• Emergency Services Communications Officer (PRN)

    Location US-OK-Tahlequah
    Posted Date 5 days ago(6/13/2018 11:55 AM)
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    $14.93 Hourly
    Health Programs - EMS
    Position Status
    Temporary Part-Time
    Childcare/Law Enforcement Position
  • Job Summary

    Responsible for receiving emergency and non-emergency calls, determining nature and/or severity of call and dispatching emergency services to call as appropriate.

    Job Duties

    Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.  Receives incoming calls and determines nature of emergency.  Determines the location and type of the call, who the responding agency should be, and the most efficient and safest route to the scene.  Dispatches the appropriate agency and coordinates with other public safety agencies.  Communicates with emergency staff to assure timeliness of service.  Prioritizes requests for services using Medical Priority protocols.  Provides pre-arrival medical aid instructions using Medical Priority protocols.  Operates computer dispatch systems efficiently to obtain information for law enforcement and/or obtain medical information for pre-arrival instructions.  Maintains appropriate paperwork as required.  Compiles and tabulates data as necessary.  Complies with the applicable state, tribal and federal regulations in regard to the security, safety and confidentiality of any record they create, maintain, transfer, or destroy, whether the record is written, taped, computerized, or stored in any other medium.  Other duties may be assigned.



    No supervisory responsibilities are required.



    One year certificate from college or technical school for Emergency Medical Technician; or one and one-half years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



    None required.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet, Spreadsheet, and Word Processing software.



    Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating.


    Must possess and maintain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) License issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.


    Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.



    Must be able to pass a law enforcement background investigation.


    Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.


    Must be able to operate computers, have basic clerical training, and basic telecommunications training.


    Work Hours: 12 to 24 hour shift


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