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Paramedic - United States

Total Safety • Largo, FL

Posted 10 days ago

Job Snapshot

Oil Refining - Petroleum - Drilling

Job Description

Position Summary
Responds to Emergency situations; staying within the requirements and restrictions of level of training at all times. Administers the best treatment and follow-up plan possible for all Emergency and Non-Emergency Medical situations as they arise. Assists in identifying hazards and assessing the risks and planning practical and effective solutions towards safe working practices in compliance with clients standards.
Specific Job Duties and Responsibilities
• Administers the best treatment and follow-up plan for sick and injured (emergency and non-emergency) personnel according to established medical protocols; staying within the requirements and restrictions of level of training at all times.
• Provides basic life support, including comprehensive patient assessment, semi invasive airway management.
• Completes extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided.
• Follows HIPPA privacy guidelines and Total Safety policies & procedures.
• Maintains accurate patient records for all patients for emergency or non-emergency care. Maintains direct contact with Total Safety Medical Director in all cases.
• Maintains medical supply inventory to assure proper levels for patient care. Maintains a current copy of Total Safety Medical Guidelines on location.
• Cleans all equipment following appropriate disinfecting procedures. Decontaminates treatment area and equipment after treatment of a patient with contagious infection or hazardous materials exposure. Disposes of medical and hazardous waste according to established procedures.
• Teaches First Aid / CPR classes as needed by site supervisor. May teach other safety related classes if certified and as required.
• Performs health and hygiene inspections as required by customer.
• Assists in accident investigation and reporting as required by customer.
• Advises site supervisor of any trends in health problems and/or medical cases which may indicate food, water or air quality problems.
• Consults with supervisory personnel and individual workers concerning disease control programs, vaccination programs, and general health/medical questions as they arise.
• Assists with special projects as assigned.
Education: High School diploma or GED and certificate of EMT Basic Course completion.
Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience working for a 911 EMS service, hospital or the United States military.
Medical Licenses & Certifications: NR-EMT-B (National Registry Emergency Medical Technicians) Basic level certification, PHTLS (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support) or ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support). ITLS (International Trauma Life Support) preferred. CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).
Safety & Rescue Certifications: Atmospheric Testing, Defensive Driving, Facility Inspection, Fall Protection, Fire Watch, Forklift Safety, HAZWOPER, HLO (Helicopter Landing Officer), Confined Space Rescue/High Angle Rescue, and Certified Rigger/Competent Rigger, Certified First Aid / CPR Instructor as required by EMS Manager and customer.
If offshore, recommended not required unless by customer: HUET (Helicopter, Underwater Egress Training), Safe Gulf, USCG/MMS Rules & Regulations, may require TWIC card (Transportation Worker Identification Credential), DMT (Dive Medical Training) if required by customer.
Other Required Skills, Knowledge or Abilities: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook and other data base software. Ability to quickly learn new software applications utilized by company. Must understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding emergency medical service. Possesses critical reasoning skills and is capable of applying them effectively in stressful situations. Displays confidence and accepts the challenge and high degree of responsibility entailed in this position. Must possess leadership skills and display ability to direct others to assist as needed. Demonstrates effective of communication (verbal, written & listening) and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate ability to work in a team environment and willingness to assume additional or new responsibilities readily. Must have excellent judgment, be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. Self-motivation is essential. Acts to prevent conditions from getting out of hand or to resolve an issue as they see fit and reports immediately. Communicates as required by Site Emergency Response Plan. Is preauthorized to cope with issues and then report the results of their actions right away.
Interpersonal Communications: Verbal communication and interpersonal skills are used constantly with the patient, other pre-hospital providers and hospital personnel, including physician medical directors. Must adapt to situations with may involve emotional instability and in multicultural settings. Shares opinions, ideas and resources with others to achieve common goals.
Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. Uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. May be required to wear a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA). May be required to work hours beyond normal work schedule.
Work Environment
Combination of office and field / production environments. Some exposure to wet and/or humid conditions, outside and extreme weather conditions. Travel to and from customer sites. May encounter dangerous situations performing job including but not limited to explosions, high winds, hazardous atmosphere, bio-hazards, blood borne pathogens, high seas, and sub-standard living conditions. May be required to fly in helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.
Reporting Relationships
This position typically reports to District Manager, EMS Manager or Operations Manager. No Direct reports.
Complexity of Duties and Decisions: Functions at an optimum level in a non-structured environment that is constantly changing. Must remain calm while working in difficult and stressful situations, and stay focused while carrying out the functions of the position. Supervisor reviews progress versus detailed check for technical adequacy and conformance with practice and policy.
Authority: Works independently and without direct supervision. May be responsible for supervising individuals or groups of medical providers. Acts as a mentor and provides guidance to less experienced staff. May assist with training, monitoring and coaching less experienced staff. Models and teaches compliance with all work practices, policies and procedures.
Job ID: 1258892
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