Paramedic - Franklin County, IL
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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 1/23/2017
JOB DESCRIPTIONReq ID: 74948
Reports To: Operations Supervisor Location: Abbott EMS - Franklin County, IL
Department: Operations FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: The mission and purpose of 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.
* Act as a team leader and take responsibility for scene and unit management as needed.
* Continuously maintain all required certifications.
* Document activities with regard to patient care and billing to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call.
* Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.
* Adhere to all company policies and procedures.
* Other duties as defined by the formal job description.
* High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Some advanced education preferred.
* Paramedic training and certification as required by the State or County to which you are assigned.
* Possess a valid State Driver's License.
* Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS/ITLS Provider Certification (where applicable or required by contract).
* Driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving policy.
* Successfully pass the Physical Agility Test.
* Pay for experience
* Excellent benefit package including medical, dental, life, vision, disability
* 401(k) plan with company match (part-time employees may also qualify)
* Bi-weekly accrual of Paid Time Off (PTO) hours - three weeks of PTO within your first year
* Tuition assistance
* Opportunity to transfer to other AMR locations nationwide
Abbott EMS is an EOE including Veterans and Disabled
About Abbott EMS:
After 45 years of continuous growth, Abbott EMS, a division of American Medical Response, has become the largest EMS provider in the Midwest with locations in St. Louis, Belleville Illinois, and Franklin County Illinois. We are the leading resource for emergency and non-emergency ground ambulance transportation, serving dozens of communities as well as the area's premier sports teams and large entertainment venues. The commitments we make to our coworkers are backed by our willingness to devote time, energy and financial resources toward education, innovative technology, safety and compliance.
AMR is the leading private medical transportation services company in the nation. With operations in more than 2,100 communities in 40 states our employees serve nearly four million people a year. Visit www.amr.net for more information.
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