Paramedic $5000 Sign-on Bonus & Relocation

Employer: American Ambulance
Location California USA

Paramedics—American Ambulance is offering a $5,000 signing bonus and up to $2,000 in relocation assistance for California licensed Paramedics!

Located in the central San Joaquin Valley, American Ambulance is the sole 9-1-1 provider for over 6,500 square miles of Fresno and Kings Counties. Our service area ranges from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, through the San Joaquin Valley and into the Coastal mountain range. We serve a population base of over 1,000,000 people from many diverse cultures, and run over 150,000 calls for service a year.

Our employees work under progressive treatment protocols and use the most recent, state-of-the-art equipment, such as Mercedes Benz “Sprinter” ambulances, Zoll X Series monitors and Stryker Power-Pro gurneys. Other benefits include:
Signing bonus of $5,000 (paid upon local accreditation)
Relocation reimbursement up to $2,000
Starting base pay range of $45k - $56k (48 or 60 hour work week)
3 or 4 day work weeks
STAR Rescue Team
SkyLife Helicopter
Paid vacation and sick pay
Paid Continuing Education
401(k) with 100% employer match
Health Club Benefit
Medical, vision, dental insurance (base plan free for employee)
Company provided long term disability and life insurance
Company provided uniforms
Training and Preceptor opportunities



At American Ambulance, YOU are the Paramedic in charge. Ambulance staffing is one Paramedic/one EMT and there are NO ALS 1stRESPONDERS.

If you are looking for an employee friendly company and a work environment that puts your Paramedic skills to the test, then American Ambulance is the place for you.

If you are interested in joining our team, go to www.americanambulance.com and click on “Careers” or contact Theresa Herrera, Hiring Coordinator at (559) 443-5941.

American Ambulance is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Patriotic Employer



POSITION SUMMARY
Maximize effective unit hours to best serve our customers.
Provide exceptional customer service, care, treatment and transportation for all patients, patient’s family and co-responders, without bias.
Strive for technical excellence and strive to learn.
Conduct yourself honorably and forthright, embrace mistakes as an opportunity to improve and do the right thing.



JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


Primary Job Functions
Maximize effective unit hours with timely log-ons, minimize chute times by moving with purpose, minimize scene times as per CCEMSA policy, and minimize drop times with best efforts.
Treat all Patients, Patient’s Families and Friends, Co-responders, health care agency personnel, and all members of the public with respect and compassion.
Adhere to all American Ambulance and CCEMSA protocols, policies and procedures.
Continually improve your skills and knowledge base of pre-hospital medicine.
Care for equipment, vehicles and facilities as if they are your own.
Document records completely, accurately, and confidentiality.
Provide a safe work environment for your customers, co-workers and yourself.



Field Training Officer
Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
Orient new field employees to all clinical and operational policies and procedures.
Precept Paramedic Interns.
Complete all appropriate orientation paperwork.
Assist Quality Improvement Manager with training functions.
Attend Field Training Officer training as required.




Evaluator
Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
Responsible for biannual evaluations of EMT-P and EMT personnel.
Perform "solo" paramedic evaluations.
Maintain active Field Training Officer status.
Responsible for attending Evaluator meetings.
Perform evaluation documentation, observation, and critique as per policy.
Assist with orientation, training, and remedial training as needed.
Complete all evaluation documentation within 24 hours.



STAR Team Member
Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
Respond to and affect medical related SAR within team safety parameters.
Maintain professionalism at all times.
Maintain professional working relationships with all agencies.
Perform STAR Team log on process at beginning of each shift.
Maintain minimum fitness requirements including biannual physical agility testing.
Maintain competency and required certifications in Technical, SRT, and Tactical rescue.
Carry personal rescue equipment at all times while on duty.
Assist with orientation and training of team members.
Complete rescue documentation by end of shift.



Ventilator Paramedic
Perform as exemplary employee at all times.
Orient new field employees to all clinical and operational policies and procedures.
Precept Paramedic Interns.
Complete all appropriate orientation paperwork.
Assist Quality Improvement Manager with training functions.
Attend Ventilator Paramedic training as required.



