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Cayce, SC, United States

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Jul 27, 2020

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OverviewnParamedicnFirst Priority Medical Transport - Cayce, SCn n nAt First Priority Medical Transport we recognize the value of every person and are guided by our commitment to professionalism, customer service excellence, patient care, and leadership. We demonstrate this by providing the most responsive medical transportation services for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other medical facilities within the companies operating area. We strive to provide transportation services in a fiscally responsible manner which contributes to the physical and emotional care of our patients and their families. In addition we pride ourselves in building a work environment where each individual is respected, valued, and has opportunity for professional and personal growth while demonstrating social responsibility through the just use of our resources.n n nMinimum Requirements:nn Current NREMT and SC DHEC Certificationn Current certification in CPR by the American Heart Association (AHA) or the American Red Cross.n Current Motor Vehicle Operatoru2019s license with acceptable MVR.n High degree of personal integrity and n Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, using good judgment and common sense with a thorough understanding of the principles of emergency medical care.n Ability to work efficiently and interact in a constructive and professional manner with other employees, a partner, public safety personnel, medical staff, and other emergency medical service members.n Ability to interact effectively and professionally with patients, customers, clients, family members, bystanders, and the general public in such a manner as to reflect credibly on First Priority Medical Transportn Demonstrates a level of skill and ability consistent with the provision of high quality patient care.n The ability to perform effectively as team leader in patient care situations.n The ability to perform effectively in carrying out public relations and community education functions and the ability to deal effectively with members of the medical community and general public in promoting First Priority Medical Transport.nn nSpecific Duties:nn Demonstrates and ensures knowledge, understanding and compliance of First Priority policies and procedures.n Ensures that the vehicle and equipment is ready for use at the beginning and end of the shift, and after every call. This includes: appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of the interior and exterior of the vehicle; appropriate cleaning and disinfecting of equipment; inspecting; restocking, and completing daily checklists of the vehicle and equipment; and washing the exterior of the vehicle, removing all trash, and applying tire shine at the completion of every shift, as well as additional disinfecting and cleaning as specified on designated Unit u201cStrip Daysu201d.n Performs daily inspections of their base and/or station for cleanliness. Performs the appropriate housekeeping duties to ensure their living quarters are clean, free from clutter and sanitary at all times.n Responds to emergencies and non-emergencies using appropriate care and caution in accordance with South Carolina law, EMS regulations, Company policy, and the principles of safe emergency vehicle operation. Always wears their seat belt when in a Company vehicle.n Renders emergency and non-emergency medical care In accordance with the rules, regulations, protocols, policies, and procedures of First Priority Medical Transport, the State of South Carolina, and SC DHEC, consistent with good judgment and the provision of high quality medical care.n Appropriately and safely delivers the patient to the nearest and most appropriate medical facility.n Works with BLS personnel in a professional manner and works at their skill level in accordance to SC DHEC company policies. Maintain good relations between our own ALS and BLS services, as well as outside services.n Acts at all times in the best interests of high quality patient care, in the best interest of the patient, and in such a manner to reflect credibly on First Priority Medical Transport and the professional reputation of the Paramedic.n Acts at all times with his/her personal safety in mind, as well as the safety of his/her partner, the patient, other EMS personnel, bystanders, and any other public safety personnel present.n Accompanies ALS and/or BLS patients to their destination, continuing to provide appropriate care and patient advocacy until the responsibility for the patient has been transferred to an appropriate medical professional and a report has been given.n Co-signs all patient care forms for completeness.n Completes all appropriate documentation and record keeping for every assignment and submits for billing by the end of every shift.n Obtains complete billing information for all clients transported.n Adheres to Universal Precautions/Body Substance Isolation when dealing with patient contacts When necessary and appropriate, acts as a team leader in dealing with emergency and non-n emergency situations, directing and supervising other members of the emergency medical care team.n Performs duties related to public relations and community education programs sponsored by First Priority Medical Transport.n Performs duties related to the continuing improvement and development of First Priority Medical Transport and the local EMS system.n Accepts responsibility for recertification as a Paramedic by NREMT and SC DHEC. Completes appropriate continuing education courses in a timely fashion along with recertification CPR. Files the appropriate paperwork with NREMT and SC DHEC to ensure timely recertification.n Provides First Priority Medical Transport with a current copy of their EMT certification, CPR card, and Motor Vehicle Driveru2019s License. Completes training in all Company, state and federal mandates.n Attends mandatory Monthly In Service Training (IST) as scheduled on the third Sunday of every month, or any other time as designated by management.n Reports to assigned shifts in proper uniform and on time unless the proper notification has been made. Remains on-duty and in proper uniform until properly relieved.n Acts as a preceptor when called upon by management to train or retrain fellow employees. Allows and is willing to accommodate third riders for orientation and/or educational purposes.n Completes all documentation on behalf of student interns.n Performs other duties as directed by management.n At all times sets an example of professionalism and leadership for others to follow. Places patient care excellence and safety above all else.n

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