Paramedic

Paramedic
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Crosby, Minnesota

Mar 15, 2023


Application Deadline:
Aug 1, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$24.28- $39.33 hourly

Job Description

PARAMEDIC

Using General Template

Last Published: 4/5/2022

Last Modified: 4/1/2022

First Name

xxxxx

Middle Name

xxxxx

Last Name

xxxxx

Position Code

10-5420-50340

Position Name

Paramedic

Department Code

10.5420

Department Name

Ambulance Service

Manager Name

xxxxx

Employee Number

xxxxx

FLSA status

xxxxx

POSITION SUMMARY

  • Paramedics are highly trained and dedicated health care team members who provide emergency and respiratory care to patients as part of the EMS system. Paramedics must deal with both injury and illness and the emotional problems that result for such emergencies. Effective problem solving and overall efficiency are essential components to this success. Paramedics work toward the goals of the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Experience:
    • Previous EMS experience preferred.
  • License/Certificates:
    • Current Paramedic certification from the State of Minnesota EMSRB. Valid Minnesota Driver's License. American Heart Association BLS certification required within 30 days of hire. American Heart Association ACLS and PALS required within 4 months of hire (provider or instructor-level). Must provide proof of EVOC training in the last 3 years or will be required to complete training within 6 months of hire.
  • Special Skills and Aptitudes:
    • Ability to solve problems and implement solutions effectively.
    • Effective interpersonal relation skills, observation, and reporting skills.
    • Ability to adapt resources to the needs of the situation.
    • Ability to perform routine and complex procedures.
    • Ability to lead and supervise activities.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Exercises concern for patient/resident welfare.

  2. Responsible for being prepared at all times to respond to calls for help.

  3. Collaborates with others to complete work and at times works alone.

  4. Responds to the scene swiftly but safely at all times.

  5. Performs routine and complex procedures following standard protocols and instructions within established quality control procedures.

  6. Makes certain that the scene of the call is safe, and when called upon to do so, assists with the control of activities at the scene.

  7. Monitors record systems and Quality Control systems and solves problems by orderly and appropriate processes.

  8. Assists in evaluation, troubleshooting and development of procedures.

  9. Assists in new employee orientation.

  10. Participate in the preceptor process.

  11. Operates and utilizes a variety of EMS/RT equipment.

  12. Assists in maintenance and troubleshooting of EMS equipment.

  13. Receives telephone, radio and/or verbal orders from physicians for procedures and care guidelines.

  14. Safely gains access to patients, using special tools when necessary.

  15. Determines, to the level of their training, what may be wrong with the patient and provides the appropriate level of patient care in accordance with training level and patient care protocols.

  16. Performs clerical tasks such as documenting findings, answering telephones, maintaining logs and records.

  17. Practices and maintains high ethical standards including resident/patient confidentiality.

  18. Demonstrates resourcefulness in emergency situations.

  19. Free, lift, and move the patient, when required, and do so without causing additional injury to the patient or self.

  20. Prepare and properly transfer the patient to and from an ambulance.

  21. Transport the patient safely to the appropriate medical center, proving the needed care and en route communications.

  22. Return safely from the run, complete records, and reports, disinfect any needed equipment, vehicle surfaces, or self. Restock used supplies and prepare for the next response.

  23. Under the direction of the RN, assist with the care of patients in the Emergency Department to include the withdraw of medications from the Omnicell, preparation and administration of ordered medications, application of splints and casts, assist with cleaning and debridement of wounds, application of dressings, administer EKG's, breathing treatments, airway management to include intubation, blood draws, initiation of intravenous therapy. The paramedic can perform all skills that they are qualified to perform and have a current competency to perform on file.

  24. Demonstrate Standards of Excellence when other duties are assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Exposure to corrosive chemicals, infectious agents, flammable liquids and potentially biohazardous aerosols. Drives ambulance vehicles, handling glassware, needles, other sharp objects, electrical instrumentation, and compressed gasses. Manages specimens such as stool, urine, blood, sputum, etc. Exposure unsafe scene conditions and inclement weather conditions.

EQUIPMENT USED IN POSITION

  1. Ambulance vehicles & Warning systems (lights/sirens).

  2. Equipment for patient transfers (including wheeled stretchers, folding stretchers, stair chairs, army-style litters, and scoop style stretchers).

  3. Equipment for ventilation and resuscitation (including oral and nasal airways, Endo tracheal and esophageal airways, artificial ventilation devices, fixed and portable oxygen delivery systems, fixed and portable suction equipment, and spine or CPR boards for chest compressions).

  4. Supplies for immobilizing extremity and spinal fractures (including lower extremity traction splints, padded board splints, air inflatable splints, rigid cervical collars, spine boards, Pedi-Pak™ pediatric immob. devices, and triangular bandages).

  5. Supplies for Childbirth (including a sterile OB kit).

  6. Supplies for poisonings and substance abuse (including activated charcoal, drinking water, syrup of ipecac, etc....)

  7. Supplies for care of shock, IV Fluids, IV pumps/IVACs....)

  8. Equipment for gaining access to patients (typically used in conjunction with the Fire Dept. - such as hand tools, power tools, ropes, blocks, wedges, work gloves, pry bars, chains, and straps).

  9. Equipment for safeguarding personnel (such as disposable gloves, gowns, surgical masks, non-disposable particulate respirators, disposable HEPA respirator masks, PAPR’s, work gloves, traffic vests, traffic flares, repellent sprays for dogs, traffic reflectors, flashlights, fire extinguishers, sharps container systems, and safety goggles/face shields

  10. Communications equipment (such as cellular telephones, portable and fixed radio systems, pagers, fax machines, etc....)

