Carilion Clinic PARAMEDIC in Roanoke, Virginia

PARAMEDIC

Post Thru:

07/31/2017

Department:

Carilion Patient Transportation

Location:

Roanoke, VA

Schedule:

Full-time

Shift:

Job Code:

TAH170171R

Job Details:

$2,000 sign-on bonus available per applicable guidelines All of our driving positions do require that you provide a copy of your current driving record and meet driver eligibility requirements. The Paramedic administers life support care and transport to patients in pre-hospital settings as authorized and directed by physician. The Paramedic performs a variety of skills related to acute and non-acute settings in ground and/or air transport, responds to medical emergencies in a 911 setting and protects life and administers cardiac and trauma support when needed, and administers initial treatment at emergency scene, assesses patient response and makes adjustments as needed. The Paramedic gathers and analyzes information and uses reason when dealing with emotional topics. The Paramedic manages difficult customer situations and maintains confidentiality. The Paramedic is also expected to support Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed, or need for additional assistance. Synthesizes complex information. Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulseless, non-breathing patients. Initiates IV drugs to administer medication or drugs or to replace fluids. Administers emergency procedures such as extrication of patient, intubation, defibrillation, and operates under ACLS protocol. Administers injections of medications and drugs. Initiates invasive and non-invasive treatment at an advanced level; treats life threatening arrythmias, respiratory compromise, shock and trauma, and specializing in pediatric care. Observes, records, and reports to physician or command center personnel, patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Utilizes excellent communication skills in dealing with staff, peers, patients and family members in diverse situations. Keeps current on treatment techniques, protocol changes and application of new drugs, material and equipment. Takes responsibility for own actions and those of support team members. Coordinates activities with external entities if needed. Prepares required reports and maintains records of activities. Obtains all information needed for insurance billings of patients, and has knowledge of covered and non-covered charges as they pertain to ambulance services, and insurance guidelines. Writes clearly and presents numerical data/patient reports effectively and on time. Maintains knowledge of basic computer skills and applicable software. Checks daily units assigned, clean and stocks, and reports any malfunctions to the in-house mechanic. Maintains cost efficiency in supplies and uses resources appropriately. Transports patients to hospital and non-hospital sites observing safety guidelines. Maintains advanced transport medical knowledge and abilities. Maintains and excellent driving record and may operate vehicle to emergency scene. Maintains knowledge of state and federal laws, and follows Western EMS protocol, Carilion Policies and Procedures regarding safety and patient care. Maintains continuing education requirements by National, State, CAMTS and Carilion standards. Minimum Qualifications Required Education: High school graduate or equivalent required. Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical program in paramedic studies preferred. Experience: One year Paramedic experience perferred. Licensure, certification, and/or registration: Certified in the State of Viginia as a Paramedic and maintains National Registered Paramedic status (preferred). AHA BLS - HCP, EVOC, and ACLS required. PALS, Haz Mat Awareness , NRP and PHTLS or BTLS required within one year from date of hire. Other Minimum Qualifications: Must maintain continuing education hours to meet re-certification status as required by State and National standards. All of our driving positions do require that you provide a copy of your current driving record and meet driver eligibility requirements. Inspiring Better Health at Carilion Clinic Every day at Carilion Clinic, our employees come together to inspire better health in our patients, their families and our communities. Explore how you can be a part of this diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary patient-centered team, and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others. As an employee, you can take advantage of our competitive pay, various scheduling options, continuing education opportunities and excellent benefits. Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech. Service Excellence and Quality are hallmarks of Carilion Clinic. As a team member, you will be expected to consistently deliver the best in care and customer service. As an employee, you will demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with our patients, families, visitors and with each other. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Carilion is a Drug-Free Workplace.

Hours:

Various shifts and hours including weekends and holidays

Contact Information:

Email:

jsratliff@carilionclinic.org

Address:

1212 3rd Street Roanoke, VA 24016