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EMT Paramedic

CorrHealth

This is a Full-time position in College Station, TX posted October 13, 2021.

Availability needed: 2:00-10:00p, 2x weekly (days will vary)
Position Overview
Respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to patients of correctional facility. Also assists with initial examination upon in-take and responding to day-to-day medical issues with inmate population.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
✓ Successful completion of an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic course
✓ Current and unrestricted certification or registration in state of employment
✓ Prior experience in a correctional or jail setting is preferred
Employment Requirements
✓ Must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc. for this position
✓ Must adhere to all facility policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures listed in the Employee Handbook
✓ Willing to assist coworkers in the job duties and work overtime if required; may act as a resource to other coworkers
✓ Maintains confidentiality, dignity, and security of health records and protected health information in compliance with HIPAA requirements


Security Requirements
✓ Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test (as applicable)
✓ Must obtain and maintain security clearance with the client/facility as a requisite for initial and/or continued employment
✓ Must undergo security training and orientation on facility safety policies and procedures


Physical/Mental Requirements
This position routinely requires (but is not limited to) the following:
✓ Ability to both remain stationary and move/traverse throughout the facility, including up and down flights of stairs
✓ Ability to position oneself in different spaces
✓ Ability to convey and discern information in a conversation, frequently communicate with patients; must be able to exchange accurate information.
✓ Ability to identify and detect objects and assess situations from a variety of distances
✓ Ability to stay calm in stressful and demanding situations
✓ Frequently transports objects up to 50 pounds

Job Requirements:

Essential Job Duties      
✓ Provides rapid response to apparent medical emergencies throughout the correctional facility
✓ Assesses and identifies health problems of new patients and develops medical record. Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information.
✓ Assists patients with administration of prescribed medications when/as needed
✓ Documents medical history, treatment, and prescription drug use for patients
✓ Helps to restock, sterilize, and maintain medical emergency bags and equipment

Additional Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment
Work is performed inside a correctional facility. Employees are exposed to some level of risk and/or harm by inmates, including exposure to blood borne pathogens. Employee is expected to work in accordance with all security rules and regulations to minimize the risk of danger and/or harm to themselves or other employees.

 
Other
Employee must comply with all current and future State, Federal, and Local laws and regulations, court orders, Administrative Directives and standards and policies and procedures of the site where assigned, including those of professional organizations such as ACA, NCCHC, etc. Employee must treat every other member of the CorrHealth team, all correctional personnel, all inmates and third parties in the facility with the proper dignity and respect. Actions or communications that are inappropriate or degrading will not be tolerated.