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Frontline National Published: June 14, 2019
Location
Newport News, Virginia
Job Type
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Description

Frontline National is currently seeking several Paramedics for a full-time opportunity at Fort Eustis in Newport News, VA! Please call our office directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about this great opportunity!

Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.

Frontline National is an SBA certified 8(a), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) firm, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Frontline National is dedicated to providing superior customer service to our clients and candidates. We have a proven track record and marketplace expertise to successfully recruit and place professionals on a National scale.

Frontline National is also proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership. By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, Frontline National is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

Places of Work: 

  • McDonald Army Health Center

 Job Duties, including but not limited to:

  • Serves as a Paramedic or as part of the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) ambulance service while performing invasive advanced life support procedures.
  • Responds to the site of accidents or other emergencies involving injury or illness and Potential environmental risks. Locations may include training ranges and weapons ranges With live ammunition.
  • Conducts a complete examination of the patient’s condition to determine the nature, Extent, and seriousness of injuries/illness and searches for medical alert information cards or jewelry.
  • Injuries may be the result of falls; bites/stings; thermal, electrical or radiation burns; impaled objects; heat exhaustion/stroke; hypothermia; chemical exposure; open or closed soft tissue wounds; fractures; injuries from ammunition or armament; vehicle accidents; etc. Attempts to ascertain whether the patient has pre-existing medical problems and solicits a comprehensive medical and drug history from the patient that includes the names, strength, and dosage of drugs taken by the patient.
  • Determines, with regard for the patient’s condition, how the patient can best be moved and to which medical facility the patient should be transported based on their injuries. Prioritizes treatments for patients having multiple problems and employs a variety of established emergency medical techniques, methods, and equipment before, during, and after transport to the appropriate medical facility.
  • May conduct long distance inter-facility critical care patient transfers to higher level of care hospitals and medical centers. During this time, the Paramedic is typically the sole  care provider and will have only intermittent ability to contact medical control for assistance.
  • Airway Obstructions and Respiratory Arrest: Identifies, treats, communicates, and documents airway obstructions, respiratory arrest, and cardiac arrest. Based on thepatient’s condition, opens and maintains the airway using appropriate method (i.e., head tilt chin-lift or jaw thrust maneuver). Performs advanced airway techniques including the use of an esophageal or dual lumen airway device, oral, nasal or digital endotracheal intubation.
  • Shock and Fluid Therapy: Closely monitors patients exhibiting signs of shock for changes in level of consciousness and vital signs. Initiates and/or monitors IV fluids and heparin or saline locks and monitors and regulates or discontinues their usage following established procedures, protocols, or physician order.
  • Wounds, Fractures, and Head Injuries: Controls external bleeding with direct pressure, elevation, pressure points, or tourniquets and treats shock. Recognizes and determines the causes and basic medical implication of closed and open soft tissue wounds and treats appropriately. Keeps wounds clean and applies appropriate bandages. Maintains awareness of blood and body fluid precautions and is vigilant in utilizing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Recognizes fractures, dislocations, and sprains; determines and applies the proper method of immobilization to prevent further injury; and considers pharmacological intervention for pain control. Applies and uses commercial splints or
    improvises splints to immobilize fractures and dislocations for transport. Identifies the symptoms of head, face, neck, and spinal injuries with a potential for life or mobility threatening injuries and provides appropriate immobilization for possible fractures and bandaging of head injuries.
  • Eye, Chest, Abdomen, and Genitalia: Treats a variety of eye injuries (i.e., impaled objects, chemical, heat and light burns, etc.). Recognizes and treats chest trauma and lung collapse symptoms caused by various chest intrusions. Recognizes and treats injuries to the abdomen and genitalia by immobilizing for transport; preventing shock; monitoring and evaluating vital signs; controlling bleeding; and administering medications to control pain.
  • Pediatrics and Child Birth: Performs advanced assessment and treatment of the pediatric patient to include infant and neonatal resuscitation. Performs emergency childbirth and treats pre-delivery complications (i.e., convulsions, cardiac or respiratory compromise, hemorrhaging, breech delivery, prolapsed cord, miscarriage, premature birth, etc.). Performs newborn resuscitation and provides supportive care to parents in instances of stillbirth or infant death.
  • Miscellaneous Medical Emergencies: Recognizes, stabilizes, and treats a wide variety of medical emergencies, (i.e., bites/stings, heart attacks, strokes, environmental [heat exhaustion, heat stroke, etc.], burns [thermal, radiation, and electrical], behavioral issues,
    suicidal patients, etc.). Employs communicable disease control and containment measures.
  • Pharmacology: Administers medications by multiple routes (i.e., oral, topical, intradermal, rectal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intravenous, interosseous, nebulized, endotracheal, or intranasal mucosal atomization routes). Calculates dosages considering such factors as potential interaction with other medications and concentration of drugs immediately available, patient weight, etc. Observes and promptly notifies physician of adverse reactions to medications and initiates reversal or supportive care. Documents administration of medications in accordance with established charting procedures.
  • Operates Emergency Vehicles (EV): Performs routine operator safety checks and thorough emergency vehicle maintenance inspections of the vehicle and inventories all supplies and equipment. Coordinates with other departments to obtain repairs.
  • Communications: If the 911 communication center is incapacitated or if the MTF ambulance office receives direct calls for assistance; uses telephone and radio communications equipment to elicit and provide required emergency information (i.e., nature of emergency, location, caller's name, and call back number). Coordinates with the 911 center or available crews for emergency ambulance response to include the military police, fire department personnel, or mutual aid if needed. Relays messages to and from physicians. Prepares and maintains appropriate vehicle use documentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Graduate from an accredited Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Program.

