Paramedic

Website Northern Light Health

This position is eligible for a $5,000 sign on bonus.

*Current employees of any Northern Light Member Organizations or those with a service break less than one year are not eligible.

Summary:

The Paramedic is a person who must not only remain calm while working in difficult and stressful circumstances, but must be capable of staying focused while assuming the leadership role inherent in carrying out the functions of the position. Good judgment along with advanced knowledge and technical skills are essential in directing other team members to assist as needed. The Paramedic must be able to provide top quality care, concurrently handle high levels of stress, and be willing to take on the personal responsibility required of the position. This includes not only all legal ramifications for precise documentation, but also the responsibility for using the knowledge and skills acquired in real life threatening emergency situations.

Responsibilities:

• Successful completion of EMT training course • Currently licensed or licensable in Maine as an EMT-Paramedic • Current Health Care Provider CPR certification • Active, unrestricted, Maine driver’s license • Insurable by auto insurance carrier • AVOC, or equivalent certification • Current BTLS, PHTLS, or other trauma training • NRP or approved alternative Certification • Cleared for NICU/CCT vehicle operation • ACLS Certification • PEPP or approved alternative Certification • Approved 12-lead EKG interpretation training • Maine EMS Paramedic Interfacility Transport Certificationcurrent licensure and remain employed • Cooperates and complies with established EMS’ Quality Assurance process and complies with other essential documents • Offers flexibility in scheduling matters; willing to work late, arrive early, augments staffing when requested (call-ins) and regularly completes pager shift duty • Maintains professional conduct; appearance, behavior, sense of responsibility, pride in the company, and willingness to mentor others; willingness to progress professionally into specialty team assignments • Adheres to standard precautions and other personal protective equipment (PPE), due to the presence of body fluids and chemicals • Demonstrates competency in assessing a patient, handling emergencies utilizing Basic Life Support equipment and procedures; have the ability to perform CPR, control of hemorrhage, non-invasive shock treatment, fracture and spinal stabilization, manage environmental emergencies, emergency childbirth, operation of the semi-automatic defibrillator, delivery of oxygen • Administers properly: Medications approved by Maine EMS; chest decompression; NG tube placement; transtracheal jet insufflation; surgical cricothyrotomy; and all other skills approved by Maine EMS. • Performs advanced airway control; IV/IO therapy; cardiac monitoring; defibrillation; and other practices as approved by Maine EMS. • Motivated in the delivery of care, maintenance of facilities and equipment, and inventory control. • Maintains thorough familiarity with treatment protocols, response requirements and quality assurance procedures in system in which assigned. • Maintains awareness of any and all changes in the system components and company policy. • Maintains the level and type of certification(s) consistent with performing tasks in the system to which assigned. • Complies with all state and company requirements for operation of motor vehicle. • Operates a company vehicle in accordance with company policy and safe practices. • Develops ability to quickly and safely locate addresses through knowledge of number systems and street layouts. • Ensures that unit remains in a state of readiness in terms of mechanical reliability, medical supply and equipment, cleanliness and appearance standards. • Reports immediately to the Supervisor any discrepancies in vehicle or equipment standards that could compromise the unit’s ability to complete a call. • Completes all appropriate documentation as outlined in company policy. • Reports all problems and unusual occurrences immediately to the Supervisor. • Maintains a professional appearance by adhering to hygiene and uniforms standards. • Participation in company activities; Staff Meetings, committees, and public relations details.

Credentials

Required Emergency Med Tech – Paramedic
Education

Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)

To apply for this job email your details to cjcote@northernlight.org