Eagle County Paramedic Services (ECPS) is seeking an experienced Paramedic to join our field staff and help fulfill our mission of providing skilled, professional and compassionate healthcare to our community.
In addition to providing exceptional, compassionate healthcare, this position serves as an opportunity to gain experience and training in our fast-paced, mountain community. ECPS paramedics hold a variety of certifications including Community Paramedic, SAR, Wildland Fire, Critical Care, Hoist, etc. Our team is not only highly skilled and professional, but also has a passion for what we do: Serving the community by providing world-class, out-of-hospital care. This is an often rapidly changing, sometimes stressful job that requires critical thinking skills and a level head. We value integrity in all we do, excellence and advocacy in patient care and professionalism at all times.
If you’re ready to start your Paramedic career at ECPS, peruse the description below and submit your resume. We’re looking forward to meeting you.
SUMMARY: Administers basic and advanced life support to sick and injured persons in the out-of-hospital setting under direction of the District Medical Director utilizing District protocols.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assess nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.
- Render basic life support procedures or initial treatment to patients in a variety of settings, which may include:
- Attempt to restore and stabilize heart rhythm on pulseless, non-breathing patient
- Perform basic and advanced airway management, including RSI
- Administer injections of medications or immunizations
- Initiate IV fluids
- Monitor cardiac patients
- Provide medical examination and screening of patient’s conditions, reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents; observe and report the same to Physician and other medical personnel via radio or telephone as well as documenting on reports.
- Act as patient advocate in the out-of-hospital setting.
- Complete all reports, including patient care records, legibly, accurately, and by the end of each shift or end of every 24-hour work period.
- Drive ambulance to and from emergency and non-emergency scenes, assisting with extricating trapped victims as needed, and transporting sick and injured persons to treatment center.
- Attend staff business meetings and trainings as directed.
- Check medical/operating supplies and vehicle to ensure preparedness.
- Direct and coordinate patient care between inter-agency (ie. fire and police) personnel and other District employees.
- Perform all duties in a safe, courteous, confidential and professional manner, always taking into account the well-being of the patient.
- Mentor, train and encourage fellow staff as needed to help them attain their full potential.
- Maintain vehicles and quarters pursuant to ECPS policies.
- May supervise one or more employees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Current Colorado Paramedic certification or current National Registry: must be state certified before hire date.
- Minimum of three years of experience working within a 911 system
- FPC and Critical Care experience preferred
- Current certifications in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) and CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
- Valid State of Colorado motor vehicle operating license with continued safe driving history
- Strong language skills: reading and writing, ability to communicate and interact with a variety of people and under stressful conditions.
- Proficient computer skills
- Strong mathematical skills
- Strong reasoning ability, problem solving skills, decision making skills; ability to act and maintain composure in highly emotional, stressful and potentially hazardous situations.
- Bi-lingual (verbal and written) preferred
Please see full job description to review detailed responsibilities, qualification requirements, and physical demands of the position.