Scheduled Weekly Hours:36EMTs, get paid to become a Paramedic! This is a full-time job with benefits. You will be paid to go through a 12 month hybrid (in-person and online) Paramedic program at Western Technical College and also work as an EMT. Program openings are available at Gundersen Tri-State Ambulance (La Crosse and Viroqua), Gundersen Health System Ambulance (Tomah and Prairie du Chien), and Gundersen Emergency Services (La Crosse).What you will get:
The Paramedic Trainee functions as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the department that they were hired. While working as an EMT, the Paramedic Trainee assists in meeting the individual and age-specific needs of the patients and families/significant others. This includes the treatment and care of patients of all ages in accordance with established policies, protocols, and standards to provide quality care within the scope of an EMT in the area of hire.
The Paramedic Trainee will actively participate in the Paramedic training program, meeting all requirements of the program set by the accredited college/program.
This is a temporary role that will last up to 14 months.
Major Responsibilities:Paramedic Trainees who work on the Ambulance Service
1. Completes organization and department orientation and education requirements, maintains competency, and practices and contributes to the GHS Mission and Strategic Plan
2. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of, and compliance with, all organizational policies and procedures
3. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to Gundersen Lutheran mission statements, policies, and confidentiality statement.
4. Demonstrates the attitude of a health care professional to include, but not be limited to maintaining a clean appearance; demonstrating courteous, professional, and ethical behavior; and demonstrating the ability to work cooperatively with other members of the EMS health care system
5. Demonstrates the skills and knowledge of a Nationally Registered EMT per the standards set forth by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the State of Wisconsin, and the EMS medical director if applicable to their area of hire.
6. Demonstrates a sincere desire to continually improve and upgrade the skills and knowledge of the emergency medical profession
7. Demonstrates the ability to render safe and competent patient care outlined by the state and organization of hire.
8. Demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to inspect, safely operate, and maintain an emergency vehicle, including possession of a current and valid driver's license, and demonstrate knowledge and compliance with all State laws pertaining to the safe operation of an emergency vehicle if applicable to their area of hire
9. Demonstrates the skills and knowledge required to inspect, safely operate, and maintain all equipment and tools relevant to an EMT in their area of hire
10. Demonstrates the ability to work with members of the interdisciplinary medical team and public safety members.
11. Demonstrates the ability to accurately and completely document information required by organization, the State of Wisconsin, and local medical control in accordance with the standards of their area of hire
12. Demonstrates physical ability to perform all tasks required in the performance of duties as an EMT
13. Demonstrates the ability to clean and maintain the cleanliness of organization property, including, but not limited to, its vehicles, equipment, buildings, and surrounding area(s)
14. Perform additional tasks as assigned by organization's leadership
15. Actively participates in the Paramedic training program, meeting all requirements (class time/lab/clinical) of the program set by an accredited college/program.
16. Advances through Paramedic program's curriculum while simultaneously maintaining FTE
Education and Learning:
High School Diploma or equivalency
ICS Courses, 100, 200 and 700 required within 60 days of hire
6 months or more of experience as an EMT in a healthcare setting or ambulance setting
License and Certifications:
National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (NREMT)
Must have an EMT license in either Iowa or Wisconsin to begin employment, with EMT licenses in Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota all required within 60 days of the hire date
CEVO course for driving certification within 60 days of hire
Valid Driver's License (DL)
Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs: American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Subject to hazards
Subject to inside environmental conditions (Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. For example, these conditions would include an environment with no air conditioning, working in a freezer or working near a boiler.)
Subject to outside environmental conditions (No effective protection from weather)
Subject to extreme cold (temperatures below 32 degrees for more than one hour)
Subject to extreme heat (temperatures above 100 degrees for period of more than one hour)
Subject to noise (There is enough noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard)
Subject to vibration (Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body)
Subject to hazards (Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding, exposure to chemicals, etc.)
Subject to atmospheric conditions (One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation)
Required to wear a respirator
Required to function in narrow aisles or passageways
Exposed to infectious diseases
Subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions
Physical Requirements/Demands of The Position:
Sitting approximately 8 hours total in a day
Walking/Standing approximately 3 hours total in a day
Driving approximately 8 hours in a day
Stooping/Bending approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Squatting approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Kneeling/Half Kneel approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Climbing Stairs approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Reaching - Shoulder Level approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Reaching - Below Shoulder approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Reaching - Above Shoulder approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 0-25lbs
Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 50-75lbs
Repetitive Actions - Fine manipulation approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day
Lifting Floor to Waist approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 100-150lbs
Lifting Waist to Overhead approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 0-25lbs
Carrying more than 50 feet approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 100-150lbs
Carrying less than 50 feet approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 100-150lbs
Pushing or Pulling approximately 30 minutes to 1.5 hours total in a day, 50-75lbs
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact the recruiter listed below:
Primary Recruiter:Melissa Heberlein
Recruiter Email Address:email@example.com
Equal Opportunity Employer