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Paramedic

Company: ST.JOSEPH REGIONAL HEALTH CTR
Location: Bryan
Posted on: July 11, 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.ResponsibilitiesPosition Type: PRNScheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0Primary Location: TX > BRYAN > SJH EMS BRYANQualificationsJOB SUMMARYProvides 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 ESSENTIALPersonal, crew, patient and bystander's safety: scene sizeup, emergency scenes are dynamic events; the paramedic should always look outfirst for their safety and then the safety of others. score: N/APatient Assessment and delivery of care: provides patient care functionsaccording to protocol, procedure and written directives to level ofcertification. Performs a patient assessment throughout a call on every patientencountered, providing appropriate treatment and transportation decisions. score: N/AMaintains and improves skill level and knowledge base: attends/participates in75% of annual departmental training and completion of annual Skills CompetencyFair. score: N/ALifting and moving patients: ensure proper lifting, moving patients safely andeffectively. Assist with movement of patients to and from stretcher andwheelchair. score: N/ATransport and Transfer of Care: verifies patient identification prior to transport,contacts receiving facility prior to delivery along with providing a patientcare report, also providing safe delivery to or from the hospital and aircraft.Transfer the patient to the appropriate facility and health care providergiving complete/accurate verbal patient care report. score: N/ARecord keeping and data collection: neatly and accurately completeswritten and electrical Patient Care Reports (ePCR), leaves a copy of thetransported patient's report at every facility. score: N/APatient Advocacy: assist patient with special concerns that will need to bebrought to hospital personnel's attention (i.e. geriatric patient who mayrequire additional home care). score: N/ACompletes daily equipment checks and maintenance: assures equipment readiness,including cleaning as needed or required, along with proficiency in equipmentoperation safely, repairs within scope of abilities, and reports deficiencieswhen noticed to supervisor and relief crew. score: N/AAssures geographic knowledge of service area (communities, towns, cities andcounties), utilizing appropriate map/GPS reading skills.score: N/AChecks MediTech, HealthEMS and other information devices while on duty daily.score: N/ADrives vehicles safely and prudently, motor vehicle report (driving record)must be approved prior to employment and insurance eligibility must be obtainedthroughout employment.score: N/AArrives for assignment and duties at appropriate time, working all locationassigned.score: N/AOTHERPerforms other duties as assigned tomeet the organization`s needs.#missioncriticalEqual OpportunityCommonSpirit 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 (415) 438-5575 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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