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Roper St. Francis Healthcare Paramedic in Charleston, South Carolina

Job Summary:

Working under the direction of a senior paramedic, critical care paramedic or alone assumes the responsibility for assessing, stabilizing and transporting critically sick and injured patients. Is responsible for assessing the status of these patients, planning and providing care based on this assessment. Must be able to make quick and safe decisions pertaining to patient care in highly stressful conditions. All care entered should be based upon sound clinical judgment, standing orders and interactions with physicians.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent. Three years (EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P) EMS Experience preferred.

Licensure/Certification: Certification as EMT-P or Paramedic in South Carolina and National Registry preferred.

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Knowledge/Skills: Must have current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Provider and ACLS.

Other: PHTLS/ITLS and PALS or PEPP preferred. Instructor certification in BLS, ACLS and/or PALS a plus. Must be at least 23 years old and meet insurance guidelines.

This position requires operation of a vehicle for Roper St. Francis Healthcare business. Due to this job requirement, the selected candidate/employee must possess a valid, current South Carolina driver's license. In addition, the selected candidate/employee must be insurable under the Roper St. Francis Healthcare vehicle insurance plan, which will be verified by reviewing licensure and driving record.

Contacts: The Lifelink crew member is in daily contact with patients, family members, physicians, nurses and support staff.