Paramedic - Helena, MT
St. Peter's Health - Helena, Montana
Apr 7, 2021
- Application Deadline:
- May 3, 2021
- Entry Level:
- $20+ based on experience hourly
Starting pay $20/hour
Help take care of your community and be part of a growing health care system committed to taking care of its people. As a member of the St. Peter’s Health Ambulance Department, you’ll join an experienced team that works directly with Emergency Department and hospital staff to provide 24–hour dedicated 911 service to the greater Helena, MT area as well as other important care services. Our team recently launched a community paramedicine program and in 2020, St. Peter’s was awarded a $1.2 million tele EMS grant that will accelerate our investment in virtual services technology. Plus, the average commute time in Helena is 12 minutes or less and the views are great. You’ll live minutes from hundreds of miles of mountain biking, skiing, and hiking trails, and hours from Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Helena is one of the premier hunting and fishing destinations in Big Sky country. Learn more about our Ambulance department here or contact Professional and Support Services Recruiter Julie Wyant at email@example.com or 406-457-4306.
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JOB SUMMARY: This position’s primary responsibility is 911 response, inter-facility transports, public assistance, and Emergency Department assistance as needed.
- Supervise and promote cohesive patient care management as a part of a prehospital multidisciplinary team.
- Provide thorough assessment, and treatment of medical, trauma, and environmental emergencies
- Respond to emergency / non-emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the ill and injured
- Safely operating emergency vehicles in high-stress situations, within a variety of responses and road/traffic conditions.
- Assist and provide clinical and technical assessments and treatments as needed, for patient care in the Emergency Department and within the hospital facilities.
- Provide an immediate course of treatment en route to hospital or at the scene
- Frequent use of technical equipment including IV infusion pumps, patient monitors, defibrillators, ECG machines, ventilators, etc. in order to treat, resuscitate, and stabilize patients
- Carry out certain invasive procedures when necessary, and within scope of practice, such as Intubation, IV insertion, Medication administration, Cardioversion, Cricothyrotomy, Thoracotomy, etc.
- Calculation and administration of medication dosages and medication infusion rates in response to dynamic patient conditions.
- Collection and interpretation of diagnostic data, coupled with clinical decision making, with the goal of promoting and restoring patients’ health.
- Continuous monitoring of the patient's condition
- Liaise with members of other emergency services, such as the police, fire departments, Quick Response Units and other ambulance services to ensure the appropriate patient care
- Positive interaction with members of the public and family members present at the scene
- Clean, decontaminate, and check vehicles and equipment to maintain a state of operational readiness.
- Perform routine maintenance of EMS equipment.
- Produce timely and thorough Patient Care Reports in regards to relevant patient history, condition, and treatment
- Interact with the community under the premise of promoting prevention and wellness.
- Remain abreast of current and changing practices with the contest of evidence-based medicine.
- Mentor and supervise students and new staff.
- Assisting in the Emergency Department is expected and allowed under the Nursing Delegation Rule and will be within the scope of practice to the level of Paramedic.
- Availability should be directed to the Charge Nurse. Such duties may include vital signs, IV insertions, preparation of rooms, direct observation of patients, procedure assistance, and various jobs that can assist in patient care and the Emergency Department flow. Specific department policies and procedures should be followed. Attendance in ED training opportunities is encouraged as they arise within the department. These expectations and job assignments are subject to change as the needs of the hospital deem appropriate. Patient transfers to the floor or other assignments to locations that inhibit prompt ambulance response times should be limited.
KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: 2 Years of practical experience in Emergency Medical Services in preferred.
EDUCATION: High school graduate, GED, or equivalent. Successful completion of a Paramedic course or equivalent is required.
Associate of Applied Science or equivalent is preferred.
Must participate in annual refresher training and continuing education in order to maintain licensure.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: State of Montana Paramedic or Registered Nurse with recent Certificate of Equivalency or Physician Assistant licensure required. National (NREMT) certification preferred. BLS and ACLS. , PALS, NRP PHTLS, and EVOC certifications are required within the earliest reasonable offering / within one year. Critical Care Transport endorsement within 18 months. Current Montana State driver’s license and excellent driving record are required.
Aptitudes: Compassion, Interpersonal skills, Communication, Physical strength, Problem-solving, Reading comprehension, Writing composition, and Arithmetic. Achieve cognitive, organizational, and emotional maturity to effectively manage multiple tasks, stresses, deadlines, difficult situations, and/or customers. Possess interpersonal/communication skills necessary for effective, non-judgmental, and empathetic patient care, customer, and staff relations. Open to feedback and a changing environment, which requires flexibility in scheduling and department assignments.
- Age: 21
- Education: Successful completion of a Paramedic course or equivalent is required. Associate of Applied Science or equivalent is preferred.
- Experience: 1 year+
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