Paramedic Field Training Officer (Full Time)
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Please Note: To protect our patients, our workforce and our community, Valley Health is requiring that all newly hired employees and internal transfers (current employees requesting internal transfers) must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose. Newly hired Applicants (those not currently employed by Valley Health) who have been offered a position will have to provide documentation of their vaccination status at the time of their Employee Health appointment. For internal transfers, Employee Health will contact you if they have questions around your vaccination status. Valley Health has a process for applicants who have been offered a position to request an exemption or deferral for medical or religious reasons. To search for vaccine locations, visit vaccines.gov.
- Entity: Valley Regional Enterprises
- Shift: Rotating
Up to a $5,000 sign on bonus available!
Who We Are
Valley Health System is a not-for-profit network of hospitals, urgent cares, physician practices, and services. Expanding across Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, we are devoted to the health of all who call our 18-county area home.
A vital resource for healthcare, we are the region’s largest employer, a dependable community partner, and are at the leading edge of clinical innovations.
We are looking for passionate, innovative, and caring people who will each bring their unique skills and perspectives to our workplace.
What You Will Do
Follows Employee And Patient Safety practices including: Utilizes approved methods and devices in the lifting, moving, and transfer of patients 100% of the time, to assure no injuries to patients, self, coworkers, families, or other professionals. Utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment, in compliance with policies and OSHA regulations 100% of the time. Follows hand washing procedure 100% of the time. Completes annual respiratory fit test screening as scheduled.
Follows clinical care standards such as: Serves as the attendant in charge on ALS or BLS ambulance transports as appropriate. Maintains requested level of transport (ALS/BLS/SCT), unless under the direction of referring physician to do otherwise. Provides clinical care to the acutely ill or injured patient that meets or exceeds standards of care, as defined by national, state, local, or division protocols. Adheres to clinical documentation standards and protocols 100% of the time. Responsible for following all policies and procedures related to the security of controlled medications. Demonstrates leadership and coaching skills when interacting with fellow employees. Communicates effectively and appropriately with management, physicians, nurses, and fellow employees in interpreting the signs and symptoms of patient conditions, clarifying patient needs, and verifying physician’s orders. Manages the care and transfer of emergent patients so as to assure all avoidable delays in assuming care are minimized, as measured by the average on-scene time as compared to station peers for the preceding 12 months.
Field training officer functions: Serves as a mentor to new and current employees providing initial instruction, evaluation, and remediation. Completes all field evaluation forms and check off sheets, submitting same in a timely manner. Assists with delivering continuing education topics or skills labs as requested. Assists with performing annual competency evaluations as requested. Serves as a member of a committee or leads special projects as requested.
Daily Operations / Preparations / Resource Utilization / Time Management: Completes all required vehicle check-off forms, accurately identifying and correcting any critical deficiencies prior to beginning duties. Observes for needed maintenance and repairs to vehicles and equipment, reports same in written format to immediate supervisor or other designated individual as requested. Returns vehicle to state of readiness after each call. Returns vehicle to complete state of readiness at the conclusion of assigned shift, including washing exterior, restocking any supplies needed to return to par levels, refueling vehicle to full, and cleaning the interior of the ambulance. Recommends replacement or repair of equipment and supplies to the Station Manager as needed. Operates all equipment in accordance with manufacturer’s direction and as illustrated in the related competency as appropriate. Completes all needed station duties related to inventory control, cleanliness, and sanitation. Completes all required clinical and billing documentation prior to departing from shift, with all related material legibly scanned, attached and labeled 100% of the time. Utilizes expeditious and accurate route planning to assure minimal travel time between points of origin and destination. Complies with enroute (chute) time standards 100% of the time. Manages the timely transfer of care at the receiving facility as measured by average drop-off time for all transports, as compared to peers. (Arrive at destination, until available)
Patient / Customer Service: Meet or exceed station goals for patient satisfaction as measured by most recent 2 quarters of satisfaction data. Meet or exceed station goals for referral satisfaction, as measured by the response to the rating of overall quality of care. Seeks and acts upon opportunities to provide extraordinary service to our referral customers, patients, and families as evidenced by direct observation, patient /customer thank-you notes, Starsgrams, or other recognition.
Continuing Education / Ongoing Professional Development: Maintains all required certifications without need for specially scheduled classes or accommodation from Valley Health. If dual-state or greater certified, maintains this level of certification on an ongoing basis. Completes continuing education classes on an ongoing basis. Completes all recertification documentation and presents to the Training Manager 30 days prior to due date for any required signatures. Successfully completes Annual Mandatory Training by Feb 1 each year. Attends and actively participates in station employee meetings when not already scheduled to work for VMT.
Adheres to safe driving performance standards
What You Will Bring:
High School Diploma or equivalent required
Certification & Licensures
Paramedic for primary state required
Paramedic for secondary state within 12 months of hire date or 10/1/2016, whichever is later required
Valid driver's license required
Have been employed by VMT for one year required
BLS Certification (Basic Life Support) - American Heart ‘Healthcare Provider’ (HCP) - AHA approved required *
Additional Certification/Licensure Requirements
Must satisfy the requirements for and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Must satisfy the requirements for a DOT equivalent physical examination to obtain and maintain a Medical Examiner’s Certificate, as well as submit to periodic drug screenings, as defined by applicable federal, state, and VH policies & regulations.
Current state EMS certification for primary state of assignment (EMT - basic or equivalent) certification required.
Certification and ability to provide care at that level in approved secondary state.
EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operators Certificate) or approved equivalent required.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) course completion or approved equivalent required.
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) course completion or approved equivalent required within six months of employment.
* New hires must have American Heart Association (AHA) appropriate certification prior to completion of
Must be 21 years of age. Basic level ability navigating in Microsoft Windows and ability to accurately gather and enter data into an electronic medical record in a timely manner. Must have and maintain a driving record that is acceptable to the company’s insurance carrier. Must be able to accurately perform pharmacological calculations.
What You Will Get:
- Competitive salary
- Flexible scheduling
- Onsite Childcare (available at some locations)
- Health Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Tuition Assistance
- Retirement Plan
- Life Insurance
*some benefits are subject to change due to job status
We celebrate, support, and thrive on our differences for the benefit of our employees, our patients, and the communities we serve.
We are neighbors caring for neighbors, and our goal is always to help those we serve get well, feel well, and stay well.
Criminal Background Checks
VA State Police and/or WV State Background and Fingerprinting (WV Cares) (applicable state)
3rd party Background Check
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