Company: Acadian Ambulance
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: November 19, 2021
JOB SUMMARY: Provide appropriate, efficient and timely
pre-hospital advanced, intermediate and basic life support care and
transportation of the sick and injured in accordance with local,
state, national and Acadian Ambulance standards of
practice.EQUIPMENT: Ambulance; stretcher; folding stretcher; scoop
stretcher; long spine boards and KED; spinal immobilization
equipment; radios and computerized communications equipment;
splinting devices; suction devices; bandaging materials; oxygen
bottles and tubings; basic and advanced airway management devices;
glucometer; intravenous fluid therapy equipment; cardiac monitor /
defibrillator; pulse oximeter; fire extinguisher; simple
extrication devices; simple mechanics tools; blood pressure cuff
and stethoscope; patient restraints; simple traction devices; other
medical and related equipment items not specifically listed may be
added as new items are introduced.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Except as specifically noted, the following functions are
considered essential to this position.
- Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and
symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as
- Administers prompt and efficient basic, intermediate and
advanced life support care within the limits of licensure or
certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to
and during transport.
- Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the
- Provides safe and efficient transport of the patient in the
ambulance to the medical facility.
- Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient
care information to the receiving personnel at the
- Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on EMS
run reports. Obtains and records non-medical patient information as
required. Completes other patient documentation and forms as
- Conducts regular unit inventory and equipment testing to ensure
all equipment for which the paramedic is responsible is present,
clean and in proper working order.
- Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned
duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in
- Responsible for full knowledge of the ambulance's equipment and
its proper use at all times.
- Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper
maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) as well as to
supervisors and other ambulance personnel as required.
- In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for
the use of basic extrication tools and procedures to gain access to
the patient if necessary.
- In the absence of other qualified personnel, responsible for
controlling the patient's surroundings in such a way as to minimize
further danger and control the actions of bystanders.
- In both the emergency and non-emergency setting, operates /
drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following
company driving guidelines, so the safety or condition of the
occupants are not compromised.
- Follows all FCC regulations when communicating via electronic
- Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.
- Completes assigned station and station grounds duties.
- Orders supplies and equipment from Central Supply to replenish
station and ambulance inventories as needed.
- Completes assigned ambulance duties (i.e., washing, waxing,
interior and exterior cleaning, etc.) as required.
- Completes all required company reports and logs and when
necessary provides other ambulance and supervisory personnel with
- As an approved Field Training Officer, you are responsible for
training new employees as directed.
- As an approved Field Training officer, you are responsible for
precepting EMT-Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic students as
- Must meet and fulfill the qualifications, requirements,
functions and responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician
- Basic and Intermediate job descriptions.
- Performs other duties as assigned.These duties,
responsibilities, requirements, and conditions are not intended to
be all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties,
responsibilities, requirements and conditions.PHYSICAL
DEMANDS:Physical activities and the amount of time spent performing
each while on this job: AMOUNT OF TIMENoneUp to 1/31/3 to 2/3Over
2/3StandxWalkxSitxTalk or hearxUse hands to finger, handle or
feelxClimb or balancexStoop, kneel, crouch or crawlxReach with
hands and armsxTaste or smellxWeight lifting requirements and the
amount of time spent lifting on this job: AMOUNT OF TIMENoneUp to
1/31/3 to 2/3Over 2/3Up to 10 poundsxUp to 25 poundsxUp to 50
poundsxUp to 100 poundsxMore than 100 poundsxVision
requirements:XColor Vision (Able to identify and distinguish
colors.)XDistance Vision (Clear vision at 20 feet or more.)XClose
Vision (Clear vision at 20 inches or less.)XPeripheral Vision (Able
to observe areas that can be seen up and down or to the left and
right while eyes are fixed on a given point).XDepth Perception
(Able to judge distances and spatial relationships.)XFocusing (Able
to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.)Specific job
duties which require the physical demands noted above:Lifting of
patient from beds or emergency scenes onto stretcher and into
ambulance; carrying of patients and equipment; climbing stairs or
steps; working in unusual geographic settings such as ditches,
hills, embankments, high elevations - natural or manmade; working
with small, delicate items such as IV catheters and setups,
medications, endotracheal tubes, monitor switches, etc.; visually
assessing the safety and condition of the emergency scene and the
patient; verbally communicating with patients, co-workers, medical
personnel and the public either directly or indirectly via
electronic communication equipment; driving the ambulance in
emergency and non-emergency situations both short and long
distances.WORK ENVIRONMENT:Specific situations that lead to
environment conditions can include: hazardous materials calls,
electrical emergencies, vehicular accidents, outdoor emergency
settings, hurricanes, tornadoes, industrial accidents, conditions
affecting driving, settings where heavy equipment such as
extrication tools are in use, etc.Exposure to environmental
conditions and the amount of time exposed to each on this job:
AMOUNT OF TIMENoneUp to 1/31/3 to 2/3Over 2/3Wet, humid conditions
(non-weather)XWork near moving mechanical partsXWork in high,
precarious placesXFumes or air borne particlesXToxic or caustic
chemicalsXOutdoor weather conditionsXExtreme cold
(non-weather)XExtreme heat (non-weather)XRisk of electrical
shockXWork with explosivesXRisk of radiationXVibrationXNoise level
associated with this job:Moderate Noise (Examples: business office
with typewriters and/or computer printers, light traffic).Loud
Noise (Examples: metal can manufacturing, large earth-moving
equipment).Very Loud Noise (Examples: jack hammer work, front row
at rock concert).QUALIFICATIONS:
- High School Diploma or GED.
- National and/or State certification as an Emergency Medical
Technician-Paramedic determined by appropriate state requirements.
- Current CPR certification as established by the American Heart
- Current ACLS certification as established by the American Heart
- Current and valid state-issued driver's license determined by
appropriate state requirements (equivalent of a Louisiana Class "D"
- Must be able to read, write and communicate professionally and
effectively with employees and managers. Must possess the ability
to write simple correspondence or reports. Must possess the ability
to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group
situations to other employees and/or managers.
- Must be knowledgeable of company protocols, operational
procedures and safety policies.
- Must be able to drive large vehicles in normal and adverse
- Additional certifications such as, NALS, PALS, PHTLS, PEEP, and
Instructor certifications are preferred but not
- Maintain social, ethical and organizational norms.
- Achieve accomplishment of all task details, no matter how
- Maintain good personal motivation; develop a sense of ownership
of job tasks and results.
- Must have a sense of urgency for all work performed.
- Must maintain professionalism and respect with patients,
co-workers, emergency service providers, healthcare workers and the
general public.TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:
- Orientation to job requirements.Acadian CompaniesJOB
DESCRIPTIONJob Title:ParamedicAlternate Job
Type:MedicREPORTS TO:Operations SupervisorOperations ManagerVice
President of Operations
Keywords: Acadian Ambulance, Baton Rouge , Paramedic, Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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