Paramedic OR Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
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Paramedic OR Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Valor Healthcare is a veteran and physician-led provider of healthcare services for deserving, resilient patriots. We aim to deliver high-quality care in a way that upholds the health of our nation’s greatest asset: its people. The entire Valor team works hard to earn the trust of those who have faith in us to care for them with respect and through methods that lead to excellent outcomes.
About the Role
This job is CONTINGENT upon contract award, client approval, completion of a favorable background investigation, and the ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust / High Risk clearance.
Federal Program / EMT or Paramedic / San Centro
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic will be working alongside uniformed Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents/Officers in secured federal facilities along the southwest border of the United States. The EMT or Paramedic will provide basic assessment and medical treatment for persons in CBP custody to include emergency care as needed.
• Performs medical history and physical assessment.
• Determines chief complaint.
• Performs vital signs electronically and manually, as indicated.
• Obtains medical histories and completes necessary paperwork on detainees entering the facilities including vital signs (Blood Pressure, Temperature, Pulse, Respirations, Pulse Oximetry), performing manually and electronic as applicable. Any medical concerns, abnormal findings or complaints are referred to a Physician or an Advanced Practice Provider (APP).
• Knowledge or and ability to apply professional principles, procedures, and techniques for patient care.
• Initiates and maintains compliance with DHS and CBP policies and any overriding accreditation standards that may apply.
• Works within licensure/certification, Scope of Practice, Guidelines for NR EMT/NR Paramedic, as provided by CBP contracted employer and the certifying authority or agency.
• Maintains compliance with standard operating procedures and protocols.
• Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy of medical records.
• Performs record keeping functions in accordance with program policies and the system of records management.
• Maintains non-involvement in the security aspect of patient care and custody.
• Attends general staff meetings and participates with medical quality management initiatives and reviews as applicable.
• Assures a safe and clean working environment and assists in the disposal of biologically hazardous waste on a regular basis.
• Completes all annual training as directed.
• May be required to travel on short notice.
• May be required to serve at various medical units within sector/region.
• Flexible scheduling and overtime are optional, as available.
• Duties will be performed on-site at medical units, which may rotate within a specific region or sector.
• Assists with medical appointments, medical/mental health emergencies, documenting all care provided, orders received, and/or any referral made.
• All documentation completed will be signed and dated, and spell checked for accuracy.
• Ensures any medical orders received or standing orders are implemented.
• Coordinates healthcare needs of the patient with other staff members or custody as needed, to include referrals to offsite care.
• Performs record keeping functions in accordance with records management policy, basic records management training, and program policies.
• Maintains privacy and confidentiality of all patient care.
• Performs head to toe assessment, documenting findings, and completing any needed treatments within the scope of practice. Refers any urgent needs to a higher level of care if needed.
• Restocks supplies as needed, assists with maintaining inventory, maintains equipment in proper working order, to include any manufacture recommended preventative maintenance.
• Participates with general staff meetings during normal duty hours.
• Coordinates referrals to offsite facilities, performs emergency care if needed.
• Communicates an end of shift report to the oncoming shift.
• Participates in Medical Quality Management/Quality Assurance/Risk Management activities or initiatives as needed.
• Provides emergency care to help stabilize employees or visitors for life, death, loss of sight/limb situations until Emergency Medical Services arrive.
• Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
• EMT-Basic will be referred to as an EMT in this PD and distinguished from Paramedic. Specific requirements that differ between the two levels will be specified below, if indicated.
• Candidates must be currently licensed to practice as Nationally Registered (NR) EMT or NR Paramedic in the United States or the District of Columbia. Licensure/certification must be maintained current and valid for location where work is performed, and any required education, trainings, continued education to maintain licensure must be completed within the required timeline for completion by the licensing/certifying authority. A temporary licensure/certification will not be accepted.
• Candidate must not have had any professional licensure/certification withheld, suspended, revoked, or denied, and the candidate must not have surrendered or allowed a licensure/certification to have expired or lapsed because of an investigation or disciplinary action.
• Candidate must not have been convicted of, pled guilty to, pled nolo contender to, or received probation before judgement for any crime other than a minor traffic violation, the record of which has not been expunged.
• Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification must be from one of the following approved organizations: a. American Heart Association (AHA) BLS for health care providers
o b. American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), if applicable
o c. American Red Cross CPR/BLS for the professional rescuer
o d. American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI) CPR and AED for healthcare providers and professional responders i. Course components must include Adult, Pediatric, and Infant CPR, Foreign Body Airway Obstruction, and Automatic Defibrillator (AED) proficiency
? ii. Applicant/ Employee must be certified upon hire and may also be a certified instructor
? iii. BLS must be renewed prior to expiration date, and always kept in an active status
• Bilingual in English and Spanish encouraged, but not required.
• Must have a minimum of one year of experience in direct patient care as a licensed/certified NR EMT or NR Paramedic in the United States.
• Experience in detention/correctional or pediatric setting encouraged, but not required.
• Application of medical principles, clinical procedures, and techniques.
• Alertness and skill in providing care and reacting to emergency situations.
• Interpersonal skills to develop a rapport with patients and co-workers during which instructional and educational information is presented or shared.
• Basic safety, infection control, quality assurance, records management, statistical information gathering, etc.
• Skill in collecting a variety of laboratory samples.
• Supply requisition procedure and ability to complete requests for equipment repair, maintenance, or replacement if indicated.
Clearance Requirement: Public Trust / High Risk
As this position is categorized as Public Trust / High Risk position, candidates will be subject to appropriate Background Investigation.
Job Location: San Centro
Domestic Travel will be required if the applicant does not live local to the job location stated in this job posting. Travel costs will be covered by the employer.
No, this position is not eligible for relocation benefits.
Valor offers competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision. Basic life and supplemental life, short and long-term disability, 401k with an employer match, robust holiday schedule and more.
Valor Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.