Paramedic

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 09, 2020
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: $31,326.78 - $50,054.70 Annually USD

Job Description

Requirements

Candidate must have a High School Diploma or GED and six (6) months of full time experience assisting or supporting medical practitioners to provide patient care.

Licenses and Certificates :
  • Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state.
  • Texas Class "B" Driver's License Permit by time of appointment.
  • Must possess current Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certification or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - Paramedic Certification at time of application.
Special Requirements :
  • Possess at time of application, and be personally responsible for maintaining while employed in this job class, current state and local certification or credentialing at the EMT- Paramedic level.
  • Meet applicable state health and safety code requirements and allied administrative regulations.
  • Work other than standard workday or work-week hours which includes being subject to call-back during non-working hours and mandatory overtime.

  • Meet El Paso Fire Department pre-appointment standards including a rigid background investigation and a comprehensive medical examination with drug screening.


General Purpose

Under direction, as a non-uniform member of the Fire Medical Services (FMS) team on an assigned shift, oversee and provide victims of acute illness or injury highly advanced emergency medical care as qualified and transportation to designated medical facilities, and perform related in-field, primary preceptor, communications or medical records functions as required .

Typical Duties

Direct the operation of an assigned ambulance and the activities of its crew. Involves: Assign, instruct, guide, check, critique and report field work. Ensure adherence to applicable regulatory and departmental patient care, safety and medical protocols and procedures. Conduct employee training. Ensure that medical ledger and end of shift paperwork including vehicle and equipment checklists are complete .

Perform assigned field paramedic duties. Involves: Evaluate nature and severity of illness or injury and emergency medical care; techniques used in providing emergency treatment. Evaluate patient care needs and render necessary emergency medical treatment by performing technically complex, advanced and basic life support and invasive medical procedures, and using equipment and medication as authorized or instructed by the coordinating physician including venipuncture, respiration management techniques such as endotracheal intubation and insertion of advanced alternative airways, administration of intravenous fluids and approved medications, application and monitoring of a Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (P.A.S.G.), operation of cardiac monitor to lethal dysrhythmia, defibrillation, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Operate radio or telephone equipment to establish and maintain contact with dispatcher, and with physician or other medical personnel to advise of patients' conditions, obtain further treatment instructions and arrange for reception of patients at treatment facility. Remove or assist in removing victims from accident or emergency scene. Drive or ride specialized rescue vehicle to emergency medical call locations as instructed by dispatcher and convey patients to specified medical treatment facility. Assist in controlling crowds and protecting valuables.

Perform assigned support duties such as communications, general training or medical records system maintenance. Involves: Engage in call taking and triage, dispatching, computer operation, mapping, or special projects as directed by a dispatch supervisor. Conduct training classes and programs and develop lesson plans. Engage in public education activities, participate in special projects, and make minor training equipment repairs as directed by the Training Chief. Collaborate with operations and field crews to append, complete, publish and track electronic medical records, write and amend tables, and correct incident numbers on patient records. Upgrade electronic medical record
software. Search system for and retrieve records requested by administration or other authorized persons.

Work under the medical direction of the El Paso Fire Department Medical Director and carry out care plans approved by the Medical Director in partnership with the patient's primary care physician. Involves: Partner with EMS and hospital medicine physicians to prevent hospitalizations. Partner with the patient's primary and specialty care providers to ensure chronic diseases are well managed in the home.

Perform miscellaneous related duties such as those of absent co-workers to ensure continuity of operations. Involves: Prepare activity and administrative reports, complete forms and maintain accurate records including patient medical information, training and public education information, and run and vehicle maintenance logs. Maintain unit medical supply inventory. Perform preventative maintenance and safety checks of vehicle and emergency equipment. Perform station or vehicle cleaning and maintenance duties as necessary including general cleanup, mopping, sweeping, yard work or other maintenance tasks. Attend periodic training to enhance skills, obtain and maintain certification. Perform related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.

General Information

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Salary Range:$15.06 - $21.81 per hour
The current starting salary for this position is $18.00 per hour.

Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Please note: This position is not a Uniform position and is not covered under the collectively bargained agreement.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position may close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.

Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.
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Job Address

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