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Denver Health Paramedic in Denver, Colorado

Paramedic (Job ID: 4018)Job Summary:Under general supervision, provides advanced life support and pre-hospitalemergency medical care to patients who are ill and/or injured withinestablished protocol and medical direction. Transports and transfers patientsand assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritizemedical procedures to follow. Performs other emergency medical proceduresduring the ambulance transport. Performs testing of emergency equipment andmaintains supplies. Provides pre-arrival notifications to receiving EmergencyDepartments, and communicates with Paramedic Dispatchers.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Able to determine nature and extent of illness or injury. Able to makedetermination regarding patient status, establishes priority for emergencycare and renders appropriate emergency care. Able to interact in aprofessional manner with other personnel and ancillary services with thepatient's best interest in mind. Able to speak clearly and persuasively inpositive and negative situations. Able to listen and recall information. Ableto function in unpredictable and changing circumstances. Able to communicateclearly verbally, in writing, and using electronic media. Able toproblem-solve. Knowledge of paramedic and first-responder protocols,policies and procedures. Knowledge of incident command system.Education:Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate.Experience:Typically, one year of advanced life support ambulance experience.Credentials:Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" Driver's License required.Possession of a current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic(EMT-P) Certificate issued by the State of Colorado OR Graduate EMT.National Registry (NREMT) preferred.Paramedic must successfully complete certification requirements, asspecified in the State EMS Rules, within six months of the successfulcompletion of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment approvedtraining course to continue to function under the provisions of Colorado Codeof Regulations: Rule 500, 3-CCR-713-6.Location:Administration buildingShift: VariesWork Type: Full timePay Range:Minimum: 25.67Midpoint: 31.49Maximum: 37.31All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employmentdrug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic healthcare system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Healthsystem includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bedacute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical responsesystem, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, theRocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public HealthDepartment, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is amission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in carefor the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader inperformance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, inpart, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles inhealthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, servingapproximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes awayfrom many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equalopportunity employer (EOE)."""Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employmentopportunities to all applicantsand employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does notdiscriminate against any employee orapplicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, nationalorigin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, stateor local protected class."

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