Paramedic

  • Ruby Valley Medical Center
  • 204 East Crofoot Street, Sheridan, MT, USA
  • Jul 02, 2021
Full Time Technician

Job Description

The Ruby Valley Medical Center is accepting applications for a full-time Paramedic.

We are seeking a Paramedic to join our Ambulance Service team. The ideal candidate will be expected to deliver quality patient care within the scope of practice in a variety of settings and assist as needed with Emergency patients. Must be comfortable with patient transfers and outreach to the residents of the Ruby Valley. Must reside within 20 minutes of the facility at 204 E. Crofoot, Sheridan, MT. Preference given to candidates with ALS experience and/or CCEMT or Lead Instructor qualifications. Must have current Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support certifications. Also must have Pediatric Advanced Life Support or Pediatric Education for the Prehospital Provider certifications.

​Competitive compensation package DOE, with excellent benefits. $5,000 sign-on bonus for new hires. 

Location

The Ruby Valley Medical Center is located Sheridan, in the Rocky Mountains of Southwest Montana. It is a great place to raise a family and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including fly fishing, hiking, cycling, camping, geocaching, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and much more. The area has abundant wildlife including deer, elk, moose, sand hill cranes, pelicans, various raptors and prairie dogs. The Ruby Valley has a colorful history of gold mining, vigilantes and outlaws. The local community is welcoming and supportive with many social, religious and community service groups. Schools have small class sizes for individualized learning.

The town of Sheridan has a population of 752 as of the 2020 census. Seven majestic mountain ranges surround this beautiful community which shelter the area from the harsher Montana winters. The largest and closest of these ranges, the Tobacco Root Mountains, is 26 miles long and 18 miles wide with 43 peaks rising to elevations over 10,000 ft. While the primary economy is based on ranching and fly fishing, artists, small support businesses and remote workers provide the area with financial diversity. 

Ruby Valley Medical Center

The Ruby Valley Medical Center serves Virginia City, Alder, Sheridan, Laurin, Twin Bridges, Silver Star and Waterloo. The facility offers 5 inpatient beds, radiology, laboratory, physical therapy, speech language pathology, swing bed, 24 hour emergency care and a highly qualified nursing staff. The Ruby Valley Medical Center is a Montana designated trauma receiving facility.  Healthcare providers support patients through the Medical Center and local clinics. 

The Ruby Valley Medical Center supports two clinics. One clinic is located in the Medical Center and a second clinic is located ten miles away in Twin Bridges. Through the clinics, the community has access to pediatric, chiropractic, and non-surgical pain management healthcare in addition to family practice healthcare. Visiting specialists in podiatry, surgery, interventional cardiology and hearing see patients regularly at the Medical Center. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Except as specifically noted, the following functions are considered essential to this position: 

  • Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.
  • Administers prompt and efficient basic and intermediate life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during transport.
  • Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance.
  • Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the ambulance to the medical facility.
  • Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the destination.
  • Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS run reports. Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as required. 
  • Conducts regular unity inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the paramedic is responsible is present, clean and in proper working order.
  • Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service.
  • Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance's equipment and its proper use at all times. 
  • Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required. 
  • In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for the use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to the patient if necessary.
  • In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for controlling the patient's surroundings in such a way as to minimize further danger and control the actions of bystanders.
  • In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates/drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the occupants are not compromised.
  • Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic communications equipment. 
  • Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.
  • Completes assigned station and station grounds duties.
  • Orders supplies and equipment from Central Supply to replenish station and ambulance inventories as needed.
  • Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing, interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required. 
  • Completes all required company reports and logs and, when necessary, provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with the information. 
  • Must meet and fulfill the qualifications, requirements, functions and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic and Advanced EMT job descriptions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

These duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions are not intended to be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties, responsibilities, requirements and conditions.

Information regarding the specific physical demands and work environment of this position can be found on our website at https://www.rvmc.org/jobopenings/Paramedic

Benefits include 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, and Vision insurance.

Relocation support is available. 

Qualifications

  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. National and/or State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic determined by appropriate state requirements.
  3. Current CPR certification as established by the American Heart Association.
  4. Current ACLS certification as established by the American Heart Association.
  5. Current and valid state-issued driver's license determined by appropriate state requirements.
  6. Must be able to read, write and communication professionally and effectively with employees and managers. Must posses the ability to write simple correspondence or reports. Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers.
  7. Much be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures and safety practices.
  8. Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse conditions. 

Employment Type (feed only)

Full time with benefits which include 401(k), 401(k) matching, Dental insurance, Disability insurance, Flexible spending account, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, and Vision insurance.