar position.
- Must have valid driver’s license.
- Proof of current negative TB Test.
- Willingness to work a rotating shift and rotate work tasks.
- Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays, during all climatic conditions.
- Adherence to random drug testing and background check
- Must be able to make immediate decisions concerning safety of patrons and staff.
- Latitude is given to the position to carry out work objectives and determine methods appropriate for dealing with situations that arise in context with level of training and licensure.
- High. Frequent short deadlines. Hectic work environment with occasional periods of high stress.