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Paramedic - F-M Ambulance - FT

Company: Sanford Health
Location: Fargo
Posted on: June 10, 2021

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.

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Facility: FM Ambulance

Location: Fargo, ND

Address: 2215 18th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA

Shift: Varies

Job Schedule: Full time

Weekly Hours: 42.00

Job Summary

For over 60 years, F-M Ambulance has been providing world-class pre-hospital care to the community we love.

  • We are an Advanced Life Support service that serves the cities of Fargo, ND, West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN as well as portions of Cass county ND, and Clay county MN- which covers a total population of approximately 240,000 citizens.
  • We are committed to strong community partnerships with other first responders and organizations throughout our community.
  • We are reliable and dependable – when our community needs help, we are there 24-hrs/day, 7 days/week, every day of the year. We are a fast-paced ambulance service with an annual call volume exceeding 30,000 calls for service per year.
  • Our team members typically work 12-hour shifts (4 days on/4 days off) with no on-call time required!
  • Our teams of Paramedics and EMTs take pride in what they do. It is our privilege to serve those who need our help, and we are passionate about providing the best care possible.
  • We are a family – we support each other through tough times, and best of all, we have fun together.

What can you expect from F-M Ambulance?

  • Cutting edge equipment and protocols such as Stryker PowerLoad stretcher systems, LifePak 15 cardiac monitors, Hamilton and Zoll ventilators, LUCAS devices, and RSI capabilities to provide the best care in our area.
  • We have a unique field training and mentoring program to ensure new and experienced EMS providers are set up for success from their very first day.
  • Opportunities to be involved in various committees: Safety, clinical quality assurance, disaster preparedness/MCI, and tactical EMS unit.
  • Career advancement opportunities: EMT, Paramedic, Crew Leader 1 & 2, Charge paramedic, Field Training Officer (FTO), and Field Supervisor
  • Our team has access to an employee assistance program and a peer assistance crisis team (PACT) to assist team members through difficult situations.
  • Uniforms and continuing education opportunities are provided at no cost!

Generous Sign-on Bonus Available Paramedics provide advanced medical care to patients. Complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Paramedics may need to assist and give direction to additional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Responders at the scene and/or during transport.

Paramedics, based on their assessment, will provide emergency care to adults, infants and children, medical and trauma patients. Determine the appropriate facility that patients should be transported to based on their knowledge of the condition of the patients and the extent of their injuries unless otherwise indicated by medical direction.

Constantly assess the patient while in route to the emergency facility, administers additional care as indicated or given by medical direction. Paramedics may use equipment included in the medical transport environments. Observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment at the emergency scene and in transit to the receiving facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics.

Paramedics will demonstrate good communication with the receiving facility to get medical direction and 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 emergency medical service. Paramedics maintain communication with the patient and the family, comforts and reassures patients and be able to demonstrate concern and courtesy while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information. Assist with patient care in the receiving facility; lifting and moving patients as required.

Physical activities include but not limited to will require considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body; such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Attend training classes to maintain national certification, state licensure, and keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge. 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.


Completion of an accredited Paramedic Training Program required for licensing.

Must have a thorough knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques, knowledge of how various equipment such as a monitor or defibrillator work and how to troubleshoot problems that may arise.

Requires current licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) in state(s) of practice and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges as required by position.

Hold national registry status at an EMT-Paramedic/Paramedic level. If the Individual does not hold the required state license upon hire, the individual must obtain the license(s) within 30 days of hire.

Must maintain driver's license and good driving record if 21 years of age or older.

Requires Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. Successfully complete Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) class.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, sick leave and paid time off. To review your benefit eligibility, visit https://sanfordhealth.jobs/benefits .

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 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Job Function: Emergency Medical Services

Req Number: R-44181

Featured: No

Keywords: Sanford Health, Fargo , Paramedic - F-M Ambulance - FT, Other , Fargo, North Dakota

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