LifeNet, Inc. Paramedic in Denison, Texas
Provide safe, quality advanced and basic emergency medical care and transportation under the guidelines of state protocols and LifeNet standards of care. Maintain equipment and vehicles utilized in providing service.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain high quality of patient care by assuming responsibilities for medical care of the patient and carrying out established policies and procedures
Respond to requests for emergency medical care, examine patients, and report on patient medical condition to an emergency room nurse or physician via two-way radio or telephone
Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator and EKG monitor, telemetry equipment, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, injections, CPR, and other procedures and medications as required
Maintain patient confidentiality
Prepare and submit EMS pre-hospital forms according to LifeNet standards, patient records, and other forms as required
All aspects of patient movement including, but not limited to, lifting from the ground, lifting a patient while on the cot, lifting a patient in a stair chair, carrying a patient down step in a stair chair or cot, moving patients from one surface to another (cot to bed, cot to bench seat, etc...)
Follows LifeNet guidelines for customer service. • Administer wound care and apply traction and/or splinting. • Read maps and route ambulance unit.
Transport patients to medical facilities
Gather patient billing information and appropriate billing signatures
Assure that emergency vehicle is completely inventoried, stocked and in good running order throughout the work shift
Complete daily report. Report mechanical problems to Maintenance Department and/or Supervisor
Maintain the cleanliness of vehicle and area stations
Comply with continuing education requirements and maintain all relevant licenses, certifications and other documents required for employment
Maintain verbal contact with the Communications Center via two-way radio regarding unit readiness, crew identities, location, etc...
Adhere to established pre-hospital care protocols
Function as a public relations representative when dealing with facilities, agencies, etc...
Responsible for adhering to all company policies and procedures
Perform other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED
Current paramedic certification in Texas
Current NREMT certification (preferred)
Current drivers license with acceptable driving record
Negative DOT drug screen
Pass DOT physical & lifting requirement
Current ACLS Provider and BCLS healthcare provider certifications
HAZMAT & START training within 12 months of employment
Must be at least 18 years of age, prefer at least 23 years of age
Must pass a written & oral evaluation, psychomotor evaluation, and complete a field training evaluation period as part of the credential establishing process during the first 90 days of employment
At least one year experience preferred
Ability to locate hospitals and major medical facilities in the area, and ability to maintain effective communication skills with co-workers, patients, patient families, and the personnel of base station hospitals and interacting agencies
Effective oral and written communications skills
Effective interpersonal skills
OccasionallyBoredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks
FrequentlyFatigue, high call volume
ConstantlyRepetitive tasks, high pressure, hazards, patient care
OccasionallyClimbing, kneeling, running distance, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 150 pounds
FrequentlySmelling, sitting, leaning, stooping, bending, climbing, standing, twisting, walking inside & outside, lifting patients weighing not greater than 150 pounds, pushing, pulling, reaching, balancing, carrying equipment and supplies no greater than 70 pounds, fine hand & finger movement, driving ambulance
ConstantlyHearing/listening, clear speech, touching, seeing, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously.
OccasionallyExtreme heat and cold, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, pressurized equipment, burning materials, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, gases, toxic conditions.
FrequentlyExtended days, inside, outside, temperature changes, mechanical & electrical equipment, confined areas, noise, dirt/dust, other hazardous conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue.
ConstantlyWork with and around others, face to face and verbal contact with others, shift work.
FrequentlyComplex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem solving, memorization
ConstantlySimple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning, decision making.
OccasionallyFacsimile, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaner, protective devices and clothing, computer
FrequentlyTelephone, cleaning equipment and supplies
ConstantlyFerno & Stryker stretchers, maps, pager, IV supplies, bandaging, medications, monitor/defibrillator, radio, suction equipment, airway equipment/bag, disposable supplies, durable equipment, trauma bag/box, drug box