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Paramedic

POSITION SUMMARY

 

Support various task orders that include disaster relief, COVID-19 vaccinations, hospital support or ground ambulance services. Each task order has different elements to the overall position. Responsibilities may include some or all of the items listed below.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • May respond emergency medical dispatch requests and drive specifically equipped emergency vehicle
  • Determine nature and extent of illness or injury to establish first aid procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance, basing decisions on statements of people involved, examination of victim or victims, and knowledge of emergency medical practice
  • Administer consistent, high quality prescribed first-aid treatment at site of emergency. Performing such activities as: opening and maintaining an airway; ventilating patients; administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation; using automated external defibrillators; administration of intravenous injections and medication administration; treatment of minor wounds or abrasions; and application of splints
  • Provide pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system traumas such as: controlling hemorrhage; treatment of shock (hypo perfusion); bandaging wounds; immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities; and immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed neck or spine
  • Assess nature and extent of illness or magnitude of crisis and provides appropriate emergency medical care
  • Perform or assist in removal of victims from scene of accident or catastrophe if needed
  • Assist clinic professional staff with patient care to include: intake, registration and triage
  • Maintain vehicles, medical and communication equipment in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Maintains timely, legible, highly accurate recordkeeping as required by the Company, local, state and federal regulations
  • Display an exemplary, safe, professional demeanor at all times
  • Practice absolute professionalism, integrity, confidentiality, and competency with patients, their families, the public, other agencies and coworkers
  • Attend continuing education and refresher training programs as required by employers, medical control, licensing or certifying agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be a member in good standing with local County Rescue or EMS Agency
  • Knowledge of medical protocols, policies, and procedures required
  • College coursework preferred, but not required
  • Must have valid driver’s license
  • Up-to-date certifications:
  • Valid State EMS license
  • Valid CPR card
    • ACLS card
    • Hep B. or declination
    • ICS 100
    • ICS 200 (recommended but not required)
    • ICS 700
    • ICS 800

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Work may be performed in both a clinic and/or field work environment depending on the project location. The candidate will be required to perform under adverse working conditions and is subject to frequent interruptions. Normal work hours are expected, however extended hours are often required depending upon the project specifics. Compensation includes fuel, lodging and food, if not provided by onsite location.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

Must be able to regularly lift and carry boxes and other awkward items weighing up to 50 lbs., including up and down stairs, and occasionally lift 100 or more pounds with assistance. Candidates must be able to walk, stoop, climb, twist, bend, run, squat, kneel, and work in awkward positions when moving patients from all types of locations. The work is demanding and unpredictable, requiring physical stamina, manual dexterity, compassion, good judgment, and the ability to react quickly under stressful conditions.