|Job Title||Paramedic - PT*|
|Location||Charleston,SC*||*Position is based out of Charleston, SC|
|Reports to||Base Captain|
“Every day we face challenges and have to make quick and sometimes difficult decisions. Always do what is right for our patients, business partners and our company. We are in a service business and our actions and decisions will impact many people, including defining our business culture. Be proud of our TEAM successes and support each other to continue to be the best. “– Josh Watts, CEO
Are you looking to make a difference at work while chasing your passion to help others and grow in the medical field? Our success depends on putting patients and facilities first supported by effective leadership, a continuous improvement process, individual and collective accountability and integrity. Our Vision is “Improving Patient Outcomes through Excellence in Mobile Healthcare”
A paramedic functions as the most extensively trained primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The paramedic provides both basic and advanced life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and administration of medications.
The paramedic must be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position.
The paramedic must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient, as well as directing other team members to assist as needed, along with advanced knowledge in technical skills
The paramedic must be able to function independently at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing.
The paramedic must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations and stay focused while assuming the leadership role inherent in carrying out the functions of the position.
The paramedic must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to situations with violence and emotional instability in multicultural settings.
The paramedic must possess critical reasoning and math skills and be capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Self motivation is essential.
Must be self disciplined, able to develop patient rapport, interview patients, maintain safe distance, and recognize and utilize communication unique to diverse multicultural groups and ages within those groups.
Must be able to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Have the ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Sit and stand for extended periods of time
- Walk, bend, squat, twist, reach, push, pull, and carry
- Frequently lift and/or move more than 150 pounds including lifting, moving and carrying patients up and down stairs
- Must be at least 18 years of age and be a high school graduate or equivalent
- Must have proof of valid motor vehicle operating license, with continued safe driving history
- Certified Paramedic License for the State of South Carolina
- Current certifications in AHA, HCP CPR
- Valid AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support card
- Must have the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals, written, oral or diagnostic reports
- Must have the ability to write grammatically correct routine reports and correspondence.
- Must have the ability to communicate positively; via telephone and radio equipment.
- Must have the ability to effectively interact and communicate with patients, co-workers and administration
- Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and interpret EKG charts.
- Frequently hectic with exposure to highly emotional situations.
- Regular scheduling involves long shifts, regularly scheduled and unscheduled overtime.
- Frequently works in outside weather conditions
- Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts
- Occasionally exposed to wet and or humid conditions, or airborne particles, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock
- May be exposed to airborne, blood and body fluids and associated pathogens.
- High school diploma required to enter a formal emergency medical technician training program.
- Have completion of approved curriculum with passing scores on written and practical certification examinations as defined by guidelines
- Must have knowledge and practical application (orally and intravenously) of medications; interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs), perform endotracheal intubations, and use monitors and other complex equipment
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
- BLS (Basic Life Support)
- BTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support)
- AMLS (Advanced Medical Life Support)
- PEPP (Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals)
- ITLS (Inter-nation Trauma Life Support)