Job Title: Paramedic Basic Reports To: Field Operations Supervisor
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
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.
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.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.
- Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
- Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.
High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Must be at least 18 years of age.
State of Kansas Paramedic Certification
Valid Health Care Provider CPR
Valid ACLS Certification
Must not have any clinical or operational issues within the past twelve (12) months.
Possess a valid Driver’s License
Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability