Paramedic - Baton Rouge, LA

Acadian Ambulance - Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Mar 8, 2021

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2025

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$ 46,000 annual

Job Description

  • Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.
  • Administers prompt and efficient basic, intermediate and advanced life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during transport.
  • Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance.
  • Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the ambulance to the medical facility.
  • Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the destination.
  • Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS run reports.  Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required.  Completes other patient documentation and forms as required.
  • Conducts regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the paramedic is responsible is present, clean and in proper working order.
  • Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service.
  • Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance’s equipment and its proper use at all times.
  • Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required.
  • In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for the use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to the patient if necessary.
  • In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for controlling the patient’s surroundings in such a way as to minimize further danger and control the actions of bystanders.
  • In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates / drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the occupants are not compromised.
  • Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic communications equipment.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.   
  • Completes assigned station and station grounds duties.
  • Orders supplies and equipment from Central Supply to replenish station and ambulance inventories as needed.
  • Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing, interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required.
  • Completes all required company reports and logs and when necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with the information.
  • As an approved Field Training Officer, you are responsible for training new employees as directed.
  • As an approved Field Training officer, you are responsible for precepting EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic students as directed.
  • Must meet and fulfill the qualifications, requirements, functions and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician – Basic and Intermediate job descriptions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Additional Information

Lifting of the patient from beds or emergency scenes onto a stretcher and into the ambulance; carrying of patients and equipment; climbing stairs or steps; working in unusual geographic settings such as ditches, hills, embankments, high elevations – natural or manmade; working with small, delicate items such as IV catheters and setups, medications, endotracheal tubes, monitor switches, etc.; visually assessing the safety and condition of the emergency scene and the patient; verbally communicating with patients, co-workers, medical personnel and the public either directly or indirectly via electronic communication equipment; driving the ambulance in emergency and non-emergency situations both short and long distances.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18 + years of age
  • Education: National Registry Paramedic & state of Louisiana Paramedic license
  • Experience: any
  1. High School Diploma or GED.
  2. National and/or State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic determined by appropriate state requirements.
  3. Current CPR certification as established by the American Heart Association.
  4. Current ACLS certification as established by the American Heart Association.
  5. Current and valid state-issued driver’s license determined by appropriate state requirements (equivalent of a Louisiana Class “D” driver’s license).
  6. Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and managers.  Must possess the ability to write simple correspondence or reports.  Must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees and/or managers.
  7. Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational procedures and safety policies.
  8. Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse conditions.
  9. Additional certifications such as, NALS, PALS, PHTLS, PEEP, and Instructor certifications are preferred but not required.

Contact Information

Brian Cowart

Acadian Ambulance - Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70816
phone: 225 -237- 4304

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