- Fire and Emergency Medical Services
- Single Role Medical Technician
Single Role Medical Technician
There are two positions that fall within the Single Role Medical Technician classification: Single Role EMT and Single Role Paramedic. These two positions work 24-hour shifts together on an ambulance providing patient care.
Single Role EMT: Functions in support of the lead medic on an ALS ambulance. Responsible for performing skilled basic life support medical care, including the pre-hospital care, assessment, preparation and transportation of sick and/or injured patients. The Single Role EMT performs all work consistent with the EMT-B/A certification level as specified by established State of Oregon Scope of Practice.
Single Role Paramedic: Functions as lead medic on an ambulance and provides field training oversight to other paramedics or EMT’s. Responsible for performing skilled advanced life support medical care, including the pre-hospital care, assessment, preparation and transportation of sick and/or injured patients. The Single Role Paramedic performs all work consistent with the EMT-Paramedic certification level as specified by established State of Oregon Scope of Practice.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Associates or two-year degree preferred.
- One year of relevant full-time paramedic/EMT or related medical experience (schooling counts towards this requirement).
- Valid Oregon driver's license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; maintains a driving record that meets the City's standard.
- No Class A misdemeanor convictions within 24 months of applying; No felony convictions.
- No tobacco use
- Possession of and ability to maintain appropriate licensure for your position.
- Single Role Paramedic: State of Oregon Paramedic licensure by date of hire. National Registry Paramedics or a provision license would not meet this requirement.
- Single Role EMT: State of Oregon EMS Licensure by date of hire. National Registry EMT or a provisional license would not meet this requirement.
- FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications.
- Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
- Back strength
- Communication skills
- Good judgment
- Grip strength
- Interpersonal skills
- Lack of phobias
- Physical endurance
- Problem solving skills
- Upper and lower body strength
I think I'm ready to pursue this as a career. What should I do first?
Enroll in a local community college to get your EMT or Paramedic certification. This is up to a 2-year program. There are several community colleges in our area that offer programs in Emergency Medicine:
Can I work for Eugene Springfield Fire while I'm in school?
While enrolled in school working towards your EMT/Paramedic certification, consider working as a Basic Life Support Technician. This position offers flexible scheduling and an entry-level opportunity to join the organization - with only your EMT Basic needed!
- Click here for more information about working as a Basic Life Support Technician.