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Job Title Paramedic
Location California
Department Field Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Reports to Operations Manager
Shifts hiring Full-time


$5000 Sign-on Bonus & Relocation

Paramedic

POSITION SUMMARY          

  • Maximize effective unit hours to best serve our customers.
  • Provide exceptional customer service, care, treatment and transportation for all patients, patient’s family and co-responders, without bias.
  • Strive for technical excellence and strive to learn.
  • Conduct yourself honorably and forthright, embrace mistakes as an opportunity to improve and do the right thing.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Primary Job Functions

  1. Maximize effective unit hours with timely log-ons, minimize chute times by moving with purpose, minimize scene times as per CCEMSA policy, and minimize drop times with best efforts.
  2. Treat all Patients, Patient’s Families and Friends, Co-responders, health care agency personnel, and all members of the public with respect and compassion.
  3. Adhere to all American Ambulance and CCEMSA protocols, policies and procedures.
  4. Continually improve your skills and knowledge base of pre-hospital medicine.
  5. Care for equipment, vehicles and facilities as if they are your own.
  6. Document records completely, accurately, and confidentiality.
  7. Provide a safe work environment for your customers, co-workers and yourself. 

Field Training Officer

  1. Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
  2. Orient new field employees to all clinical and operational policies and procedures.
  3. Precept Paramedic Interns.
  4. Complete all appropriate orientation paperwork.
  5. Assist Quality Improvement Manager with training functions.
  6. Attend Field Training Officer training as required

Rescue Team Member

  1. Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
  2. Respond to and affect medical related SAR within team safety parameters.
  3. Maintain professionalism at all times.
  4. Maintain professional working relationships with all agencies.
  5. Perform Rescue Team log on process at beginning of each shift.
  6. Maintain minimum fitness requirements including biannual physical agility testing.
  7. Maintain competency and required certifications in Technical, SRT, and Tactical rescue.
  8. Carry personal rescue equipment at all times while on duty.
  9. Assist with orientation and training of team members.
  10. Complete rescue documentation by end of shift.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Current California Licensed EMT-Paramedic
  2. Current Fresno County Accredited EMT-Paramedic
  3. Current BCLS Certification - Provider or Instructor
  4. Current ACLS - Provider or Instructor
  5. Current PHTLS/BTLS or equivalent – Provider or Instructor (within first year)
  6. Current PALS or PEPP Certification - Provider or Instructor (within first year)
  7. Maintain Minimum Rate of Insurability for vehicle operation.
  8. Maintain Operations Fit for Duty Standards
  9. Current Medical Examiner’s Card
  10. Current California Driver License
  11. Current California Ambulance Driver Certificate
  12. Maintains Current Tuberculosis test results
  13. Swiftwater Rescue Technician I and II (Rescue Team only)

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Equipment Demands - Operations

Must be able to operate the following equipment:

  1. Stethoscope
  2. Sphygmomanometer
  3. Ambulance
  4. Cardiac Monitor
  5. Gurney
  6. IV/Medication Administration
  7. Oxygen Equipment
  8. Suction Unit
  9. Radios/Pagers
  10. Pen-based Computer

Equipment Demands – Rescue Team

Must be able to operate the following equipment:

  • All Operations Equipment
  1. Ascending Equipment
  2. Descending Equipment
  3. Hauling and Lowering Equipment
  4. Swiftwater Equipment
  5. Inclement Weather Equipment

Emotional Demands

  1. Work any hours of the day and week
  2. Work with many different agencies
  3. Work closely with the public
  4. Work well with a partner
  5. Work with tight deadlines under pressure
  6. Work irregular hours

Physical Demands – Operations

  1. Lift 250 lb. patient with partner.
  2. Walk up 8 flights of stairs while carrying Treatment box and airway bag.
  3. Complete two minutes of continuous compressions with less than three errors.
  4. Carry 200 lb. patient with partner down one flight of stairs.
  5. Complete test within four minutes.


Physical Demands – STAR Team

  • All Operations Physical Demands
    • Complete the following within the allotted time frames:
  1. Walk a designated course and complete 2 tasks; 20 minute time allotment while wearing a helmet, gloves, 35 lbs. rescue organizer and a bag weighing 25 lbs.
    1. Walk 575 yards on the designated course
    2. Bag may be switched to either hand. The bag must be carried in one hand and may not be cradled, rested on shoulder or carried with both hands.  Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.
    3. 1st task—remove rescue organizer and set down the bag. The 1st task is a horizontal rope pull.
      1. Pull rope through a pulley system with no mechanical advantage using a hand over hand motion to lift a weighted rope bag vertically 60’.
      2. Pull until the bag gets to the 1st pulley and stops.
  • Lower the weighted bag in a controlled manner using the same hand over hand technique until the bag securely rests on ground.
  1. The rope may not be wrapped around the wrists or forearms.
  1. 2nd Task—Pull/drag a weighted (165 lbs.) Stokes litter 40’. Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.

Applicant will put on the rescue organizer and pick up a bag weighing 25 lbs. 

  1. Walk 575 yards on the designated course (returning to start point)
  2. Bag may be switched to either hand. The bag must be carried in one hand and may not be cradled, rested on shoulder or carried with both hands.  Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.
  1. Dress/Rest; Put on a Scubapro wet suit 10 minute time allotment.
    1. Once dressed and 10 minutes is up part 3 will begin.
  2. Freestyle swim and mannequin tow; 6 minute time allotment
    1. Walk 200' to the river’s edge and make entry.
    2. Swim 100’ to a mannequin secured on the opposite bank using freestyle or backstroke swimming style.
    3. Tow the mannequin in hand back to where applicant first made entry into the water.
    4. Place mannequin on the shore, completely out of the water.
    5. Walk 200' back to starting position of Part 3.

Environmental Demands - Operations

  1. Be able to work in temperatures with sudden changes
  2. Be able to work in poor lighting conditions
  3. Be able to work in a moving vehicle
  4. Be able to work indoors or outdoors
  5. Be able to work in all types of weather

Environmental Demands – STAR Team

  • All Operations Environmental Demands
  1. Be able to work at high elevations
  2. Be able to work underwater
  3. Be able to work in swiftwater

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