• Paramedic Basic

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    Job Title: Paramedic Basic  Reports To: Field Operations Supervisor

    Department: Operations      

    FLSA Status:  Non Exempt





    SUMMARY: The mission and purpose this position is to compassionately deliver high-quality service and basic, as well as advanced patient care in a professional, caring and cost-effective manner.




    The following list represents the primary responsibilities of a Paramedic. The relative importance of these responsibilities may vary from region to region and should be discussed by each Paramedic with his/her supervisor.

    • Assess each call situation to determine best course of action and appropriate protocol.
    • Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator, EKG monitor, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR and other procedures and medications as required to provide advanced medical care.
    • Develop and utilize triage skills to provide optimal efficiency during calls.
    • Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and safety requirements.
    • Lift and move patients as required to provide optimum care.
    • Communicate with receiving facility to receive medical direction and to provide critical information.
    • Communicate with patient and loved ones to provide information and assurance that care is being given, and to show compassion.
    • Act as team leader and take responsibility for scene management as needed.
    • Drive the ambulance and provide map reading support to minimize call response time.
    • Keep current on certifications.
    • Coach and educate partners of new and changing information as necessary.
    • Communicate with dispatcher to receive and understand call data and customer feedback.
    • Monitor and maintain the general condition of the unit, keep it clean and stocked for optimal call response to maintain the image of AMR.
    • Participate in community programs to maintain AMR image and establish strong community relations.
    • Document activities completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call.
    • Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
    • Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute times and turnaround times.
    • Negotiate with customers regarding additional service when appropriate (e.g., return transport).
    • Consider patient status and insurance preferred facilities when determining transportation destinations.
    • Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.
    • Effective information systems security is a team effort involving the participation and support of every AMR employee who deals with information and/or information systems. It is the responsibility of every computer user to:
    • Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures
    • Attend Information Systems security training, when offered
    • Report information systems security problems 




    High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

    Must be at least 18 years of age.

    Missouri State Paramedic Certification

    Possess a valid Missouri Driver’s License

    Current BLS, ACLS, and CPR

    Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability

    Must be willing and able to work 12-hour shifts, nights, weekends and holidays



    NOTE: $5,000 sign-on bonus available with one (1) year commitment.



    EEO Statement

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled


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