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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 312A
Category: Health Care


Under close supervision of staff, renders first aid and subsequent treatment to injured or ill individuals in a variety of settings, such as sports programs/events, social activities, performing arts, or graduation/commencement activities and events.

Typical Work

Administers prescribed medication and first aid; handles and responds to medical emergencies as they arise;

Sterilizes, disinfects, anoints, and bandages minor cuts, burns, wounds, and stops bleeding;

Applies artificial respiration or administers oxygen, in cases of suffocation and asphyxiation for both adults and children;

Assesses patients, performing some or all of the following: complete body exam to determine level of alertness, skin conditions, blood, broken bones, etc.; vital signs, to include blood pressure, pulse, respirations, temperature; oxygen saturations; pain assessment; airway management; treat for shock; hyperthermia; hypothermia; mental status; pupil dilation assessment; impairment of limb movement and stabilization; treatment for anaphylaxis; plus treatment and care for other conditions which require first aid;

Contacts Paramedics for further care of the patient when necessary;

Provides report of incident and care given to the patient to Paramedics; logs incidents in records and/or into computer;

Stocks first aid supplies and cleans equipment;

May be necessary to backboard patients and maintain stabilization of the head;

May be necessary to assist with the transport of injured victims to the proper location for extended care;

Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: emergency procedures for medical and evacuation purposes; general safety precautions; first aid; verbal communication skills; observation skills.

Ability to: interpret safety rules and policies; establish and maintain a safe and healthy working environment; meet emergencies and employ effective courses of action; apply first aid; write reports; maintain effective working relationships; analyze and resolve a variety of first aid issues; stand, sit, walk and climb stairs, often for long periods of time; follow written and oral instructions; prioritize and manage multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously; ability to lift 10 pounds unaided; maintain composure and professionalism; speak and write clearly.

Legal Requirement(s)

Position requires current First Aid/CPR certification.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.

Note: As a condition of employment, the incumbent must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays.

Class Specification History

New classification; adopted May 12, 2022; effective May 13, 2022. Range 31. Service-Maintenance.