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.
Provides professional patient care and transportation in
accordance with all departmental and St. Joseph Health System
operating policies, city and state laws, and applicable
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.
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. Assist with movement of patients
to and from stretcher and wheelchair.
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.
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
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.
Assures geographic knowledge of service area (communities,
towns, cities and counties), utilizing appropriate map/GPS reading
Checks MediTech, HealthEMS and other information devices while
on duty daily.
Drives vehicles safely and prudently, motor vehicle report
(driving record) must be approved prior to employment and insurance
eligibility must be obtained throughout employment.
Arrives for assignment and duties at appropriate time, working
all location assigned.
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.
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
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 (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.