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Paramedic

at City of Deer Park

Pay: up to $23.88/hour
Salary : $23.88 Hourly
Posted: 9/24/2019
Job Reference #: 2488326
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Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Paramedic
Salary:$23.88 Hourly
Job Type:Support
Location: City Facility, Deer Park, Texas
 
GENERAL PURPOSE
 
Provide emergency medical care to citizens in a professional manner while maintaining a high level of standard of care.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
 
Reporting chain of Command will be the following: Paramedic Supervisor (EMS Shift Captain)
Deputy Chief of EMS Fire Chief
Director of Emergency Services

SUPERVISION EXERCISED None

 Examples Of Essential Duties:
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
 
Lead and participate in the provision of pre-hospital emergency medical care according to established medical standing orders provided by the Medical Director.
 
Assist and coordinate with other emergency service agencies in rescue operations, motor vehicle accidents, and other emergency situations.
 
Perform triage and a variety of emergency medical treatments at the Basic and Advanced Life Support level.  Provide continuing care and treatment while en-route to an emergency medical facility and monitor and report changes in patient condition.
 
Under medical direction and following prescribed standing orders perform a variety of invasive and non-invasive therapies including but not limited to assessment and evaluation of the ill and injured, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation, administration of drugs, agents and solutions,  intubation  and  pulmonary  ventilation,  drawing  of  blood  samples  for  analysis,

application of dressing and bandages, control of shock, and immobilization of fractures, and all other skills contained within the Department of Transportation manual of knowledge objectives for Paramedics.
 
Lead and participate in training classes for the public on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, standard first aid, and emergency medical techniques.  Lead and participate in public health screenings. Employ safe lifting and moving techniques. Act as a preceptor for EMS students.
 
Operate radio communications and medical telemetry equipment.  Keep records and logs of daily activity.
 
Ability to:
Learn the geography of local area.
Think and act quickly in emergencies situations, and judge situations and people accurately. Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
Prepare concise and comprehensive written reports, while remaining within commonly accepted standards for grammar.
Work safely under hazardous conditions.
Perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation. Correctly administer therapeutic drugs and solutions. Maintain vehicle and equipment.
Be on call 24 hours when necessary.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Respond to directions from supervising personnel.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-employees and those contacted in the course of work.
Maintain sufficient personal health and physical fitness to perform all job duties.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES
 
Daily inspections of EMS response units. Daily stocking of EMS response units.
Semi weekly re-stocking of EMS supplies at each station
Maintaining ambulance cleanliness
Re-ordering of re-placement oxygen cylinders.
Maintaining order in response personnel quarters at assigned station while on duty. Public Relations activities.
 
 Typical Qualifications:

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Experience:
Minimum of 2 years EMS field experience, preferably with a 911 provider.
Must have valid Texas Department of Health EMT-Paramedic certification or License. Must have valid Advanced Life Support Certification of provider or higher.
Must Have valid Basic Trauma Life Support Certification of provider or higher.

Must have valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Certification.
Must have a valid Texas Department of Transportation Driver License "Class C" or higher.
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CONTINUING EDUCATION
 
Must maintain yearly CE hours within current TDSHS guidelines.  Must exercise professional initiative to stay current with new drugs and treatment procedure guidelines.  Must maintain ability to carry out standing orders within Medical Director's discretion.
 
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 
Approved medical protocols, standing orders, policies, and procedures. Techniques of proper drug administration.
Emergency medical techniques.
Medical terminology and abbreviations.
Medical characteristics of various drugs and solutions. Emergency driving techniques.
Vehicle and equipment maintenance.
Record keeping procedures and methods of documentation. All applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Infectious disease universal precautions and decontamination of ambulance and equipment. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Flexibility to work a variety of different shifts based on staffing needs.
 Supplemental Information:

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
2 way mobile and portable radio system
Defibrillator/ECG unit Patient Stretcher Patient portable chair Ambulance
Computers
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: Climb multiple flights of stairs.
Lift patients of 200 pounds or greater.
Lift a 200 pound patient loaded stretcher from ground level to load position

Work in enclosed areas. WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office and field environment; subject to infectious diseases, toxic waste, chemical, dust/mites, fume, odor, explosive, electrical and mechanical hazards; exposure to extreme cold, heat, temperature swings, constant noise and heights; working in trenches; walking; twisting body; stooping; standing; squatting; sorting; sitting; seeing; running; pushing, pulling, lifting, dragging, and carrying up to 150 pounds; climbing; crawling; reading; decision making; reaching above shoulder level; using both hands for simple and firm grasping; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by two-way radio; fine finger manipulation for writing and typing on a personal computer; operation of Advanced Life Support equipment and light rescue tools; operation of an emergency vehicle through city traffic.
 
The work environment may include scenes with hostile environments, violent situations where Police presence may not be available and high risk potential of bio-hazardous exposures.
 
Entrance into chemical production locations where chemical exposure have occurred and require medical treatment may occur.
 
Work environment conditions will include crime scenes, scenes where unstable emotional situations are present by patients or family members and conditions where personal safety may be challenged.
 
SELECTION GUIDELINES
 
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral panel interview and reference check; job related tests and field agility test and DOT physical required.
 
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
 
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.