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Paramedic 1

Company: CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital
Location: Bryan
Posted on: November 16, 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.

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.

Responsibilities 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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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

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Checks MediTech, HealthEMS and other information devices while on duty daily.

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

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Arrives for assignment and duties at appropriate time, working all location assigned.

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.

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

Equal 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 (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.

Keywords: CHI St. Joseph Health Regional Hospital, Bryan , Paramedic 1, Other , Bryan, Texas

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