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Munson Healthcare Paramedic 36 Hr in Traverse City, Michigan

SUMMARY

The Paramedic is part of a professional medical crew responsible for initial patient assessment and treatment in emergent, non-emergent pre-hospital and inter-hospital patient care situations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Michigan Paramedic license.

Paramedic experience in an active Advanced Life Support (ALS) EMS System required.

Current American Heart Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required.

Current ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) or PHTLS (Prehospital Trauma Life Support) Certifications required within 6 months of hire.

Current AHA (American Heart Association’s), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) required within 6 months of hire.

AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) NRP (Neonatal Resusciation Program) required within 6 months of hire.

Must hold and maintain a valid Michigan Driver's License and maintain a satisfactory driving record, as defined by the North Flight insurance carrier.

Must successfully complete a State of Michigan criminal background investigation.

Must successfully complete pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing and maintain satisfactory test results for continued Drug and Alcohol Testing in conjunction with the established North Flight, Inc. and Munson Healthcare Policy(ies) for same.

Successful completion of North Flight and all applicable medical control authority written and/or oral protocol examinations.

Successful completion of the Munson Medical Center/Munson Healthcare pre-employment physical examination and North Flight physical agility test.

Successful completion of North Flight EMS Orientation Program.

Effective verbal and written communication skills, including participation in presentations to other professionals and the public.

Computer literacy/skills required.

ORGANIZATION

Reports to North Flight General Manager, Manager and his/her Designee.

POPULATIONS SERVED, COMPETENCIES, INCLUDING AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED

Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below: X_All ages (birth & above)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare.

  2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.

  3. Promotes personal and patient safety.

  4. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.

  5. Must successfully complete an initial Michigan Department of Corrections LEIN form and thereafter on a yearly basis.

  6. Performs initial and on-going assessment of each patient.

  7. Collects data in a systematic and continuous manner. This data is accessible, communicated and recorded.

  8. Makes accurate diagnosis based on patient assessment.

  9. Implements the appropriate medical protocols; recognizes and communicates pertinent changes in health status to on-line medical Control.

  10. Assist physician with treatment, examination, and medical orders as directed.

  11. Performs techniques and procedures as ordered by a physician or outlined in the North Flight Inter-Hospital Protocols or the applicable Medical Control Authority Pre-Hospital Protocols.

  12. The Paramedic is required to efficiently operate highly complex communication telemetry equipment, which is the primary link to the emergency physician as well as other responding emergency units. The Paramedic's responsibility is to:

a. Coordinate by radio with other public safety vehicles

b. Dispatch other vehicles, i.e. ambulance, police or fire to a scene if deemed necessary

c. Establish VHF voice communication with the receiving hospital to relay pertinent patient information

d. Establish VHF communication for voice and telemetry transmission

  1. Assumes responsibility for special projects as assigned by his/her applicable North Flight General Manager, Manager or his/her Designee.

  2. Participates in EMS Staff Meetings and team activities for problem identification, problem-solving and operational planning. Assists in the development and implementation of standards, methods and tools to improve patient care.

  3. Acts as a preceptor to new personnel for orientation to policies, procedures, protocols, equipment and their role within EMS.

  4. Collaborates with other health care professionals in the care of patients.

  5. Participates as requested in the education of other health care professionals and the general public.

  6. Respects the needs and rights of co-workers, patients and the public.

  7. This position dictates a high degree of confidentiality.

  8. Works in collaboration with all segments of the population, both private and public, to maintain positive relationship within EMS field.

  9. Willingness to work toward creating and maintaining positive image of North Flight by assisting in community events and educational programs.

  10. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

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