Paramedic

Overview

We re a Little Different


Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.


We don t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


At Mercy, you ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.


Responsibilities and Qualifications

Responsibilities:


Under the direction of the Medical Director and according to the protocols, procedures, and policies of Mercy s EMS; performs direct patient care including assessment, evaluation, basic and advanced medical rescue to access, stabilize, evacuate, and transport a patient to an appropriate destination according to the goals of Mercy s Health System, the philosophy of the Sisters of Mercy, Standard of Care, and Employee Code of Conduct. Paramedics also perform clerical, maintenance duties, and where approved as an FTO to precept EMT and Paramedic students.


Qualifications:


We re all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you ll bring with you:



  • State of Missouri EMT-P if working in Missouri

  • State of Arkansas EMT-P if working in Arkansas

  • ACLS & PALS within 6 months of hire/transfer

  • 12 Lead Interpretation Course

  • Hazmat Awareness Level Training

  • State of Missouri Class E Driver s License if working in Missouri

  • ITLS or equivalent is preferred

  • Must be at least 20 years of age at time of hire

  • May be required to work different shifts and schedules

  • In areas where Tactical EMS (TEMS) services are provided, training in TEMS is preferred before allowing participation

  • Must be able to respond quickly to ambulance, access patients in difficult terrain, climb stairs, work in close and dangerous environments such as damaged vehicles, carry equipment and patients with partner, perform strenuous physical requirements in various environmental conditions, and perform required medical skills and techniques.

  • Must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night operation of emergency vehicle, color acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color, and be able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.

  • Must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family, or bystanders, hear breath sound and accurately determine auscultated blood pressure, differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments, hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens, speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, speak clearly in stressful situations, verbally communicate with patients, family, and other emergency services personnel.

  • Physical demands are attached plus push, pull, and grip at 50 lbs. plus, pinch up to 20 lbs., kneel, crouch, and crawl occasionally.

  • Equipment used includes mobile and portable communications equipment, monitor/defibrillator/pacer, approved stretcher, stair chair, backboard, scoop type device, variety of bags and kits, assigned ambulance, computer, FAX, printer, and other office related equipment.




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