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UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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UMC Health System
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Title: Paramedic
JobID: 6446
About UMC:
UMC is the leader in comprehensive healthcare delivery in West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. UMC is home to the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, the Timothy J. Harnar Regional Burn Center, the Southwest Cancer Center, Heart Center, Pediatric Level II Trauma Center, and the UMC Children’s Hospitals by delivery of state-of-the-art sophisticated patient care. UMC has a strong and enduring partnership with Texas Tech University which helps assist UMC’s mission and supports Tech’s academic pursuit of education and research.  UMC is accredited annually thorough Det Norsek Veritas (DNV), a national integrated accreditation for health care organizations. UMC Health System employs 3,890 individuals on our team.  The system has been honored among the Best Places to Work in Texas and is proud of their high patient and employee satisfaction.  We hope you will choose UMC Health System, where “Service is Our Passion”!

UMC’s Mission, Vision and Standards Include:
Vision Statement: To Serve Our Patients in the Best Teaching Hospital in the Country
Mission Statement: Service is our passion. We serve by providing safe, high quality care to all, achieving excellent financial performance, and training tomorrow’s healthcare professionals.
Standards of Excellence: Attitude, Communication, Responsiveness, Compassion, Teamwork, Ownership, Safety and Respect

PART I - General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience:
    • High school diploma or its equivalent (GED) is required.  Graduation from an accredited paramedic school is required.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions:
    • Emergency Medical Services provides crew quarters which are well lighted and ventilated. This position is subject to adverse weather and working conditions. The paramedic is frequently exposed to blood, and other infectious agents. Occasionally work involves the paramedic to be outdoors, in confined spaces, heights, underground, wet, and dry environment with a wide range of temperatures. Frequently work involves a noisy environment, and unusual lighting.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships:
    • None specified
  • Job Description:
    • Serves as the primary provider of emergency medical care and transportation for ill and injured persons in the pre-hospital environment. Safely and expeditiously responds to the scene of the request for EMS assistance, evaluates the patient(s), communicates the patient’s illness or injury according to established medical protocols and pre-hospital standards of care, safely transports the patient to the receiving facility, and accurately completes all related documentation. Insures that all equipment and supplies are present and in working order at the assigned station and/or EMS vehicle. Functions as a sole. First Responder paramedic and/or as an integral member of an EMS ambulance crew, as determined by the needs of the department and the employees previously demonstrated level of competence.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations:
    • Certification or license by the Texas Department of Health as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic and by the American Heart Association as a Basic Life Support Provider and Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider are required. Class C driving permit by the Texas Department of Public Safety with no driving while intoxicated (DWI) convictions or any other factors, which would preclude insurability, is required.
  • Physical Capabilities:
    • Frequently exerts a medium amount of force to lift, carry, push, pull and move patients or objects. Frequently work involves standing, walking, bending, stooping, crouching and kneeling. Occasionally work involves sitting, running, climbing stairs, climbing ladders and crawling.
  • Skills and Abilities:
    • High degree of knowledge and skill in pre-hospital patient care is essential. Must demonstrate effective verbal communication and writing skills. Practical knowledge of medicolegal aspects of pre-hospital patient care is essential. Comprehensive geographical knowledge of Lubbock County with particular emphasis on the cities of Lubbock and, utilizing available maps, the cities of Abernathy, Idalou, Slaton, Wolfforth, and Shallowater is essential.

Job Type: Full time
Category: Allied Health
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