Department: Operations (EMS and affiliated Joint Ventures)
Job Title: Paramedic / Critical Care Paramedic
SALARY GRADE: EMT Ranges
FLSA Status: Non Exempt
General Summary: Under general supervision, and in accordance with Medical Control Board’s policy, procedure and protocol, performs specific tasks required for the effective and efficient care of patients in a pre-hospital setting and/or intra-facility transfers. Exhibits courteous and professional behavior while interacting with co-workers, patients, families, health care professionals, and public safety personnel. Promotes and maintains a smooth working relationship between management and employees. Operates and maintains company equipment in a safe and professional manner. While actual responsibilities may vary, the following are typical of the duties that would be performed.
Paramedic Responsibilities - All of the above responsibilities plus the following:
Critical Care Paramedic Responsibilities - All of the above responsibilities plus the following:
Knowledge, Skills And Abilities Required:
Minimum Education: Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. Where applicable and as required must maintain Continuing Education per the local Medical Control Authorities and the state’s Department of Consumer & Industry Services.
Contact With Others: Co-workers, clients, patients and families, medical personnel. Must be able to write, read and speak English fluently.
Analytical Demands: Must be able to think and act calmly and quickly in emergency situations.
Certification, Licensure, Registration: Licensed as Emergency Medical Responder, EMT-B, Advanced EMT (Specialist/Intermediate), or EMT-P by the state’s Department of Consumer & Industry Services and maintained in good standing. Must possess a current American Heart Association CPR certification and maintain in good standing. EMT-P employees must also posses a current American Heart Association ACLS certification, maintained in good standing. Critical Care Paramedic employees must also have UMBC certification (University of Maryland Baltimore College program certification) and possess ITLS or PHTLS, PALS, and NRP certifications. All licensure levels must possess a valid Driver's License in the state of employment, and be eligible for driving privileges based on current company policies and procedures.
The above primary job duties and responsibilities describe the level and nature of work performed by the employees assigned to this job. The description should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities performed by this job.
Established in 1982, Community EMS began with twenty-five employees and four ambulances. At present, there are over 500 employees among its organizations and has a fleet of emergency and non-emergency vehicles that include standard ambulances, mobile intensive care units and bariatric transport vehicles. In addition to an exponential increase in size and services offered, Community EMS has grown in structure.
Located at 25400 West Eight Mile Road in Southfield, Michigan, the company now occupies its fourth change of location due to continuing growth over the years. This Southfield location houses our state-of-the-art 24/7 dispatch facility, which accepts over 500 calls each day. Other technological advancements include the implementation of electronic patient care reporting (ePCR) which allows EMS providers to use handheld devices to accurately and securely record patient data at the scene of the emergency or routine transport.
Over the past thirty-six years, Community EMS has developed a number of mutually rewarding relationships with other health care systems, municipalities, and ancillary providers. Community EMS has provided staff and vehicles for such national disasters as Hurricanes Ike, Rita, Katrina, Sandy, Florence, Harvey, Erma, California Wild Fires, COVID-19 FEMA Response and has engaged in county wide emergency preparedness plans and agreements. We have treated and transported to Army Core of Engineers Field Hospital at TCF Center.