Job Title Paramedic
Location Poughkeepsie, NY
Department EMS Field Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Part-time, Full-time
Additional Information Based out of the Northern Division
Pay Grade $29.00 per hour

Empress- Poughkeepsie Location


This position is based out of the Empress (formerly EMStar) Poughkeepsie Location

Hourly Wage - $30.00 an hour

Job Summary:

Providing both emergency and non-emergency transport of patients. Empress EMT'S & Paramedics will collaborate with their direct supervisors, Municipal & County Fire, Police departments as well as other medical staff, patients and family members. To provide the highest level of patient care and customer service.

At the direction of the Operations Department, the Paramedic will perform or assist with a  wide variety of patient care activities in both the pre-hospital and hospital setting. The Paramedic is expected to provide supportive and definitive care to the patient or groups of patients.

The Paramedic will provide care in the emergency setting as well as care to patients during inter- facility transportation.

Requirements for Employment:

  1. Current New York State Certification (EMT-P) and current AHA Certifications. The Paramedic is required to maintain valid certification at this level at all times. And any other local region requirements.
  2. A valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record, which meets the underwriting guidelines of our insurance carrier. The Paramedic is required to maintain his/her driving status. The Paramedic is required to maintain a valid driver’s license at all times.
  3. Negative Drug Tests. Empress Ambulance Service will arrange testing day and time
  4. Satisfactorily completes all aspects of the pre-employment process administered by/ for Empress Ambulance Service, LLC including drug screening/background check and CPAT
  5. Employees are hired as and are considered probationary for a period of 180

Work Environment:

Works outdoors and indoors with occasional exposure to hazardous conditions and to blood/body fluids, requires respirator use, fumes/odors, extended day, and temperature changes. Frequently works with others, face-to-face contact with others with exposure to noise, mechanical equipment, and electrical equipment. Performs shift work and performs duties frequently in a mobile environment and in confined areas.

Job Description: Main Duties

  • Prompt and regular attendance at
  • Provide quality patient care utilizing thorough knowledge and appropriate administration of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEEP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and current New York State
  • Assess and treat with appropriate techniques (resources and equipment), any medical or trauma situation while maintaining the highest standard of patient care and professionalism according to current company
  • Must maintain neat and professional appearance at all times in accordance with company
  • Maintain the ambulance and equipment in a clean, organized and response ready mode.
  • Complete all patient care reports for each response with appropriate and complete patient care documentation and billing
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with other individuals within the community and EMS
  • Responsible for adhering to all policies and
  • Responsible for maintaining current state and MAC Certifications in addition to AHA type Certifications, see
  • Must attend Continuing Education (CE) courses as needed to maintain certification
  • Must be able to receive and provide clear and concise reports to healthcare workers in facilities we service
  • Performs other such duties as may be
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned or outlined in the Empress Employee Manual.

Job Description: Emergency Medical  Technician - Paramedic

The Paramedic has the following responsibilities and performs the following job functions:

Company Assigned Duties:

  • Accurate written documentation of PCR and any requested reports
  • Completion of daily vehicle inspection, equipment check, and daily log
  • Restocks of all used medical and trauma supplies
  • Proper use of radio, cellular and other communication devices
  • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment in all company vehicles and stations

Clinical Skills:

  • Rapid, thorough patient care, history taking and physical exam
  • Prioritization of care
  • Patient interview
  • BLS assessment
  • ALS assessment
  • Oral Suctioning
  • Oral Airways
  • BVM ventilation
  • Oxygen administration
  • BCLS CPR administration
  • Use of cardiac monitor
  • Use upon training of transport ventilator and infusion pump
  • Placement of advanced airways
  • Placement of IV/ IO access
  • Medication administration
  • Spinal Motion Restriction and immobilization when required
  • Use of extrication devices
  • Traction and Splinting
  • Emergency child birth
  • Triage of multiple casualties
  • Familiarization of Incident Command System
  • Crisis Intervention and other communication skills
  • Operation of vehicle safely in emergency and non-emergency mode

Continuing Education Requirements:

  • Maintenance of Paramedic Certification, attending NYS rectification classes as needed
  • Current BCLS/ACLS/PALS and REMAC Certifications
  • Attendance at company in-service/updates as required


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Driver’s License
  • Clean Driving Record
  • New York State Paramedic Certification
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professional (PEPP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Clean criminal background
  • Negative pre-employment drug and alcohol screening


  • Associates degree in Emergency Medical Technology
  • National Registry Certification as a Paramedic
  • Westchester REMAC Certification
  • NYC REMAC Certification
  • Hudson Valley REMAC Certification

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