Eastern Plumas Health Care

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Paramedic

at Eastern Plumas Health Care

Pay: $17.78 to $20.89/hour
Posted: 12/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 12.3.19
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Job Description

Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.

We are looking to add a qualified Paramedic to our team. This is a full time, benefited position. 

 PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Drives and operates ambulances
  • Under direct supervision of the physician, provides appropriate care and treatment to patients in the pre-hospital setting within the paramedic scope of practice.
  • Under direct supervision of the physician and/or the emergency room RN, provides appropriate care and treatment to patients in the hospital setting.
  • Cleans and disinfects ambulance after each use.
  • Operates all emergency medical equipment efficiently and to the level of training.
  • Attends training courses and studies assigned materials relative to emergency medical services.
  • Maintain physical conditioning to perform strenuous work under emergency conditions.
  • Follows proper chain of command (Ambulance Operations Manager) with any complaints, requests or suggestions.
  • Adheres to all policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Inspects ambulance equipment, supplies and medications every shift.
  • Documents all medication and controlled substance usage as required.
  • Assists other departments in the hospital as needed.
  • Performs related tasks, duties and responsibilities as assigned.
  • the paramedic scope of practice.
  • Documents all patient care activities in a timely manner.
  • Maintains ambulance and Emergency Room supplies.              

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Education:

  • Must be 21 years or older.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification.
  • CPR certification.
  • ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) certification.
  • PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support) certification.
  • DL51 (driver’s physical).
  • Ambulance driver’s certification (by start date).

 

Skills:

  • Possess the mental and physical health to meet the demands of the job.
  • Effective written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to cope with high stress situations.
  • Ability to accurately identify and prioritize patient needs based on assessment.

 

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of radio communications.
  • Emergency medical practices and procedures within scope of practice.
  • Working knowledge of individual responsibilities as they relate to the job description.