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Paramedic

Company: ST.JOSEPH REGIONAL HEALTH CTR
Location: Bryan
Posted on: June 28, 2020

Job Description:

Overview: CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U. S. , from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities Position Type:
PRN
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:
0
Primary Location:
TX > BRYAN > SJH EMS BRYAN

Qualifications
JOB SUMMARY

  • Provides professional patient
    care and transportation in accordance with all departmental and St. Joseph
    Health System operating policies, city and state laws, and applicable
    contracts.


    QUALIFICATIONS


    • Education

      • Required: High school diploma
        or equivalent (GED)
      • Preferred: Associate degree or
        equivalent (Paramedicine)

      • Major

        • Required: N/A
        • Preferred: Health Science

        • Experience

          • Required: N/A
          • Preferred: six months 911
            previous EMS experience

          • Skills

            • Required & Preferred:

              • SAFETY

                • 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.
                • PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

                  • 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 size
                  • MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

                    • 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.

                    • Licensure/Certifications

                      • Required: Texas Dept. of State
                        Health Services Paramedic Certificate or License 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 License Valid Texas
                        Drivers License


                        ACCOUNTABILITIES


                        • ESSENTIAL
                          • Personal, crew, patient and bystander's 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. score: N/A

                          • 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. score: N/A

                          • Maintains and improves skill level and knowledge base: attends/participates in
                            75% of annual departmental training and completion of annual Skills Competency
                            Fair. score: N/A

                          • Lifting and moving patients: ensure proper lifting, moving patients safely and
                            effectively. Assist with movement of patients to and from stretcher and
                            wheelchair. score: N/A

                          • 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. score: N/A

                          • 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. score: N/A

                          • 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). score: N/A

                          • 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. score: N/A

                          • Assures geographic knowledge of service area (communities, towns, cities and
                            counties), utilizing appropriate map/GPS reading skills.score: N/A

                          • Checks MediTech, HealthEMS and other information devices while on duty daily.score: N/A

                          • Drives vehicles safely and prudently, motor vehicle report (driving record)
                            must be approved prior to employment and insurance eligibility must be obtained
                            throughout employment.score: N/A

                          • Arrives for assignment and duties at appropriate time, working all location
                            assigned.score: N/A


                          • OTHER
                            • Performs other duties as assigned to
                              meet the organizations needs.#missioncriticalEqual Opportunity
                              CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
                              External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
                              If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
                              CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.

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