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Company: Vital Medical Transport
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: June 30, 2024

Job Description:

Description:Paramedics needed to provide advanced emergency and non-emergency paramedical care. Will respond to emergency calls, perform medical services and transport patients to medical facilities and continue to give care as necessary during the transport of the patient to the hospital. Paramedics may also give medications orally and intravenously, interpret electrocardiograms (EKGs) and use other monitors and complex equipment.Must perform their duties in a calm, reassuring and efficient manner. Maintaining composure in extremely stressful situations in order to assess medical situations and perform emergency lifesaving procedures according to the methods in which they've received training is a necessity.Must also be able to safely transfer a patient onto and lift and carry a stretcher into the ambulance if needed.**Must have a valid Tennessee Paramedic License****Employment is conditional upon and subject to completion of an Employment Application, the completion of a favorable background check, Motor Vehicle Report check, Drug Screen and approval thereof by the Company, in its sole discretion. Please note that marijuana is illegal in the state of Tennessee. A positive test will void any offer of employment and will cause termination if tested at a later date.**Responsibilities:Functioning under the Emergency Medical Director Paramedic duties include but are not limited to:

  • Abide by the State of Tennessee Policies and Procedures
  • Respond to non-emergent and emergency medical calls for assistance.
  • Assess a patient's condition and determine a course of treatment. Provide treatment that coincides with the Vital Medical Transport approved Standing Medical Orders and level of training.
  • Administer medications as outlined in the Vital Medical Transport approved Standing Medical Orders
  • Use backboards and restraints to keep patients still and safe in an ambulance for transport.
  • Help transfer patients to the emergency department of a healthcare facility and report their observations and treatment to the staff
  • Create a patient care report. Fully document the medical care given to the patient.
  • Replace used supplies and check or clean equipment after each and every use.
  • Safely drive an ambulance.
  • Transport patients between facilities.Requirements:Skills/Education and Other Requirements:
    • Must be 18 years of age or older
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • State of Tennessee Licensure as a Paramedic
    • Valid Driver's License with a good driving record
    • Skills and experience with a high proficiency at the BLS level of service
    • Interpersonal skills including compassion, listening and communicating
    • Problem solving and organizational skills
    • Current CPR CertificationPreferred:
      • ACLS Certificate
      • PHTLS Certificate
      • ITLS Certificate
      • National Registry CertificationConditions of Employment:
        • Successful candidate must submit and pass a post offer, pre-employment physical examination, drug test and criminal background check
        • May be required to submit to annual TB and rubella screening
        • Work within the Vital Medical Transport Compliance Program
        • Maintain all certifications and licenses throughout employmentWorking Conditions and Physical Requirements:
          • Work involves exposure to the elements, extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors and loud noises. Must be able to work in all environments.
          • Extensive physical activity, heavy lifting, pushing or pulling objects over 100lbs. Must be able to repeatedly stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to 100 pounds multiple times throughout a shift.
          • Exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations. Must be able to evaluate situations, remain calm and take control in all environments.
          • Work with blood or blood-borne pathogens. Must maintain safety protocols when working with patients.Compensation details: 24-28 Hourly WagePI1c64090c6971-31181-34574813

Keywords: Vital Medical Transport, Chattanooga , Paramedic, Healthcare , Chattanooga, Tennessee

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