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Company: Greenville Regional Hospital, Greenville, IL
Job Title: Paramedic and ER Tech
Date Posted: 11/05/2012
Industry: Health

Administers first aid treatment and transports sick or injured persons to medical facility, working as member of emergency medical team by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Functions within all policies, procedures, rules and regulations applicable to the organization and Emergency Medical Services system.
-Responds to instructions from emergency medical dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified location.
-Monitors communication equipment to maintain contact with dispatcher.
-Removes or assists in removal of victims from scene of accident or catastrophe.
-Establish IV access for IV solutions or Saline Locks.
-Determines nature and extent of illness or injury or magnitude of catastrophe to assess first aid procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance, basing decisions on statements of persons involved, examination of victim or victims, and knowledge of emergency medical practice.
-Administers prescribed first aid treatment at site of emergency or in specially equipped vehicle, performing such activities as application of splints, administration of oxygen, treatment of wounds or abrasions, administration of medications (as license allows), or administration of artificial resuscitation.
-Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at treatment facility.
-Assists in removal of victims from vehicle and transfer of victims to treatment center.
-Assists treatment center admitting personnel to obtain and record information related to victims' vital statistics and circumstances of emergency.
-Maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenishes first aid equipment and supplies.
-Assists in controlling crowds, protecting valuables, or performing other duties at scene of catastrophe.
-Assists professional medical personnel in emergency treatment administered at medical facility.
-Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.
-Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulseless, nonbreathing patient.
-Monitors cardiac patient.
-Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medication or drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in body.
-Performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patient.
-Inflates pneumatic anti-shock garment on patient to improve blood circulation.
-Observes, records, and reports to Physician patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incident.

This job has supervisory responsibilities on an occasional basis.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

a. Education and/or Experience.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

b. General Skills
Ability to read and comprehend instructions.  Ability to write.  Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries or complaints.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to apply common sense and respond to instructions, written or oral.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

c. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
-Maintains current license, certifications, continuing education and other required staff development programs required by the facility and or their departmental guidelines.
-State Of IL Paramedic Emergency Medical Technician License.
-Valid Drivers License

-Able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of the position can be fully met.  Be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.  Able to assume awkward positions (bending, stooping, squatting and reaching) on a frequent basis.  Able to move/walk, push/pull, (patients/residents, carts, wheelchairs, stretchers, equipment, boxes, etc.) on a frequent basis.
-The staff member must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and frequently lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. 

-While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly exposed to and works inside a controlled indoors environment.  Is subject to frequent interruptions.  Is involved with patients/residents, staff members, visitors, regulatory agency personnel, etc.  May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents, family members, staff members, or others.  May be subject to exposure from infectious waste and disease, including, but not limited to AIDS, Hepatitis B, and TB.
-While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock. 

Communicates effectively and appropriately. Gets along and cooperates with co-workers and appropriately interacts with others. Participates and functions as an effective member of the healthcare team.

Exchanges information concerning patients/residents/customers/staff members and the organization with others only on a "need to know" basis.  Understands and implements the "Bill Of Rights" for patients and residents ensuring considerate, respectful care and privacy of any information, personal or medical that can identify a patient and or their medical record information.

Promptly arrives for the designated shift.  Follows all applicable policies regarding schedules, attendance and organizational requirements.

Understands and uses safe practices at all times.  Reports all unsafe conditions to the appropriate manager immediately.  Assures all equipment functions properly before use.  Knows and adheres to all safety and fire prevention rules and regulations.  Knows location and use of personal protective equipment, fire plan, MSDS, Disaster Plan, and Exposure Control Plan.

Provides excellent service to all customers including (patients, residents, families, visitors, volunteers, physicians and co-workers) striving to exceed their expectations. Demonstrates courtesy, compassion and respect. Is thoroughly committed to the mission, vision, and heritage of Greenville Regional Hospital.

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