Job Title: Paramedic
Department/Agency: Sioux Center Ambulance
Reports to: Chief Medic, Executive Board
- Accountability – Follows-up on and meets commitments, takes ownership for work, and possesses a strong ability to stay focused on individual, department, and City results.
- Communication – Clearly and effectively expresses ideas and thoughts (verbally and in writing); listens actively.
- Customer Focus & Public Relations – Builds positive internal and external customer relationships; is committed to customer satisfaction; assumes responsibility for solving customer problems and ensures commitments to customers are met.
- Initiative – Independently acts to resolve problems and provide solutions; seeks out new responsibilities; generates new ideas; practices self-development.
- Safety – Understands and supports safety standards as required by the job; keeps the workplace clean and safe.
- Teamwork – Encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, and trust among the team; fosters commitment and team spirit; works cooperatively with others to achieve overall goals.
The following Core Competencies apply to everyone and are essential to all ambulance members or employees:
- Maintains readiness for requests for service response; returns to readiness quickly after calls are completed; maintains accountability for equipment and supplies; completes administrative tasks by established deadlines; participates in organizational development; assures that equipment and station is maintained and clean; unit logs are completed.
- Provides service and medical care in the context of the request for service that follows established protocols; applies proficiency in clinical skills; maintains knowledge of established protocols; provides compassionate service to meet human needs; maintains awareness of need for and interface with special operations units; maintains scene safety; transports patient to appropriate destination.
- Collects, communicates and completely documents information about the request for service to further quality patient care; delivers complete and timely report to hospital staff; provides complete billing information; assures patient privacy.
- Responds to requests for service; drives safely; assures quick response and turnout times within department guidelines; follows appropriate routing.
- Participates in and conducts training exercises for EMS providers, first responders, and the public; participates in training to improve knowledge and skills; participates in inter-agency training and reviews; interacts regularly with first responders; interacts with public to share safety and prevention messages; assists with public education events; maintains appropriate level of physical fitness for response readiness.
Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes: This position is also responsible for the oversight and leadership of EMT’s and Drivers during the duration requests for service. This position may assist Chief Medic or Executive Board with employee/member evaluations.
Schedule: 12/16/24 hour shifts, varying days depending on the needs of the service, hours will include weekend coverage and may include holiday coverage. Hours may be extended due to late shift requests for service.
Minimum Job Requirements:
- Certification as an Iowa Paramedic, must maintain currency
- High School Diploma
- Current AHA BLS-CPR Healthcare Provider, ACLS Provider, PALS Provider (or equivalent)
- Driver’s license is required
- Completion of all Sioux Center Ambulance required competencies, mandatory trainings, proficiencies and evaluations as scheduled
Sioux Center Ambulance requires reference/background screening for all positions. Pre-employment and random drug screening may be required.
Preferred Job Requirements: Graduate of an accredited paramedic program and three years of experience providing advanced life support level of emergency medical services are preferred.
Physical, Environmental, and Special Working Conditions:
- Ability to see and hear sufficiently for accurate perception of patient condition, including the ability to differentiate fine distinctions in appearance and sound.
- Standing and/or walking: approximately 40% of the time. Sitting approximately 60%.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures, fumes and/or chemicals, heights, loud noises.
- Successful completion of physical ability test which includes moving 150 pounds, lifting 100 pounds, walking up and down 23 stairs with equipment, and performing CPR is required.
- Ability to work and complete duties while wearing a N95 respirator.
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