- High school diploma/GED
- TN AEMT License (if transferring from another state, must have verified TN license by first day of employment)
- TN Driver's license with F endorsement required or if resident of another state, must have a valid driver's license in that state that meets that states EMS requirements.
- One year of relevant AEMT experience (or equivalent) (Preferred)
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Training and VKF training is required (Can be taken during the orientation period).
- BLS required, PHTLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire, and TECC must be obtained within 120 days of hire.
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.
- Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position
- Occasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms, or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles
- Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Occasional: Kneeling / Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
- Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.
- Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.
- Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.
- Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another
- Frequent: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device
- Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms, or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.
- Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.
- Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or maneuvering self, patient, and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces
- Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.
- Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands.
- Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.
- Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
- Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.
- Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones, and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information
- Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.
- Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.
- Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.
- Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.
- Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.
- Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.
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