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Paramedic - TXK
Title:Paramedic - TXK
Department:100- Texarkana Operations
Location:Texarkana, TX
LifeNet, Inc.
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: Ground Operations Manager
STATUS: Non-exempt
DATE: 4/17/13
SUMMARY:  Provide safe, quality advanced and basic emergency medical care and transportation under the guidelines of state protocols and LifeNet standards of care.  Maintain equipment and vehicles utilized in providing service.
  • Maintain high quality of patient care by assuming responsibilities for medical care
      of the patient and carrying out established policies and procedures.
  • Respond to requests for emergency medical care, examine patients, and report
      on patient medical condition to an emergency room nurse or physician via two-way
      radio or telephone.
  • Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator and EKG monitor,
      telemetry equipment, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, injections,
      CPR, and other procedures and medications as required.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Prepare and submit EMS pre-hospital forms according to LifeNet standards, patient records, and other forms as required.
  • All aspects of patient movement including, but not limited to, lifting from the ground, lifting a patient while on the cot, lifting a patient in a stair chair, carrying a patient down step in a stair chair or cot, moving patients from one surface to another (cot to bed, cot to bench seat, etc.).
  • Follows LifeNet guidelines for customer service.
  • Administer wound care and apply traction and/or splinting.
  • Read maps and route ambulance unit.
  • Transport patients to medical facilities.
  • Gather patient billing information and appropriate billing signatures.
  • Assure that emergency vehicle is completely inventoried, stocked and in good
running order throughout the work shift.
  • Complete daily report.  Report mechanical problems to Maintenance Department and/or Supervisor.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of vehicle and area stations.
  • Comply with continuing education requirements and maintain all relevant
  • Maintain verbal contact with the Communications Center via two-way radio
      regarding unit readiness, crew identities, location, etc.
  • Adhere to established pre-hospital care protocols.
  • Function as a public relations representative when dealing with facilities,
      agencies, etc.
  • Responsible for adhering to all company policies and procedures.
  • Perform other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED.  Current Paramedic certification in both Arkansas & Texas, and current state drivers license with acceptable driving record. Negative DOT drug screen.  Pass DOT physical & lifting requirement.  Current ACLS Provider and BCLS Health Provider certifications.  HAZMAT & START training within 12 months of employment.  Must be at least 20 years of age, prefer at least 23 years of age.  Must pass a written & oral evaluation, psychomotor evaluation, and complete a field training evaluation period as part of the credential establishing process during the first 90 days of employment.   At least one-year experience preferred.  Ability to locate hospitals and major medical facilities in the area, and ability to maintain effective communication skills with co-workers, patients, patients' family, and the personnel of base station hospitals and interacting agencies.  Effective oral and written communications skills.  Effective interpersonal skills.
Occasionally:  Boredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks.
Frequently:  Fatigue, high call volume.
Constantly:  Repetitive tasks, high pressure, hazards, patient care.
Occasionally:  Climbing, kneeling, running distance, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 150 pounds
Frequently:  Smelling, sitting, leaning, stooping, bending, climbing, standing, twisting,     walking inside & outside, lifting patients weighing not greater than 150 pounds, pushing, pulling, reaching, balancing, carrying equipment and supplies no greater than 70 pounds, fine hand & finger movement, driving ambulance.
Constantly:  Hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, seeing, upper and lower body     
                       flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously.
Occasionally:  Extreme heat and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration,
pressurized equipment, burning materials, moving objects, high places,
fumes/odors/mists, gases, toxic conditions.
Frequently:  Extended days, inside, outside, temperature changes, mechanical &
electrical equipment, confined areas, noise, dirt/dust, other hazardous
conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue.
Constantly:  Work with and around others, face to face and verbal contact with
others, shift work.
Occasionally:  Math skills.
Frequently:  Complex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem
solving, memorization.
Constantly:  Simple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning,
decision making.
Occasionally:  Facsimile, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaner, protective devices and
clothing, computer.
Frequently:  Telephone, cleaning equipment and supplies.
Constantly:  Ferno & Stryker stretchers, maps, pager, IV supplies, bandaging, medications, monitor/defibrillator, radio, suction equipment, airway equipment/bag,
disposable supplies, durable equipment, trauma bag/box, drug box.
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