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Patient Care Technician

Company: City of Carson City, NV
Location: Carson City
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


If you are interested in a career with the Carson City Fire Department, this is an exciting opportunity for an entry level position that could lead to promotional advancement. Carson City Fire Department is an outstanding fire department that provides all-risk EMS and firefighting services to the community. This posting is to create a six month (from the date of closing) eligibility list for future openings.

This is a full-time, FLSA non-exempt position. Under general supervision, safely transports wheelchair bound passengers from one location to another. This position will be required to work a varied schedule which would includes working weekends and/or holidays.

Individuals may choose between the following Nevada PERS Retirement plans:

Employer-Paid PERS:$14.1904 - $21.2858 hourly / $29,515.98 - $44,274.36 annually

Employee/Employer-Paid PERS:$16.4839 - $24.7261 hourly / $34,286.46 - $51,430.34 annually

Please Note:Human Resources determines whether or not you meet the minimum qualifications for the job based on your experience as you describe it on your application. Do not substitute a resume for your application, or write "See Attached Resume" on your application. We do not review resumes, unless specifically stated on the job announcement. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education and Work Experience" section of the application. Applicants not meeting these requirements will not be considered for employment.

Examples of Duties

This job posting lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive.Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Safely and efficiently transports wheelchair bound and able bodied patients from one location to another.
  • Assists patient in getting dressed and moving between bed and wheelchair.
  • Assists in weighing patients before transfer to facility bed.
  • Assists passengers on and off vehicle and provides assistance in carrying the passenger's personal belongings.
  • Performs daily vehicle inspections to include basic vehicle checks and minor maintenance.
  • Answers questions and provides information to passengers as required; may provide information to medical and social service providers regarding client status.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
  • Maintains driver log; if required, lists client name, address and other information for each trip.
  • Uses a radio or phoneto communicate and receive information in the vehicle.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with elected officials, public, staff, family members, patients, and hospital staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

Typical Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

High School diploma or GED; AND current EMT-B certification or CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) licensure; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


  • Valid driver's license
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Basic certification (preferred) or current CNA Licensure
  • First Aid, CPR and AED certification

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Laws, rules and regulations for operating a motor vehicle in the state of Nevada.
  • Streets and roads located within the City.
  • Proper technique to move patient's from bed to wheelchair.
  • Basic life support (preferred), First Aid, CPR and AED procedures.
  • Record keeping principles and practices.
  • Safety principles, practices and equipment related to the work.
  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Department Policies and Procedures.

Skill in:

  • Driving a van or wheelchair van skillfully and safely.
  • Maintaining accurate records of work performed, including clients transported.
  • Understanding and following oral and written directions.
  • Working without close supervision in standard work situations.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
  • Dealing effectively with disabled individuals and others needing special assistance.


Under General Supervision- Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and an emergency scene, use standard office equipment, sit for extended periods of time, and serve as on-scene emergency coordinator; strength to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and up to 20 pounds frequently to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions, smoke, inclement weather conditions and human body fluids.

Supplemental Information


  • All new employees will serve a probationary period of twelve (12) months. Such employees are not subject to the collective bargaining agreement and may be laid off or discharged during this period for any reason, or no reason.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.
  • Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.
  • Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.
  • New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $56.25 and a drug screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug screen.
  • Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page
  • Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: City of Carson City, NV, Reno , Patient Care Technician, Other , Carson City, Nevada

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