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Paramedic

Company: Sioux City Fire Rescue
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Paramedic

Description

Sioux City Fire Rescue (SCFR) department is an internationally-accredited agency serving the citizens and visitors of Sioux City since 1888. SCFR provides the highest level of professional service possible. Our SCFR department has an opening for a PARAMEDIC who is looking to be part of our successful team. The position provides direct patient care and transport in the prehospital environment. Additionally, performs non-emergency functions such as injuryllness prevention and other public safety activities. Candidate must possess or be able to obtain a valid drivers license. Employee will be required to have a valid Iowa Paramedic Certification at start of employment, yet will be given reasonable consideration to obtain reciprocity (if needed) at the time of conditional hire. ACLS, PALS, CPR certification required. National Registry certification preferred. At the City, we value our employees by providing them the peace of mind through our exceptional compensation and benefits package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Our employees enjoy our competitive benefits which include but not limited to medical and dental coverage, life and cafeteria plan options, generous paid leave time and IPERS. Our employees are required to reside within 10 miles of the City of Sioux City limits which extends to other states; Nebraska and South Dakota. Hours of work will vary; the division operates every day.

Duties

Responsible for oversight of all emergency medical treatment provided. Provides emergency medical treatment, including, but not limited to, initiate and maintain IV access and medication infusion, operate complex electronic monitoring, provide medical intervention including pulse oximetry, cardiac monitorefibrillator and glucometer. Performs physical examination including interviewing patient for medical history; performs ongoing assessment and reassessment of patient; recognizes need for advanced medical intervention. Provides emergency medical treatment as per scope of practice, state law, procedures, and medical direction. Provides accurate medical documentation of all EMS calls and treatment provided and ensures documentation is sent to the appropriate receiving hospital. Reports verbally and in writing, observations and medical care of the patient. Provides accurate medical documentation, in a timely manner, of all emergency medical treatment provided. Maintains compliance with HIPPA standards and patient confidentiality. Knowledgeable and compliant with all SCFR procedures including SCFR safety and infection control procedures. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with officials, other agencies, fellow employees, and the general public. Responsible for station duties and assigned community outreach, including EMS coverage at events. Ensures maintenance, cleanliness and readiness of ambulance, equipment, inventory and station. Notifies supervisor of any issues with equipment, vehicles, and calls. Serves as a field trainerreceptor for EMT students Attend and participates in required department training. Serves on City or Department advisory committees. Act as Lead Medic as required. Maintains regular and punctual attendance and working hours. Scheduled shifts may include 24, 12, 8, or other shifts as assigned Expected to temporarily perform duties outside of normal classification in the event of a declared emergency. In the event that an employee is excused from work other than being sick, they will be required to report to work in a state of declared emergency. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Cognitive Demands, Skills and Abilities: Ability to speak clearly so others can understand you, ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer), ability to see details at a distance, ability to identify and understand the speech of another person, ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. Ability to handle confidential information and situations in a sensitive manner. Ability to take initiative. Effective oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work efficiently and safely with little direct supervision. Problem-solving abilities. Accurate math skills. Ability to concentrate in a diverse work setting. Sound judgement and decision making abilities. Ability to drive safely in all road and weather conditions. Ability to perform advanced medical procedures within scope of practice to include invasive procedures, in stressful situations. Ability to provide training. Ability to act as Lead Medic on a shift, given appropriate training and experience.

Job Knowledge: General knowledge of EMS equipment and ambulance maintenance. General knowledge of office equipment. Infectious disease. Proficiency with computer software and applications.

Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication: Requires effective communication skills and the ability to aid employees, and the public. Requires the ability to speak clearly, distinctly and effectively with fellow employees; read in English and compare similarities and differences between words and series of numbers; apply common sense understanding to the work process, procedures, programs and services; and to provide and follow verbal and written instructions.

Physical requirements: Ability to lift, carry, push, pull greater than 100 pounds. Ability to work in the environments outlined below. Moderate periods of sitting. Intermittent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, feeling, and smelling.

Work Environment: Moderate exposure to weather, extreme heatold, wet and or humid conditions, noise intensive levels, darknessoor lighting, confined spaces, dirtust, and other adverse environmental conditions. Use of protective equipment to include but not limited to eye wear, gloves, reflective vest, helmets and respiratory protection. Exposure to violent behavior or combative patients, traffic hazards, electrical and fire hazards and communicable diseases.

Minimum Required Qualifications Must be able to obtain and possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License by employment start date. Must attach a certified Driving History Record from the Department of Motor Vehicles at the time of application.

Paramedic: High School Diploma or equivalent And Iowa Paramedic Certification or National Registry Paramedic Certification And Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) And Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Preferred 1-3 years of clinical experience in emergency care - Preferred Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) - Preferred Instructor Certifications Preferred

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