American Medical Response Paramedic Basic in Yakima, Washington

PARAMEDIC BASIC Requisition ID 2019-4403 Location US-WA-Yakima Employment Type Regular Full-Time MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS JOB Job Title: Paramedic Basic Reports To: Field Operations Supervisor Department: Operations FLSA Status: Non Exempt A $10,000 sign-on bonus is being offer for those accepting full time Paramedic positions Ask about potential relocation assistance POSITION SUMMARY: The mission and purpose this position is to compassionately deliver high-quality service and basic, as well as advanced patient care in a professional, caring and cost-effective manner. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: * Assess each call situation to determine best course of action and appropriate protocol. * Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator, EKG monitor, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR and other procedures and medications as required to provide advanced medical care. * Develop and utilize triage skills to provide optimal efficiency during calls. * Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and safety requirements. * Lift and move patients as required to provide optimum care. * Communicate with receiving facility to receive medical direction and to provide critical information. * Communicate with patient and loved ones to provide information and assurance that care is being given, and to show compassion. * Act as team leader and take responsibility for scene and unit management as needed. * Drive the ambulance and provide map reading support to minimize call response time. * Continuously maintain all required certifications. * Communicate with dispatcher to receive and understand call data and customer feedback. * Monitor and maintain the general condition of the unit, keep it clean and stocked for optimal call response to maintain the image of AMR. * Document activities with regard to patient care and billing completely to ensure appropriate information is available regarding each call. * Follow policies and procedures regarding out-of-chute times and turnaround times. * Consider patient status and insurance preferred facilities when determining transportation destinations. * Ability to work past scheduled shift with little or no notice. * Work collaboratively and in a professional manner with all allied health and public safety personnel. * Reports immediately to the on duty supervisor and/or account manager any incident involving a negative customer and/or patient interaction. * Read road maps, drive vehicles, and accurately discern street signs and address numbers. * Read medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner. * Communicate verbally with patients and significant others in various environments to interview patient, family members, and bystanders. * Ability to discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient's condition and to the treatment given. * Converse with dispatcher and EMS providers via phone or radio as to status of patient. * Adhere to all company policies and procedures. * Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS or PEPP, BTLS or PHTLS Provider Certification (where applicable or required by contract) and FEMA ICS 100,200,700,800. * Driving record in compliance with AMR Safety and Driving policy. Experience: * Some past work experience, preferably in healthcare desired. EEO STATEMENT EOE including Veterans and Disabled OPTIONS Employer's Job# 2019-4403 Please visit j