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Paramedic

Company: UT Health East Texas
Location: Tyler
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Advancing Healthcare Together – The Future of   Healthcare is in East Texas

Why UT Health East Texas?

Our People.  Our people truly are our greatest   strength.  They make a massive difference in the amazing care we provide   every day.  We work closely together to create a positive experience for   our patients and each other.

Our Purpose. We will build on your experience and provide   meaningful and purposeful career growth for your future. You will have the   opportunity every day to make a difference in someone’s life and change the   course of healthcare.

Our Place. Tyler, TX is a small town with a huge heart where you   will have the privilege of caring for your neighbors. Everybody is somebody   here.

Representing the very best in healthcare, UT   Health East Texas is comprised of 10 hospitals and more than 50 clinics   across east Texas.  With nearly 7,500 employees and over 1,000 licensed   in-patient beds, UT Health East Texas provides healthcare services to   thousands of patients annually through our hospitals, clinics, Level 1 trauma   facility, air emergency fleet and EMS service in a metropolitan service area   of a quarter-million people.

WHAT WE OFFER: 

  •   Market-Leading salary & benefits package
  •   Paid   training program
  •   Flexible shift options
  •   Retirement program/401K+
  •   Paid continuing education
  •   Paid time off
  •   Free uniforms
  •   Relocation and Sign on Bonus available -FT only

 

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Prompt and regular attendance at work.
  •  Effectively follow all UT Health East Texas EMS policies, procedures, guidelines and   chain of command.
  •  Maintain all required certifications according to company policy.
  •  Attendance at all Continuing Education (CE) courses as policy dictates.
  •  Conduct self in a highly ethical and professional manner projecting a positive company image while maintaining a neat and professional appearance at all times in accordance with company policies.
  •  Maintain a positive, professional, and cooperative working relationship with   physicians, nurses, public safety agencies, the general public, allied health professionals, and other members of our EMS system. 
  • Assess and treat any medical situation with appropriate techniques (resources and   equipment) while maintaining the highest standard of patient care and   professionalism according to current company standards.
  • Follow medical care practices as documented in UT Health East Texas EMS Protocols   and mandated by the Medical Control Board. The scope of medical practice will   be confined to medical practice as defined by the Department of State Health   Services (DSHS), unless otherwise specified by directives or protocols from   the Medical Director.
  • Complete  all documentation regarding patient care and billing information in accordance with company policy. Maintain thorough knowledge of the ambulance and equipment, its function and use and   reporting any malfunction or damage to equipment promptly in accordance with   company policy.
  •  Maintain   the ambulance in a clean, organized and response ready mode. When   assigned as an Operator/Driver, will be responsible to operate the assigned   ambulance under control at all times and in   accordance with all federal,   state, and local laws that govern ambulance operation, and in accordance with approved company policy   and safe and efficient ambulance operation.
  • Responsible  for safe handling of patient transport during loading and unloading,   transport on stretcher, and actual transport on the ambulance.
  •   Function   as Incident Commander and be able to set up incident command when necessary.
  •   Perform   other such duties as may be required or directed. 
  •   Paramedics   are accountable for responding to all assigned calls in the most appropriate,   efficient manner and providing the highest standards of patient care while   keeping a safe and hazard-free environment. The Paramedic works with an EMT   on an MICU ambulance and contributes to overall patient care in the areas of   patient assessment, triage, packaging and transport according to protocol.

 


 

 


 

Experience:

  •   Working knowledge of English grammar, spelling and usage is required
  •   Excellent, positive interpersonal/communication skills
  •   Ability to read/write
  •   Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  •   Self-motivated, efficient work habits
  •   Work well in a team
  •   Provide positive customer service
  •   Subject   to many interruptions
  •   Frequent exposure to a variety of elements including cleaning supplies
  •   Exposure to patient with various ailments and from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
  •   Understand and adapts service techniques based on patient age and cultural background.

Certification and Licensure:

  •   Texas DSHS certification as EMT-P
  •   Possess and maintain all certifications required by the Medical Control Board and by   the UT Health East Texas EMS Master Contract.
  •   Possess and maintain current Texas motor vehicle operator’s license and meet all   company requirements according to policy.
  •   National Registry
  •   International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) certification or Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support   (PHTLS) certification
  •   Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (PEPP) certification or Pediatric   Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification
  •   Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification

Compliance Requirements

  •   Comply with regulatory requirements, guidelines, and policies

 

BEHAVIORAL STANDARDS:

Service

  •   Patient Centered Customer Service: Genuinely care about people.
  •   Cultivate a compassionate environment: Changing lives for the better together.

Quality

  •   Clinical and Operational Excellence: A relentless drive to be the best. Holistic Approach: Think and act for the benefit of the whole.

People

  •   Promote a collaborative environment: Build effective working relationships with   others.
  •   Identify and Develop Talent: Prepare others to deliver excellence.

Financial

  •   Business Acumen: Know, own and drive our business.
  •   Continually Simplify and Improve: Work to make everything as efficient as possible.

Growth

  •   Foster Innovation: Seek and apply leading edge solutions.
  •   Set Clear Direction: Tell others where you are going, how to get there and why.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Unimpaired mobility: Must be able to quickly respond to   ambulance, must be able to access patients in difficult terrain, must be able   to climb stairs, must be able to work in close and dangerous environments   such as damaged vehicles, must be able with partner to carry equipment and   patients weighing up to 180 pounds.

 

Physical Abilities: Must be able to perform strenuous physical   requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a   variety of environmental conditions. It is preferred that you are able to   swim at the basic survival level.

 

Fine Motor Skills: Must be able to perform required medical   skills and techniques, such as bandaging, splinting, establishing an IV,   performing endotracheal intubation and other advanced airway techniques,   manual defibrillation, pleural decompression.

 

Vision: Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night   operation of emergency vehicles, must have color acuity adequate for   determination of skin and blood color, and must be able to read medication   dosages on drug labels and syringes.

 

Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand information provided by   patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds and   accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able to   differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments;   must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights   and sirens.

 

Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level   audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly in   stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with patients,   families and other emergency personnel.

The employee is regularly required to use   hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or   hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The   employee is required to sit; climb or balance; step, stoop, crawl, kneel, or   crouch.

The employee must lift in conjunction with   the partner or assist in moving and/or balance up to 250 pounds and   occasionally lift, move, and/or balance up to 350 pounds.  Specific   vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision,   color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust   focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Works outdoors and indoors with occasional   exposure to hazardous conditions and to blood/body fluids, requires   respirator use, fumes/odors, extended day, and temperature changes.    Frequently works with others, face-to-face contact with others with exposure   to noise mechanical equipment, and electrical equipment.  Performs shift   work and performs duties frequently in a mobile environment and in confined   areas.

Keywords: UT Health East Texas, Tyler , Paramedic, Other , Tyler, Texas

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