Kosciusko Community Hospital
Location ROCHESTER, IN (Kosciusko Community Hospital)
-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
-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
-Mandatory: CPR, ACLS, PALS or equivalent
-Mandatory: Mandated clinical in-services per MTEMS, Supervising Hospital, and/or Medical Director
-Recommended: BTLS, AMLS
Performs all other duties as assigned and/or required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION
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