USACares Jobs

Job Information

American Medical Response Paramedic Basic in Oxnard, CA in Oxnard, California

LOCATION: Oxnard, CA (Ventura County)

STATUS: Full-Time & Part-Time

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 & 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.

  • Adherence to and compliance with information systems security policies and procedures.

  • Meets and communicates with existing customers/staff members (including skilled nursing, assisted living, and hospital facilities) on a regular basis to ensure that AMR is meeting their needs. Reports these interactions to the operations and/or account manager on a regular basis.

  • Participate in community programs to maintain AMR image and establish strong community relations.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • CA State Paramedic Card

  • CA State Driver's License

  • Ambulance Driver's License

  • Medical Examiner's Certificate

  • BLS, ACLS, & PALS Provider Cards (AHA Only)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • High School Diploma or GED (some advanced education preferred).

  • Driving Record in compliance with AMR's Safety & Driving policy (proof required if conditional employment offer is made).

  • Some past work experience, preferably in the healthcare field.

  • Ability to successfully pass a Physical Agility Test.

  • Good physical stamina, endurance, and a body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times.

  • Ability to lift, drag, hoist, and carry different types of equipment and other objects.

#EMSJOBS_PA

Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled.

Extended Job Title: Paramedic Basic in Oxnard, CA

Job ID: 2020-11729

Street: 200 Bernoulli Circle

DirectEmployers