Paramedic & Critical Care Paramedic

$17.50 - $23.50 hourly
  • Community EMS
  • Southfield, Troy, Taylor, Detroit
  • Jan 07, 2021
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Department:       Operations (EMS and affiliated Joint Ventures)

Job Title:            Paramedic  / Critical Care Paramedic


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:

  1. Adhere to the state guidelines of the MFR licensure scope of practice.

  2. Performs pre-hospital duties in compliance with all state EMS rules and regulations, license appropriate.

  3. Transports sick and/or injured patients to or between appropriate medical facilities and/or residence.

  4. Actively participates in the safe delivery of patient care and maintains a safe environment for all patients.

  5. Maintain a thorough working knowledge of local geography to assist in efficient transportation of patients.

  6. Responds professionally and promptly to instructions from a variety of sources, such as, dispatchers and supervisors.

  7. Maintains confidentiality of all patients, employees, corporate records, and patient records in accordance with current HIPAA guidelines.

  8. Safely operates and assists in the maintenance of company owned vehicles as required.

  9. Performs daily vehicle maintenance check and cleans both the inside and outside of assigned unit on a daily basis.

  10. Replenishes medical equipment and supplies as needed.

  11. Monitors and properly operates all communications equipment to ensure efficient, constant, and appropriate contact with the communications department.

  12. Responds to all requests for service in an optimal manner and the priority of response when directed by the dispatcher.

  13. Works expediently to ensure availability of resources in order to maximize utilization and productivity.

  14. Abide by CEMS current Bloodborne Pathogen Plan.

  15. May assist in various duties including but not limited to:
    1. Controlling crowds
    2. Protecting valuables

  16. Exhibits excellent customer service skills and behaviors toward internal and external customers and co-workers.

  17. Adheres to department customer service and performance standards.

  18. Demonstrates personal commitment to the Organization’s core values through active involvement in the performance improvement process.

  19. Demonstrates safe work practices and attitudes, follows safety rules, works to prevent unsafe conditions and behaviors, and participates in organizational and departmental safety programs.

  20. Assists in performing routine housekeeping tasks in and around the building/station.

  21. Drive or attend as defined above and as dictated by local protocols and the state’s Department of Public Health Guidelines.

  22. Perform all advanced procedures required during treatment and transport unless assisted by another licensed EMT-P.

Critical Care Paramedic Responsibilities - All of the above responsibilities plus the following:

  1. UMBC Certified
  2. Must follow State approved Protocols and Procedures within the scope of the Critical Care License, including maintaining required/recommended certifications.
  3. Participates in continuing education classes, seminars, workshops as directed by the designated the Medical Director.

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.

Working Conditions:

  • Physical Effort: Physical demands including lifting, climbing, pushing, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching, and otherwise maneuvering heavy patients, with stretchers and equipment (at least 250 pounds).  Must pass a pre-employment lift test.
  • Work Environment: Works outdoors, in weather common to the work location’s geographic area, on a regular basis.  Exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to: Operations Supervisor
  • Supervises: None

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.