Paramedic: Full Time, Part Time, PRN
Company: A-MED Ambulance Inc
Posted on: August 8, 2022
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Do you believe that ALL patients deserve our respect and the best
clinical care available, whether a young adult or a resident in a
Whether working a movie set, a Priority 1 response, or comforting a
patient during a scheduled transport, you will be a key player in
our mission to provide all individuals under our care with a
first-class patient experience!
Moving into our 26th year serving the greater New Orleans region,
we remain focused on a culture of excellence, professional
development, and a family-like network of leaders and peer
Join our team and surround yourself with like-minded individuals
who support one another along their path in EMS!
The Paramedic provides appropriate and effective pre-hospital basic
and advanced life support care and transportation of the sick and
injured in accordance with local, regional and A-MED Ambulance
standards of practice.
The P must currently be both registered with the National Registry
of Emergency Medical Technicians and licensed with the State of as
an Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate. The -P must have a
current Jefferson Parish and City of permit.EMT-P must also have a
valid driver's license, Class D, and meet all criteria as set forth
by our vehicle insurance carrier. The -P must have current training
and completion cards for Defensive Driving, Awareness Level of
Hazardous Materials, Health Care Provider CPR, and Advanced Cardiac
Life Support. These permits, licenses, certifications, and training
must be maintained and kept current and valid at all times while
employed in this capacity.
Heavy and strenuous.EMT-P must be able to lift and carry a patient
and stretcher up and down several flights of stairs with small
landings, which requires proper lifting techniques, and proper body
mechanics. The -P must be able to carry equipment and travel on
foot for several hundred yards.
Manual and finger dexterity is necessary to reach for, handle,
lift, and carry supplies, equipment, and patients. Talking and
hearing ability is necessary to interact and communicate with
dispatchers on the radio, patients on the scene of an accident or
sudden illness, other public safety members on the scene of an
incident which often presents itself in an unsafe and hazardous
manner where immediate communications with the on scene personnel
is imperative. Visual activity is required for observation of the
patient, inspection of the scene, and to safely drive the
Heavy and exacting. Must use good judgment when establishing
priorities in caring for patients of all ages. Must be able to
diagnose and treat patients correctly in critical settings with
limited resources. Must decide who will be treated first in
multiple critical patient situations. Must decide how much
treatment to render when other calls are waiting to be
Numerical ability is necessary to measure and calculate medication
dosages. Motor coordination is necessary to be able to operate the
ambulance safely when driving on an emergency run. Reading ability
is required to properly interpret information the is exposed to
during the course of performing his/her duties. Numerical ability
is necessary to calculate IV drip rates and drug dosages as
required in the monitoring of IV fluids and administering
PURPOSE OF :
The -P will provide the highest quality Basic Life Support and
Advanced Life Support in a pre-hospital setting and augments the
various hospital emergency department staffs in the emergency care
of the sick and the injured. EMT-P is a professional, pre-hospital
emergency care specialist who provides assessment and treatment to
patients of all ages in an innumerable variety of environmentally
uncontrolled settings in which injury and permanent disability to
the -P are possible. If they are the senior trained on the scene,
the -P supervises other emergency services personnel who may be
present at the scene providing the patients care.EMT-P takes
histories, performs physical exams, controls bleeding. provides
airway control, restores and maintains circulation, starts IVs,
administers medications, intubates the airway, and provides care
consistent with the general standard of care under the authority of
then service medical director and/or
the medical control physician according to the treatment protocols
as issued and approved by the Jefferson and Orleans Parishes
medical societies.EMT-P both at the scene and during transportation
has the ultimate authority consistent with these guidelines. The -P
assists in the emergency departments with emergency care as
required, but does not supersede others in the department.
Excellent to poor:
The -P must be able to work in either a well lighted and properly
equipped ambulance or inadequately lighted space with no back up
equipment or personnel. They must be able to work in the presence
of visitors and bystanders with the possibility of shouting and
uncontrolled patient setting. Must be able to perform in all
temperatures and climates.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases before their detection.
Possible exposure to body fluid/blood borne pathogens. Vehicle
accidents with various leaking fuels, unknown cargos, downed power
lines, and unsteady vehicles. Violent patients with knives, guns,
clubs, or other weapons. Police shootings with hostile crowds
present. Toxic chemical spills / incidents. Working in traffic on
limited access roadways. Boat, plane, train, and vehicle accidents
involving extrication. Potential involvement in vehicle accidents
with the ambulance.
IMPACT OF DECISIONS:
Error can result in morbidity or mortality.
DIRECT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OTHER PERSONNEL:
At the scene and in the ambulance, the -P supervises police
officers, fire personnel, bystanders, observers, other 's,
physicians, nurses, and co-workers in providing pre-hospital care
and treatment to the patient
Has frequent close contact with patients and family members of all
ages in settings outside of the hospital and the emergency
department. Their major function is to care for, observe, and
interpret the condition of an unspecified number of patients of all
ages and to execute for them prescribed procedures, treatments,
therapy, and other necessary actions.
Must be able to interact favorably with nurses, physicians,
emergency department and other hospital staff, family members,
crowds in places of public assembly, and police, fire, and other
emergency services personnel. Must frequently apply the ability to
influence and motivate others to obtain willing acceptance,
consent, and actions.
1. Regularly participates in departmental educational activities
2. Consistently provides comprehensive documentation on daily
duties, patient care provided, and other documents as necessary.
They are responsible for the accurate documentation of all
pertinent patient information, in the patient care setting as well
as the billing and informational setting.
3. Always maintains the ambulance and all equipment in a clean and
efficient working order.
4. Operates the ambulance in accordance with all A ambulance
service policies, traffic ordinances, and in a manner whereby the
safety of the patient, the public, and the EMTs in the ambulance in
of prime importance.
5. Reports to work on time, in proper uniform with appropriate A ID
6. Always carries all necessary permits and licenses on person,
while on duty.
7. Observes proper radio procedures and cell phone usage as per A
ambulance service policies and practices.
8. Responds to the needs of patients of all ages, and the patients
family's needs and / or request for assistance in a prompt,
positive, and professional manner.
9. Demonstrates responsibility for the assessing and observation of
the patient's mental and physical condition and uses sound judgment
to initiate proper treatment and care of all infant to geriatric
10. Always assumes responsibility for professional education,
knowledge of all ambulance service policies / procedures, and
maintains current certification requirements at all times.
11. Actively supports the mission, goals, and policies of
12. Any and all duties, that may be deemed necessary, by any member
of the management team, for the employee to perform during the
regular course of their duties.
13. Demonstrates regular and reliable attendance and strict
REPORTS TO: Field Supervisor, Operations Director, Administrative
Director and Owners.
The above statement reflects the general duties considered
necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as
identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description
of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the
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