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Facility: Canton-Inwood Medical Center
Location: Canton, SD
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Paramedics demonstrate competency in trauma and medical situations and possess the knowledge and the necessary skills to provide lifesaving interventions in a pre-hospital setting. Administer emergency care and treatment and determine the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care. Paramedics provide advanced medical care to patients. Complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics may need to assist and give direction to additional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Responders at the scene and/or during transport.
Paramedics, based on their assessment, will provide emergency care to adults, infants and children, medical and trauma patients. Determine the appropriate facility that patients should be transported to based on their knowledge of the condition of the patients and the extent of their injuries unless otherwise indicated by medical direction.
Constantly assess the patient while in route to the emergency facility, administers additional care as indicated or given by medical direction. Paramedics may use equipment included in the medical transport environments. Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment at the emergency scene and in transit to the receiving facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics.
Paramedics will demonstrate good communication with the receiving facility to get medical direction and to provide patient's status and other critical information. Complete extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided, as well as understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding the emergency medical service. Paramedics maintain communication with the patient and the family, comforts and reassures patients and be able to demonstrate concern and courtesy while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information. Assist with patient care in the receiving facility; lifting and moving patients as required.
Physical activities include but not limited to will require considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body; such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Attend training classes to maintain national certification, state licensure, and keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge. Depending on location of position, work hours will vary depending on patient needs. This may include overtime, call, backup call, nights, days, weekends, and holidays.
High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree in Paramedic Technology or Paramedicine preferred. Completion of an accredited Paramedic Training Program required for licensing.
Thorough knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques, knowledge of how various equipment, such as a monitor or defibrillator, work and how to troubleshoot problems that may arise.
Hold national registry status at a Paramedic level. Additional training provided/workshops and staff meetings are to be attended as per policy.
Depending on state requirements, individuals may need to have a state license. Additional licensures as required depending
upon state; Paramedic (PAR) Certification, National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Incident Command System
(ICS)100, 200, 700, and 800 completed and continued education hour's as mandated by accreditation.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or equivalent, advanced version for paramedics, International Trauma Life Support (ITLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred depending on location.
Must possess a valid Driver's License and have a good driving record.
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Job Function: Emergency Medical Services
Req Number: R-29204