The paramedic provides advanced life support in the pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency settings for patients under the direction of a Medical Command physician as part of a patient care team. The paramedic has accountability for the advanced life support needs of the pre-hospital patient, including assessment and medication administration, in accordance with verbal and written protocols. Depending on the needs of the department, the paramedic may also be required to work ALS, MICU, BLS and SCT.
The paramedic is responsible for ensuring the emergency vehicle, equipment and inventory are sufficiently stocked, secured and in good working order at the start of each shift. The paramedic adheres to all organizational, regulatory and departmental policies and procedures, as well as AtlantiCare's Mission, Vision and Values. He or she completes all required education and training to maintain their licensure and competency to perform their job duties.
The paramedic may also serve as a preceptor to new staff within this title, as assigned by department leadership.
These positions support organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts, participating on shared governance teams, attending periodic staff meetings, mentoring and precepting new team members and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of an NREMT school of paramedic training required.
LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Certified as a paramedic by the State of New Jersey required. Current paramedic certification from any state that the New Jersey Office of Emergency Medical Services accepts for certification is acceptable. However, reciprocity will be required for individuals out of state. Reciprocities must obtain national certification within one year of being issued an NJ T-Card. Current BLSHCP, ACLS, PALS or PEPP certifications required. Proof of valid driver's license required. Proof of completing National Incident Command Courses; ICS 100 and IS 700 required. Incumbents must maintain their current ARMC Medical Command Status.
EXPERIENCE: 1-2 years of ALS paramedic work experience may be required if applying for reciprocity. Proficiency in clinical applications preferred at time of hire. Incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then competency will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.
Demonstrates job-specific competencies as established on the position Assessment and Evaluation Tool and department competencies.
Potential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, blood-borne pathogens (including exposure to infectious disease), hazardous substances and potential injury. This position requires sitting, standing, walking, stooping and crouching for a majority of the workday. This position requires pushing and pulling equipment up to 50 pounds and lifting patients up to 300 pounds with assistance.
This position reports to department leadership and may supervise incumbents as assigned.
The above statement reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
AtlantiCare is an equal opportunity employer that takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.