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Ground Paramedic

Company: Air Methods Corporation
Location: Wichita
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary
Provide Advanced Life Support including medical evaluation, treatment and stabilization of the critically ill and injured; responds to emergency and non-emergency situations involving potential loss of life or bodily injury; maintains control, manages and directs patient care at the scene of a pre-hospital or in-hospital emergency; provides training and instruction to lesser trained personnel.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides and directs fast, efficient Advanced Life Support to the ill and injured utilizing all basic and advanced abilities and techniques
  • Recognizes and understands a medical emergency and makes reasonable and acceptable differential diagnosis
  • Performs critical physical examinations
  • Recognizes common cardiac dysrhythmias and understands the principles and treatment modalities for life threatening dysrhythmias
  • Understand and anticipates the pharmacological treatment of critically ill and injured patients
  • Understand and anticipates potentially life-threatening sequelae of non-cardiac emergencies and institutes appropriate emergency therapy where essential for the preservation of life
  • Deals with medical and emotional needs of any victim of acute illness or injury with the goal of reducing mortality and morbidity
  • Responsible for quality patient care as established by the Department
  • Files standardized reports of patient information and care for the use of receiving hospital and administration, including nature of request for aid, pertinent past history, therapy provided diagnosis, disposition and sufficient patient information for billing purposes
  • Maintains effective communication with physician to relate patient condition and obtain orders for treatment
  • Follows standard written protocols when a physician cannot be contacted
  • Transports the ill and injured to institutions of medical care
  • Operates emergency vehicles in a safe manner under all conditions
  • Cleans and maintains equipment and vehicles
  • Properly completes patient statistics and medical information forms for administrative use
  • Follows standard operating policies and procedures as developed and interpreted by AMC Leaders
  • Maintains records of vehicles, supplies, training and daily work

    Subject to applicable laws and Air Method's policies, regular attendance is an essential function of the position. - All employees must follow Air Methods' employment practices and policies. - -
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. - The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. - In accordance with applicable laws, Air Methods will provide reasonable accommodations that do not create an undue burden so disabled employees may perform the essential functions of the position.
    Education & Experience

    • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three years' related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Minimum one (1) year experience preferred


      • Ability to exercise judgment in applying the proper guideline to the proper situation
      • Ability to perform the work in accordance with the procedures, policies and medical orders provided

        Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

        • Valid state driver's license
        • Current Paramedic Certification(s) for states of practice
        • Current certifications in BLS/CPR; ACLS

          Air Methods is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Air Methods Corporation, Wichita , Ground Paramedic, Healthcare , Wichita, Kansas

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