Medical Communications Spec
Department Medical Communications
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift Weekends
Benefit Eligible No
Temporary Position No
Job Details

Part Time Position (24 hours every two weeks)


This position works every other weekend from 6:00am - 6:00pm

Provide medical dispatch of ground and air medical transportation services.

Job Responsibilities
  • Receives requests for emergency and non-emergency transportation by radio, telephone, and computer system.
  • Dispatches appropriate ground and air ambulance resources according to protocol.
  • Records and documents activities relating to dispatching of ground and air ambulance resources.
  • Monitors public safety activities within Tri-State Ambulance service area through monitoring of radio systems and working with outside agencies (e.g. 911 centers) to maintain awareness of public safety activities in the area, which may require EMS response.
  • Maintain knowledge of service area of ground and air ambulance services being dispatched.
  • Assist with data entry and record keeping to support quality improvement activities.
  • Performs other job-related responsibilities as requested.
  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Nonage Specific (N/A)
    OSHA Category Category III - No employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required High School Diploma or equivalency 

    Work Experience:
    Required 1 year experience in using multiline telephones, radio dispatching equipment, and computer aided dispatching systems.
    Desired 1 year experience dispatching ambulances, police and/or fire units, and previous patient-care ambulance experience. Experience as Emergency Medical Dispatcher (APCO, Medical Priority), First Responder, or Emergency Medical Technician.
    Required Ability to...
    Communication express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others
    Communication communications (radio, telephony, analog, digital) technology
    General - All Positions work effectively under stress
    Reasoning/Decision Making make decisions with limited information while under extremely tight deadline (30-45 seconds)
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD) within one year of hire 
    Desired Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-B) and 
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Static Standing
    Kneeling/Half Kneel
    Climbing Stair
    Climbing Ladder
    Reaching - Shoulder Level
    Reaching - Below Shoulder
    Reaching - Above Shoulder
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Pounds of force:
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Number of lbs:
    Lifting - Other Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Number of lbs:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).

    Medical Communications Spec

    Equal Opportunity Employer