Paramedic II (PRN)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: PartTime

Job Title

Paramedic II (PRN)

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Student Health Services

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are

Student Health Services is an accredited ambulatory health center that promotes and maintains the health of Aggies at Texas A&M University. Through education, disease and injury prevention, and primary and ancillary medical services, Student Health Services has dedicated staff who provide exceptional care for Aggies to be successful and healthy at Texas A&M University. To learn more about us, please visit our website: https://shs.tamu.edu

What we want

The Paramedic II, under general supervision, operates within emergency medical services (EMS) to provide the highest level of emergency technical assistance, including transporting patients to emergency facilities for further care. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Position Details: This is a part-time position. This position requires 24-hour shifts and work on weekends/holidays.

Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Successful completion of an approved Paramedic training program

  • Five years of experience in emergency medical services with an accredited EMS provider as an EMT-Basic, EMT-Intermediate, or EMT-Paramedic

Required Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current Texas Department of State Health Services EMT-P certification or Paramedic Licensure

  • Current Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certifications

  • Current State of Texas class “C” driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

  • Ability to obtain the following certifications (or equivalent) within 6 months of employment: Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

  • Licensure/certification must be maintained for continued employment

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

  • Ability to perform quickly, precise, practical mathematical calculations pertinent to ratio and proportion of medication and supplies used in emergency patient care

  • Ability to work independently without a defined structure

  • Ability to drive the emergency medical services vehicle and accurately discern street signs and address numbers

  • Ability to read medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, significant others, and bystanders from diverse cultural and age groups to obtain information that is necessary to discern patient condition and appropriate treatment

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Time management capabilities and prioritization skills

  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications

Other Requirements or Factors:

  • Good manual dexterity with ability to perform all tasks related to advanced emergency patient care and documentation

  • Ability to bend, stoop, balance, and crawl on uneven terrain

  • Ability to withstand varied environmental conditions such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture

  • This position has access to protected health information and other patient information and must use knowledge only when necessary, sharing information only with those persons who have a need to know to complete their job responsibilities relating to the treatment, payment, or other related operations

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • American Heart Association instructor certification 

Responsibilities:

  • Emergency Medical Services - Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow or need for additional assistance. Administers initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient’s vital signs. Performs basic and advanced life support treatment and transport of ill or injured patients. Assists in extricating trapped victims and transports sick and injured persons to treatment center. Observes, records, and reports to Medical Control the patient’s condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents. Complies with patient care modalities in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and statues. Adheres to the policies and medical protocols as provided by Emergency Physicians Advisory Board. Provides leadership of, direction, and participation in the delivery of emergency and routine patient care. Gives direction to other crew members, and other responding agency personnel on patient care issues. Serves as Medical Scene Commander if they are the first to arrive at a Multiple Casualty scene and assures the appropriate transfer of command if appropriate. Monitors communication equipment to maintain contact with dispatchers.

  • Operations - Monitors inventory and submits requests for supplies to the appropriate individual(s). Prepares EMS run reports. Maintains station and equipment in an orderly and clean fashion. Assists in maintaining the patient compartments of the vehicles to assure that the vehicle is street ready. Reports equipment malfunctions to appropriate personnel. Operates the emergency vehicle according to the University’s safe driving standards.

  • Training - Assists in mentoring and credentialing new EMTs and EMTs who are obtaining Paramedic certification/licensure. Coordinates and/or instructs continuing education classes for existing EMS personnel. Participates in QA/QI processes to ensure EMT documentation and clinical objectives are met for providers. Participates in continuing education activities to maintain personal knowledge and licensure/certifications. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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