Paramedic (Ventura County – Oxnard, CA)
Now offering a $20,000 LOGIN BONUS (full-time external hires only)
Fast paced system, primarily performs ALS 911 responses
Our mission to provide care to the world at all times is at the heart of everything we do. We are carers first and will be there when you need us.
With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams provide compassionate, quality medical care primarily in the areas of emergency services and patient relocation worldwide. We provide end-to-end medical transport as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.
• Assess each call situation to determine the best course of action and appropriate protocol. • Use medical equipment and procedures, including defibrillator, ECG monitor, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR, and other procedures and medications necessary to provide advanced medical care. • Develop and use triage skills to provide optimal efficiency on calls. • Provide patient care according to clinical protocols and safety requirements. • Lift and move patients as needed to provide optimal care. • Communicate with the host institution to receive medical directives and provide essential information. • Act as team leader and assume responsibility for scene and unit management as required. • Drive the ambulance and provide map reading assistance to minimize response time to calls. • Maintain all required certifications at all times. • Monitor and maintain the overall health of the unit, keeping it clean and stocked for optimal response to calls to maintain the RAM image. • Completely document patient care and billing activities to ensure appropriate information is available for each call. • Follow policies and procedures regarding drop off times and turnaround times. • Consider patient status and preferred insurance facilities when determining transportation destinations. • Immediately reports to the Duty Supervisor and/or Account Manager any incident involving a negative interaction with a customer and/or patient. • Read medication/prescription labels and instructions for use quickly, accurately and quickly. • Communicate verbally with patients and important people in various settings to interview the patient, family members and bystanders. • Discern eye/skin color deviations/changes due to the patient’s condition and the treatment administered. • Confer with dispatch and EMS providers by phone or radio regarding patient’s condition.
• Must be able to pass physical agility test • Abilities required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, stamina and physical condition that would not be affected by having to frequently walk, stand , lifting, carrying and sometimes balancing . • Must be able to lift, drag, hoist and transport different types of equipment and other objects.
MINIMUM MEDICAL QUALIFICATIONS
• High school diploma or equivalent (GED). Some graduate studies preferred. • Current and updated paramedical license. • Possess a valid state driver’s license. • Current and updated BCLS, ACLS, PALS or PEPP, BTLS or PHTLS provider certification.
• Driving record in accordance with the AMR driving and safety policy. • Past work experience, preferably in the desired healthcare field.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND MENTAL/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Working conditions: available to work days, nights, weekends and holidays, extended working days. Long periods inside the ambulance. Can work indoors or outdoors with weather exposure. Possible routine exposure to moderate noise levels. May periodically work in poorly lit environments in a moving vehicle.
Physical Demands: Moderate to prolonged periods of sitting, standing and walking. Certain repetitive motion activities. Regularly lift more than 200 lbs. with help. Pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, bending, squatting, kneeling, twisting, carrying, kicking and climbing stairs. Visual identification of color coded items. Clear speech and hearing. Must be able to wear a properly fitted face mask or respirator for extended periods if required.
Mental Requirements: Critical thinking skills with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems. Fatigue, high pressure, exposure to stressful situations.
GUIDING VALUES AND BEHAVIORS
The employee must consistently adhere to our guiding principles: • Patient Care – We continually earn the privilege of caring for our patients. He is at the forefront of everything we do. • A team – We respect each other and achieve together what no individual can do alone. • Innovation – We are committed to developing solutions that inspire progress. • Vigilance – We will never waver in our commitment to safety and preparedness in the performance of our duties. • Ownership – We take responsibility for what we do and take pride in how we do it. • Citizenship – We are committed to being good stewards in the communities we serve.
Upon acceptance of the offer and joining the GMR family, you will be required to submit your Covid-19 vaccination status, either vaccinated or unvaccinated.