Midwest Medical Transport Operational Development Paramedic in Des Moines, Iowa

Summary/Objective

The ODT Paramedic helps open new stations, provides help to stations that are short providers, and are leaders in the EMS community. Provides basic to advanced emergency and non-emergency paramedical care to the ill and injured. Guides and directs EMT’s in the application of appropriate EMS techniques, as required. Performs direct illness/injury assessment and management, preparation for transport, transfer of required information, and patient care.

ADA: (American Disabilities Act)

Incidence

Percentage of Time Spent

Lifting 125#

High

(50%-75%)

Standing

Medium

(25%-50%)

Sitting

High

(50%-75%)

Walking

Medium

(25%-50%)

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Travel to multiple states as well as work locally.

  • Attends emergency and non-emergency medical requests as they arise, renders on-site assistance to patients as required.

  • Performs initial assessment and management of illness or injury to emergency patients in accordance with specified protocol and procedures.

  • Prepares or assists in the preparations of patients for transport, ensuring compliance with protocol and procedure.

  • Provides direct paramedical and comprehensive patient care as required in each individual case.

  • Leads, guides, and/or assists in training of lower level personnel and/or students, as specifically assigned.

  • Inspects emergency medical equipment to ensure serviceability and compliance with safety and infection control regulations and standards.

  • Performs daily duties and miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • Leads, guides, and/or assists in training of lower level personnel and/or students, as specifically assigned

  • Safely operate and maintain an emergency vehicle while in compliance with all laws pertaining to the operation of an emergency vehicle while transporting patients

  • Render competent patient care in both pre-hospital and inter-facility setting

  • Thorough knowledge of EMS procedures and ability to integrate knowledge and performance into practical situations

  • Interact professionally with other health care personnel

  • Interact professionally with disabled, disadvantaged, sick and injured persons

  • Work as part of a team

  • Accurately and completely document information required in EMS charts, including PCRs, daily vehicle inspections, and daily inventory checks

  • Assists other EMS providers with EMS care

  • Give report verbally or in writing to higher healthcare facilities

  • Clean the equipment, check and replace the used and damaged supplies

  • Compliance with all company and local agency policies, procedures, and applicable protocols for emergency treatment and transportation

  • Attend refresher programs and continuing education required by medical director

  • Maintain a clean appearance, demonstrating courteous, professional and ethical behavior

Competencies

  • Skills and experience incumbent to function with proficiency at the ALS level of service

  • Self-confidence, emotional stability, good judgment, tolerance for high stress

  • Ability to deal with adverse situations

  • Possess good verbal communication skills

Work Environment

  • Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations.

  • May be exposed to infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous substances. May encounter environmental extremes, violent individuals, and numerous other hazards.

  • Work in varied weather conditions.

  • At times will have long, unpredictable hours

Physical Demands

  • Physically strenuous and can be emotionally stressful, sometimes involving life-or-death situations

  • Bending, sitting, kneeling, moving and lifting patients and equipment

  • Must be able to drive/ride in ambulance for long periods of times without issue

  • Must possess physical agility necessary to lift and move patients safely

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full time position

  • Dependent upon the station being worked at; 8, 10, 12 or 24-hour shifts.

Travel

  • Members on this team must be able to travel throughout the Midwest.

Required Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • National Registry Paramedic Card

  • ACLS Certification

  • PALS Certification

  • BLS Certification

  • CPR Certification

  • Valid State Driver’s License

  • 3 years EMS experience

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Management Experience

  • Critical Care Certification

  • ICS certifications

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Current & valid state driver’s license

  • Must pass company provided PCP physical capacity profile exam (post offer, pre- employment) & Drug Screen

  • Meet company policy MVR criteria

  • Must successfully complete company sponsored EVOC

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of actives, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Reports to: Operational Development Team Manager

Position oversees: Paramedics, EMTs and Ambulance Drivers.