Allied Health Careers at Lifespan

Paramedic Job

Job Number: RIH13906

Job Title: 36hrs/Rotating - Paramedic - Ambulance

Department: Ambulance - 1012917

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Current State of Rhode Island EMT-Paramedic license with a minimum of 1 year field EMS experience.

Current Paramedic certification through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.

Current ACLS, BLS, and PALS certifications (instructor status preferred). Maintains certifications as mandated by the position.

Valid and current driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Nursing or related field preferred.

Must be able to read, speak, legibly write and comprehend the English language without restriction.

Requires a working knowledge of statistics, verbal and written English communications skills, computer use and research methodology.

Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) certification within one year of employment.

Maintains positive communication (written and spoken), effectively while interfacing with fellow employees, patients, referring hospitals and the community at large.

Upholds and adheres to LifePACT policies and procedures.

Upholds safety standards as set by Rhode Island Hospital and The Rhode Island Department of Health.

Maintains clinical skill proficiency and knowledge base within scope of practice. This will include but not be limited to patient assessment, history and physical; intra-osseous cannulation; medication dosing, administration and maintenance; airway management non-invasive, 12 lead ECG monitoring and interpretation; ventilator management. Skill maintenance may be performed at Rhode Island Hospital and other facilities under the supervision of the Medical Director or designee, by attending courses or lectures, through simulation or observational experience, and in other ways as approved by the Medical Director and the manager.

Must be prepared for unrestricted travel in not only ambulances, but also cars, trucks, boats, airplanes and helicopters.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

One year experience in emergency medical care.

Under supervision of the Medical Director and LifePACT Manager or designee following established policies and procedures, performs the role of Paramedic, including delivery of patient care, training, equipment use and maintenance, and research efforts. Maintains clinical skills, knowledge of literature in the field and outreach, and training objectives. The position shall not supersede the RN role in patient care once responsibility for a patient is transferred from the paramedic to the RN.