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Under general supervision, attends to patients being transported to and from the hospital. Provides inter-facility patient transfers and responds to 911 field calls. Identifies, assesses, and transports public inebriates. Safely operates department vehicles in emergency and non-emergency modes. Provides support functions for the Paramedic Division.
Basic Life Support Initiates BLS procedures in accordance with current standards/protocols Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Denver Metropolitan EMT-Basic Protocols. Demonstrates a working knowledge of the Paramedic Division's BLS Policy. Orders Advanced Life Support resources as patient presentation requires. (25%)
General Operations Provides appropriate patient care during Basic Life Support (BLS) inter-facility patient transfers. Assists RN with patient care during Critical Care Transport (CCT) inter-facility patient transfers. In the event of a non-emergent 911 field response, performs assessment of scene to determine the need for auxiliary services such as fire and police department. Demonstrates an awareness of a changing environment and is able to identify hazards. Interacts with other personnel and ancillary services with the patient's best interests in mind. (15%)
Documentation Completes appropriate patient and daily activity forms. Submits one complete trip report for each patient encounter, and leaves a copy of the trip report at the receiving hospital. Demonstrates appropriate medico-legal documentation which protects both the crew and the Division. Billing information is as complete as possible. Face-sheet to be included for in-patient transfers. Submits incident reports in a prompt, concise and professional manner. (10%)
Emergency Vehicle Operations. Maintains Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) Certification. Maintains control of the vehicle at all times, allowing for the unpredictable responses of other drivers. Uses appropriate lanes and speed with appropriate cornering and braking techniques. Uses all emergency equipment in accordance with State and municipal laws and regulations. Abides by standard traffic laws while driving in the non-emergency mode. Maintains due safety when parking the vehicle at the scene of an emergency, and the use of emergency equipment while standing at such scenes. (10%)
Evaluation Evaluates the extent of illness or injury and establishes priorities for care following standing orders, or protocols, or as directed by the base physician via voice communications. Performs full and appropriate assessments including gathering a complete set of vital signs. Demonstrates an appreciation for mechanism of injury. Obtains appropriate history. Utilizes an appropriate workup site Cognizant of scene times, taking into consideration safety, proximity to the hospital, and current call volume. (10%)
Safety Follows safety, environmental, and infection control standards. Approaches all scenes and patients in a safe manner consistent with the environment and patient presentation. Performs proactive weapons searches of scenes and patients. Uses all means available to diffuse a hostile and/or emotional situation. If unsuccessful, enlists police assistance, and attempts to avoid physical confrontation if possible. Uses appropriate and low impact means of restraint. Demonstrates lifting techniques with a low likelihood for injury to self or peers. Utilizes "as clean as possible" techniques for invasive procedures and disposes of all contaminated materials and sharps in an approved method. Follows up with the appropriate resource in the event of exposure to potentially injurious substances. (10%)
Equipment and Supplies Ensures readiness of ambulance for service, checks mechanical equipment, performs routine preventive maintenance, tests biomedical equipment such as lifepak and suction units for electrical charge and function, checks medical supply stock levels and restocks as necessary. Inspects and reports any deficiencies to the vehicle braking system, vehicle lights and emergency equipment. Assures that all biomedical and communications equipment is functional. Assures that the vehicle is stocked with an adequate supply of medical supplies, and that dated supplies have not expired. Maintains a safe and aesthetically clean working environment. Is in service within 15 minutes of the beginning of the shift unless dispatch or a supervisor is notified. (10%)
Support Functions Provides support functions for the Paramedic Division. Checking the VST clipboard and duty board on a daily basis for pending assignments. Assists with moving ambulances and other equipment to the appropriate repair facility as needed. Assess, order, and stock supplies. Keeps the ambulance garage clean. Returns soiled linen and filled sharps buckets to the appropriate locations in the Emergency Department. Makes routine stops at 911 participating hospitals for equipment left with patients. Makes sure backup ambulances are cleaned and fueled, and plugged in during times where the temperature is expected to be below 45 degrees. Occasionally appears in court secondary to functioning as an EMT. (10%)
High School Diploma or GED required
One year health care and/or ambulance experience preferred
Current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Certificate issued by the State of Colorado required
IV Certification required
Valid Colorado Class R Driver's License required
BLS-Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) - AHA - American Heart Association required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of emergency treatment and safety procedures.
Working knowledge of the Denver Metropolitan EMT-Basic Protocols and Paramedic Division's BLS Policy.
Skill in determining needs in changing environments.
Able to speak with a clear, articulate voice over the radio.
Ability to identify hazards.
Ability to complete appropriate patient and daily activity forms. Ability to appear in court when necessary.
Ability to use appropriate and low impact means of restraint.
Ability to safely operate a vehicle, to use radio communications equipment and procedures, and to document patient contacts using written and computer patient care reporting.
Rotating (Days and Nights) (United States of America)
$19.23 - $25.96 / hr
Outstanding benefits including up to 27 paid days off per year, immediate retirement plan employer contribution up to 9.5%, and generous medical plans
Free RTD EcoPass (public transportation)
On-site employee fitness center and wellness classes
Childcare discount programs & exclusive perks on large brands, travel, and more
Tuition reimbursement & assistance
Education & development opportunities including career pathways and coaching
Professional clinical advancement program & shared governance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer+ free student loan coaching and assistance navigating the PSLF program
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
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Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.