Works in conjunction with the EMS Medical Director and for the Director of EMS within guidelines of the paramedic certification. The paramedic assesses, plans, implements and collaborates with other providers to ensure excellence in patient and family care during pre-hospital emergency care and during transportation to a medical facility. The paramedic may also assist with medical treatment of patients in other departments of CCH under the direction of the MD and RN within their scope of practice as defined by the State of Wyoming. Performs other duties as assigned.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Maintains paramedic license and knowledge of professional standards related to protocols, clinical practice, skill proficiency, staffing, and continuing education.
Works in coordination with EMS Shift Supervisior and/or Charge Medic to complete EMS staff duties and assignments.
Accurately performs complete population specific patient assessments, establishes care priorities, and renders appropriate care.
Accurately documents assessments and treatments of patients using the WATRS reporting system in accordance with Wyoming State statutes.
Provides pre-hospital patient information to the ECD staff through radio, cell phone, and bedside reporting.
Provides service excellence to all customers.
Operates vehicles in accordance with federal, state, and local laws and departmental policies.
Gains access to patients using skills in extrication and rescue in accordance with level of training.
Assures that ambulances and station are maintained, clean stocked, and ready for service at all times. Performs reutine and minor vehicle and station maintenance to ensure safe and proper function
When requested during surges in patient volumes, assist with medical treatment of patients in other departments of CCH under the direction of the MD and RN within their scope of practice as defined by the State of Wyoming.
Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and participates in cost containment and economical utilization of supplies and equipment.
Contributes to CCH and EMS department operations through consistent involvement in duty shifts, special events, educational inservices, and committees.
Participates as preceptor of students and new personnel as needed
Develops and maintains professional working relationships with inter- and intra-departmental personnel.
Actively participates in Strategic Quality Management for the department and organization.
Has thorough understanding of the Standards of Excellence handbook and abides by its expectations at all times.
Completes all Mmandatory Eeducation programs within established deadlines.
Participates in departmental training program to maintain skills, knowledge, and abilities required of their scope of practice.
Complies with and adheres to the CCH’s Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and CCH’s policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must meet the requirements of and maintain a driving record that allows for coverage by CCH’s vehicle insurance carrier.
Upholds the CCH-EMS pillars of Accountability, Responsibility, and Ownership.
Education: High School graduate or GED equivalent and completion of accredited paramedic education program. An associate degree or higher in related field preferred.
Licensure: Wyoming Office of EMS issued paramedic license; National Registry preferred.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
PHTLS/BTLS, AMLS, PEPP course certifications preferred unless required by State of WY OEMS for renewal of paramedic license.
Experience: Minimum of 18 months EMT in addition to current paramedic license. Licensure as IEMT and other prior hospital healthcare experience preferred.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills: Ability to speak, write, and understand the English language is required. Must be able to communicate effectively and coherently with members of the public, other emergency response agencies, coworkers and other healthcare employees, and patients and family members face to face and using electronic communication devices. Ability to use critical thinking and hand-eye coordination to perform essential technical job related procedures. Ability to walk, hike, run, climb on, carry equipement and patients on uneven terrain and surfaces both indoors and outdoors. Ability to safely and defensively drive an ambulance.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to communicate needs and desires appropriately with coworkers and supervisors. Acts in an unbiased fashion towards others, keeping personal prejudices out of the work place, while striving to understand and respects the attitudes and beliefs of others. Ability to maintain composure under stressful conditions and reacts in a positive, constructive manner when confronted with negative situations. Ability to take command of emergency situation and act decisively and confidently without hesitation.
Essential Physical Requirements: Lift and carry greater than 75 lbs. Full range of body motion including: pushing, pulling, reaching, climbing, balancing, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, standing, and walking for extended periods. May require static holding in any position with multiple physical activities performed simultaneous with aerobic endurance. Successfully complete functional job analysis.
Essential Mental Abilities: Simple and complex reading and writing. Memorization, simple math skills. Perception/computation, judgment, reasoning, decision making analyzing and problem solving. Must exercise considerable judgment and make critical time sensitive decisions.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Sufficient sensory function of vision, hearing, touch/feeling, and speech to perform duties.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY I. TASK THAT INVOLVE EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES. All procedures or other job-related tasks that involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or potential for spills or splashes of them, are Category I Tasks. Use of appropriate protective measures is required for every employee engaged in Category I Tasks. Potential exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, extreme environmental conditions, high places, fatigue/boredom with shift work. Intense high-pressure situations. Repetitive tasks. Duties may require use of computers, office equipment, and maintenance tools.
Hours of Work: Shift work, Weekends, holidays to maintain 24-hour coverage. Uniform required.
Possess valid drivers’ license and meets minimum age and driving record requirements to comply with and meet all driving insurance company requests. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course – Ambulance certification within 1 year of employment.
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.