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LifeNet, Inc. Travel Paramedic in TEXAS, Texas

SUMMARY

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED.

  • Current paramedic certification in both Arkansas and Texas

  • Current NREMT certification

  • 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

STRESS FACTORS

  • OccasionallyBoredom, MCIs, life and death situations, intense tasks

  • FrequentlyFatigue, high call volume

  • ConstantlyRepetitive tasks, high pressure, hazards, patient care

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • 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.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • OccasionallyMath skills

  • FrequentlyComplex writing, clerical, analyzing, perception/computation, problem solving, memorization

  • ConstantlySimple and complex reading, simple writing, judgment, reasoning, decision making.

EQUIPMENT USED

  • 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

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