Global Medical Response, Inc. Call Taker in Saint Louis, MO in Saint Louis, Missouri
American Medical Response (AMR)
St Louis, MO
American Medical Response, East Region Communications - St. Louis, MO
Shift Times: We are currently recruiting for evening shift positions and night shift positions, both of which require a weekend and holiday rotation. As shift needs change, the department may post new shift opportunities for employees. These shifts will be awarded based on seniority and qualifications.
Earn While You Learn: Emergency Medical Communications Academy
AMR East Region Communications is offering paid training to become a Call Taker
What is a Call Taker?
A Call-Taker is an emergency medical professional who is responsible for receiving, recording, and managing requests for ambulance assistance. The Call Taker will field calls for the transport of medically ill and traumatically injured patients in emergency and non-emergency situations. The Call Taker must quickly and accurately collect all necessary information to deploy appropriate emergency resources.
About the Program:
Eligible candidates will be hired on as a full-time employee and compensated for all completed training time. Candidates will complete a training period that includes classroom-based training, scenario-based skill development and one on one training designed to prepare them for work in the East Region Communications Center. The Communications Academy provides the internationally recognized Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) training and certification, CPR certification, and training on all necessary non-emergency intake skills and standards.
What happens after completing the Academy?
After successful completion of the Communications Academy, the employee will have earned the Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) certification and be prepared to take on the responsibilities of a Call Taker in a high-volume, fast-paced communications center. Employees will continue on-the-job training to service the multiple coverage areas.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Understands and adequately implement the concepts of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) as published in Principles of Emergency Medical Dispatch (and as customized by AMR) as a minimum standard of care.
Allocates EMS resources based on approved protocols and established processes.
Maintain a high level of expertise in the use of the computer aided dispatching (CAD) system
Responsible for complete and accurate data entry for all service requests.
Other duties as assigned by the department
About American Medical Response - East Region Communications:
The AMR East Region Communications Center is one of the largest private EMD Communications Center in the country. Call volume includes interfacility requests from hospitals and nursing homes as well as emergency requests from private callers and 911 contracts. We act as a secondary public safety answering point to various 911 agencies. Employees are frequently required to triage medical calls and provide pre-arrival instructions to callers when applicable.
Starting pay (probationary) $13.00
$15 / hr once cleared probation
Excellent full-time benefit package including medical, dental, life, vision, disability and 401(k) with company match
Paid time off (PTO)
Time and a half for holidays worked
Opportunities for advancement within the department and company
Ability to transfer to other AMR locations nationwide
Be at least 18 years old
Have proof of a HS diploma or GED
Successfully complete pre-interview screening
Be able to attend Academy classes Monday – Thursday, 0800 – 1800
Be flexible to adjust schedule during one on one training.
Be able to function well in a high stress/fast paced environment while managing a large volume of emergency and non-emergency transports in an efficient and courteous manner.
Possess excellent written and verbal skills essential for effective communication with patients, medical personnel, co-workers, and clients.
NOTE: Once you have submitted an online application, please watch your email for further communication. You will be sent a link from OnlineTesting@testgenius.com for an online assessment. This assessment must be completed to move forward in the application process.
Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled
Extended Job Title: Call Taker in Saint Louis, MO
Job ID: 2020-12768
External Company URL: AMR.net
Street: 2500 Abbott Place