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The Paramedic (EMT-P) is responsible for administering appropriate medical treatment to people who have been injured in accidents or have other medical conditions. Must be able to operate an advanced life support ambulance to administer care. Routinely assist with the inspection of the ambulance and related equipment to ensure proper operation and sanitary cleanliness.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Essential duties include:
- Respond to the site of life-threatening situations, medical situations and non- calls.
- Coordinate response activities with physicians to develop a plan of care based upon the assessment of the patient.
- Lead a team of responders by coordinating activities to conduct triage, develop treatment plans, administer medical care and prepare patient for transport to medical facility.
- Ensure the proper functioning of all medical equipment and vehicles through regular checks; insure adequate inventory supply is maintained aboard vehicles through regular checks.
- Assist in the cleaning of station locations.
- Interact with firefighters, law enforcement and other non-medical personnel at scenes.
- Perform related administrative tasks; completes necessary State and local paperwork; prepare detailed documentation of patient care.
- Handle hazardous materials and ensure appropriate disposal in hazardous materials. Ensure compliance to all OSHA regulations for Infection Control, Hazardous Materials Standards, and all job related duties.
- Respond to multiple casualty incidents and disasters and provide appropriate medical oversight, triage, care, and transport in coordination with other responders.
- Participate in periodic in-service training or as needed basis for any certified and non-certified updates relating to Medical Services and federal, State, and local EMT-P requirements.
- Operate and utilize an ambulance and related medical care response equipment and tools needed in response situations.
- Make decisions that conform to the norms, policies, and values of Christus EMS and adhere to federal, state, and local compliance and policy requirements.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Integrity and Ethics - Treat people with respect and individuality; do what you say; be a good steward of company resources; actively contribute toward employees’ success and the company’s goals; and uphold organizational values.
- Patient Focus/Patient Orientation – Proactively seek opportunities to help patients and co-workers. Demonstrate compassion when working with patients; protect the dignity of others. Be courteous, calm, creative, and effective with difficult patients. Earn positive feedback from patients and co-workers.
- Safety and Risk Management – Put safety first by anticipating and performing actions necessary to avoid hazardous work-related conditions which could result in injury, harm, or loss.
- Adaptability/Flexibility – Effectively manage competing demands and able to change course when new information becomes available.
- Attention to Detail – Demonstrate thoroughness and accuracy in work activities through concern for all areas involved. Accurately complete necessary paperwork and patient care forms.
- Listening – Listen carefully and thoughtfully, and ask for clarification. Avoid interrupting and show ability to remain fully focused, especially in the midst of crisis.
- Tolerance for Stress – Is able to work productively in a high-pressure or unpredictable work environment, bringing a positive approach to challenges.
- Collaboration – Work effectively with others to achieve the shared goal of excellence in patient care. Approach and receive others in a tactful manner; react well under pressure; treat patients and employees with respect and consideration.
- Conflict Management - Focuses on resolving conflict in a sensible, fair, and efficient manner, without blaming.
- Decision Making / Decisiveness / Judgment - Gather and analyze information skillfully and develop reasoned, alternative approaches.
- Respect and Confidentiality – Maintain the confidentiality of each patient and the organization. Do not disclose protected health information (PHI) or other private information inappropriately. Comply with all HIPAA and confidentiality laws and regulations.
- Learner Attitude – Demonstrate commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement. Look for and readily take advantage of learning opportunities; seek increased responsibilities; ask for and offer help when needed. Demonstrate persistence and be able to overcome obstacles.
- Communications / Public Relations – Perform with a high level of trustworthiness, diplomacy, courtesy and tact.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job position.
- Education and Experience – High school diploma or equivalent preferred; and completion of approved Training Program
- Minimum of one year of experience in EMT-P duties and responsibilities preferred.
- Experience and/or training all required medical equipment and tools as it relates to job duties.
- Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, medical documents, and procedure manuals necessary to administer safe, effective, and excellent patient care. Ability to document medical information as needed and required.
- Mathematical Skills – Ability to perform any math necessary to administer safe, effective, and excellent patient care.
- Computer Skills – Proficient personal computer skills with most current database and software applications needed to perform the essential duties of the job position.
- Reasoning Ability – Able to prioritize, organize and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Certificates, Licenses, Registrations – Must never have been fined, excluded from, or have had any restitution obligations from a federal health care program, or any governing agencies overseeing the operations of Christus EMS. Current certification from Texas Department of Health as a Texas .
- Must possess and keep current a Texas -P license, Class C Texas Driver’s license, and CPR certification. At hire, or after Christus EMS designated period of time, must have and keep current ACLS, PALS, BTLS, and EVOC certifications.