Lutheran EMS Fulton PRN Paramedic

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  • Kosciusko Community Hospital Kosciusko Community Hospital

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  • Part Time

Job Description

Essential Functions:


  1. Possess and maintain current Indiana State EMT-Paramedic certification as established by Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Recommended certification of National Registry Paramedic.


  1. Possess and maintain insurability under MTEMS vehicle and the liability insurance policies provisions without “Drivers’ Exclusion” and other insurance modifications, and/or high risk classification.


  1. Achieve and maintain high level of patient care and clinical performance. Medical care initiated will be in accordance with local and state protocols, practices and medical control directives.
    1. Assess each patient on a continuing basis, documenting results according to MTEMS clinical policy and procedure
    2. Correctly utilize appropriate assessment techniques and instruments
    3. Gather and document appropriate patient billing information


  1. Provide care and treatment necessary for stabilization and life support for the patient

-Adheres to Standing Orders and Protocols as defined by Supervising Hospital (KCH

and Medical Director

-Assumes accountability for patient care and communication between facilities and healthcare providers for continuity of care


  1. Acts as Team Leader and takes responsibility for scene management, as needed


  1. Maintains vehicle readiness. Completes daily checkout of the ambulances and equipment, restocking supplies as needed, and documenting as appropriate

-Replaces appropriate equipment and medical supplies in a timely manner, following ambulance runs

-Maintains the cleanliness of both the interior and exterior of the ambulance



  1. Operate assigned motor vehicle under control at all times and in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances governing emergency vehicle operation and safe and efficient vehicle operations


  1. Maintain skill proficiency and clinical expertise by attending and maintaining certification in various EMS related programs

-Mandatory:  CPR, ACLS, PALS or equivalent

-Mandatory:  Mandated clinical in-services per MTEMS, Supervising Hospital, and/or Medical Director

-Recommended:  BTLS, AMLS


  1. Assists with MTEMS public relations events


  1. Work and maintain “team” atmosphere with assigned partner for shift.  Maintain a cohesive work environment.


  1. Attends staff meetings, training sessions, and Audit & Review meetings


  1. Follow orders and work directly with physicians, nurses, supervisors, public safety agencies, police and fire personnel, general public, and other allied health care professionals.
  2. Maintain professional radio communications


  1. Responsible for correct and timely submission of all paperwork related to patient care, treatment, and transportation per policy and procedure


  1. Adheres to MTEMS Confidentiality policy which includes verbal, written, computer generated, computer accessed, filmed, and recorded information related to patients, their family and visitors, staff physicians, and clients. Responsible for the protection of confidentiality of data at all times.


  1. Responsible for exercising regular and punctual attendance; complies with MTEMS attendance Policy & Procedures


  1. Must be able to lift 100 pounds and assist with 300 pounds.


Non-Essential Functions:

Performs all other duties as assigned and/or required.


Job Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or equivalent
  2. Completion of IN Department of Homeland Security approved Paramedic Course
  3. Current and valid Indiana Driver’s License
  4. CPR Certification
  5. ACLS Certification


  1. PALS Certification
  2. BTLS, AMLS or equivalent preferred


Working Environment:

  1. Exposure to extreme hot and cold temperatures
  2. Works inside and outside environments
  3. Exposure to confined areas with noise; and other hazardous conditions (human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue)
  4. Works with others, face-to-face contact, verbal contact with others, works outside and inside ambulance.
  5. Extended work hours



Physical Requirements



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  The position requires significant physical strength and dexterity and the ability to function in very adverse environments with exposure to numerous safety risks typically found at emergency scenes.  The following guidelines are used to describe the frequency of activities in this position:  (Occasionally equals 1-33%; Frequently equals 34%-66%; and Continuously equals 67-100% of a typical work day.)


STANDING/WALKING: Frequently to continuously when responding to calls.  Optional while at rest at the facility.  

This usually includes:  going to and from the emergency vehicle, getting patients from their locations, and rendering treatment.  Most walking would be for short distances, as emergency vehicles are allowed to get as close to the location as possible.  However, the incumbent must also be able to run these same distances, in case of an emergency where time is of the essence.  Walking and running may vary, however, as the patient may be located inside a large, multi-floored facility.  Standing, walking and running could be on all types of surfaces, including but not limited to:  asphalt, cement, concrete, soft/packed dirt, linoleum, wood, hardwood floors, etc.  The individual must be able to go up and down slight inclines or declines that may be found at roadsides, agricultural areas, etc.  At a location, standing would occur more often than walking or running.  Standing would occur on the wide variety of surfaces mentioned above.  Standing could last from a few minutes to hours, depending on the situation.  Standing could occur in the standard erect position, the kneeling or squatting position, etc.


SITTING: Frequently when responding to a location, the individual will sit in the emergency vehicle.  

The emergency vehicles are equipped with a standard installed vehicle seat.  The time performing the sitting activity on a call would depend upon the specific situation.   


LIFTING AND CARRYING: Frequently required to lift and carry weights

ranging from a few pounds to ten (10) pounds and above.  Occasionally required to lift and carry weights scaled at above 100 pounds or more.


Clinical Personnel will need to lift and carry, with one team member, adult patients, lifting them from various positions (such as a bed or a chair) onto various patient movement devices, such as an ambulance stretcher, a stair chair, long back boards, etc., and then efficiently move them into an ambulance.  Other heavier objects in the high range category would be 5-foot tall, 10-inch diameter oxygen cylinders, and medical equipment boxes.  The oxygen cylinders

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