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Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic)

We are looking for an active paramedic to respond swiftly to emergency cases and ensure patients reach the hospital safely. You will be required to drive the ambulance, administer emergency care and life support to injured individuals. You will also be required to handle medical machinery and be calm under extremely stressful situations while actively taking decisions. You are responsible for the patient's well-being and to maintain the high quality of service we provide.


Healthcare Industry

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What to expect from the role

  • Hands-on experience in providing emergency first aid and medical help for those in need.
  • Learning how to monitor a patient’s progress and safely transport them to a hospital where they can obtain further treatment.
  • Learn on the job regarding the best practices in healthcare.
  • Exposure to the field of healthcare and its various responsibilities.


Responsibilities

  • Respond swiftly to emergency calls and administer emergency first aid and life support for the patient until they reach the hospital.
  • Provide prehospital emergency care such as bandaging wounds, treatment of shock and controlling bleeding.
  • Carefully assess the patient before diagnosing and administering any treatment.
  • Carrying a stretcher, securing the patient on it and transporting them to the ambulance.
  • Operate medical machinery like ECG, ultrasound, and defibrillators.
  • Ensure the patient is ventilated and ensure oxygen mask is provided when necessary.
  • Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including the use of automated defibrillators if necessary.
  • Administer injections or medications when required.
  • Check for any signs of identification on the patients to ensure the right care and support is provided.
  • Be calm and composed during stressful situations and handle the family and friends of patients with professionalism and empathy.
  • Take quick decisions in case an anomaly is observed in the patient.
  • Be mindful and handle equipment with utmost care.
  • Ensure the ambulance is cleaned after every emergency run from replacing the linens and medical supplies to scrubbing the ambulance clean.
  • Work in accordance with the state and federal medical laws and regulations.
  • Create reports of the incidents and observations for authorities and healthcare professionals reference.


Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in medicine or related field.
  • License for practice as a paramedic is compulsory.
  • Prior experience as a paramedic.
  • Strong analytical skill, with attention to detail and quick reaction to situations.
  • Composed and efficient in high-stress environments.
  • Excellent knowledge of operating medical equipment and machines.
  • Strong knowledge of illnesses, anatomy, and medication.
  • Compassionate, professional and empathetic attitude towards the injured and their relatives.
  • Certified as a CPR instructor.
  • Valid driver’s license as you will have to drive an ambulance if necessary.


Average Salary

On average, $41,882 per annum.

Source - salary.com

Career Path

Emergency Medical Technician (Paramedic) is a job role for those with entry level to intermediate experience in the field. It is a job requiring you to provide emergency assistance to injured individuals and safely take them to a hospital where they can obtain further treatment for their ailments. Here are a few steps you can take towards this job role:

  • Bachelor's degree in medicine or related field.
  • License for practice as a paramedic is compulsory.
  • Minimum 3 years experience in healthcare.


Career Progression

After obtaining the required experience in this job role and acquiring further qualifications you can move onto other roles like:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Physician Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Services Educator or Manager
  • Physician


Sample Questions

Personal
  • Why did you choose a career as a paramedic?

  • What qualities of yours do you think will help you in this job?

  • What do you find rewarding about this job?

Human Resources
  • How have your past experiences been with emergencies?

  • How comfortable are you to work with other doctors and nurses?

  • What makes you the best candidate for this position?

Management
  • How would you keep composure on the job?

  • How would you handle high-stress emergencies?

  • What is your motto on the job?

Technical skill and knowledge
  • What is the first thing you must do at the scene of an accident?

  • How would you choose patients to transport to a hospital when there are multiple? How will you prioritize injuries?

  • Are you familiar with all emergency procedures like CPR and Heimlich Maneuver?