JOB TITLE: Community Paramedic
REPORTS TO: Operations Supervisor
FLSA CLASS: Non-Exempt/Hourly
DATE CREATED: 03/31/2021
This position will support the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) by providing Advance Level Support emergency medical, clinical occupational health, and wellness services for multiple locations. The paramedic will be responsible for the initial and ongoing assessment, interaction, and wellness plans at 2 Army Corps of Engineer facilities. These facilities have first aid stations and campuses that require occupational health interactions, emergency responses throughout the 2 locations, and monitoring of medical equipment (AEDs).
- Provide initial care and treatment for on-the-job injuries and illnesses
- Respond to medical emergencies and provide necessary and essential life-saving interventions within the National Registry Paramedic Scope of Practice. Advanced and basic emergency care shall be provided to anyone injured or experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency.
- Provide preventive care, health education and screening, and promote good health and fitness. This may include the collection of blood for laboratory testing and/or providing orders for laboratory testing.
- Provide emergency response, advanced cardiac life support, endotracheal intubation, administering immunizations, injections, (IV) Intravenous infusion, glucose testing, and administration of medications; performing emergency treatment for burns, cuts, bruises, sprains, fractures, cardiac emergencies, respiratory emergencies, allergic reactions, shock, diabetic emergencies, trauma; obtaining pertinent histories, keeping records, writing reports, monitoring AED unit(s) functional readiness, and maintaining supplies, equipment, and other such activities. Venipuncture, finger sticks, EKG, BMI testing are also frequent tasks to be completed.
- Is highly motivated by the opportunity to help patient’s needs within available resources and without relinquishing own responsibilities. Demonstrates compassion when working with patients; protects the dignity of others. Is courteous, calm, creative, and effective with difficult patients. Earns positive feedback from patients and healthcare professionals.
- Must demonstrate professional and personal skills sufficient to properly deal with difficult patients.
- Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organization skills. Must demonstrate effective communication skills and be able to work well with others including military team members, patients, caregivers, physicians, facility staff members and the community.
- Have a driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability and personal vehicle in good state of repair.
- Demonstrate thoroughness and accuracy in work activities through concern for all areas involved. Effectively organize any task or situation for which he/she is responsible; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Plans and prioritizes work activities, uses time efficiently, and meets deadlines.
- Works effectively with others to achieve a shared goal. Approaches and receives suggestions in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Shares information, and accepts responsibility for own actions.
- Focuses on resolving conflicts in a sensible, fair, and efficient manner. Keeps emotions under control and remains open to others’ ideas and alternate ways of solving problems.
- Participate in activities that promote the AMR organization at large.
- Must demonstrate the ability to manage time, patient visit schedule, resources and paperwork requirements while meeting the needs of patients and caregivers. Must work well under pressure and during crisis situations.
- Ability to read and interpret general medical documents, policies and procedures, and regulatory guidelines. Ability to write medical reports and meet documentation requirements of the job. Ability to present information effectively and respond appropriately to questions from patients, external customers, employees and the public.
- Perform other duties as assigned by AMR leadership.
- Frequently works alone, with and around others, face to face and verbal contact, and indoor and outdoor temperature changes.
- Works in various conditions, requires working under stressful conditions to meet patient needs, and to make quick decisions and resource acquisition; meet patient/family individualized psycho social needs.
- Ability to work Monday thru Friday, typically 40 hours/week and overtime when necessary.
- Frequent exposure to blood/body fluid.
- Frequently hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, smelling, walking/running indoors and outdoors, sitting and constantly observing.
- Demonstrated fine motor skills required for scope of practice.
- Frequently speak and hear effectively in team and/or one-on-one conversations.
- Required to lift and carry weights ranging from a few pounds to ten (10) pounds and above. Occasionally required to lift and carry weights scaled at/above 100 pounds or more. Will need to lift and carry, with or without assistance, adult patients, lifting them from various positions (such as a bed or a chair) onto various patient movement devices, such as an ambulance stretcher, a stair chair, long back boards, etc., then efficiently move them into an ambulance. Other heavier objects in the high range category would be oxygen cylinders, various medical equipment, and supplies. Oxygen cylinders can be made of quarter-inch steel and weigh up to 20 or more pounds. Medical equipment boxes can weigh approximately seventy (70) pounds or more.
- Ability to respond quickly to emergencies.
- Ability to perform multiple physical activities at one time (driving, talking and observing).
- 4 years of experience as a Paramedic.
- Current NREMT Paramedic license, ACLS, CPR and State Paramedic license (DC and VA preferred and required prior to start date)
- Strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Ability to prioritize, organize and handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
- Possess skills in interviewing, patient assessment, basic computer and Microsoft application knowledge.
- Ability to manage and provide strong customer service skills.
- Community Volunteering or mentoring experience
- Community Paramedicine certificate or related education
- Field Training or Preceptor experience