The Paramedic (EMT-P) is responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with CNY EMS Regional and NYS protocols and / or medical direction. To complete daily base and ambulance duties as required by administration and/or described in the Menter Ambulance Standard Operating Guidelines, Employee Handbook, Operational Response Policy or other approved publication.
The EMT-P must be capable of utilizing all EMT-B and AEMT-intermediate skills and equipment. Must be able to perform under Advanced cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) standards. Must be knowledgeable and competent in the use of a cardiac monitor/defibrillator and intravenous drugs and fluids. The EMT-Paramedic has reached the highest level of pre-hospital care certification.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Responds to calls when dispatched. Reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site using most expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions. Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
- Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures. Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient, assesses extent of injury or illness.
- Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance or services as necessary.
- Determines nature of illness or injury. Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
- Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient care.
- Provides additional emergency care following established protocols. Assesses and monitors vital signs and general appearance of patient for change.
- Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for emergency care using established criteria. Reassures patient, family members and bystanders.
- Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient into the ambulance. Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste.
- Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will be transported.
- Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing medical care as necessary enroute.
- Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility.
- Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and carries out medical control orders as appropriate.
- Assists in moving patient from ambulance into medical facility.
- Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's emergency and care provided (including written report(s) and care provided by Certified First Responders prior to EMT-B/AEMT prior to arrival on scene) to emergency department staff and assists staff as required.
- Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene.
- Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste.
- Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established guidelines.
- Checks all equipment for future readiness.
- Maintains ambulance in operable condition.
- Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its equipment and supplies. Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable fluid, fuel and air pressure levels. Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.
- Responsible for the Advanced Life Support (ALS) treatment or Basic Life Support (BLS) treatment, and safe efficient transportation of ill or injured persons to the appropriate destination by ambulance.
- Complete and submit all prehospital care reports utilizing the approved documentation application.
- Perform other duties or tasks as directed by Supervisors or Management Staff of Menter Ambulance.
- Valid NYS EMT-Paramedic certification
- Valid CPR Certification at the Healthcare Provider level along with ACLS and PALS
- Valid NYS Driver's License
- High School Diploma or GED
- Ability to lift, carry and balance up to 125 pounds (250 pounds with assistance)
- Ability to use good judgement and remain calm in high stress situations
- Possesses good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to the highest quality patient care
- Ability to bend, stoop and crawl on uneven terrain
- Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold and moisture
- Ability to work in low light situations and confined spaces
- Ability to work with other providers to make appropriate patient care decisions
Please attach a resume and cover letter.
- Posted: Thu, September 08, 2022
- Location: NY - Fulton