NTA EMS RESCUE

EMT

First Responder

​​​NTA is seeking qualified individuals to join our team:
If you are a motivated individual, who can function in a team environment with a passion and drive to help people, we are interested in hearing from you. Please go to our contact page and drop us an email, or call us to request an application. You may also send us a resume and a copy of your current Missouri EMT License. 
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Qualifications are:

​-Must be a team player, as EMS is a team effort!

-Be flexible, as emergency services operate on a 24-hour clock; the assigned work shift schedule may vary.

 ​-Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel, outside agencies, patients, and members of the community.

Cerifications/Licenses:

High School Diploma or GED

Appropriate Missouri EMT License

Valid Drivers License

Current CPR certification

Paramedics must also have current ACLS/PALS

Must pass criminal background check.

​First Responders function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. First Responders perform basic interventions with minimal equipment. Educational Requirements: One of the eligibility requirements at this level requires successful completion of an accredited First Responder training program.

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NTA EMS

Paramedic

The primary focus of the First Responder is to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving
interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport.

​The EMT must be confident and accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position. The EMT must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The EMT must be able to function at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing. The EMT must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position. Good judgment is essential, along with knowledge and technical skills. The EMT must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to situations with violence and emotional instability in multicultural settings. The EMT must possess critical reasoning skills and be capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Self motivation is essential.

The Paramedic must be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position. The Paramedic must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The Paramedic must be able to function independently at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing. The Paramedic must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while assuming the leadership role inherent in carrying out the functions of the position. Good judgment is essential in directing other team members to assist as needed, along with advanced knowledge, technical skills. The Paramedic must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to situations with violence and emotional instability in multicultural settings. The Paramedic must possess critical reasoning and math skills and be capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Self motivation is essential.Type your paragraph here.

​​​​​​​​​​​A Paramedic functions as the most extensively trained primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The Paramedic is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The Paramedic provides both basic and advanced life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and administration of medications. The Paramedic is frequently in a leadership role working with a small team of lesser-trained prehospital care providers. The Paramedic is responsible for verbal communication with the patient, other prehospital providers and hospital personnel, including physician medical directors. The Paramedic completes extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided, and must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. The Paramedic must be dedicated to continued learning through continuing education and maintenance of licensure and certifications.

​​​​​​​​​In Missouri there are two levels of EMT, an EMT-Basic and an EMT-Intermediate, both can function as a primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The EMT is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The EMT-B provides basic life support, and the EMT-I intermediate life support. Both will include patient assessment, airway management, use of the automatic defibrillator and assisting patients with taking some of their own medications. The EMT is responsible for driving the ambulance in a safe manner under all conditions. The EMT must have a thorough knowledge of the street, highway and addressing system in which he or she will be working. In organizations that provide advanced patient care, the EMT will work under the direction of a Paramedic and assume a support role. The EMT must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. The EMT must be dedicated to continued learning through continuing education and maintenance of licensure and certifications.

​Bethany, Missouri


Response

 NTA staffs one ALS crew 24/7, and a second ALS crew 12 hours a day 7 days a week. A third ALS crew throughout the week during business hours is also able to respond. Other ambulances may be staffed during the evening and weekend hours with any NTA off duty staff members that may respond if needed by being alerted through our portable pagers.

​Paramedic, EMT, or

First Responder?
Becoming a Paramedic requires more training than becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and in turn an EMT requires more training than a First Responder. Many EMS professionals start out as First Responder's then to EMT's and continue their education to become Paramedics. In Missouri licenses from the state are granted to EMT level and higher. In general, Paramedics are in greater demand in the region than EMT's, although job openings are available for both positions. Which job is right for you?