Paramedic Requirements

Job Description

EMSA Paramedics maintain a high level of patient care and clinical performance to best serve our communities. Paramedics are responsible for direct patient care and strive for the best outcomes for our patients.

Our paramedics work independently with their partners to think and act properly in emergencies. Paramedics are responsible for complete documentation of the patient care provided and routinely write reports and correspondence. Our Paramedics communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals, fire departments, law enforcement, and the public.

EMSA Paramedics are leaders in our industry and constantly strive for excellence by continuing their education, speaking at national conferences, and attending workshops to obtain additional certifications. EMSA Paramedics have opportunities for growth, many moving to Field Training Officers, Supervisors and Managers within the EMSA family.

Summary

The Paramedic strives to achieve and maintain high levels of patient care and clinical performance. The medical and clinical performance standards will be in accordance with documented protocols, practices, and Medical Control Board directives; in the best medical interest of the patient and within the scope of practice for a Paramedic in the State of Oklahoma.

Bonus Program

EMSA offers a sign-on bonus of $20,000 for full-time field operations Paramedics. We offer two payout options through payroll in either increment of your choice.

Be a part of our mission: One Team, One Mission, One EMSA.

Primary Job Responsibilities
  • Follow medical care practices as documented in EMSA medical protocols and as mandated by the Medical Control Board. The scope of medical practice will be confined to medical practice as defined by the Oklahoma Department of Health, unless otherwise specified by directives or protocols from the Medical Director.
  • Responsible for overall care and safe transportation of patients assigned to the crew by the System Status Controller. Will not turn patient care over to a Team Member or others who are less credentialed for the respective type of patient care needed per protocol.
  • Complete all documentation that relates to patient care and billing information on appropriate forms, in approved format, and turn in documentation as required.
  • Responsible for safe transport of patient to and from ambulance. This includes lifting of patient to and from a backboard, stretcher, or equivalent, and maneuvering patients past any obstacles encountered while moving the patient to the ambulance.
  • When assigned as an Emergency Vehicle Operator, will be responsible for and in control of the assigned ambulance at all times and in accordance with all federal, state and local laws that govern ambulance operation, and in accordance with approved company policy on safe and efficient ambulance operation.
  • Responsible for the care, use and appearance of assigned ambulance and equipment. Must be familiar with all equipment placement on unit and have an accurate documented inventory of all equipment.
Work Environment

While performing the duties of the job, the Team Member regularly works in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions including extreme cold and heat temperatures. The Team Member occasionally works near moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of the job, the Team Member is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. Must reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The Team Member is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk, and occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The Team Member must lift in conjunction with their partner or assist in moving and/or balance up to 250 pounds and occasionally lift, move and/or balance up to 350 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to operate both the EMS vehicle and to assist others who are operating the EMS vehicle in a manner that enables arriving at the requested patient location in a safe and timely manner. Must maintain physical condition to enable proper performance of assigned job functions as determined by company policy.

Mental/Behavioral Skills

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure. Must be able to problem solve and function in a high stress environment.

Education & Requirements

Job Requirements
  • Work independently, to think and act properly in emergencies, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other EMSA staff, other healthcare professionals and the general public.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Communicate effectively with various levels of healthcare professionals, law enforcement representatives, First Responder organizations, Fire Department personnel, and the public, either formally, informally or through various educational or public relations endeavors.
  • Ability to continue EMS education as required by company policy.
  • Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
  • Maintain a valid driver license.
  • Successful completion of hiring requirements including Physical Ability Test, background check, and urinalysis.
Education and/or Experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Certificate from college or technical school preferred
  • Previous dispatch or experience preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Possess and maintain Oklahoma Department of Health EMT Certification.
  • Possess and maintain National Registry EMT Certification.
  • Possess and maintain all certifications that are required by the Medical Control Board and EMSA. These certifications include the following:
    • CPR credentials (as defined by the American Heart Association)
    • Hazardous Materials (first responder level)
  • Possess and maintain current Oklahoma motor vehicle operators license and be within company guidelines with no more than two (2) moving violations in the past three (3) years.