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Medic - Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village/Malvern
Summary
Title:Medic - Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village/Malvern
ID:1108
Department:350- Hot Springs Operations
Location:Hot Springs, AR
Description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

POSITION TITLE: Paramedic - Hot Springs
DEPARTMENT: Operations
REPORTS TO: Ground Operations Manager
STATUS: Non-exempt

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.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 certifications
  • 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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Current Paramedic certification in Arkansas
  • 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.

STRESS FACTORS

  • Occasionally: Boredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks.
  • Frequently: Fatigue, high call volume.
  • Constantly: Repetitive tasks, high pressure, hazards, patient care.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 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

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasionally:  Math skills
  • Frequently:  Complex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem solving, memorization
  • Constantly:  Simple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning, decision making

EQUIPMENT USED

  • 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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