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
- Colorado State Paramedic Certification Required
- Possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
Occasionally: Reading (simple and complex), writing (complex), memorization, analyzing, math skills (simple).
Frequently: Writing (simple), judgement, reasoning.
Constantly: Decision making,
Occasionally: Hazards, fatigue, patient care
Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure, boredom, intense tasks, extended hours.
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.
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.