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Job Title Paramedic - Care CA
Location Care Ambulance of California
Department Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Part-time


Falck is a global emergency medical services provider originating from Denmark that services 4 states in the US including: California, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado.  Falck has been operating in the US since 2010 and is the second largest private provider of emergency medical services in the country today. Our BLS and ALS services impact not only the lives of our patients, but their families and communities.

Why choose Falck?

As an EMT at Falck, you are a valued member of a passionate and professional team built on care and careful preparation. We know what it takes to respond to an emergency – that you’re doing your utmost to preserve life, to prevent worsening and to promote healing.

And you know that once the patient is safe, their friends or relatives on the scene also require care and attention.   With Falck, you can count on having the equipment and training you need to do the job right – and the support from great colleagues and leaders to handle what comes after. Because we know that the challenges of tomorrow will be different than the ones today, we use the stand-by time to practice and prepare. Here, you can keep developing and learning new skills for new scenarios. As an EMT with Falck, you know you come prepared to be there for people in crisis

Position Summary:              

Paramedics are responsible for all aspects of basic and advanced patient care including transportation.  All care will be provided within the EMT-P Scope of Practice and in compliance with local accreditation.  The Paramedic/EMT-P personnel are under the direct supervision of the Operations Managers.  The Paramedic Supervisor/Coordinator will provide supervision and management for those areas that are specific to the paramedic’s Scope of Practice.

Essential Functions:

  • All of the duties in the EMT-Basic Job Description apply to Paramedic.
  • Provides orientation and mentoring for new Paramedics.
  • Perform thorough basic and advanced patient assessments.
  • Provide basic and advanced patient care based on assessment.
  • Coordinates the transfer of the patient to the transport vehicle maintaining continuity of care and insuring patient, passengers and belongings are secured.
  • Completes all medical record documentation pertinent to patient transport.
  • Conduct daily Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance check out.
  • Perform physical inspection and sign for controlled drugs.
  • Ensures completion of forms and documentation of damage/malfunction of equipment, if appropriate
  • Perform daily Base Station Hospital radio check.
  • Restock needed supplies through the Paramedic Coordinator or Specialty Care Nurse Manager.
  • Provide exceptional service to all Care Ambulance Service customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:                      

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The individual in this position must possess the following qualifications:

  • Must be licensed as a Paramedic in the State of California. 
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of EMT-P Scope of Practice.
  • Maintain current certification in BLS, ACLS, and PALS.
  • Good working knowledge of Los Angeles County EMT-P Protocols.
  • Complete all of the required company and Los Angeles County training. 
  • Complete state required continuing education to maintain current licensure / accreditation.
  • Stay current on Scope of Practice changes.
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Possess excellent organizational skills.
  • Have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously working under time constraints.

Education Requirements:

The individual in this position must possess the following education requirements:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • AS/AA degree or in related field preferred
  • Current state EMT certification
  • Current Orange County EMS EMT Accreditation
  • Maintain current Los Angeles County Accreditation

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Frequently:  Ability to lift, carry, and balance 137 pounds; ability to exert on a regular basis 50 pounds of force and at times up to 100 pounds.

 

Constantly:  Ability to bend and stoop, ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time, possess hand-eye-foot coordination and color recognition, good manual dexterity, with the ability to perform all tasks related to Emergency Medical Services Duty.

All Paramedics must also be able to endure the following weight scale as defined:

 

Task

Description

Lift

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to 48 inches 

 

 

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to 24 inches

 

40 lbs vertical lift from floor to shoulder height

Lift-Carry

120  lbs. vertical lift from 24 inches to 30 inches and horizontally transfer 2 feet

 

 

120  lbs. vertical lift from floor to waist and horizontally transfer 10  feet

 

 

 40 lbs. vertical lift from floor to waist and horizontally transfer 25 feet

 

Climb- Carry

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing the steps (up forward, down backward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing away from the steps (up backward, down forward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing the steps (up forward, down backward)

 

Lift 120 lbs from floor to chest and carry up and down 3 steps while facing away from the steps (up backward, down forward)

Push-Pull

Horizontally transfer 50 lbs of force on a sled a distance of 25 feet

 

Horizontally transfer 30  lbs of force on a sled a distance of 100 feet

Static Push-Pull

Generate a push force of 75 lbs at shoulder height

 

 

Generate a pull force of 75 lbs at shoulder height

 

 

Generate an upward pull force of 60 lbs from a height of 24 inches

 

Climb

Ascend and Descend a step with a height of 20 inches from the floor

 

Repetitive Posture

Reach above head

 

Reach forward and touch a point 30 inches from the chest

Static Posture

Squat to reach a point 0 inches from the floor and maintain the position for 1 minute

 

Assume a kneeling position and mimic American Heart Association CPR for 5 min then assume standing position independently

Balance 1

Step over a 12” step while holding 100 lbs in all four directions x 2 repetitions

 

Maximum

Grip Strength

Test

(Position 2)

Average of 2 trials:_______ lbs.

of force

 

(Minimum of 50  lb. required)

(Position 2)

Right

Left

Maximum Pinch Strength

Test

 

Average of 2 trials:_______ lbs.

of force

 

(Minimum of 10lb. required)

Right

Left

Repetitive Coupling

Squeeze Jamar Hand Dynamometer requiring forces up to 20lbs.