Experience:

  • Experience: Minimum of two years of active experience practicing at the Paramedic level.

Including knowledge/experience of:

  1.  Must have practical knowledge of the major body systems,
    i.e. skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, circulatory, digestive and genitourinary,
    to perform patient examination and to provide prompt and efficient patient care
    and appropriate patient handling.
  2. Must have a well-developed working knowledge of
    topographic anatomy, e.g., right/left, surface, proximal/distal, superior, inferior, to
    accurately transmit location information about the body.
  3. Must be able to carry out the protocols as prescribed when the
    physician’s assistance is unavailable, trained physician directs all significant
    deviations from established protocols via online medical control based on the
    Paramedic’s interpretations and determinations transmitted to him from the
    scene.
  4. Must have sufficient knowledge to understand the legal
    considerations of emergency care, i.e., actual/implied consent, Good Samaritan laws, etc.,
    while maintaining the legal standards of care. The HCW must be skilled in emergency
    medicine techniques, based on the diagnosis of the patient, the approach or combination
    of approaches that will most effectively sustain the patient’s life.
  5. Must have knowledge of the protocol-approved list of medications
    (their uses, doses, side effects and toxicity signs) sufficient to properly administer drugs
    even when not directed to do so by the physician. Knowledge of proper dosages required
    in keeping with the method of administration.
  6. Must possess developed a working knowledge of diagnostic
    signs, e.g., pulse, respiration, blood pressure, temperature, skin color, pupillary condition,
    level of consciousness, motor reflexes, etc.
  7. Must have knowledge of the local road system and skill in the
    pre-selection and planning of the route to ensure safe and expedient transport to the
    proper health care facility. When operating an emergency or patient transport vehicle,
    selects the most efficient route to and from the site of the emergency, considering traffic
    patterns, health facility locations, etc. Uses telephone and radio communication
    equipment available in the vehicles. Adheres to traffic ordinance and regulations
    pertaining to the operation of an Emergency Vehicle.
  8. Must have skill and familiarity with emergency and patient
    transport vehicle characteristics to safely operate the vehicle under adverse weather
    and/or traffic conditions in providing emergency and patient transport. Skill and
    knowledge of proper operator maintenance to ensure the vehicle meets safety and operating
    requirements.
  9. Must be skilled in emergency communication techniques, and
    the operation of communications equipment, to accurately obtain and relay information to
    and from dispatchers and health care providers.

Certifications in addition to BLS:

  • American Heart Association or Red Cross Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification, American Heart Association or Red Cross Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification, American Heart Association or Red Cross Basic Life Support Certification.

Board Certification:

  • Virginia State Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Certification (or equivalent), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National
    Incident Management System (NIMS) 100 Level Certification, FEMA NIMS 200 Level Certification, FEMA NIMS 700 Level Certification, and FEMA NIMS 800 Level Certification

Schedule:

  • 7 AM-7 PM (24 hour period)
  • Rotational schedules:
    • Day (7AM - 7PM)
    • Mid (7AM - 7PM)(3PM - 11PM)(11PM-7AM)
    • Night (7PM - 7AM)
  • No more than 40 hours per week or 80 hours per two week period.
  • some weekends included depending on mission requirements/holdovers.
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