Paramedic Job Description Sample
Provides immediate medical treatment to injured or ill patients on-site and/or during transport to hospital.
Assesses nature and extent of illness/injury and patient's history from available sources.
Determines appropriate independent or collaborative response.
Administers appropriate emergency medical care including life support procedures, decontamination protocols, obtaining EKG readings and vital statistics monitoring.
May perform fluid/drug administration.
Communicates with medical personnel at hospital.
Reports or records observations.
Follows directives until report and hand-off at hospital.
Navigates ambulance to scene of accident in response to emergency calls.
Other duties as assigned.
- Completion of an accredited EMS-Paramedic training program.
Current licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMTP) in the current State; Current Basic Life Support (BLS) through American Heart Association (AHA), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) through American Heart Association (AHA) required.
Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) through American Heart Association (AHA) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) preferred.
Current valid State Driver's License (VDL) preferred.
State licensure if required by state law.
Complexity of Work:
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
One year experience as a EMT-P preferred.
Clinical experience through a EMS Paramedic Training program required.
Requires full body motion to move and lift patients, manual finger dexterity with good eye-hand coordination; involves extensive standing and walking.
Medium Work - Exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Light Work.
Personal Protective Equipment:
- Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.
The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic's Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.
Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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At Michigan Medicine, our Paramedics are functioning members of our health care team. While working in the Cath Lab you will observe, document and monitor patient conditions, while keeping your work area and equipment clean. As a member of our team, you will be responsible for working effectively under pressure of emergency situations. Working for Michigan Medicine will provide you with a positive work/life balance, while also allowing you with the opportunity to improve and develop your career. We would love for you to join our team today to assist in delivering state of the art patient care.
What perks and benefits can you look forward to?
Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage
2:1 Match on retirement savings
Generous PTO program
Continued education allowance
Teaching and mentorship opportunities
As a Paramedic, you will be held accountable for knowing the following arrhythmias: Asystole, Ventricular fibrillation, Ventricular tachycardia, Tachy-arrhythmias, Brady-arrhythmias, Artifact, and Multiple PVCs. This position allows you the opportunity to potentially advance into a Cath Tech role.
Assist heart failure physicians in performing cardiac biopsies.
Provide direct patient care that includes assisting patients in and out of bed and answering call lights.
You will regain cardiac monitor EKG's, Accuchecks and stocking of supplies, while also performing daily QA on testing and emergency equipment.
Transport, ambulate, move and lift patients.
Current Michigan Licensure as an EMT-P.
Two (2) years recent (within one (1) year) experience as a Paramedic.
Current Basic Life Support Provider verification.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider (ACLS).
Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
Clinical skills including but not limited to IV insertion, veni-puncture, and arrhythmia recognition.
Previous Sheath Pulling experience.
Knowledge of Mi-chart/Epic Documentation.
This position is full-time, 40 hours a week position that allows you to work 5 eight hour days on the day shift, Monday - Friday. You will work within our Cath Lab at the Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
We, the staff and faculty of the UM Cardiovascular Center (CVC) team, are committed to advancing medicine and serving humanity through living and teaching our core values of Respect and Compassion? Collaboration? Innovation? and Commitment to Excellence. Each CVC employee is expected to understand and demonstrate that in every interaction we represent our entire organization in the care we provide and in the courtesies we extend to patients, families, and each respective team member. The CVC is dedicated to partnering with patients and families to deliver the safest and highest quality of health care. Applicants are expected to review the following PowerPoint presentation which provides an overview of the Cardiovascular Center's philosophy and culture: http://www.med.umich.edu/cvc/cvcpotentialteam.pdf
Poudre Valley Hospital
PVH EMS Emerg Med Svs
Flex - All Shifts/Combo of Shifts
Scheduled Days & Hours:
86245Paramedic responds to calls for emergency medical services and provides patient care as directed and/or determined necessary.
High School diploma or GED.
Current State Licensure as an EMT-P.
Valid Driver's License.
Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Healthcare Provider. BLS through the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer with card in-hand before start date. BLS or CPR and ACLS card must be good through sixty days of hire. All life support certification cards must be issued by either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. (American Red Cross for the Professional Rescuer is only good upon hire and all renewals will need to be through an American Heart Association sanctioned course.)
Navigates ambulance to patient's location.
Provides stabilization of scene and requests additional assistance as necessary.
Determines nature and extent of illness or injury and patient's history from available sources.
Administers emergency medical care within scope of practice, including patient stabilization, monitoring, and resuscitation, from the scene to receiving medical facility.
Contacts medical personnel, reports/records observations, and follows directives.
Maintains equipment, restocks supplies and cleans ambulance as necessary.
Within scope of job, requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and take appropriate action.
Due to Point of Care Testing duties associated with this position, upon hire, a copy of highest level of education (diploma, degree, or transcripts) would be required to present to the hiring manager. If this is available to you at this time, please attach it with your resume in one document.
Grand View Health is a leader in the healthcare community. Recently earned 'A' Grade for Patient Safety from The Leapfrog Group.
Located in Upper Bucks County, Grand View Health is a well-established, independent hospital offering a full range of health care services. Our employees enjoy the best of both worlds by working for a top-ranked hospital in a collaborative, community environment. Grand View Health: Recognized for excellence, chosen for caring.
Under the direction of the Emergency and Transport Services Operations Supervisor and the daily supervision of the Lead Paramedic, the EMT-Paramedic has responsibility for the delivery of pre-hospital patient care for neonate, infant, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients in accord with Act 37, Title 28, Bucks and Montgomery protocols, and hospital policies and procedures.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:High School Diploma/GED required SKILLS AND ABILITIES:- Ability to listen to others. , required- Demonstrated written communication skills, required- Strong verbal communication and listening skills, required- Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills, required- Functional knowledge of Bucks and Montgomery EMS protocols, requiredLICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:Paramedic – Licensed, Upon hire, required
Basic Life Support (BLS), Upon hire, required
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Upon hire, required
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Upon hire, preferredPHTLS certification, Upon hire, preferred
Valid Driver's License, Upon hire, required
Bucks and Montgomery county preceptor and instructor status, Upon hire, preferred
Cardiac Imaging, Inc. (www.mobilecardiacpet.com) has brought together advanced nuclear medicine technology with convenient care through our turnkey mobile clinics. Our service allows physicians to treat their patients for cardiac disease with the most cutting edge tools in nuclear medicine, without leaving the comfort of their practice. We exclusively perform mobile cardiac PET imaging exams, the recognized gold standard across the United States in detecting early coronary artery disease before it is evident on other imaging tests.
We are currently seeking a Paramedic (Part Time or Full Time) to assist our Nuclear Medicine Technologist on our Mobile Cardiac Imaging Program. Travel may be required, including overnight stays. The right candidate will have extensive experience with stress testing procedures, be enthusiastic and patient friendly.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
- Preparation of patient for stress testing procedure including patient interviews, obtaining medical history, obtaining patient consent and required signatures, and conducting patient teaching related to nuclear imaging procedure, including risks and complications.
- Assess patients’ blood pressure, pulse, respirations, lung sounds, and establish Peripheral Intravenous (IV) access.
- Set up and monitor patient through 12 lead EKG stress testing including application of 12 lead EKG monitor pads and application leads.
- Identify EKG rhythm and interpretation.
- Preparation of pharmacological stress agents, dose calculation and administration.
- Under the direct supervision of the site physician, application of ACLS algorithms if patients experience heart problems or cardiac arrest during procedure including administration of resuscitation pharmacological agents, oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal airway placement and suctioning.
- Completion of daily paperwork at customer site to include obtaining physician signature(s), photocopying, and faxing.
- Must comply with established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance program, safety and environmental standards.
- Active Paramedic License or Credentialed by CCI (CCT) REQUIRED, preferably for both Oklahoma and Texas
- ACLS Certified
- One or more years of prior experience as a paramedic
- Computer literate in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, and Practice Management Systems.
- Ability to work well with others in a professional manner in a team oriented environment.
