Paramedic

Requisition ID
2020-134019
Employment Type
Full Time
Department
Emergency Services
Hours / Pay Period
80
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
24 hours on/72 hours off
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Memorial Chattanooga
Location
TN-CHATTANOOGA

Overview

CHI Memorial Hospital, now part of CommonSpirit Health formed between Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, is once again the only hospital in the Chattanooga area to be named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be the regional referral center of choice providing health care throughout Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia.

 

Important Note: Nicotine is part of our pre-employment drug screen

 

CHI Memorial Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was recently awarded a 4-year contract with Walker County, Georgia to provide 911 ambulance service beginning February 1, 2021. "We are honored to extend CHI Memorial's ministry in Northwest Georgia by providing vital emergency care for those in Walker County," says Paul Feaster, Director of CHI Memorial EMS.

Responsibilities

Paul EMS TN

 

Schedule: 24 Hours ON/72 Hours OFF

 

The Paramedic is responsible for the delivery of patient care under the guidelines of the Tennessee Department of Public Health – EMS Board, the Georgia Department of Public Health – Office of EMS and Trauma, as well as the guidance of the department Medical Director.  The Paramedic will deliver care in the pre-hospital setting under the treatment protocols set forth and approved by the Director of EMS and the Medical Director. 

 

 

1. The Paramedic will provide emergency medical treatment and transport to the sick and injured under his care in accordance with all applicable laws and department protocols and procedures.

 

2. The Paramedic will document all patient care performed in the approved Patient Care Report program, using the required format. 

 

3. The Paramedic will ensure that all required paperwork is completed and turned in by end of shift.

 

4. The Paramedic will ensure that his/her equipment is in a state of readiness and cleanliness at the beginning of each shift and their ambulance is fully stocked in accordance with departmental procedures. 

 

5. The Paramedic will report any deficiencies and/or mechanical issues with their supplies, equipment, or vehicle to a supervisor in a timely fashion.  They will restock the unit as necessary. 

 

6. The Paramedic will attend any required education that is deemed necessary by the Director or the Medical Director. 

 

7. The Paramedic will be responsible for his/her licensure and the required education for renewal.  Education will be provided by the Department but it is the Paramedic’s responsibility to ensure they have enough credits for their own renewal. 

 

8. The Paramedic will perform any other duties as requested by a supervisor, the EMS Operations Manager, or Director of EMS. 

Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent.  Graduate of an accredited school of Paramedic science. 

 

Must have 1 of the following:

Tennessee Paramedic license

Georgia Paramedic License

 

Must become dual state licensed within 12 months of hire

 

Both of the following certifications:

American Heart Association – BLS / Health Care Provider

American Heart Association – ACLS

 

The following license:

Valid State Driver’s License (If TN license, the “F” endorsement is required)

 

Either of the following will be required within 6 months of hire:  State of Georgia Paramedic License / National Registry License (in order to obtain GA License). 

 

Any 1 of the following pediatric certifications (will be required within 6 months of hire):

American Heart Association – PALS

National Assoc. of EMTs – EPC

American Academy of Pediatrics - PEPP

 

Either  of the following trauma certifications (will be required within 6 months of hire):

American College of Emergency Physicians – ITLS

National Association of EMTs – PHTLS

 

Either of the following driving courses:

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course - EVOC

Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator - CEVO

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