Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
The paramedic is an emergency care provider who has completed an accredited paramedic training program and has been certified/licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic. The Paramedic will be responsible for delivering emergency medical care at basic and advanced levels to those requesting their assistance, performing cleaning and maintenance duties on department vehicles and equipment as needed and maintaining crew quarters and other areas controlled by the department in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- Must demonstrate at a competent level, emergencies, utilizing all basic and advanced life support equipment and skills in accordance with all the behavioral objectives in the DOT/EMT-Basic, Advanced –EMT and EMT-P curriculum.
- Must possess a driving record compatible with the department’s vehicle insurance carrier, including:
- Age – Must be at least 18 years of age, age 22 preferred for insurance purposes.
Violations – Must not have more than two (2) moving violations in the last three (3) years, with no more than one (1) in the last twelve (12) months.
- Accidents – Must not have more than (1) at fault accident in the three (3) years and none in the last twelve (12) months.
- Combination of Violations/Accidents – Must not have more than one (1)
Violation and one (1) at fault accident within the last three (3) years (none within the last twelve (12) months).
- Must possess the ability to lift, carry and balance 100 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).
- Must be able to bend, stoop, climb steps or crawl across uneven terrain in a timely manner.
- Must be able to work in high stress situations in which you might encounter:
Environments with flashing lights and loud noises.
- Conditions such as extreme cold or heat.
- Places with low levels of light or confined spaces.
- Must possess the ability to read, write and speak English well enough to be able to:
Read and comprehend manuals on patient care.
- Read and comprehend all RCMH/EMS manuals.
- Document all patient information and treatment.
- Converse in English with co-workers and other hospital staff as to the status of patients.
Paramedic: 2 years (Preferred but not required)
Certification: TDSHS or National Registry Paramedic (Required)