Job Description

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.