Paramedic - Per Diem
Eastern Plumas Health Care is a small, non-profit, critical access hospital district, providing comprehensive medical services to Plumas County since 1971. We operate a 9 bed acute care hospital at our main Portola campus, which includes a 24 hour, physician staffed, emergency room and ambulance service. In addition, four primary care medical clinics and a dental clinic offer residents a full spectrum of health care services in the Graeagle, Loyalton, and Portola communities. There are also hospital-based Skilled Nursing Facilities in Portola and Loyalton.
We are seeking a qualified paramedic to work a per diem status. A qualified applicant will perform medical care in accordance with the established protocols and within scope of practice in the hospital and pre-hospital settings. Also, supervise and direct prescribed activities of ambulance personnel and emergency responders.
- Drives and operates ambulances
- Under direct supervision of the physician, provides appropriate care and treatment to patients in the pre-hospital setting within the paramedic scope of practice.
- Under direct supervision of the physician and/or the emergency room RN, provides appropriate care and treatment to patients in the hospital setting.
- Cleans and disinfects ambulance after each use.
- Operates all emergency medical equipment efficiently and to the level of training.
- Attends training courses and studies assigned materials relative to emergency medical services.
- Maintain physical conditioning to perform strenuous work under emergency conditions.
- Follows proper chain of command (Ambulance Operations Manager) with any complaints, requests or suggestions.
- Adheres to all policies, procedures and protocols.
- Inspects ambulance equipment, supplies and medications every shift.
- Documents all medication and controlled substance usage as required.
- Assists other departments in the hospital as needed.
- Performs related tasks, duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- the paramedic scope of practice.
- Documents all patient care activities in a timely manner.
- Maintains ambulance and Emergency Room supplies.
Education and Qualifications:
- Must be 21 years or older.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic certification.
- CPR certification.
- ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) certification.
- PALS (Pediatric Advance Life Support) certification.
- DL51 (driver’s physical).
- Ambulance driver’s certification (by start date).
- Possess the mental and physical health to meet the demands of the job.
- Effective written and verbal communication.
- Ability to cope with high stress situations.
- Ability to accurately identify and prioritize patient needs based on assessment
- Knowledge of radio communications.
- Emergency medical practices and procedures within scope of practice.
- Working knowledge of individual responsibilities as they relate to the job description.