Critical Care Paramedic or PHRN Full-Time
Stark County Ambulance - Toulon, Illinois
Sep 6, 2020
- Application Deadline:
- Oct 15, 2020
- Entry Level:
- $45-80,000 annual
The Paramedic responds to emergency and non-emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to or from a medical facility.
The Paramedic: functions in uncommon situations; has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being; has an understanding of body substance isolation; understands basic medical-legal principles; functions within the scope of care as defined by state, regional and local regulatory agencies; complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at the scene.
Prior to initiating patient care, the Paramedic will also "size-up" the scene to determine: that the scene is safe; the mechanism of injury or nature of illness; the total number of patients; and to request additional help, if necessary. The Paramedic determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required care. The Paramedic renders medical and or trauma care, to adults, children and infants based on assessment findings.
Paramedic duties include, but are not limited to: opening and maintaining an airway; ventilating patients; administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators; providing prehospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as: controlling hemorrhage, treatment of shock (hypo perfusion), bandaging wounds, immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities, immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed neck or spine; providing emergency medical care to: assist in emergency childbirth, manage general medical complaints of altered mental status, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic reaction, seizures, poisoning behavioral emergencies, environmental emergencies, and psychological crises. Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information. Searching for medical identification emblems as a guide to appropriate emergency medical care. Assisting patients with prescribed medications, including sublingual nitroglycerin, epinephrine auto injectors and hand-held aerosol inhalers. Administration of numerous pharmacological agents. Obtaining IV access. Using and obtaining cardiac ECG readouts. Operating Defibrillator. Reassuring patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner. Avoiding mishandling and undue haste while working expeditiously to accomplish the task. Where a patient must be lifted or extricated from entrapment, the Paramedic
assesses the extent of injury and gives all possible emergency care and protection to the entrapped patient and uses the prescribed techniques and appliances for safely moving the patient. If needed, the Paramedic radios the dispatcher for additional help or special rescue and/or utility services. The Paramedic also supervises their EMT-Basic partner. The Paramedic uses quality direction and communication to direct their EMT-B to assist in timely and efficient care of the patient.
The Paramedic is responsible for: lifting the stretcher (be able to lift and carry 125 pounds), placing it in the ambulance and seeing that the patient and stretcher are secured, continuing emergency medical care while enroute to the medical facility.
The Paramedic uses the knowledge of the condition of the patient and the extent of injuries and the relative locations and staffing of emergency hospital facilities to determine the most appropriate facility to which the patient will be transported, unless otherwise directed by medical direction. The Paramedic reports directly to the emergency department or communications center the nature and extent of injuries, the number being transported and the destination to assure prompt medical care on arrival. The Paramedic identifies assessment findings, which may require communications with medical control, for advice and for notification that special professional services and assistance be immediately available upon arrival at the medical facility.
The Paramedic: constantly assesses the patient en route to the medical facility, administers additional care as indicated or directed by medical control, assists in lifting and carrying the patient out of the ambulance and into the receiving medical facility, reports verbally and in writing, their observation and emergency medical care of the patient at the emergency scene and in transit, to the receiving medical facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics, upon request provides assistance to the receiving medical facility staff. After each call, the Paramedic: restocks and replaces used linens, blankets, medications, and other supplies, cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures, makes careful check of all equipment so that the ambulance is ready for the next run, maintains ambulance in efficient operating condition, ensures that the ambulance is clean and washed and kept in an extremely neat orderly condition, in accordance with local, state or federal regulations, decontaminates the interior of the vehicle after transport of patient with contagious infection or hazardous materials exposure.
Additionally the Paramedic: Maintains familiarity with pharmacology, ECG interpretation, advanced airway skills. Also, the paramedic maintains familiarity with specialized equipment used by the service, attends continuing education and refresher training programs as required by employers, medical control, licensing or certifying agencies. The Paramedic will also may assume the roles and responsibilities of Ambulance Driver, and EMT-B, as listed above. Employee must be capable of efficiently operating cell phones, tablets, computers, and reporting systems in relation to field reports, scheduling, and access to employee email and text communication. Employee may be subjected to additional duties not described above.
- Age: 18 Plus
- Education: State of Illinois or equivalent Paramedic Lisc with CCT Certification
- Experience: 2 years operating in a Critical Care System or equivalent
How to Apply
www.scamb.com Application Tab