Community Paramedic - Emergency Medical Services
Company: Sanford Health
Posted on: October 13, 2019
Job Title: Community Paramedic | Emergency Medical Services |
Bismarck City: Bismarck State: ND Department : Airmed - Base
Operations - Bismarck & Dickinson Job Schedule: Full Time Shift:
Varies Hours Per Shift: Other JOB SUMMARY Community Paramedics may
provide primary care and/or advanced life support, including
medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the ill and
injured with the goal of reducing morbidity. Supports existing
health services. Provides integrated health services in partnership
with other health professional. Extends access to health services
delivery in under-served and general populations, including primary
care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness,
mental health, and dental health. Performs other duties as
required. Community Paramedics may need to assist and give
direction to additional EMS Responders at the scene and/or during
transport. CP's must be competent in trauma and medical situations
and should possess the knowledge and the necessary skills to
provide lifesaving interventions in a pre-hospital setting.
Community Paramedics, based on their assessment will provide
primary care to adults, infants and children, medical and trauma
patients. Individuals should be able to determine the appropriate
facility where patients should receive their care based on their
knowledge of the condition of the patients and the extent of their
injuries/illness unless otherwise indicated by medical direction.
CP's assess patients in the prehospital setting, administers
additional care as indicated or given by medical direction. May use
equipment included in the medical transport environments. Observe,
record and report to medical control the patient's condition
injury/illness, the treatment provided and reactions to drugs or
treatment at the prehospital scene and in transit to the receiving
facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics. Exhibit
good communication with the patients and primary care physicians 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 prehospital medical service.
Maintain communication with the patient and the family, comfort and
reassure patients and be able to demonstrate concern and courtesy
while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information.
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. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
Treats traumatic injuries using established methods and treatments.
Contributes to the establishment of good coaching practices.
Administers appropriate first aid and follows emergency procedures.
Manages multiple patients and directly responds to all questions.
Uses varying problem-solving approaches and techniques as
appropriate. Assists in documentation of medical histories,
symptoms, and vital signs for assigned patients. Communicates
effectively with diverse audiences, using appropriate media and
language. Monitors complex or unforeseen dependencies and responds
accordingly. Personally demonstrates a high level of listening
skills whenever appropriate. Masters new ideas with minimal
oversight. Interprets vital signs and test results in order to make
a diagnosis and craft a treatment plan. QUALIFICATIONS High School
Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Associate
degree in Paramedic Technology or Paramedicine preferred. For the
state of Minnesota (MN), successful completion of an accredited
Paramedic Training Program and Community Paramedic Training Program
required for licensing at time of hire. For the state of North
Dakota (ND), successful completion of an accredited Paramedic
Training Program and Community Paramedic Training Program required
within two years. If the Community Paramedic in ND will be
providing care across state lines into MN, completion of programs
is required at time of hire to accommodate state requirements.
Minimum three years of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) experience
required. Displays thorough knowledge of paramedic principles,
practices and techniques. Displays knowledge of how various
equipment such as a monitor or defibrillator work and how to
troubleshoot problems that arise. Holds national registry status at
a Paramedic level. Depending on state requirements, may need state
license. Additional licensures required depending on state;
Paramedic (PAR) Certification and 700 completed and continued
education hours as mandated by accreditation. Current Basic Life
Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric
Advanced Life Support (PALS). Current valid driver's license, and
must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category I
drivers. About Sanford Health: At Sanford Health, we are dedicated
to the work of health and healing. Every day, we show that
commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the
communities we serve. We are leaders in health care and strive to
provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert
medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.
In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to
research, education and community growth. We engage in medical
research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but
also cures for common diseases. We continuously seek new ways to
achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your
community, across the region and around the world. The entire team
at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and
communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach.
Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.
Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an
individual with a disability and would like to request an
accommodation for help with your online application, please call
1-877-673-0854 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . City:
Bismarck State: ND Job Function: Emergency Medical Services Job
Schedule: Full Time Shift: Varies Req Number: WD13922
Keywords: Sanford Health, Bismarck , Community Paramedic - Emergency Medical Services, Other , Bismarck, North Dakota
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