Company: Richmond County Ambulance Service
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Job DescriptionGENERAL SUMMARY: The Paramedic is responsible to
provide high quality emergency and non-emergency advanced life
support and transportation to patients while providing exceptional
customer service. The Paramedic is certified to operate an
emergency vehicle and provides prehospital advanced life support
(ALS). The standard of practice of the Paramedic shall be in
accordance with the most current edition of the US DOT "Emergency
Medical Technician-Paramedic: National Standard Curriculum", as
modified by the NYS DOH and NYC REMAC.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
- Responds to calls when dispatched.
- Reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site using most
expeditious route permitted by weather and road conditions.
- Observes all traffic ordinances and regulations.
- Uses appropriate body substance isolation procedures.
- Assesses the safety of the scene, gains access to the patient,
assesses extent of injury or illness.
- Extricates patient from entrapment.
- Communicates with dispatcher requesting additional assistance
or services as necessary. Determines nature of illness or
- Visually inspects for medical identification emblems to aid in
care (medical bracelet, charm, etc.)
- Uses prescribed techniques and equipment to provide patient
- Provides additional emergency care following established
- Assesses and monitors vital signs and general appearance of
patient for change.
- Makes determination regarding patient status and priority for
emergency care using established criteria. Reassures patient,
family members and bystanders.
- Assists with lifting, carrying and properly loading patient
into the ambulance.
- Avoids mishandling patient and undue haste.
- Determines appropriate medical facility to which patient will
- Transports patient to medical facility providing ongoing
medical care as necessary enroute.
- Reports nature of injury or illness to receiving facility.
- Asks for medical direction from medical control physician and
carries out medical control orders as appropriate.
- Assists in moving patient from ambulance into medical
- Reports verbally and in writing observations of the patient's
emergency and care provided.
- Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies
authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at
- Replaces supplies, properly disposes of medical waste.
- Properly cleans contaminated equipment according to established
- Checks all equipment for future readiness.
- Maintains ambulance in operable condition.
- Ensures cleanliness and organization of ambulance, its
equipment and supplies.
- Determines vehicle readiness by checking operator maintainable
fluid, fuel and air pressure levels.
- Maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment.
- Must demonstrate competency in assessment of a patient,
handling emergencies using Basic Life Support equipment and
- Must be able to perform CPR, control bleeding, provide non-
invasive treatment of hypo-perfusion, stabilize / immobilize
injured bones and the spine, manage environmental emergencies and
- Must be able to use a semi-automatic defibrillator.
- Must be able to assist patients with self-administration or
administer emergency medications as described in state and local
- Must be capable of utilizing all EMT-B skills and
- Must be able to perform under Advanced cardiac Life Support
(ACLS) and Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) standards.
- Must be knowledgeable and competent in the use of a cardiac
monitor/defibrillator and intravenous drugs and fluids as per
protocol.PHYSICAL STRENGTH REQUIRED:
- Must be able to lift a minimum of 250 pounds with assistance
from one other qualified individual.
- Must be able to lift and move a 50-75 lb. ambulance stretcher
with the help of one qualified individual.
- Must be able to lift a 175 lb. patient (in various positions,
i.e., while lying on the floor, the bed, in an automobile, etc.)
with the help of one qualified individual onto a
- Must be adaptive to work in all types of weather conditions,
including, but not limited to, rain, snow, heat, etc.
- Due to the uncontrolled environment in which the Paramedic
works, he/she may be subjected to predisposing themselves to be at
risk for:A. bodily harmB. exposure to bloodborne pathogens and
other potentially infectious materials (OPIM).KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS,
- Minimum Education: Must possess a High School Diploma or
equivalent. Where applicable and as required must maintain
- Contact With Others: Co-workers, clients, patients and
families, medical personnel. Must be able to write, read and speak
- Analytical Demands: Must be able to think and act calmly and
quickly in emergency situations.
- Certification, Licensure, Registration: Licensed as an
Paramedic by the State Division of Emergency Medical Services and
maintained in good standing. Must possess current NYC REMAC
certification, and maintain in good standing. Must possess current
American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications and
maintain in good standing. Must possess a valid New York State
Driver's License in state of, and be eligible for driving
privileges based on current policies and procedures.
Keywords: Richmond County Ambulance Service, Freeport , Paramedic/CC, Healthcare , Freeport, New York
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