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Paramedic

Company: Reliance Medical Transport
Location: Virginia Beach
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: $52,000.00Benefits:

  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays100% Employer Paid:
    • Medical, Eye, Dental Insurance
      • Short and Long Term Disability
      • Life Insurance
      • 401KTotal Compensation (based on full-time hours) $60,918.00 About Us: We are a Veteran owned and operated private EMS agency currently serving the veteran's in Hampton Roads through the VA Hospital in Hampton, VA. It is our honor to serve these heroes and we are looking for Hampton Road's best and brightest providers to help us accomplish this mission. Job Summary: Our paramedics compassionately responds to emergent and non-emergent calls for medical assistance, and transportation. They deliver high-quality basic and advanced patient care to the level of certification and according to Company policies and protocols in a professional, safe, caring, and cost-effective manner.

        Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
        • Assess each call situation to determine the best course of action; utilizes medical equipment including defibrillator, EKG monitor, ventilators, IV pumps, hemodynamic monitoring devices, advanced airway adjuncts/procedures, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids and medications; performs CPR and other medical procedures as required to provide advanced medical care in accordance with training and established clinical protocols, safety requirements and standard operating procedures.
        • Utilize and interpret common laboratory reports.
        • Manage complicated pharmacologic infusions.
        • Utilize advanced surgical procedures, e.g., escharotomy, cricothyrotomy.
        • Perform treatments and procedures in accordance with a Paramedic CCT level of certification and according to local policies and medical protocols.
        • Lift and move patients as required to provide optimum care.
        • Communicate with receiving facility for medical direction and to provide critical information.
        • Communicate with patient, loved ones and others in various environments to collect necessary data and to explain procedures and processes in a professional, calm, and thoughtful manner.
        • Act as team leader and take responsibility for scene and unit management as needed.
        • Drive the ambulance and other company vehicles; provide map reading or directional assistance utilizing other navigation devices, accurately discern street signs and address numbers to minimize call response time.
        • Continuously maintain all required certifications; attend and complete all required training.
        • Communicate with dispatch personnel to receive and understand call data and customer feedback.
        • Monitor and maintain the general condition of the ambulance.
        • Participate in and ensure that beginning of shift procedures are accurately completed and documented daily.
        • Check and monitor the condition and state of readiness of equipment throughout the shift and report any issues to the on-duty Supervisor.
        • Assist as necessary with cleaning the ambulance inside and outside in accordance with Risk and Safety guidelines and local policies to ensure a sanitary and safe environment for all passengers and patients and to promote a positive Company image in the community.
        • Assist as necessary to restock supplies and ensure the ambulance is fueled and ready for the next shift.
        • Accurately document all patient assessments and care provided during each call via the Company's platform; ensure all relevant patient data is collected and entered for appropriate billing.
        • Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute and turnaround times.
        • Consider patient status, insurance, and preferred facilities when determining transport destinations.
        • Ability to work past scheduled shift end time with little or no notice.
        • Work collaboratively and in a professional manner with all internal co-workers, external allied health staff, and public safety personnel.
        • Report immediately to the on-duty supervisor and or account manager any incident involving a negative customer and/or patient interaction.
        • Read medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate and expedient manner.
        • Ability to discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient's condition and to the treatment given.
        • Communicate clearly and precisely via phone or radio with Communications Center personnel, receiving facilities or other EMS providers as to the status of patient.
        • Negotiate with customers regarding additional services when appropriate, e.g., return transport.
        • Meet and communicate with existing customers/staff including skilled nursing, assisted living and hospital facilities to ensure the Company is meeting their needs and determine if additional services can be provided. Report these interactions to the Operations and Account Managers regularly.
        • Actively solicit new business opportunities from facilities the Company is not currently providing services for. Report in additional services to the Operations and Account Managers regularly.
        • Coach and educate partners of new and changing information, as necessary.
        • Participate in community programs to maintain the Company's image and foster strong community relations.
        • Adhere to and comply with all Company and information systems security requirements and procedures.
        • Arrive for duty appropriately groomed and in the proper work dress/uniform
        • Perform other duties as assignedQualifications & License/Certification:
          • Must be at least 18 years of age
          • Must have a high school diploma or GED
          • Must have a clean background and ability to pass a drug screen
          • Effective oral and written communication skills; strong listening and comprehension abilities, adaptability to quickly evolving situations, and strong decision making.
          • Paramedic Certification (Required)
          • CPR Certification (Required)
          • ACLS Certification (Required)
          • PALS Certification or equivalent (Required)
          • Valid Driver's License (Required)
          • EVOC (Preferred)Working Conditions:
            • Must be available to work days, nights, weekends and holidays, extended workdays.
            • Long periods inside the ambulance.
            • May work indoors or outdoors with exposure to weather.
            • Possible routine exposure to moderate noise levels.
            • May periodically work in poorly lit environments in a moving vehiclePhysical Demands:
              • Moderate to extended amounts of sitting, standing, and walking.
              • Some repetitive motion activities.
              • Routinely lifting more than 250 lbs. with assistance.
              • Pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, carrying, typing and stair climbing.
              • Visual identification of color-coded items.
              • Clear speech and hearing.
              • Must be able to wear a face mask or respirator with proper fit for extended periods when required COVID-19 Precaution(s):
                • Personal protective equipment provided
                • Daily health and temperature screenings
                • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in placeWe have a fun, people oriented culture here at Reliance with an emphasis on personal and professional growth and balance. Reliance Medical Transport offers paid training, competitive pay rates, health, dental and vision insurance, and flexible scheduling options.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYReliance Medial Transport is an equal opportunity employer. Reliance Medical Transport prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. Reliance Medical Transport conforms to the spirit as well as to the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.

Keywords: Reliance Medical Transport, Virginia Beach , Paramedic, Healthcare , Virginia Beach, Virginia

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