Paramedic Basic in Boulder, CO

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POST DATE 8/7/2019
END DATE 12/3/2019

American Medical Response Boulder, CO

Location
Boulder, CO
AJE Ref #
584548033
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
Regular
Company Ref #
2019-5436
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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PARAMEDIC BASIC IN BOULDER, CO

Requisition ID

2019-5436

Location

US-CO-Boulder

Employment Type

Full-Time/Part-Time

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS JOB

Job Title: Paramedic Basic Reports To: Operations Captain

FLSA Status: Non Exempt



SUMMARY: 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 include the following. Other duties may be assigned.



The following list represents the primary responsibilities of a Paramedic. The relative importance of these responsibilities may vary from region to region and should be discussed by each Paramedic with his/her supervisor.

* 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 management as needed.

* Drive the ambulance and provide map reading support to minimize call response time.

* Keep current on certifications.

* Coach and educate partners of new and changing information as necessary.

* 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.

* Participate in community programs to maintain AMR image and establish strong community relations.

* Document activities completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call.

* Adhere to all company policies and procedures.

* Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute times and turnaround times.

* Negotiate with customers regarding additional service when appropriate (e.g., return transport).

* Consider patient status and insurance preferred facilities when determining transportation destinations.

* Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.

* Effective information systems security is a team effort involving the participation and support of every AMR employee who deals with information and/or information systems.

* It is the responsibility of every computer user to:

* Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures

* Attend Information Systems security training, when offered

* Report information systems security problems

Minimum Qualifications:

* High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

* Must be at least 21 years of age.

* Possess a valid Colorado Driver s License

* Current state of Colorado Paramedic Certification, CPR, ACLS, PALS and ITLS/PHTLS. Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability.

* Effective verbal and written communication skills.

* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, work independently and as a team member, employ discretion and confidentiality in sensitive areas, read, interpret, and follow instructions.



Preferred:

* Advanced education

* Familiarity with Boulder EMS System



Physical Requirements:

Occasionally: Smelling.

Frequently: See Physical Agility Test, kneeling, stooping, bending, leaning, flexibility, multiple physical activities performed at the same time (carrying multiple equipment while pushing on pram).

Constantly: Hearing/listening, clear speech, simple touching, walking (inside and outside), pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, driving ambulance, seeing.



Mental Requirements:

Occasionally: Reading (simple and complex), writing (complex), memorization, analyzing, math skills (simple).

Frequently: Writing (simple), judgement, reasoning.

Constantly: Decision making,



Stress Factors:

Occasionally: Hazards, fatigue, patient care

Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure, boredom, intense tasks, extended hours.



Equipment Used:

Occasionally: Wheelchair, medications, monitor/defibrillator, suction equipment, airway equipment, Telephone, vacuum cleaner, cleaning equipment, protective devices, protective clothing.

Frequently: IV Supplies, bandaging, disposable supplies, durable equipment.

Constantly: Gurney, maps, pager, trauma bag/box.



Working Environment:

Occasionally: Works alone, inside, confined areas noise other hazardous conditions (human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue, asbestos)

Frequently: Electrical equipment.

Constantly: Works with others, face-to-face contact, verbal contact with others, works outside, shift work, extended hours



***EOE including Veterans and Disabled***

EEO STATEMENT

Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled

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