AMR

  • Paramedic Basic

    Requisition ID
    2018-3220
    Location
    US-CO-Arvada
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • More Information about this Job

    Job Title: Paramedic Basic  Reports To: Field Operations Supervisor


    Department: Operations - Arvada     


    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.

     

     

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

     

    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  Must be at least 21 years of ageMust obtain PALS, ACLS and CPR certifications withing 3 months of hireDriving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work independently and as a team member, employ discretion and confidentiality in sensitive areas, read, interpret, and follow instructions. 
    • Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

     

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Colorado State Paramedic Certification Required
    • Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License
    • High school diploma or equivalent (GED). 

     

    MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

     Occasionally:            Reading (simple and complex), writing (complex), memorization, analyzing, math skills (simple).

    Frequently:                Writing (simple), judgement, reasoning.

    Constantly:                Decision making,

     

    STRESS FACTORS: 

    Occasionally:           Hazards, fatigue, patient care

    Frequently:              Repetitive tasks, high pressure, boredom, intense tasks, extended hours.

     

    EQUIPMENT USED:

     Occasionally:        Wheelchair, medications, monitor/defibrillator, suction equipment, airway equipment, Telephone, vacuum cleaner, cleaning equipment, protective devices, protective clothing.

    Frequently:            IV Supplies, bandaging, disposable supplies, durable equipment.

    Constantly:           Gurney, maps, pager, trauma bag/box.

     

    WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

     Occasionally:      Works alone, inside, confined areas noise other hazardous conditions (human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue, asbestos)

    Frequently:          Electrical equipment.

    Constantly:          Works with others, face-to-face contact, verbal contact with others, works outside, shift work, extended hours.

     

    EEO Statement

    EOE including Veterans and Disabled

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