|Location||San Jose, CA|
Objective of the Position: This position reports to the VP of Clinical Operations. Paramedics are accountable for responding to all assigned calls in the most appropriate, efficient, and professional manner, providing the highest standards of patient care while maintaining a safe and hazard-free environment. The Paramedic contributes to overall patient care in the areas of patient assessment, treatment, packaging, and transport.
Responsibilities (include but not limited to):
- Prompt and regular attendance at work.
- Provide quality patient care utilizing thorough knowledge and appropriate administration of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), PALS/PEPP (or any of the approved equivalents), and approved medical protocols.
- Assess and treat with appropriate techniques (resources and equipment), and medical situation while maintaining the highest standard of patient care and professionalism according to current company standards.
- Must maintain neat and professional appearance at all times in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
- Maintain the ambulance and equipment in a clean, organized, and response-ready mode.
- Complete all patient care reports in a timely and accurate fashion as required by Santa Clara County EMS for each response with appropriate and complete patient care documentation and billing information.
- Responsible for adhering to all policies and procedures provided in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), Medical Operations Manual, and Code of Conduct.
- Responsible for maintaining current state and county certifications.
- Maintain composure and tact in stressful situations.
- Must communicate effectively in writing, verbally, and through radio and telephone communications.
- Must possess the ability to demonstrate compassion and a sincere dedication to patient needs, concerns and information confidentiality.
- Must attend all Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses on a monthly basis.
- Develop and maintain relationships with the medical community. This includes interaction with referring and receiving physicians, hospitals, ERs, critical care units, cardiac cath labs, nurses, EMS, fire personal as well as local, regional and state authorities
- Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health
Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
- Participate in Companywide events and meetings
- Demonstrate and support Royal’s Mission, Values and Quality Standards
- Performs other such duties as may be required.
- Must be 21 Years of Age (for insurance purposes)
- Current California Paramedic Certification
- Santa Clara County System Badge
- California Class C Driver’s License
- Ambulance Driver’s License
- AHA CPR Certification (Heart Code BLS)
- Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) Certification (or approved equivalent)
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification (or approved equivalent)
- PALS/ PEPP Certification
- TB Test and Immunizations (HepB, MMR, DTap, Varicella)
- S. Degree in Emergency Medical Technology
- National Registry
The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; step, stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must frequently lift and/or carry up to 125 pounds and occasionally lift and/or carry up to 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Occupational Safety Risk for Infection Control:
Risk to exposure from blood borne pathogens – 3 High Risk.