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Paramedic, Quakertown (Full-time)

St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.The Paramedic is a Pennsylvania certified Paramedic who is responsible for providing emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care to patients and safe and efficient manner during transport of patients. The Paramedic also performs clerical and non-technical duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Ambulance & Transportation Services or supervisors of St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Service.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Administering basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards. Working within their certification via the "scope of practice" regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Assessing the nature and extent of injury or illness to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed.
Rescuing and extricating victims of accidents, sudden illness or entrapment using proper rescue and medical techniques.
Treating patients at the scene, en route to the hospital, and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, local, laws, regulations and standards.
Communicating with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and/ or to arrange reception of patients to the appropriate center.
Maintaining order at scenes, including crowd disbursement and restraint of family and friends.
Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, ambulance checklist and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion.
Demonstrates competency in the assessment, range of treatment, knowledge of growth and development and communication appropriate to the age of the patient treated.
Collaborates with other health team members to maintain a professional working relationship with all organizations at an incident.
Completely, thoroughly, professionally documents assessments, physical findings and treatment rendered in pre-hospital setting on approved trip record in a timely manner.
Completes vehicle and equipment accountability checklist each scheduled shift.
Places vehicle in condition of readiness including, cleaning, disinfecting, refueling and restocking.
Is alert to potential CQI problems and actively participates in solving such problems.
Recognizes and utilizes proper chain of command.
Responsible for attending at least six (6) staff meetings per year.
Recognizes legal responsibilities and functions within limitations as specified by law.
Operates emergency vehicle safely, in accordance with State Laws and St. Luke's University Health Network and St. Luke's Emergency & Transport Services policies.
PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting 3 hours a day; 30 minutes at a time. Standing up to 2 hours a day; 30 minutes at a time. Walking up to 3 hours a day; 30 minutes at a time. Continuous use of hands and fingers. Frequently grasping firmly and twisting/turning of the fingers and hand(s) simultaneously. Occasionally reaches above shoulder level. Occasionally lifts an object from a lower to a higher position 200 to 350 pounds. Occasionally carrying an object of 11 to 25 pounds. Occasionally pushes up to 75 pounds. Occasionally pulls up to 350 pounds. Frequently stooping and bending. Frequently squatting. Occasionally crouching and kneeling. Occasionally crawling. Occasional climbing. Must be able to perceive attributes of an object through touch. Must be able to hear as it relates to normal conversation. Must be able to see as it relates to general, near, far, color, peripheral vision and vision monotony. Maintain balance and strength in awkward positions. Speak clearly, even under stressful circumstances. Accurately communicate ideas orally and in writing in English. Respond physically with speed. Speak at proper volumes for appropriate situations. Must get along with others.
EDUCATION:
High School Diploma
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
PA certified as a Paramedic (I year or more experience as an EMT and/or Paramedic preferred.)
Current BLS, PALS, ACLS certification. EVOC/EVDT certification. Driver requirements (PA DOH Requirement). Be at least 18 years of age. Have a valid driver's license. Must observe all traffic laws. Must not be addicted to, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Must be free from any physical or mental defects or disease that may impair the person's ability to drive an ambulance. PHTLS certification. (Preferred) Critical Care EMT-P (EMT-P CC) certification. (Preferred). Hazardous materials R & I certification or higher. (Preferred). NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 or 800. (Preferred). Tact courtesy, initiative, judgment and the ability to follow directions is required.
Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!
St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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