Midwest Medical Transport Paramedic in Huron, South Dakota

Summary/Objective

Provides advanced life support and basic life support emergency medical care, patient assessment and care, transport services, and other services by performing the following duties.In addition, performs all the duties of and must meet the qualifications of an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic/Driver.

ADA: (American Disabilities Act) Incidence

Lifting 125# High (50%-75%)

Standing Medium (25%-50%)

Sitting High (50%-75%)

Walking Medium (25%-75%)

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide advanced life support treatment of patients

  • Administer medications, start intravenous lines, provide advanced airway management, resuscitate patients; all with in the Paramedic scope of practice

  • Leads, guides, and/or assists in training of lower level personnel and/or students, as specifically assigned

  • Safely operate and maintain an emergency vehicle while in compliance with all laws pertaining to the operation of an emergency vehicle while transporting patients

  • Render competent patient care in both pre-hospital and inter-facility setting

  • Thorough knowledge of EMS procedures and ability to integrate knowledge and performance into practical situations

  • Work as part of a team

  • Interact professionally with other health care personnel

  • Interact professionally with disabled, disadvantaged, sick and injured persons

  • Accurately and completely document information required in EMS charts, including PCRs, daily vehicle inspections, and daily inventory checks

  • Assists other EMS providers with EMS care

  • Give report verbally or in writing to higher healthcare facilities

  • Clean the equipment, check and replace the used and damaged supplies

  • Compliance with all company and local agency policies, procedures, and applicable protocols for emergency treatment and transportation

  • Attend refresher programs and continuing education required by medical director

  • Maintain a clean appearance, demonstrating courteous, professional and ethical behavior

Competencies

  • Self-confidence, emotional stability, good judgment, tolerance for high stress

  • Ability to deal with adverse situations

  • Possess good verbal communication skills

Work Environment

  • Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous substances. May encounter environmental extremes, violent individuals, and numerous other hazards.

  • Work in varied weather conditions.

  • At times will have long, unpredictable hours

Physical Demands

  • Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations

  • Bending, sitting, kneeling, moving and lifting patients and equipment

  • Must be able to drive/ride in ambulance for long periods of times without issue

  • Must possess physical agility necessary to lift and move patients safely

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Rotating shifts

  • Full and Part time positions

  • Overnights and weekends

Travel

  • At times, the Paramedic will travel from one station to another to help with coverage.

  • Position requires traveling by either driving an ambulance or caring for a patient in an ambulance.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Basic Life Support

  • CPR & First Aid Certified

  • Current state Paramedic Certification

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

Preferred Education and Experience

  • National Registry Paramedic Certification

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support

  • Current state driver’s license

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Must pass company provided PCP physical capacity profile exam (post offer, pre- employment) & Drug Screen

  • Meet company policy MVR criteria

  • Must successfully complete company sponsored EVOC

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of actives, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Reports to Station Supervisor/Manager

Position oversees N/A