Right

Left

 

Cognitive/Psychosocial Requirements:

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally: Memorization, critical judgment, problem solving.

Frequently: Ability to remain calm in high stress situations and make good judgments, ability to be unaffected by loud noises, flashing lights and strobes. Simple and complex mathematic skills and reasoning.

Constantly: Logic, ethical judgment and reasoning, active listening skills, decision making, ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats, as well as via telephone and radio equipment.

  • Ability to interpret written, oral, and diagnostic form instructions.
  • Ability to work throughout an entire work shift without interruption.
  • Ability to calculate weight and volume ratios and read small print.
  • Ability to read English and converse in English with co-workers.
  • Ability to read and understand road maps, discern street signs and address numbers.
  • Ability to document in writing, all relevant information in prescribed format in light of legal ramifications of such.
  • Ability to learn, use and become proficient in all equipment related to patient care.
  • Ability to understand and retain a multitude of instructions over a short period of time, and be capable of executing those instructions with accuracy, and in event order.

Clinical Requirements:

The clinical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Providing Basic Life Support Care and transport while working as a member of an emergency medical team to patients while in adherence to the scope of practice, patient care procedures, protocols and medical direction according to their level of certification/licensure.
  • Determining the nature and extent of illness or injury, magnitude of catastrophe, need for additional assistance, establishing and providing patient care by developing a patient care plan and performing skills within the scope of practice and according to patient care procedures, protocols and medical direction.
  • Monitoring patient conditions and responses to care.
  • Communicating with professional medical personnel interagency and at emergency and non emergency treatment facilities.
  • Obtaining instructions regarding further treatment from qualified personnel, arranging for reception of patients at treatment facilities and assisting with Advanced Life Support Care as directed by individuals with that level of qualification.
  • Completing patient care reports in accordance with documentation standards as required by Falck Northwest and other regulating agencies.
  • Assists health care facilities and personnel to obtain and record information related to patients’ vital statistics, circumstances of transport/emergency and the documentation of patient care provided.
  • Acknowledges accountability for all patient care provided.
  • May assist in controlling crowds, protecting valuables, or performing other duties while mitigating incidents.
  • Maintains and continues to obtain at least the minimum prescribed continuing education required to keep your certification/licensure in the state.
  • Attends mandatory minimum Base Station meetings as determined by the company Medical Advisor.
  • Attends mandatory crew meetings and other mandatory training events as prescribed and required by Falck USA or other regulating agencies.

Equipment Operated:

The individual in this position must be familiar with using the following equipment to perform the essential functions of this job.

Occasionally: Fax machine, copy machine, hole-punch, calculator, laminator, and computer.

Frequently: Computer, printer, telephone, vehicle lubricant dispensing devices, wheel chair lift, wheel chair.

Constantly: Watch/Clock, medical EMS equipment and supplies, radios and paging systems, transportation devices.

Working Conditions:

The working environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Occasionally: Exposure to infectious organisms and agents, exposure to toxic chemicals.

Frequently:  Physical and emotional stamina, heavy lifting and extrication in multiple scenarios.

Constantly: Ability to work as a team member with staff members and other agencies, legible documentation, sensory skills to differentiate clinical findings, visual and auditory acuity.

Driving approximately 90% of time.

 

Environmental Conditions:

Except where appropriate and conducive to accomplishing the goals and objectives of a particular task (such as in an emergency situation) the Paramedic will work in a well lighted area that is ventilated and is as physically and psychologically innocuous as possible under the conditions which exist at a particular time. Because the essential function of the job of Paramedic may require exposure to hazardous materials as well as infectious waste, diseases, odors and other situations associated with health care, including but not limited to exposure to AIDS, HIV and Hepatitis B viruses involving Risk Classification Category 3, environmental conditions will fluctuate. To be qualified for the position of Paramedic, an applicant/employee will have the ability to work in an environment conducive to caring for patients, with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to self or others.

 

The Paramedic regularly works in outside weather and is regularly exposed to wet or dry conditions, extreme cold and extreme heat. The Paramedic frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles (potential exposure to communicable diseases, blood-borne and airborne pathogens), toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, risk of radiation, and vibration.

 

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.

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Falck USA is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. It is Falck USA's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants for employment, and not to discriminate on any basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or any class protected by State law.

This employer will consider qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with Los Angeles Ordinance 184652.

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