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Paramedic

Company: Denver Health
Location: Denver
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:Under general supervision, provides advanced life support and pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients who are ill and/or injured within established protocol and medical direction. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance transport. Performs testing of emergency equipment and maintains supplies. Provides pre-arrival notifications to receiving Emergency Departments, and communicates with Paramedic Dispatchers.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to determine nature and extent of illness or injury.
  • Able to make determination regarding patient status, establishes priority for emergency care and renders appropriate emergency care.
  • Able to interact in a professional manner with other personnel and ancillary services with the patient's best interest in mind.
  • Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations.
  • Able to listen and recall information.
  • Able to function in unpredictable and changing circumstances.
  • Able to communicate clearly verbally, in writing, and using electronic media.
  • Able to problem-solve. Knowledge of paramedic and first-responder protocols, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of incident command system. Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate. Experience: Typically, one year of advanced life support ambulance experience. Credentials:
    • Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" Driver's License required.
    • Possession of a current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P) Certificate issued by the State of Colorado OR Graduate EMT.
    • National Registry (NREMT) preferred.
    • Paramedic must successfully complete certification requirements, as specified in the State EMS Rules, within six months of the successful completion of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment approved training course to continue to function under the provisions of Colorado Code of Regulations: Rule 500, 3-CCR-713-6.Location: Administration buildingShift: VariesWork Type: Full time Pay Range:Minimum: 26.20Midpoint: 32.16Maximum: 38.08All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.Required
      Preferred
      Job Industries
      • Customer Service

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