Fayetteville VA Medical Center Ambulance Service

This position is assigned to the Department of Veteran Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Veterans Transportation Services (VTS), Ambulance Service, at the Fayetteville NC VA Coastal Health Care System, performing basic and advanced life support procedures during the transport of patients. Transport of patients will include interfacility and Medical Center Emergency Response. When not completing transports will assist in carrying duties within Scope of Practice in the Emergency Room. Major duties include but not limited to:
• Responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with the Paramedic scope of practice under the medical oversight of the Medical Director in the Emergency Room, Interfacility Transport, and Campus Medical Response.
• Assists clinical staff in the evaluation, treatment, and care of patients. Obtains pertinent history and performs a physical examination. Performs technical procedures as delegated.
• Obtain pertinent history and perform a physical examination based on comprehensive knowledge, advanced skills, and sound professional judgement. Obtain historical data from an environmental survey, attending medical personnel, patient, or significant other, and existing documentation.
• Operates extensive medical and mechanical equipment in the hospital and transport environment. Ensures all medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed.
• Plan, organize and maintain equipment and supplies for use before, during and after transport. Perform inventory of transport vehicle every shift with restocking after each transport. Plan for special equipment needs for each transport. (I.e. external pacemaker, intravenous infusion pumps, ventilator). Maintain equipment and request repair as needed.
• Performs invasive and non-invasive procedures on patients with life threatening and non-life-threatening conditions per established procedures or as authorized/directed by physicians.
• Communicate essential information to all appropriate members of the healthcare team. Evaluate patient progress, analyze data, and modify the planning and implementation of care based on patient response throughout the transfer process.
• Communicate between referring and receiving healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care. Act as a liaison between patients, families, referring healthcare professionals and VA staff.
• Demonstrates proficient use of advanced and basic life support equipment and maintains contact with Medical Control when necessary for protocol deviation.
• The Paramedic operates one or more motor vehicles with gross vehicle weight of up to 14,000 pounds. Vehicles are driven through all types of traffic, operating primarily in the metropolitan area and occasional long-distance trips. Driving duties include the loading and unloading of patients, either by wheelchair or stretcher, and seeing that the patient is secured.
• Paramedics shall have skills and familiarity with emergency and patient transport vehicle characteristics to safely operate the vehicle under adverse weather and/or traffic conditions to provide emergency and patient transportation. Paramedics shall have skills to read highway maps, program GPS devices, read and follow instructions to locate and complete assigned tasks.
• National Registered Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification required within 18 months of hire as a condition of continued employment.
• Paramedics will perform other related duties as assigned.

Certification Level: Paramedic
County: Statewide (No County)
Closing Date (if any): 02/22/2024