We offer full time employees a complete benefits package including health and dental insurance, STD, LTD, life insurance, and paid time off.
More Information about this Job
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
The mission and purpose this position is to compassionately deliver high-quality service and basic, as well as advanced patient care in a professional, caring and cost-effective manner.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess each call situation to determine best course of action and appropriate protocol.• Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator, EKG monitor, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR and other procedures and medications as required to provide advanced medical care.• Develop and utilize triage skills to provide optimal efficiency during calls.• Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and safety requirements.• Lift and move patients as required to provide optimum care. • Communicate with receiving facility to receive medical direction and to provide critical information. • Communicate with patient and loved ones to provide information and assurance that care is being given, and to show compassion. • Act as team leader and take responsibility for scene and unit management as needed.• Drive the ambulance and provide map reading support to minimize call response time.• Continuously maintain all required certifications.• Communicate with dispatcher to receive and understand call data and customer feedback.• Monitor and maintain the general condition of the unit, keep it clean and stocked for optimal call response to maintain the image of AMR.• Document activities with regard to patient care and billing completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call. • Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute times and turnaround times. • Consider patient status and insurance preferred facilities when determining transportation destinations.• Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.• Work collaboratively and in a professional manner with all allied health and public safety personnel. • Reports immediately to the on duty supervisor and/or account manager any incident involving a negative customer and/or patient interaction.• Read road maps, drive vehicles, and accurately discern street signs and address numbers. • Read medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner. • Communicate verbally with patients and significant others in various environments to interview patient, family members, and bystanders.• Ability to discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient's condition and to the treatment given. • Converse with dispatcher and EMS providers via phone or radio as to status of patient.• Adhere to all company policies and procedures.• Adherence to and compliance with information systems security policies and procedures.
- Meets and communicates with existing customers/staff members (including skilled nursing, assisted living, and hospital facilities) on a regular basis to ensure that AMR is meeting their needs. Reports these interactions to the operations and/or account manager on a regular basis.• Participate in community programs to maintain AMR image and establish strong community relations.• Perform other duties as assigned.
- Must be able to successfully pass Physical Agility Test• Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times. • Must be able to lift, drag, hoist, and carry different types of equipment and other objects.
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Some advanced education preferred.• Current state Paramedic License. • Possess a valid State Driver's License. • Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS or PEPP, BTLS or PHTLS Provider Certification (where applicable or required by contract). • Driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving policy. Experience:• Some past work experience, preferably in healthcare desired.
EOE including Veterans and Disabled
1-2 years experience is required
Customer service skills are required
Recent experience in the specialty area is required
Accountability is being held responsible for our actions and our conduct to ourselves; our co-workers; our patients; and our community to foster and demonstrate a culture of excellence. Additionally, the Inspira team carries the obligation to uphold the Standards of Behavior & Code of Conduct.
JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY:
The Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Paramedic provides prehospital advanced life support to victims of sudden illness or injury in the designated service areas of the MICU system, and provides appropriate mutual aid assistance when requested by adjacent MICU services. The MICU Paramedic demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients of all ages, inclusive of neonates, infants, pediatrics, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. Additionally, the MICU Paramedic demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possesses the ability to access data reflective of the patient's status, and interprets the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirement relative to his or her age-specific needs.
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Must possess a valid driver's license.
The employee will be a certified pre-hospital advanced life support provider, as recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services. This includes a certified paramedic or recognized mobile intensive care nurse as indicated in N.J.A.C. Chapter 41. Additionally, the employee will maintain current certification in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support to the standards of the American Heart Association, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support required. Certification in Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support is preferred.
- with a variety of illness/injury (primarily Medical / Traumatic )
- with varied cultural/ethnic backgrounds
- from specific age groups (Neonatal, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric)
- with special needs (ie: hearing or sight impaired, language barrier, physical/mental limitations)
Works under an assigned fire station Lieutenant and on-duty Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Lieutenant. Questions patient or other bystanders to gather medical information.
Checks pulse and respiration of patient. Administers medical treatment in response to patient's medical condition. Determines whether to transport patient using ambulance or wing based on medical situation and according to orders and protocols.
