PARAMEDIC (SPECIAL EVENT TEAM) - PRN (94000597)

Date: May 23, 2024

Location: Indianapolis, IN, US, 46254

Organization: HHC

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FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Job Role Summary

The Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic responds in emergency vehicle to the Special Event as scheduled. This position manages, supervises and is responsible for all aspects of patient care by providing efficient and immediate basic and advanced life support at the scene, in transport, and in the emergency department. This position provides emergency medical care at the basic and advanced life support level according to Indianapolis EMS practices, policies, and established protocols.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Responds in an IEMS vehicle for coverage of a scheduled special event as directed by the Planning Section Chief
  • Provides specific medical care in conjunction with physician, nursing and allied health staff in the hospital in accordance with established practices and protocols
  • Calculates drip rates and drug concentrations, renders appropriate approved intravenous drugs or fluid replacement as indicated by online medical direction and/or established EMS Protocols
  • Document in writing or by approved electronic means all relevant information in a prescribed format (I.E. Run Report, ESO Report)
  • Responsible and accountable for maintaining controlled medications (narcotics)
  • Drives an emergency vehicle under emergent and non-emergent conditions.
  • Exercises independent judgment in critical, emergency situations.
  • Coordinates public safety personnel in emergency situations.
  • Attends continuing education, refresher courses, medical audit programs and training programs as required by IEMS, medical direction, or certifying agency.
  • Participates actively in continuing education and medical audit programs.

Associated Job Duties

  • May function alone or as a member of the Special Events Team
  • Supervises and directs the activities and educational/clinical experiences of assigned observers and students.
  • Safely operate in and around emergency equipment
  • Protects the patient(s), self, and other providers from possible contamination
  • Takes safety precautions to protect the injured and those assisting in the care of the patient(s)
  • Complies with regulations for the handling of crime scenes and prehospital deaths by notifying the appropriate authorities and arranging for protection of property and evidence at the scene
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Indiana Paramedic License
  • Valid Driver’s License - must meet and remain in compliance with IEMS driver eligibility policy.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • American Heart Association CPR Certification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator Certification
  • Continuing education to maintain required certifications.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Must have specific knowledge of:

  • practical skills, theory and medical terminology involved in basic and advanced emergency medical care
  • principles of human growth and development
  • age-appropriate care (i.e., neo-natal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, geriatric)
  • advanced respiratory skills including endotracheal intubations, cricothyrotomy, pleural decompression and breathing treatments.
  • cardiac monitoring and interpretation, defibrillation, and cardio version
  • intravenous therapy, including peripheral lines, use of I.V., I.M., I.O., and Sub. Q medications.
  • indications, contraindications, side effects and dosages of all medications carried by the paramedic vehicle.

Must be able to:

  • work effectively under emergency conditions and stress.
  • safely operate an emergency vehicle in all weather conditions
  • coordinate emergency care with EMT Basics and other Paramedics as well as hospital physicians and staff
  • make independent and critical patient care decisions.
  • interact in a calm, effective and courteous manner with patients, public and hospital staff.
  • communicate verbally in person and via telephone and telecommunications mediums using the English language.
  • hear and understand spoken information from co-workers, patients, physician, dispatchers, other allied health personnel, bystanders, and public safety professionals.
  • read and comprehend written materials under stressful conditions.

Must have:

  • normal use of limbs, eyes, ears and voice required to treat patients and to operate sophisticated electronic devices.
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • high level of medical psychomotor skills and cognitive knowledge
  • high degree of accuracy in performance of duties

Responsibility

  • Maintains patient and family confidentiality.
  • Maintains protected health information in accordance with HIPAA privacy guidelines and regulations.

Judgment

  • Employee may work under general supervision and receives general guidance on work priority with substantial employee latitude

Contacts - Internal/External

  • Regular contact with physicians and medical staff, police and fire departments to provide and obtain information and instructions
  • Regular contact with general public to provide care

 

Special Effort Required

  • Lift up to 125 lbs. equally distributed and up to 250 lbs. with assistance
  • Heavy lifting for sustained periods; heavy and awkward lifting of patients and/or equipment over difficult terrain for several yards; intense strain for short periods of time
  • Drive an emergency vehicle under emergency conditions and non-emergent conditions
  • Carry a stair chair 30 yards, up two flights of stairs, then down two flights of stairs with a patient attached
  • Carry tech box, oxygen equipment bag and ECG monitor up two flights of stairs
  • Kneel, stoop, bend, crawl, walk and crouch for extended periods of time, on uneven surfaces and confined spaces, including kneeling long enough to perform two hundred chest compressions in 2 minutes

 

Working Environment

  • Stressful emergency situations
  • Duties are performed indoors and outdoors; outside duties will require exposure to potentially severe weather conditions
  • Works in both a well-lit and properly equipped ambulance and in inadequately lighted spaces with no backup equipment or personnel
  • Environments involving crowds, noise, and confusion in all temperatures and inclement weather conditions
  • May be exposed to unexpected events or hazards including chemical, biological, or radiologic hazards
  • May be exposed to hazards as a part of criminal or terrorist efforts to deliberately subvert or bypass available protective measures and inflict intentional harm, disability, or death

 

It is Indianapolis EMS’ philosophy and policy to treat employees and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status or physical or mental ability.  Discrimination against any employee or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated.  For additional questions please contact us at 317-630-7427 or humanresources@indianapolisems.org.


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