AUTHORITY

May not release employee-related information.
May release call-related information.
May not release Company-related information.
May not use Company letterhead.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Current California Licensed EMT-Paramedic
Current Fresno County Accredited EMT-Paramedic
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification - Provider or Instructor
Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - Provider or Instructor
Current Basic Trauma Life Support Certification or equivalent – Provider or Instructor (within first year)
Maintain Minimum Rate of Insurability for vehicle operation.
Maintain Operations Fit for Duty Standards
Current Medical Examiner’s Card
Current California Driver License
Current California Ambulance Driver Certificate
Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification - Provider or Instructor (within first year)
Maintains Current Tuberculosis test results
Swiftwater Rescue Technician I and II (STAR Team only)



KEY PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
Attendance
Punctuality



ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Equipment Demands - Operations
Must be able to operate the following equipment:
Stethoscope
Sphygmomanometer
Ambulance
Cardiac Monitor
Gurney
IV/Medication Administration
Oxygen Equipment
Suction Unit
Radios/Pagers
Pen-based Computer



Equipment Demands – STAR Team

Must be able to operate the following equipment:
All Operations Equipment
Ascending Equipment
Descending Equipment
Hauling and Lowering Equipment
Swiftwater Equipment
Inclement Weather Equipment



Emotional Demands
Work any hours of the day and week
Work with many different agencies
Work closely with the public
Work well with a partner
Work with tight deadlines under pressure
Work irregular hours


Physical Demands – Operations
Lift 250 lb. patient with partner.
Walk up 8 flights of stairs while carrying Treatment box and airway bag.
Complete two minutes of continuous compressions with less than three errors.
Carry 200 lb. patient with partner down one flight of stairs.
Complete test within four minutes.





Physical Demands – STAR Team
All Operations Physical Demands
Complete the following within the allotted time frames:
Walk a designated course with weight and complete 2 tasks; 20 minute time allotment while wearing a helmet, gloves, 35 lbs. rescue organizer and a bag weighing 25 lbs.
Walk 575 yards on the designated course
Bag may be switched to either hand. The bag must be carried in one hand and may not be cradled, rested on shoulder or carried with both hands. Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.
1st task—remove rescue organizer and set down the bag. The 1st task is a horizontal rope pull.
Pull rope through a pulley system with no mechanical advantage using a hand over hand motion to lift a weighted rope bag vertically 60’.
Pull until the bag gets to the 1st pulley and stops.
Lower the weighted bag in a controlled manner using the same hand over hand technique until the bag securely rests on ground.
The rope may not be wrapped around the wrists or forearms.
2nd Task—Pull/drag a weighted (165 lbs.) Stokes litter 40’. Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.



Applicant will put on the rescue organizer and pick up a bag weighing 25 lbs.
Walk 575 yards on the designated course (returning to start point)
Bag may be switched to either hand. The bag must be carried in one hand and may not be cradled, rested on shoulder or carried with both hands. Rest stops are allowed; time will continue during any stops.
Dress/Rest; Put on a Scubapro wet suit 10 minute time allotment.
Once dressed and 10 minutes is up part 3 will begin.
Freestyle swim and mannequin tow; 6 minute time allotment
Walk 200ft to the river’s edge and make entry.
Swim 100’ to a mannequin secured on the opposite bank using freestyle or backstroke swimming style.
Tow the mannequin in hand back to where applicant first made entry into the water.
Place mannequin on the shore, completely out of the water.
Walk 200ft back to starting position of Part 3.



Environmental Demands - Operations
Be able to work in temperatures with sudden changes
Be able to work in poor lighting conditions
Be able to work in a moving vehicle
Be able to work indoors or outdoors
Be able to work in all types of weather



Environmental Demands – STAR Team
All Operations Environmental Demands
Be able to work at high elevations
Be able to work in underwater
Be able to work in swiftwater


POSITION TITLE Paramedic
DEPARTMENT Operations
REPORTS TO Field Supervisors
SUPERVISES None
CLASSIFICATION Non-exempt



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