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Community Paramedic - Full Time - F-M Ambulance

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint. See yourself at Sanford! Facility: FM Ambulance Location: Fargo, ND Shift: Varies Job Schedule: Full time Weekly Hours: 40.00 Job Summary Community Paramedics (CPs) may provide primary care and/or advanced life support, including medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the ill and injured with the goal of reducing morbidity. Supports existing health services. Provides integrated health services in partnership with other health professional. Extends access to health services delivery in under served and general populations, including primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, mental health, and dental health. Performs other duties as required. Community Paramedics may need to assist and give direction to additional EMS Responders at the scene and/or during transport. CP's must be competent in trauma and medical situations and should possess the knowledge and the necessary skills to provide lifesaving interventions in a pre-hospital setting. Community Paramedics, based on their assessment will provide primary care to adults, infants and children, medical and trauma patients. Individuals should be able to determine the appropriate facility where patients should receive their care based on their knowledge of the condition of the patients and the extent of their injury/illness unless otherwise indicated by medical direction. CP's assess patients in the pre-hospital setting, administers additional care as indicated or given by medical direction. May use equipment included in the medical transport environments. Observe, record and report to medical control the patient's condition injury/illness, the treatment provided and reactions to drugs or treatment at the pre-hospital scene and in transit to the receiving facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics. Exhibit good communication with the patients and primary care physicians to provide patient's status and other critical information. Complete extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided, as well as understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding the pre-hospital medical service. Maintain communication with the patient and the family, comfort and reassure patients and be able to demonstrate concern and courtesy while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information. Depending on location of position, work hours will vary depending on patient needs. This may include overtime, call, backup call, nights, days, weekends, and holidays. Department Details A Community Paramedic is a member of the healthcare team at Sanford that delivers in-home services and care to people with chronic conditions and healthcare needs that may otherwise not be met by existing services. Qualifications High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. Associate degree in Paramedic Technology or Paramedicine preferred. Completion of an accredited Paramedic Training Program required for licensing. Completion of Community Paramedic Training Program. Minimum three years of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) experience required. Displays thorough knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques. Displays knowledge of how various equipment such as a monitor or defibrillator work and how to troubleshoot problems that arise. Holds national registry status at a Paramedic level. Depending on state requirements, may need state license. Additional licensures required depending on state; Paramedic (PAR) Certification and 700 completed and continued education hours as mandated by accreditation. Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Current valid drivers license, and must meet all medical guidelines for Sanford Health Category I drivers. Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1- or send an email to . Job Function: Emergency Medical Services Req Number: R-11690 Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , Community Paramedic - Full Time - F-M Ambulance, Healthcare , Fargo, North Dakota

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