Life EMS Paramedic in Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Responsible for the direction and performance of emergency vehicle and patient care functions in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations, as well as company policies and local medical protocols. He or she performs work and participates in the basic and advanced life support procedures performed on an emergency medical response and/or transport. He or she also performs related work as required and reports to the designated duty supervisor.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensure daily customer happiness
Leads, directs, and participates in the delivery of patient care.
Gives direction to other crew members on patient care regarding medical issues not previously encountered.
Assures that the medic unit is completely stocked, clean, and in good running order at the beginning and end of each shift.
Examines patients and reports of runs made by the crew.
Attends training sessions as required to maintain certification.
Cleans vehicle and patient care compartments and maintains station in a neat, orderly fashion.
Reports vehicle and equipment malfunctions to the Control Center and/or appropriate supervisor.
Helps in performing routine maintenance checks on vehicle and equipment in conjunction with the completion of the medic unit checklist.
QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS:
Exceptional knowledge of emergency care procedure
Exceptional knowledge of common physical illnesses, obvious symptoms, and appropriate medical terminology
Exceptional knowledge of city streets and traffic regulations
Demonstrate the ability to think and act quickly in stressful situations
Considerable skill in the application of emergency care procedures and equipment.
Responsible for maintaining a good working relationship with fellow crew members, police, fire, and the general public
Must show evidence of leadership skills and abilities
Ability to prepare detailed written reports
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and a good driving record
Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
Must pass all Life EMS pre-employment requirements as outlined on the Conditional Offer of Employment
Must possess current Paramedic license issued by the state of Michigan
Must pass local medical control authorization requirements
Must possess current BCLS card
Must be certified and current BTLS
Must be certified and current in ACLS
Evidence of significant paramedic-level pre-hospital care experience and leadership abilities that demonstrate an ability to function as a lead medic
Interviewed and evaluated by the Director of Operations or designee
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance visions, color visions, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The associates must also do the following:
Sit and drive using frequent wrist motions and forward reaches
Walk, climb stairs, carry medical equipment up to 70lbs
Push and pull wheelchairs while ascending or descending stairs with 130 pound patient
Lift, push and pull stretcher to load and unload 150 pound patient (with assistance of one other Paramedic)
Lift and transfer loads up to 150 pound (with assistance of one other Paramedic)
Climb ladder and crawl
Lifting one end of stretcher weighing 105lbs from chest to overhead (48”-66”)
Ability to wear particulate respirator
Reports To: Field/Duty SupervisorLocation: Operations Pay Scale: MEDIC, Non-Exempt