Paramedic I - EMS
Company: Catholic Health Initiative
Posted on: January 14, 2020
Position Type: Full-Time Schedule: 24 hours on/48 hours off Primary
Location: TX > BRYAN > SJH EMS BRYAN * * 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 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 *
ACCOUNTABILITIES * ESSENTIAL * 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. * OTHER * Performs other duties as
assigned to meet the organization`s needs. * Additional Information
* Requisition ID: 2019-R0261858 * Schedule: Full-time * Shift:
Rotating * Market: CHI St. Joseph Health
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