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Paramedic - Des Moines

Company: Midwest Medical Transport Company
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

ParamedicReports to: Station Supervisor/ManagerSummary/ObjectiveUnder general supervision, provides advanced level emergency and non-emergency care to the ill and injured, to include assessment of illness and/or injury, management of such patients, preparation for transport, transfer of information, and patient care.Required Education and ExperienceHigh School Diploma or GEDBasic Life Support and Advance Life SupportCPR & First Aid CertifiedCurrent state Paramedic Certification is required prior to start dateValid driver's licenseNational Registry Paramedic Certification (preferred)Essential FunctionsReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Provide basic life support treatment of patientsProvide CPR, give oxygen, administer glucose, basic and advanced life support of patients; all with in the EMT/ PARAMEDIC scope of practiceSafely operate and maintain an emergency vehicle while in compliance with all laws pertaining to the operation of an emergency vehicle while transporting patientsRender competent patient care in both pre-hospital and inter-facility settingThorough knowledge of EMS procedures and ability to integrate knowledge and performance into practical situationsInteract professionally with other health care personnelInteract professionally with disabled, disadvantaged, sick and injured personsWork as part of a teamAccurately and completely document information required in EMS charts, including PCRs, daily vehicle inspections, and daily inventory checksAssists other EMS providers with EMS careGive report verbally or in writing to higher healthcare facilitiesClean the equipment, check and replace the used and damaged suppliesCompliance with all company and local agency policies, procedures, and applicable protocols for emergency treatment and transportationAttend refresher programs and continuing education required by medical directorMaintain a clean appearance, demonstrating courteous, professional and ethical behaviorCompetenciesSelf-confidence, emotional stability, good judgment, tolerance for high stressPossess good verbal communication skillsAbility to deal with adverse situationsPhysical DemandsPhysically strenuous and can be emotionally stressfulBending, sitting, kneeling, moving and lifting patients and equipmentMust be able to drive/ride in ambulance for long periods of times without issueMust possess physical agility necessary to lift and move patients safelyADA: (American Disabilities Act)IncidencePercentage of Time SpentLifting 125#High(50%-75%)StandingMedium(25%-50%)SittingHigh(50%-75%)WalkingMedium(25%-50%)Position Type/Expected Hours of WorkRotating shiftsFull and Part Time positionsOvernights and weekendsOther DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.AAP/EEO StatementMidwest Medical Transport Company, LLC. considers all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristic protected by law. We also comply with all applicable laws including E.O. 11246 and the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 governing employment practices and do not discriminate on the basis of any unlawful criteria. As a federal government contractor, we take affirmative action on behalf of protected veterans.

Keywords: Midwest Medical Transport Company, Des Moines , Paramedic - Des Moines, Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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