Southeast Iowa Ambulance Paramedic in Iowa, Iowa
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%)
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
Self-confidence, emotional stability, good judgment, tolerance for high stress
Ability to deal with adverse situations
Possess good verbal communication skills
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
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
Full and Part time positions
Overnights and weekends
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
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.
Reports to Station Supervisor/Manager
Position oversees N/A