Dispatcher - Yakima, WA

Employer: Advanced Life Systems, Inc.

Job Description:
Job Description:
There are no current openings for Dispatch positions. You may still apply online and attach all supporting documents when submitting your application for any future openings.

Be apart of our ALS Team!
Dispatcher - FT Position

Advanced Life Systems, Inc is seeking a reliable and caring individual to join our dispatch team. The ideal candidate must be an excellent communicator and possess the ability to stay calm and composed under pressure.

Qualified applicants should meet the criteria listed below. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. Applicants must also be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Advanced Life Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process or employment with ALS because of a disability, it is available upon request.

Dispatch shift overview:

Currently the shifts are separated into 12-hour rotations. Day shift begins at 0700 and ends at 1900 with the oncoming night shift. Utilizing professional phone etiquette is very important. Our phone demeanor is often the first impression of our agency, as we are the first line of communication for all phone traffic. This includes patients, providers, staff, and other government agencies. This position also requires a strong ability to adhere to all policies, procedures, and guidelines.

In this position multi-tasking is a must. We are a busy service and are typically answering the phone, dispatching a call, and updating our run cards at the same time. We are responsible for the safety of at minimum five field units as well as a wheelchair van during the duration of our shift. Our intake includes both non-emergent scheduled trips and 911 emergent calls. Having a strong knowledge and understanding of the geographical area is very helpful.


Daily shift hand over requires count of petty cash and verification of controlled substances
Update on duty/off duty crews for shift
Understanding and maintain HIPAA compliance due to sensitive information in a discreet professional manner
Field incoming calls to appropriate person
Schedule Inter-facility, Long distance, and Cabulance Wheelchair transports
Prioritization of urgency for dispatched calls from inter-facility transfers
Maintain city coverage for 911/private calls
Ensure radios, batteries, phones are charged
Properly and fully complete documentation of run cards
Attach run sheets with crew completed reports
Clear cancelled run sheets
Print and stock necessary forms
Regularly Used Systems/Programs:

KAS-10 (Radio paging system)
Computerized Mapping Software
Microsoft programs (Office 365)
Cell Phone - Push to talk

High school Diploma or equivalent required
Minimum one-year experience in public service/customer service (preferred)
Certified in CPR or Successful completion of course upon hire
Must be ready to work in a shift-work environment and will include days, nights, weekends, and holidays.
Must be able to type 30 WPM
Strong knowledge of Medical Terminology
EMD certified or equivalent certification (preferred - not required)
Superior customer service skills
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
High level of initiative and the ability to make sound decisions independently
Excellent organizational, computer, and communication skills
Physical Demands:

(Reasonable accommodations can be made upon request.)

Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions for this job.
The Dispatcher will often sit and stand unassisted and may also lift up to 20 pounds or more throughout the normal course of a day.
The Dispatcher will verbally communicate both through direct contact with crew members and providers, and through a radio device and phone. Clear and concise voice communication is required at all times.
Dispatchers will also frequently hear spoken words face-to-face from crew members and customers, and via radio and phone; multi-lingual candidates are highly preferred but not required.
The dispatcher will frequently be sitting for extended periods of time near computers, will be typing and writing, and will be reading content transmitted through computers.
The Dispatcher will primarily be working indoors in a controlled office environment.
The Dispatcher will be working with chemical substances such as liquid paper, sharpie markers, and basic cleaning supplies. (Full Hazardous Material sheets/information are available to the employee at all times).

Annual starting salary $37,180.42-$39,827.66
FSA option
Life Insurance
401K with matching by the employer
Vacation and sick accrual
CEU Training opportunities
IAEP Collective Bargaining Unit

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $37,180.42-$39,827.66

Posted on February 23, 2021

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