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Paramedic Level I

Company: Life EMS
Location: Fennville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Part-time available.

SUMMARY: Responsible for the performance of emergency vehicle and patient care functions under immediate direction of a Level II Paramedic in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, statutes and regulations, as well as company policies and local medical protocols. He or she performs work and participates in the basic and advanced life support procedures performed on an emergency medical response and/or transport.

Life EMS Ambulance is dedicated to being the very best in all that we do, and that begins with our team. We are committed to creating a rewarding work environment for all of our associates, which is reflected in our national and regional recognition as one of the "Top 100 Best & Brightest Workplaces." We strive to provide the best patient care and service excellence. If you desire the same commitment to excellence, we invite you to consider joining our team today!

We strive to provide a competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package to our associates, including some of the following:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off - two weeks of vacation time within your first year
  • Tuition assistance for EMT and Paramedic schooling
  • Free continuing education classes
  • Life Insurance that is free coverage up to $40,000 for an associate.
  • Additional coverage is available.

  • Flexible spending accounts for medical and child care
  • Long term and short term disability insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Length of Service Bonus'
  • Free vaccinations
  • Uniforms are provided and an annual boot allowance
  • Associate Assistance Program with free counseling sessions for associates and their family members
  • Wellness Activities


  • Ensure daily customer happiness
  • Participates in the delivery of patient care
  • Assures that the medic unit is completely stocked, clean, and in good running order at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Examines patients and reports medical conditions to emergency department personnel
  • Prepares medical reports and invoices of runs made by the crew
  • Attends training sessions as required to maintain certification
  • Cleans vehicles and patient care compartments and maintains stations in a neat, orderly fashion
  • Reports vehicle and equipment malfunctions to the Control Center and/or appropriate supervisor
  • Helps in performing routine maintenance checks on vehicles and equipment in conjunction with completion of medic unit checklist
  • Other roles and responsibilities as assigned


  • Exceptional knowledge of emergency care procedures
  • Exceptional knowledge of common physical illnesses, obvious symptoms, and appropriate medical terminology
  • Exceptional knowledge of city streets and traffic regulations
  • Demonstrate the ability to think and act quickly in stressful situations
  • Considerable skill in the application of emergency care procedures and equipment
  • Responsible for maintaining a good working relationship with fellow crew members, police, fire, and the general public
  • Ability to prepare detailed written reports
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must maintain a valid Michigan drivers license and a good driving record
  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Must be interviewed by the Director of Operations
  • Must pass all Life EMS pre-employment requirements as outlined on the Conditional Offer of Employment
  • Must possess current Paramedic license issued by the state of Michigan
  • Must pass local medical control authorization requirements
  • Must possess current BLS CPR card
  • Must obtain a trauma certification, such as PHTLS
  • Must obtain a pediatric certification, such as EPC, PALS, or PEPP
  • Must be certified and current ACLS
  • Must complete all new hire training
  • Must take and pass pre-employment medical interview/test

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the associate is required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance visions, color visions, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The associates must also do the following:

  • Sit and drive using frequent wrist motions and forward reaches
  • Walk, climb stairs, carry medical equipment up to 70 lbs
  • Push and pull wheelchairs while ascending or descending stairs with 130 pound patient
  • Lift, push and pull stretcher to load and unload 150 pound patient (with assistance of one other Paramedic)
  • Lift and transfer loads up to 150 pound (with assistance of one other Paramedic)
  • Climb ladder and crawl
  • Lifting one end of stretcher weighing 105 lbs from chest to overhead (48-66)
  • Ability to wear particulate respirator

Keywords: Life EMS, Kalamazoo , Paramedic Level I, Other , Fennville, Michigan

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