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Team Captain - Paramedic

Company: Galveston County Health District
Location: Texas City
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: Hourly: $22.10Are you Ready to Progress in Your Career as an EMS Leader?Galveston County Health District is seeking Team Captain - Paramedics!The right candidate will be responsible for performing responsible and technical medical work dealing with emergency or non-emergency and/or lifesaving treatment of patients who are transported via Mobile Intensive Care Unit or Basic Life Support ambulance from the scene of an accident, home or other location to an emergency or non-emergency treatment facility.We can offer you:• Excellent Benefits; including an Amazing retirement package, Affordable Medical Insurance, Paid Time Off plans, FREE Life Insurance, FREE Long-Term Disability, FREE Parking and much, much more! • Team Oriented Environment• Hourly Rate: $22.10 (pay is bi-weekly)• Shift: 24 hour shifts at a 48-work week (8 hours each week will be over-time that is 16 hours of overtime each pay period)• $1,000 SIGN ON BONUSWe want you to join our team of professionals and begin a long-term career with us! If you meet the criteria listed below, please apply.Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent
  • Successful completion of a Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic course
  • Licensed or Certified as a Licensed Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic in the State of Texas with no unresolved complaints with DSHS
  • Protocol Certified by the EMS Medical Director within 6 months of employment
  • Successful completion of pre-employment written exam, mega code skills test, physical exam, physical agility test, during which proper lifting techniques must be exhibited.
  • 2+ years of experience as an in-charge paramedic at a 911 agency or six months experience as a Galveston EMS Paramedic
  • No significant corrective actions or preventable incidents months (internal applicants only)
  • Knowledge of medical care and basic rescue techniques and ability to operate medical and basic rescue equipment utilized at the EMT-Paramedic level of pre-hospital emergency care
  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of emergency medical services, patient advocacy, and incident management
  • Knowledge of all aspects of emergency vehicle response, including working under stressful situations, in receiving and assessing information, then making appropriate decisions for response
  • Map reading and in navigating to call locations under stress and time constraints
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal rules related to EMS and requirements pertaining to operation of ambulances and rescue vehicles
  • Knowledge of medical terminology, practices and procedures and applications of first aid, use, maintenance, security, and inventory of drugs, supplies, equipment and medical records
  • Current American Heart Association CPR, ACLS, and PALS Certified
  • Must have satisfactory DMV/MVR background check
  • Ability for spur of the moment transportation without relying on organization vehicles
  • Must possess or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Texas for the type of vehicle or equipment operated
  • Department of Motor Vehicle check may be required, if applicable
  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent Computer Skills MS Office
  • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend hours if necessary
  • Must be in compliance with GCHD Immunizations policy
  • Must be in compliance with ICS training requirements
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug/alcohol screeningAn equivalent combination of education and work experience which appropriately demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the above described essential functions will be considered when hiring for this role. Traditional Duties
    • Analyze patient situations and make appropriate triage decisions and calls for additional resources as required
    • Provides for patient's safety and attends to emergency or non-emergency conditions before and after patient is moved to the ambulance
    • Assists qualified personnel in extricating the patient(s)
    • Transmit information via radio to emergency or non-emergency treatment facility regarding patient's illness or injuries, vital signs and other pertinent data
    • Request professional advice and/or treatment orders needed to administer to the patient in the effort to stabilize their injuries and maintain their well-being
    • Operate under standing orders and/or treatment protocols in critical situations, as written and authorized by the Medical Director
    • Provide continuing care, comfort and treatment of the patient while in route to a facility and reports any changes in a patient's condition to the appropriate person(s) and accurately documents all patient care in the ePCR
    • Operate ambulance in accordance with state transportation laws/regulations and approved GCHD policies, procedures, and guidelines
    • Responsible person in charge of an individual EMS unit and crew for all operational issues during their emergency response and daily operations
    • Maintain the vehicle, supplies, and communications equipment in a state of operational readiness, including, but not limited to, cleanliness, functionality, attempting minor repairs and reporting major problems and/or deficiencies
    • Maintains adequate, legible records and reports
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.No Phone Calls PleaseADA/EEO/DFWPOur Mission: Protecting and Promoting the Optimal Health and Well-Being of Galveston County

Keywords: Galveston County Health District, Texas City , Team Captain - Paramedic, Healthcare , Texas City, Texas

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