EMS/ALS Technician 1
Erickson Living - Parkville, MD

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Responsible for the emergent assessment and rapid medical intervention of resident’s, employees, and visitors during a medical emergency. Provides advanced life support interventions as outlined in the Maryland Medical Protocols for pre-hospital providers. In addition to patient care, serves on departmental operational committees.

Essential Functions

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for patient care, crew and scene safety, and overall management of an emergent medical crisis.

Demonstrates the ability to interpret medical protocols and provide appropriate treatment as outlined in the Maryland Medical Protocols.

Follows through with clinical and psychosocial issues as evidenced by contacting the appropriate individual(s) in a timely manner.

Provides comprehensive documentation on patient care.

Provides direct emergency medical care to residents, visitors and employees.

Provides supervision of security personnel during a medical emergency.

Ensures EMT-B’s and Security officers provide appropriate emergency care as outlined in the Maryland Medical protocols.

Assist security with fire drills, latches and other security duties on a PRN basis.

Ensures safety and cleanliness of the EMS department.

Participates in at least one operational committee and is responsible for completing delegated tasks.

Work directly with medical center doctors with regard to resident care.

Performs daily inspections of program medic unit to ensure an adequate stock level of medications, medical supplies, equipment, etc., is maintained per COMAR regulations.

Complete incident reports as necessary.

Responds to resident’s emergent medical needs within set time parameters.

Practice positive resident relations; responds to resident and family inquiries, concerns or problems.

Displays a caring and respectful demeanor towards residents, families and staff.

Maintains patient confidentiality.

Manages difficult or emotional situations during medical emergencies.

Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development as evidenced by participation in classes and seminars that facilitate enhancement of Paramedic knowledge base.

Responsible for attending continuing education classes for maintaining license’s and certifications required for position.

Perform technical aspects of resident care according to established policies and procedures. Adapts techniques to individual resident’s needs.

Administer medication with knowledge of action, route of administration, side effects and contraindications

Administer professional services such as cardiac arrest management, cardiac defibrillation/cardioversion, Transcutanious pacing, IV’s including external jugular, suction, oral/nasal intubation, needle decompression, and other critical interventions as outlined in the Paramedic scope of practice as needed.

Satisfactorily completes annual competency and specialty skills review.

Communicates patient medical condition and provided treatments to receiving hospital personnel via the established EMRC communication system.

Gives accurate and concise report to relief Paramedic.

Review complaints and grievances made by the resident and make a written/oral report to the EMS manager indicating what action(s) was taken to resolve the complaint or grievance. Follow the facility’s established procedures.

Report and investigate all allegations of resident abuse and/or misappropriation of resident property

Demonstrates the ability to plan, supervise and instruct other staff members.

Explains emergency techniques and procedures and supervises personnel in providing patient care.

Displays willingness and ability to work as a team. Maintains a positive attitude; does not offer complaints, offers suggestions.

Demonstrates a time conscious awareness; reduces non-essential interruptions to an absolute minimum in order to complete patient care priorities.

Verifies the identity of the resident before administering the medication/treatment

Utilizes all medical equipment appropriately and ensures safe operation by other personnel.

Practices all safety and loss prevention procedures; monitor adherence to safety rules and regulations and reports the need for remedial action when necessary.

Demonstrates knowledge of the EMS department policies and procedures.

Demonstrate safe practice of infection control policies and procedures; ensure compliance by EMS/Security personnel to universal precautions and all other infection control guidelines; inform Manager of any real or potential infection control concerns.

Demonstrates the knowledge of when to seek help or guidance from immediate supervisor or appropriate resource person

Provides education to patients and families regarding an emergency medical crisis.

Participates in unit QA/QI activities for improved patient care.

Effectively adjusts interventions with changes in resident care needs.

Provides leadership to personnel assigned to their shift.

Regularly attends staff meetings; when unable to attend, reads & initials minutes

Meets mandatory educational requirements as required by regulatory agencies

Signs and dates all patient care documentation.

Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines

Manages competing demands

Demonstrates willingness and ability to learn new procedures and policies

Willingly attends in-service training

Schedules time off in advance

Demonstrate the knowledge in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and how to recognize it.

Demonstrate the ability to reduce on the job stress via Critical Incident Stress debriefings.

Qualifications

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

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
High School graduate required. 2 years college in Emergency Health Services preferred. A minimum of 2 Years Street experience as a CRT in charge.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Must posses excellent communication and interpersonal skill. In addition, must have strong customer service attitude.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, REGISTRATIONS:
Licensed as a State Paramedic

Licensed as a National Registry Paramedic

Must maintain certifications through continuing education in the following areas:

Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support.

Advanced/Basic Trauma Life Support.

CPR provider level.

EEO Statement

Erickson Living, its affiliates, and managed communities are Equal Opportunity Employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender/ sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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UNDER MARYLAND LAW, AN EMPLOYER MAY NOT REQUIRE OR DEMAND AN APPLICANT FOR EMPLOYMENT OR PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYMENT TO SUBMIT TO OR TAKE A POLYGRAPH, LIE DETECTOR, OR SIMILAR TEST OR EXAMINATION AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT OR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT. ANY EMPLOYER WHO VIOLATES THIS PROVISION IS GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR AND SUBJECT TO A FINE.

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