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Paramedic

Company: South Shore Health
Location: Weymouth
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description Summary Responsible for responding to requests for ALS intervention and for providing emergency medical care in the pre-hospital environment according to Paramedic Protocols and Policies approved by SSHS and the ALS system Medical Director. Performs other duties related to the provision of care and development of the community system. Assists in the Hospital as assigned after appropriate credentialing. Job Description Completes documentation and records according to department policy. a. Run report will be completed accurately and legibly. b. Run report data will be entered into computer database accurately. c. The vehicle/equipment checklist will be completed on every shift. d. All responses will be recorded in the trip log. e. Patient charges will be completed and submitted with each trip report where treatment was provided. f. Patient refusals will be documented as they occur completing a trip sheet and refusal form. g. Narcotics will be signed off per policy. Renders pre-hospital medical care at the paramedic level. a. Performs complete and accurate patient assessments. b. Adheres to Region IV treatment protocols and procedures and carries out medical control's orders within own scope of practice. c. Is proficient in all related ALS skills. d. Has a pleasant and professional manner with patients. e. Gives accurate, concise radio reports and adheres to established radio communication protocols. f. Maintains sufficient knowledge of geography. Performs assigned duties in the emergency department under the supervision of the ED physicians. a. Performs only those techniques within scope of training, under direction of Medical Control Physician. b. Assists with 12 Lead EKGs, blood draws, IV insertions. c. Charts skills done in-house according to appropriate policy. Acts as a team leader in dealing with emergency responses. a. Demonstrates ability to control emergency scenes. b. Directs EMTs and other medical personnel on scene in the patient's best interest. c. Interacts with local EMTs and public safety, fire and police in a spirit of cooperation and professionalism. Pursues new levels in Paramedicine technology and participates in activities which contribute to professional growth and development. a. Maintains current certifications as required. b. Shares new information with fellow staff. c. Attends monthly staff meetings. d. Maintains a skill log for all skills done. Participates in community activities which improve the public's understanding of the EMS system. a. Represents South Shore Health & Educational Corporation and the Department of Paramedic Services to the public in a positive, professional manner. b. Participates effectively in planned public relations events. Minimum Education - Preferred Successful completion of the Community Paramedic class and clinical portion. Minimum Work Experience Prior experience as a provider of pre-hospital care in an emergency setting Critical care experience preferred/ALS transfers Verification of an acceptable motor vehicle driving record, at time of hire, with annual verification required thereafter. Required Licenses / Registrations - Requirement to practice a profession. Licenses are granted by a licensing board in accordance with state law. Example - Registered Nurse (RN) ACLS - EMS BLS - EMS Required Certifications - Certifies a specific competency or recognition in a professional achievement. EMT-P Paramedic License Preffered/Not Required Required Classes/Skills - (Required as of 04/01/2009) Validates attendance in a class which focuses on a particular skill or training. Example - Emergency Response Training (ERT) Employees new to a position have 6 months to attain these Required Classes/Skills Preferred (not required) Classes/Skills PALS, NRP preferred.

Keywords: South Shore Health, Weymouth , Paramedic, Healthcare , Weymouth, Massachusetts

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