Paramedic – Part-time

JOB POSTING TITLE:                       Part-time Paramedic

TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT:                 Part-time 0.6 FTE (48 hours per pay period)                                       

 

                                                                Rotating on-call, weekends and holidays

General Responsibilities

A paramedic functions as the most extensively trained primary care provider in the pre-hospital setting. The paramedic is responsible for all aspects of care provided to the sick and injured. The paramedic provides both basic and advanced life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, invasive airway management, cardiac monitoring and administration of medications. The paramedic is frequently in a leadership role working with a small team of lesser-trained prehospital care providers. The paramedic is responsible for verbal communication with the patient, other prehospital providers and hospital personnel, including physician medical directors. The paramedic completes extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided, and must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. The paramedic must be dedicated to continued learning through continuing education and maintenance of licensures and certifications.

The paramedic must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. The paramedic must be able to function independently at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing. The paramedic must be able to remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while assuming the leadership role inherent in carrying out the functions of the position. Good judgment is essential in directing other team members to assist as needed, along with advanced knowledge, technical skills. The paramedic must possess excellent verbal communication skills and be capable of adapting to situations with violence and emotional instability in multicultural settings. The paramedic must possess critical reasoning and math skills and be capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Self-motivation is essential.

The paramedic will be scheduled 24 hour shifts (12 hours on and 12 hours on-call) and be based in the Emergency Room.  The paramedic’s primary responsibility is to respond to emergency calls and go on transports.  The paramedic will assist patients, physicians, respiratory therapists and nurses in the ER under the direction of the Emergency Room Physician and Emergency Room RN as described in the job description.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Training:

  • High school diploma
  • Current National Registry Paramedic
  • Current MN Paramedic Certification
  • Current Healthcare Provider BLS Certification
  • Current ACLS Certification
  • Current valid, non restricted Minnesota Driver’s License
  • Training in Emergency Vehicle Operations
  • EVOC or be able to pass the curricula in one year

Skill(s): 

  • Able to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical computations; skill in taking temperatures, pulse, respirations, blood pressure and weigh
  • Legible printing and/or handwriting.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow verbal and written instructions;
  • Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with patients, families and health team members;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public.
  • Ability to manage time effectively.

EXPERIENCE:  Preferred but not required.

Excellent Benefits:  Up to 26 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year, Single health insurance premium paid in full, Dental and Life insurance available and Public Employee Retirement Association of MN (PERA).

CONTACT:  HR at ext. 392, Website info www.montevideomedical.com or email hr@montevideomedical.com