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Company: Paris Community Hospital
Location: Paris
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionHorizon Health – Paris Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Paris, Illinois. We have been serving residents of Edgar County since 1968 though community education, emergency services, and outpatient care. As we continue to expand our services & locations, our community has grown far beyond Paris. Our rich history and strong community support pave the way for the future of healthcare as we serve you—our family, friends, and neighbors. Position Summary: Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (EMT-B) respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility. After receiving the call from the dispatcher, the EMT-B drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The EMT-B must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.Essential Functions (Responsibilities/Accountabilities):

  • Has the ability to function in uncommon situations.
  • Has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being;
  • Has an understanding of body substance isolation, and understands basic medical-legal principles.
  • Functions within the scope of care as defined by state, regional and local regulatory agencies;
  • complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at the scene.
  • Upon arrival at the scene of crash or illness, the EMT-B parks the ambulance in a safe location to
  • avoid additional injury. Prior to initiating patient care, the EMT-B will also "size-up" the scene to determine: that the scene is safe; the mechanism of injury or nature of illness; the total number of patients; and to request additional help, if necessary. In the absence of law enforcement, the EMT-B creates a safe traffic environment, such as the placement of road flares, removal of debris and redirection of traffic for the protection of the injured and those assisting in the care of injured patients. The EMT-B determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes priority for required emergency care.
  • The EMT-B renders emergency medical and or trauma care, to adults, children and infants based on assessment findings.
  • Duties include but are not limited to:
    • opening and maintaining an airway;
    • ventilating patients;
    • administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defibrillators;
    • providing prehospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system trauma such as:
    • controlling hemorrhage,
    • treatment of shock (hypoperfusion),
    • bandaging wounds,
    • immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed extremities,
    • immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed neck or spine;
    • Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information.
    • The EMT-B is responsible for:
      • lifting the stretcher (be able to lift and carry 125 pounds),
      • placing it in the ambulance and seeing that the patient and stretcher are secured
      • continuing emergency medical care while enroute to the medical facility.
      • The EMT-B uses the knowledge of the condition of the patient and the extent of injuries and therelative locations and staffing of emergency hospital facilities to determine the most appropriate facility to which the patient will be transported, unless otherwise directed by medical directionThe EMT-B:
        • The EMT- B constantly assesses the patient enroute to the emergency facility, administers additional care as indicated or directed by medical control.The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive; other activities may be required in support of the hospital's goals and objectives.Hours: Full-TimePosition Requirements:
          • High School Graduate or Equivalent
          • Current Certification as EMT-Basic in State of Illinois or National Registry EMT with expectation to apply for reciprocity in Illinois
          • Current CPR Certification Horizon Health is committed to caring not only for our patients, but for our staff as well. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. As an employee of Horizon Health, your benefits include a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision insurance, Employee 403(b), health savings account with Company match, as well as Vacation, Sick and Paid Holidays. Intrigued? Don't wait, apply today. We are actively reviewing applicants for the EMT- B. Be part of an organization that is dedicated to the growth and development of its colleagues. Here at Horizon Health, our employees speak for themselves. Join our family & begin an incredible career!

Keywords: Paris Community Hospital, Champaign , EMT, Healthcare , Paris, Illinois

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