  11. Depending on training level - Advanced Life Support equipment such as drugs, jet ventilation equipment, pleural decompression kits, cardiac monitor/defibrillators, transport ventilators....).

  12. 12-Lead EKG Machines.

  13. Devices for aerosols and humidity therapies.

  14. Holter Monitoring systems and equipment.

  15. BiPAP/CPAP Equipment

  16. Pulse oximetry and ET CO devices

  17. Ventilators

GENERAL MEASUREMENT CRITERIA

  • 3 = Exceeds Expectations
  • 2 = Meets Expectations
  • 1 = Does Not Meet Expectations

CRMC MISSION:

· Accommodating you with care and compassion by dedicating ourselves to you every day.

The Four Commitments

  • Commitment to our Patients & Residents
    • I will....

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- Understand the vulnerable position that patients are in and strive to immediately meet or exceed their needs and expectations. - Respond and follow-up in a timely and professional manner. - Introduce yourself by name and position and explain your role for the given situation. - End every interaction with "Is there anything else I can do for you? I have time." - Be present in every situation with every patient. Focus my attention completely on who I am talking to rather than allowing myself to be distracted. - Do not assume everything is complete - ensure you close the loop on cares/requests to be done or tasks to be completed.

  • Commitment to Co-Workers
    • I will....

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- Approach every interaction with a positive and professional perspective. When conflict is involved communicate in person whenever possible. - Do not imply "that is not my job." - Focus on fixing the issue/process not placing blame on the person. - Be flexible and adaptable to the person, situation, process. - It is everyone's job to create a welcoming environment for new team members. - Admit mistakes and learn from them. - Be respectful of your co-worker's schedule, time, thoughts, and opinions. - Help a co-worker in need, no matter what the need is.

  • Commitment to Communication
    • I will....

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- Use professional body language, tone, and demeanor to encourage positive interactions. - Make eye contact and avoid eye rolling. - Always acknowledge others with a smile and say hello - greet them by name if possible. - Avoid gossip and negative discussions. - Answer phone calls and emails promptly - acknowledge even if you cannot answer right away. - Consider your audience in all communications - adjust your approach to encourage the most professional interaction possible. - Clarify expectations, responsibilities, and next steps with all parties after every interaction. - Rather than respond with "I don't know", focus on what you can do not what you cannot do. - Use the THINK acronym before speaking (is this True, Helpful, Inspiring, Necessary & Kind?)

  • Commitment to Compassion
    • I will....

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- Express genuine empathy and sympathy in every situation. Be willing to 'walk a mile in their shoes' whether those shoes belong to our patients or our co-workers. - Be willing to quickly forgive and forget rather than dwelling on a particular situation. - Escort anyone to their destination whenever possible. - Be committed to our broader community beyond the walls of CRMC.

JOB DUTIES – “What We Do and How We Do It."

  • Standard 1 - Documentation:
    • Maintains accurate records in all areas of the service.
    • Performs clerical tasks such as documenting findings, answering telephones, maintaining logs and records.
  • Standard 2 - Collaboration:
    • Assists Director in the planning and organizing of projects, orientation and in-service training, educational programming, quality management, evaluation of new methodology and other departmental projects.
    • Plans, monitors, and controls workflow with the Director to ensure prompt and effective service.
  • Standard 3 – Assessment:
    • Demonstrates knowledge of critical patient conditions.
    • Performs routine and complex procedures following standard protocols and instructions within established quality control procedures.
    • Determines, to the level of their training, what may be wrong with the patient and provides the appropriate level of patient care in accordance with training level and patient care protocols.
  • Standard 4 – Preparation:
    • Prepared at all times to respond to calls for help.
    • Assists in the maintenance and troubleshooting of EMS equipment and operates equipment correctly.
    • Makes certain that the scene of the call is safe, and when called upon to do so, assists with the control of activities at the scene.
    • Safely gains access to patients, using special tools when necessary.
    • Demonstrates resourcefulness in emergency situations.
    • Returns safely from the run, completes records and reports, disinfects any needed equipment, vehicle surfaces, or self.
    • Restocks used supplies and prepares for the next response.
  • Standard 5 – Critical Thinking:
    • Demonstrates ability to respond to emergency situations.
    • Utilizes effective and efficient problem solving methods.
    • Receives telephone, radio and/or verbal orders from physicians for procedures and care guidelines.
    • Free, lift and move the patient, when required, and do so without causing additional injury to the patient or self.
    • Prepares and properly transfer the patient to and from an ambulance.
  • Standard 6 – Education/Training:
    • Assists with department orientation for new employees and evaluates trainee’s proficiency objectively.
    • Participates in the preceptor process.
  • Standard 7 –Efficiency:
    • Demonstrates ability to coordinate and perform a simultaneous series of tasks accurately and precisely.
  • Standard 8 - Assist in the Emergency Department under the direct supervision of the ED RN and/or ED provider:

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- Spinal immobilization and patient restraint following CRMC policy - Wound dressing and cleaning - Assist in setting up suture trays - Assist in transport of patients - Start IV/saline lock and draw blood - Administer medications - Manage patient airways to include endotracheal intubation, set-up and initiate BiPAP and ventilators

  • Standard 9 - Ambulance Coordinator (If applicable to position held):

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- Provides day-to-day operations of the ambulance department in the absence of the Director - Trains new staff - FTO (Field Training Officer) - Provides competencies for ambulance equipment - Assists with quarterly education - Provides contact with local First Responder Teams - Provides QA for department - Contact for other local emergency agencies

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Additional Information

We have a $10,000.00 sign-on bonus

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Paramedic
  • Experience: New grad welcome

Contact Information

Robert McLaughlin

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Crosby, Minnesota 56441
phone: 2185464306

How to Apply

Cuyunamed.org

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