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					JESSE KENDALL
123 Elm Street  Corvallis, OR 97333  Home: 541-555-5555  Mobile: 541-444-4444

OBJECTIVE
Nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with over 8 years of paramedic and medical
experience seeks opportunity to save lives and provide unfailing first response for emergency situations.

AWARDS
EFG Association, Emergency Medical Service – Excellence in Response, 20xx
Outstanding EMT Service Award for, 20xx
Exceptional Employee Award, 20xx

EXCELLENCE IN FIRST RESPONSE
ABC AMBULANCE, Corvallis, OR: 20xx – 20xx
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Responded to medical alerts in an independent elderly community, performing complete medical and
psychological assessments, treating and stabilizing patients, and arranging for transport. Reported medical
events to the nursing supervisor. Entered medical information into tracking books and charted entries into
patients’ records.

       Eliminated redundant or infrequently used equipment by restructuring medical bags and created a
        different medical bag for non-EMTs.
       Trained approximately ten new staff members during a five-year period.

BCD Health Center, Corvallis, OR: 20xx – 20xx
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Supervised up to six EMTs in handling Urgent Care and Medical Clinic patients at the University of
Colorado at Boulder. Helped stabilized victims of heart attack, broken bones, and bike accidents.

CDE Health Center, Corvallis, OR: 20xx – 20xx
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) / STUDENT ASSISTANT
Completed intake and took vital signs of patients. Assisted physicians with administering annual exams,
casts/splints, and stitches/sutures. Facilitated nebulizer treatments and mole/wart removals. Scheduled
appointments for ultrasounds, CT scans, and X-rays. Performed electrocardiograms (ECG). Developed
exceptional competency in sterile technique. Set up and stocked offices for daily patient load. Assisted with
35-60 patients per day.


CERTIFICATIONS / LICENSURE
ACLS Certification, American Heart Association, OR, 20xx
BLS Certification, American Heart Association, OR, 20xx
Current NREMT-P (P0922416); Oregon EMICT.
       EMT-BA - AED, airway management, bleeding control, and splinting.
       EMT-I - IV Therapy, venipuncture
       EMT-P - Advanced airway management techniques with medication administration.


COMPUTER SKILLS
Meditech  Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS)
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