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Job Title Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD)*
Location Little Rock, AR*
*Position is based out of Little Rock, AR
Department Communications
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to Communications Supervisor
Shifts hiring Full-time

Interviews will be held December 17 and 18...apply now!


MEMS is hiring an Emergency Medical Dispatcher to perform emergency and non-emergency call taking and system status management. As a vital part of our operation, you must be able to remain calm in stressful situations, while relaying detailed information. You need to be articulate with the ability to accurately enter data and read a map. EMD's work a regular rotating schedule of 12-hour shifts with every other weekend off. 


Performs emergency and non-emergency call taking and system status management in the Communications Center.


  • 1 year EMT or Communications experience preferred
  • Obtain Healthcare Provider CPR certification from MEMS’ instructor during the first two weeks of employment
  • Obtain IAEMD certification on initial attempt or qualify for re-test, unless already certified with IAEMD
  • Must maintain certifications by attending required training and testing.


  • Answering incoming calls to the Communications Center
  • System management and emergency medical dispatching
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge of geography of service area and ability to read map
  • Knowledge of communications related equipment
  • Knowledge of MEMS Communications Department policies and procedures
  • Ability to type effectively and perform accurate data entry
  • Ability to remain calm during stressful situations
  • Ability to speak clearly
  • Ability to present caring and professional image over the telephone
  • Ability to interact well with others


  • Generally works a 12 hour rotating shift that includes weekends and holidays.
  • Constant exposure to stress caused by fluctuating workloads while dealing with people in crisis situations


Physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of these jobs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Physical Requirements – While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit; talk and hear; use fingers, hands and arms to handle, reach and/or operate basic office equipment, objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

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