Provides paramedic level emergency medical care to patients at the scene, in transport, and at the hospital. Transports patients from the scene to the hospital or from one facility to another facility. Directs the work of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) while on duty.
Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Assures all patients receive medical care to the paramedic level according to the Cherokee Nation Ambulance Service Protocols. Operates and monitors specialized equipment such as mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitators, EKG monitors, cardiac defibrillators, laryngoscopes, oro-pharyngeal suction equipment, oxygen delivery devices, and IV infusion pumps per paramedic protocols and medical control. Obtains a history on each patient's past and present medical problems, medications and allergies. Administers therapeutic measures as prescribed per protocol or medical control such as initiation of IV fluids, wound irrigation, naso-gastric intubation, cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, tracheal intubation and thoracentesis. Provides direction and supervision pertaining to patient care, scene management and maintenance to EMT students of all levels while students are on duty including at the scene, in transport and at the medical facility. Maintains supplies and equipment on ambulance. Assures units are clean and safe. Takes charge on scene and oversees all aspects of patient care. Complies with the applicable state, tribal and federal regulations in regard to the security, safety and confidentiality of any health services record they create, maintain, transfer, or destroy, whether the record is written, taped, computerized, or stored in any other medium. Other duties may be assigned.
i.e. Lead position
Associate's degree from two-year college or technical school as Paramedic; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. May include two years or more of undergraduate college course work.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must possess a valid driver’s license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Must possess and maintain a Paramedic License issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must keep all knowledge and skills current through specific continued education as required by Oklahoma State Department of Health/EMS Division for renewing licensure. Must be able to operate all emergency medical equipment.
Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care. Embraces and implements the Jobs/Language/Community Cherokee Nation Strategy.