Paramedic I - EMS
Company: CHI St. Joseph Health
Posted on: December 5, 2019
Schedule:--24 hours on/48 hours off
Primary Location:--TX > BRYAN > SJH EMS BRYAN
Provides professional patient care
and transportation in accordance with all departmental and St.
Joseph Health System operating policies, city and state laws, and
Required: High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
Preferred: Associate Degree or equivalent (Paramedicine)
Preferred: Health Science
Preferred: Six months 911 previous EMS experience
Required & Preferred:
Demonstrates proper body mechanics
when performing job. Demonstrates correct use of supplies,
equipment, tools and chemicals after training. Demonstrates the
ability to work with, clean-up spills and/or dispose of body
fluids, blood, secretions as defined in the organization policies
and procedures. Dispose of hazardous materials, chemicals or wastes
in accordance with department policy. Utilizes BSI when performing
tasks. Shows willingness to read, understand and follow all safety
policies and procedures according to organizational and
departmental policies. Performs essential work duties.
Sits, stands and walks for long
periods of time. Transports and/or maneuvers items/people/equipment
weighing up to 200 pounds. Carries, pushes/pulls, lifts up to 125
pounds. Operates electrical devices with keyboard and push buttons.
Requires full range of body motion including handling and lifting
patients, manual and finger dexterity eye hand coordination. Must
be able to communicate fluently and clearly in the English language
both verbally and Written. Requires working under stressful
conditions and irregular hours. Requires frequent exposure
communicable diseases and blood/body fluids. May require working in
confined spaces or in the elements (rain, heat, cold, etc.) Hears
normal conversation with others and normal use of the telephone.
Visualizes with accuracy, with or without glasses or contacts
lenses up to twenty (20) feet, recognizing color, shape and
Understands and follows oral and
written instructions/directions. Practices communication skills to
exchange ideas and/or information. Functions in high intensity
environment. Adapts to change in work environment. Exhibits
effective decision- making skills as appropriate. Recognizes and
responds to age specific needs of the population served.
Communicates potential problems according to departmental and
organizational guidelines. Organizes, prioritizes, and/or completed
workload within designed time. Participates in quality improvement
activities-assesses and measurements.
Required: Texas Dept. of State Health Services Paramedic
Certificate or Valid Texas Drivers License.--
CEVO (Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator) Certification.--
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification.--
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) Certification.--
PHTLS (Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support) Certification.--
Attends 50% of all department sponsored CE classes.
Preferred: Texas Dept. of State Health Services Paramedic
Certificate or--Valid Texas Drivers License
Personal, crew, patient and bystanders safety: Scene size up,
emergency scenes are dynamic events; the Paramedic should always
look out first for their safety and then the safety of others.
Patient Assessment and delivery of care: Provides patient care
functions according to protocol, procedure and written directives
to level of certification. Performs a patient assessment throughout
a call on every patient encountered, providing appropriate
treatment and transportation decisions.
Maintains and improves skill level and knowledge base:
Attends/participates in 75% of annual departmental training and
completion of annual Skills Competency Fair.
Lifting and moving patients: Ensure proper lifting, moving patients
safely and effectively.
Transport and Transfer of Care: Verifies patient identification
prior to transport, contacts receiving facility prior to delivery
along with providing a patient care report, also providing safe
delivery to or from the hospital and aircraft. Transfer the patient
to the appropriate facility and health care provider giving
complete/accurate verbal patient care report.-- Assures geographic
knowledge of service area (communities, towns, cities and
counties), utilizing appropriate map/GPS reading skills.----
Record keeping and data collection: Neatly and accurately completes
written and electrical Patient Care Reports (ePCR), leaves a copy
of the transported patient's report at every facility - ED.
Patient Advocacy: Assist patient with special concerns that will
need to be brought to hospital personnel's attention (i.e.
geriatric patient who may require additional home care).
Completes daily equipment checks and maintenance: Assures equipment
readiness, including cleaning as needed or required, along with
proficiency in equipment operation safely, repairs within scope of
abilities, and reports deficiencies when noticed to supervisor and
relief crew.-- Checks MediTech, HealthEMS and other information
devices while on duty daily.----
Performs other duties as assigned to meet the organization`s
- Requisition ID: 2019-R0254265
- Schedule: Full-time
- Shift: Rotating
- Market: CHI St. Joseph Health
Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health, Bryan , Paramedic I - EMS, Healthcare , Bryan, Texas
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