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Job Title Communications Specialist/911 Dispatcher*
Location Grand Prairie, TX*
*Position is based out of Grand Prairie, TX
Department Communication / Dispatch
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time

Primary Function:

To bring help and hope to patients and families following a terrible trauma, a sudden medical event, or any medical transport. To be part of the finest EMS team in the United States.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing all behaviors of a Call Taker and EMD.
  • Responsible for ensuring that CareFlite is perceived by its customers in a positive manner by conducting all interaction in a professional and courteous manner
  • Responsible for obtaining correct and thorough patient information from callers, inputting the information into CAD and obtaining accurate ground contact and landing zone information on scenes
  • Responsible for demonstrating comprehensive understanding of calls for ground and air medical ambulances using a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system
  • Responsible for assisting dispatchers in coordinating emergency calls, relaying information, assisting with request involving other law enforcements and fire-fighting agencies 
  • Responsible for assuring all phone lines are answered by the third ring
  • Responsible for assuring all 911 phone lines are answered by the second ring
  • Ability to locate all hospitals in the 19 county North Central Texas region
  • Ability to locate the general location of all nursing homes in Dallas County
  • Ability to recognize incidents requiring documentation and reports to appropriate manager
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or its equivalent
  • EMT Basic or higher EMS training preferred but not required
  • International Academy of Emergency Dispatch EMD certification within 3 months of hire
  • Working Knowledge of English language, spelling and usage
  • Type 30 wpm

Physical Activity:       

Light – Moderate

Physical/Mental Skills Required:     

  1. Cognitive ability to reason, process, etc.
  2. Ability to hear
  3. Ability to see
  4. Ability to distinguish colors 
  5. Ability to verbally communicate 
  6. Ability to work in highly stressful situations

Knowledge Requirements:

  1. Basic Medical Terminology 
  2. Understanding the CAD software
  3. Understanding the phone system
  4. Typing/Computer skills

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