Reports to the Manager/Director of Transport. Under the supervision of the Medical Director, performs paramedic procedures approved by the Advanced Life Support Committee and serves as a member of the Beacon Health System Transport Team.
MISSION, VALUES and SERVICE GOALS
MISSION: We deliver outstanding care, inspire health, and connect with heart.
VALUES: Trust. Respect. Integrity. Compassion.
SERVICE GOALS: Personally connect. Keep everyone informed. Be on their team.
Education and Experience
The knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated below are normally acquired through the successful completion of the Indiana or State EMS-approved paramedic course, which meets the St. Joseph County EMS guidelines. Current unrestricted Indiana or Michigan Paramedic license and current or previous National Registry to apply. One year of previous experience as a Paramedic is preferred. Must obtain and maintain both Indiana and Michigan Paramedic licenses. Must obtain Critical Care Paramedic (CC-P) or Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) within two years of hire date.
Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrates knowledge of ambulance and transport equipment, including the analytical skills needed to modify equipment to meet individual patient needs.
Demonstrates base knowledge, transport protocol competencies, and critical thinking skills in the care and decision making for transported patients.
Requires meticulous adherence to sterile techniques and universal precautions.
Demonstrates the guest relations and interpersonal skills necessary to interact tactfully and effectively with physicians, nursing staff, other EMS personnel, respiratory therapists, patients, family members and personnel from other hospitals and agencies.
Demonstrates the communication skills (both verbal and written) necessary to communicate in a clear and concise manner and report appropriate information needed by other associates.
Demonstrate leadership qualities, organizational skills, self-motivation, and the ability to work independently; also demonstrates the ability to set priorities and accomplish goals.
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in stressful situations with critically-ill patients, in close proximity with a small group of staff and maintain effective team-oriented behaviors.
Demonstrates proficiency in computer skills (i.e., data entry, word processing and spreadsheets).
Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care and transport.
Works in the mobile transport ambulance, hospitals and clinics. Also operates patient-related equipment.
Works in a patient care environment requiring physical exertion, frequent changes in job demands, certain undesirable patient care activities and possible exposure to bio-hazards.
Requires mental strength and emotional stability during potentially emotionally volatile situations, including patient death and family needs.
Work hours may vary to meet the scheduling needs of the department. Ability to work 12 hour shifts, including rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and on call.
Requires the ability to arrive at Memorial Hospital South Bend within 30 minutes of receiving notification of patient transport.
Works in an environment where the consequence of errors in performance may result in patient injury or sentinel event with hospital risk and financial loss.
Must be able to report to work location within 30 minutes when on call.
Requires the physical ability and stamina (i.e. to walk/stand for prolonged periods of time, push carts/wheelchairs up to 50 pounds, to position/lift patients at a maximum of 35 pounds unassisted, over 35 pounds requires assistance, provide CPR, etc.) in a small confined mobile environment to perform the essential functions of the position. Also demonstrates the manual dexterity to work with hands and arms when performing daily duties and the visual and auditory acuity to read cardiac monitors, equipment and perform patient assessments and treatments.