Our mission of providing care to the world at a moment's notice is at the heart of everything we do. We are caregivers, first and foremost and we will be there when you need us. With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services around the world. We provide end-to-end medical transportation as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.
This position is responsible for providing basic life support skills as allowed by the local, state and federal protocols and assisting in the delivery of seriously ill or injured patients to appropriate hospital personnel. Provides basic information relative to identification and condition of patient. Must use sound judgment in the analysis of emergency and non-emergency situations and react calmly and quickly under these circumstances.
• Drive an emergency vehicle to and from calls to transport patient(s) in a safe and prudent manner using the most efficient route to ensure the quickest response times.
• Assist in carrying patient(s) by stretcher or other device to emergency vehicle and secure patient inside the vehicle choosing the safest means of transport.
• Initiate patient treatment and care utilizing initial protocol treatment based on patient condition. Conduct basic and advanced life support skills including but not limited to: bleeding control, treatment of shock, emergency childbirth, splinting of fractures, airway control, assessing vital signs, spinal immobilization, lifting and moving patients, AED defibrillation, I.V. administration, and administration of intermediate medications. • Obtain and preserve where possible samples of substances to assist hospital personnel in patient diagnosis and treatment.
• Observe and keep records regarding symptoms of patients.
• Communicate information to other members of the healthcare profession, patients, family members, and other responders as necessary and appropriate.
• Accurately and completely document all information required by GMR, the local and state medical control, and the Ambulance Run Ticket or Patient Refusal form.
• Complete and submit all other documentation (e.g. Daily Check Sheet) as established by local operations procedures.
• Communicate any possible delays, customer service issues, supply shortages, equipment malfunctions and etc. to supervisor in a timely manner. • Follow up with customers as appropriate to gain feedback on services provided, seeking opportunities for process improvement.
• Inspect, safely operate, and maintain all equipment, supplies, and tools to meet standards set by GMR, local state, and local medical control.
• Check emergency vehicle regularly to ensure vehicle is in good operating condition throughout shift.
• Clean and maintain the cleanliness of Lifeguard Ambulance property, including but not limited to its vehicles, equipment, buildings, and surrounding area(s).
• Maintain a safe and healthy workplace as per the standards set forth by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and GMR.
• Comply with all current policies and procedures. Remain aware of all policy changes and information posted on EMS Toolkit, on company notice boards, company email, and by communicating with leadership staff.
• Stay current with leading industry practices/knowledge base.
• Maintain all required licenses and certifications by attending courses provided by local operation and medical community to obtain CEU’s and CEC’s.
• Provide supervisor with documentation of current certifications and training documentation information for training file.
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in EMS setting preferred Combination of education and experience considered Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Must have experience driving an emergency vehicle
• Current EMT-IV License
• Valid State Driver’s License
• Current CPR/BLS Certification
WORKING CONDITIONS AND MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
• This position requires driving an emergency vehicle throughout shifts of varying durations (up to 24 hours), use of stretchers, ventilators and other medical equipment; walking on uneven or slippery ground depending on the location in which the transport occurs; exposure to red lights and sirens on ambulance and other emergency responder vehicles; exposure to various weather conditions, day and evening shifts; potential exposure to dust, gas, fumes or chemicals (e.g. idling ambulances, responding to vehicle accidents); working at heights and/or in confined spaces (depending on the call); and potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens, known and unknown medical conditions (protective materials are provided and precautions are required).
• This position requires mostly field work and riding in an ambulance, involving frequent sitting, walking, standing, bending, and moderate squatting, crouching, kneeling, twisting, crawling and climbing, and working in awkward positions when moving patients from all types of locations and within the emergency vehicle and/or medical aircraft. It requires frequent lifting of up to 100 lbs. This position will be required to perform various lifts and transfers of patients who may require the use of one or more of the following items: stretcher or backboard, stair chair, neonate isolet, and possibly a two person manual transfer. This position will require partnering with another EMT to lift, carry, push, pull, maneuver, balance and transfer from one surface to another a body weight of up to 300 lbs, and additional equipment weight. This position requires manual dexterity of frequent simple and power grasping of both hands, moderate use of fine manipulation with both hands, and frequent pushing and pulling and reaching above and below shoulder level. This position also requires frequent use of foot controls when driving, utilizing stretchers, or operating other medical equipment with foot controls.
• Hearing: Must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able to differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments; must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens.
• Speech: Must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly in stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families and other emergency personnel.
• Vision: Requires ability to identify and distinguish colors, clear vision at 20 inches or less (close vision) and clear vision at 20 feet or more (distant vision), peripheral and depth vision, as well as ability to adjust focus.
• Must be able to analyze many variables and choose the most effective course of action for responding to calls, treatment and transportation of patients, and interaction with family members, facility personnel, and others. Must be able to handle novel and diverse work problems on a daily basis, including high pressure trauma scenes. Personal maturity and sound judgment are important attributes. Must be able to relate, communicate and interact with people at all levels within the Company and at customer facilities, as well as with people of diverse backgrounds, age levels ranging from infant to senior, disparate levels of comprehension, and potentially dealing with confused and agitated patients or family members. Requires ability to analyze, evaluate, compare, and compile information, and the ability to coordinate, communicate, and instruct.
GUIDING VALUES AND BEHAVIORS
Employee must consistently exhibit our guiding principles:
• Patient Care - We continually earn the privilege to care for our patients. It is at the forefront of everything we do.
• One Team - We respect each other and achieve together what no individual can alone.
• Innovation - We are driven to develop solutions that inspire progress.
• Vigilance - We will never waver in our commitment to safety and preparedness in the fulfillment of our duties.
• Ownership - We are accountable for what we do and take pride in how we do it.
• Citizenship - We are dedicated to being good stewards in the communities we serve.
Reports to: Operations Supervisor/Operations Manager
If your passion is helping those in need and you have the skills to deliver patient care in missions where every second counts, apply today!
Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled