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Houston, TX - CCT Paramedic - FT - $5000.00 Sign On Bonus

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Date: Oct 5, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

Company: Envision

Houston, TX - CCT Paramedic - FT - $5000.00 Sign On Bonus

 

Job Title:      Critical Care Paramedic                  Reports To: Operations Manager

Department: Operations                                        FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Critical Care Paramedic works with a team of highly skilled technicians to deliver exceptional patient care, while exuding professionalism with the sending/receiving facilities and Communications Staff and representing AMR as a licensed expert in the field of Emergency Medical Services.  The CCT Paramedic also understands the latest clinical practices while utilizing the most up-to-date equipment and techniques in accordance with the nation’s leader in patient care.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent AMR as a professional and courteous team member.
  • Develop communication with patient, patient family and facility to provide and ensure correct information is being provided while confirming the best care is being given.
  • Assess each call situation to determine best course of action in accordance with appropriate AMR and Medical Director protocol.
  • Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator, EKG monitor, ventilators, IV pumps, Hemodynamic monitoring devices, advanced airway adjuncts/procedures, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR and other procedures, equipment and medications as required to provide advanced medical care.
  • Utilize and interpret common laboratory studies, manage complicated pharmacologic infusions, utilize advanced surgical procedures, e.g.escharotomy, cricothyrotomy and develop and utilize triage skills to provide optimal efficiency during calls.
  • Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and AMR safety requirements.
  • Act in accordance with AMR Policy as a team leader and take responsibility for scene management as needed.
  • Drive the ambulance and provide map reading support to minimize call response time as required or needed.
  • Maintain all Certifications and Permits associated with degree of license.
  • Communicate effectively with the Communications Center staff to ensure all vital information is received for patient care.
  • Communicate with receiving facility to receive medical direction and to provide critical information.
  • Monitor and maintain the general condition of the unit, keep it clean and stocked for optimal call response to maintain the image of AMR.
  • Monitor and maintain all fluids and drug stock for unit and report any deficiencies to operations manager or supervisor.
  • Document activities completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call as well as clearing all tickets by the end of shift time.
  • Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute times and turnaround times.
  • Consider patient status and insurance preferred facilities when determining transportation destinations.
  • Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice.
  • Work collaboratively with all allied health and public safety personnel at all times to ensure excellent customer service and the best possible patient care.
  • Report immediately to the on duty supervisor and/or account manager any incident involving a negative customer and/or patient interaction.
  • Read road maps, drive vehicles, and accurately discern street signs and address numbers.
  • Read medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner.
  • Communicate verbally with patients and significant others in diverse cultural and age groups to interview patient, family members, and bystanders, and ability to discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient's condition and to the treatment given.
  • Maintain a driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving Policy
  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security is everyone’s responsibility. It is the responsibility of every computer user to: Know and follow Information Systems security policies and procedures. Attend Information Systems security training, when offered.  Report information systems security problems.
  • Attend Clinical Education as required or mandated.

 

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet and communicate with existing customers/staff members (including skilled nursing, assisted living, and hospital facilities) on a regular basis to ensure that AMR is meeting their needs and to determine if there are any additional services that AMR is able to provide for them. Reports these interactions to the operations and/or account manager on a regular basis.
  • Actively solicit new business opportunities from facilities that we do not currently provide services for. Reports any interest in AMR’s services from these facilities to the operations and/or account manager.
  • Coach and educate partners of new and changing information as necessary in a respectful and courteous manner.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Physical Requirements- (Field Employees Only)

  • Must be able to successfully pass Physical Agility Test
  • Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times.
  • Must be able to lift, drag, hoist, and carry different types of equipment and other objects.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education/Licensing/Certification:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).  Some advanced education preferred.
  • Current state Paramedic License.
  • Possess a valid State Driver’s License.
  • Current BCLS/ CPR, ACLS, ITLS/PHTLS/ATLS and PALS/PEPP/PCC Provider Certification as required by State, City or County of Operation.
  • Driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving policy.
  • Current state CCT license or 80 hour Critical Care Medical Transport/Critical Care Paramedic course plus 20 hours of clinical rotation in a critical care setting.
  • Documented 1 year field experience as a Paramedic (recommend 3-5 years Paramedic experience).

 

Experience:

  • Some past work experience, preferably in healthcare desired.
 
 

We are an EOE/AA employer and AMR selects the best individual for the job based on job related qualifications, regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, ancestry, marital status, or disability.


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