Communicates with medical personnel at hospital regarding medical treatment and/or condition of patient. Loads and unloads patients into and from ambulance. Drives emergency ambulance on an emergency call in a safe manner and transports patients to hospitals or medical facilities.
Assists hospital personnel in emergency situations. Listens for alarm and details of radio message received from alarm office. Cleans equipment and inspects or tests equipment on apparatus.
OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Assists other Firefighters in lifting and carrying a victim and stretcher weighing an average 220-240 pounds (160-180 pound victim average and 60 pound stretcher). Requires walking, running, standing, lifting, climbing, stooping, etc.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Works from assigned fire station to perform paramedic duties in emergency vehicles, such as ambulances at emergency scenes.
Must be able to work an eight (8) hour shift which equals a forty (40) hour work week/eighty (80) hours during a pay period or a twelve (12) hour shift which may equal up to a forty-two (42) hour work week and up to eighty-four (84) hours during a pay period. May be exposed to contagious infections and diseases. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions. Interacts with the public under possibly stressful and/or dangerous conditions.
1.High school graduate or equivalent required
2.Candidate's age must be at least nineteen (19) years by the starting date of the Paramedic Class for which he/she is considered.
3.Must be currently licensed as a Paramedic by any State and be eligible for reciprocity in the State of Tennessee prior to employment. Must currently have or had held a Paramedic National Registry Certification. Must maintain Paramedic licensure as required by state guidelines in accordance with the Tennessee Emergency Medical Act as a condition of continued employment.
4.Must be record free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass a required background investigation.
5.May have to pass a comprehensive medical examination and physical ability test which does not include the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT).
6.Must possess and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver's License with Endorsement F as a condition of continued employment
The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at email@example.com.
Division: Fire Services
Service Center: Emergency Medical Services
Immediate Opening in Occupational Medicine
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We are looking for an experienced Paramedic to join our team in the San Antonio, TX area. In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our professionals the opportunity to establish close relationships with the people they treat, in the place where they spend significant time: at work. We offer competitive benefits and salary. We have positions available for Full-time, Part-time and PRN.
Responding to emergencies efficiently and promptly
Administering basic first aid and medical support to patients, in accordance with federal, state, local and company policy and regulations
Assessing the nature and extent of injuries/illnesses to prioritize medical procedures
Effectively communicating with medical professionals and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further action
Effectively communicating with client and site personnel regarding any worksite incidents, hazards, etc
Demonstrating a strong orientation towards team work and the ability to understand the importance of team coordinated efforts
Demonstrating a strong ability to be cognoscente of the constantly changing worksite environment and construction site hazards
Ensuring that quality, clinical standards are practiced at all times
Documenting all findings and treatments clearly and concisely
Conducting oneself in a helpful, dignified and professional manner regardless of stress level and personal circumstances
Assisting the Site Safety Managers and Personnel in maintaining the most safe and secure work environment possible
Paramedic (EMT-P) State Certification and/or National Registry; Must provide proof of reciprocity
Previous EMT/Paramedic experience, 1st response experience or emergency 911 experience preferred
Flexible schedule: Days, Nights, Weekend availability required
Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification; Any additional certifications are a plus
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with client and employees
Completion of an accredited Paramedic Program Current BLS and ACLS certification Valid Class D MN driver#s license with an acceptable driving record Basic computer knowledge Organizational, problem solving and decision making skills Ability to work in a team environment and/or work independently as needed Ability to read and communicate effectively in English Strong written and verbal skills Strong interpersonal human relations skills # EEO/AA CentraCare Health has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce and all individuals, including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
The Paramedic provides immediate emergency care and transportation to critically ill or injured patients.
Completion of an accredited Paramedic Program
Current BLS and ACLS certification
Valid Class D MN driver's license with an acceptable driving record
Basic computer knowledge
Organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to work in a team environment and/or work independently as needed
Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
Strong written and verbal skills
Strong interpersonal human relations skills
CentraCare Health has made a commitment to diversity in its workforce and all individuals, including, but not limited to, individuals with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.
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