Paramedic - Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village/Malvern
|Title:||Paramedic - Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village/Malvern|
|Department:||350- Hot Springs Operations|
|Location:||Hot Springs, AR|
POSITION TITLE: Paramedic - Hot Springs
REPORTS TO: Ground Operations Manager
REPORTS TO: Ground Operations Manager
- 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
- 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.
- 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.