Job Title: Paramedic Basic
Location: Milam County
Reports To: Operations Manager
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:
- 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.
- Other duties as defined by the formal job description
- Must meet the core job functions and job qualification standards for field operations personnel as described in the Standard Operating Procedure manual.
- Unless otherwise specified, the guidelines for clinical competency for EMT-Paramedic shall be as published in the current EMT-Paramedic text by Brady. American Heart Association guidelines shall supersede.
- Full time employees must be available for recall in times of crisis.
- Must have an acceptable driving record as determined by the Company and outlined in the Standard Operations Procedure manual.
- Must be at least 18 years old.
- Must be currently State and Nationally registered as EMT-P.
- Must possess a current driver’s license in the State where the Business Unit is located except where exempt by State regulation.
- Currently licensed as EMS-Driver with DEMS.
- Current adult and child CPR certification from AHA.
- Current certification as ACLS provider. New employees have 6 months to obtain this certification but must be knowledgeable in ACLS nonetheless.
- In States where required, must possess a current Class D driver’s license.
- Other i.e. knowledge and skills:
- Maintains professional competence and demonstrates concern for the competence of other members of the EMS health care team.
- Ability to uphold standards of practice and education.
- Ability to adhere to standards of personal ethics, on and off duty, which reflect credit upon the profession.
- Must have full knowledge of the vehicle’s medical and non-medical equipment and its proper use.
- Does not use professional knowledge and skills in any enterprise detrimental to the Company or to the public well-being.
- Ability to respect and hold in confidence all information of a confidential nature obtained in the course of professional work unless required by law to divulge such information.
- Has good working knowledge of all company policies pertaining to this position.
- Good knowledge of common physical illnesses, obvious symptoms and medical terminology.
- Skillful in the application of BLS and ALS procedures applicable to the position and in the use of all equipment maintained on ambulances.