Lead EMT (Full-Time)

    • Job Tracking ID: 512699-814124
    • Job Location: Atlanta, GA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 05, 2022
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Job Title: Lead Emergency Medical Technician 

Department: Admin-Ops Reports to: Director of Occupational Health & Safety

Job Status: Full-time

Job Purpose:
The primary responsibility of the Emergency Medical Technician is to provide primary care to Zoo Atlanta staff and guests for first aid, breathing emergencies, animal bites, and sudden illnesses. Emergency Medical Technicians will report directly to the Director of Occupational Health and Safety.



? Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Perform and provide intervention and first aid services within your scope of practice to employees, guests, contractors, etc.
• Interact with guests by providing first aid, information, directions, answering questions, etc. in a courteous and helpful manner.
• Maintain consistent radio contact with dispatch to ensure quick response.
• Document and maintain accurate, detailed records related to interactions and treatment provided.
• Maintain a clean work area and follow disinfection protocols.
• Ensure first aid office and first aid kits throughout the park are fully stocked.
• Conduct routine inspections of and maintain AEDs and other emergency equipment.
• Assist with conducting training courses including First Aid/CPR/AED training for applicable staff.
• Assist with scheduling of part-time EMT staff to ensure adequate medical coverage for public hours and applicable events.
• Assist with maintenance of training records and credentials for part-time EMT staff.
• Assist the Director of Occupational Health and Safety with special projects aimed at improving first aid care and safety at Zoo Atlanta.
• Must be dependable and willing to work flexible hours, weekends, and holidays.
• Must be willing to support Zoo Atlanta’s Vision, Mission and Values statement.
• Any other miscellaneous projects/assignments assigned by Zoo Atlanta’s Management Team.


Experience and Skills:


? Knowledge:
• Minimum of one year experience working in Emergency Medical Services.
• Knowledge of clinical procedures, medical anatomy, and physiology.

? Special skills and abilities:
• Ability to work under pressure and handle emergency situations.
• Excellent organization and verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrate computer proficiency to complete the functions of this position.
• Ability to work with staff members at all levels of the organization in a cooperative, team-oriented manner.
• Bilingual preferred.

• A high school diploma or equivalent is required.

? Certificates/Licenses/Registrations:
• Must have and maintain current one of the following certifications: EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic.
• Have or be willing to obtain certification as a Licensed Training Provider for First Aid/CPR/AED through American Red Cross.

? Driving Requirements
• Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

• Must be able to stand and/or sit for extended periods of time.
• Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

• Must be able to work both in an office environment and outdoors in all weather conditions.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other reasonably related duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor or other management. The company reserves the right to revise or change job duties as business requirements dictate. It is mutually agreed that this job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Zoo Atlanta is an EOE and provides a Smoke-free and Drug-free Work Environment