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Disaster Paramedic - PRN - Center for Emergency Services

Company: University of Mississippi Medical Center
Location: Jackson
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:


Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Please review the following instructions prior to submitting your job application:

* Provide all of your employment history, education, and licenses/certifications/registrations. You will be unable to modify your application after you have submitted it.
* You must meet all of the job requirements at the time of submitting the application.
* You can only apply one time to a job requisition.
* Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
* Applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

After you apply, we will review your qualifications and contact you if your application is among the most highly qualified. Due to the large volume of applications, we are unable to individually respond to all applicants. You may check the status of your application via your Candidate Profile.

Thank you,

Human Resources

Important Applications Instructions:

Please complete this application in entirety by providing all of your work experience, education and certifications/

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Job Category:

Clinical (Non-Faculty Only)


MS Center for Emergency Services


Main Campus Jackson

Job Title:

Disaster Paramedic - PRN - Center for Emergency Services

Job Summary:

To provide optimum critical/emergency care to sick or injured patients transported by aircraft or other vehicle to UMMC or other designated facilities.

Education & Experience

High school diploma/GED and completion of CAHEA or CAHEP EMT-paramedic program plus three (3) years of related pre-hospital experience. Individual must be able to lift a patient weighing 250 pounds onto a stretcher and to carry said patient and stretcher for a minimum of fifty (50) feet and load patient and stretcher into a helicopter or other vehicle, with the help of other provider.

Certifications, Licenses or Registration required: valid driver's license, certification as NREMTP (National Registered Paramedic) and MS Paramedic required. Certifications in basic life support, advanced cardiac life support, NIMS (ICS 100 and 700).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of the information and techniques necessary to identify, diagnose and treat injuries and disease for adult, pediatric and neonatal patients. Knowledge of agents, equipment, procedures, and techniques for the provision of emergency and critical care for inter-facility and scene transports. Verbal and written communication skills. Ability to provide physical and psychological treatment and comfort. Ability to work calmly under stressful conditions. Ability to withstand exposure to noise, external weather conditions and high altitudes. Willingness to travel State or Nation wide for extended periods of time.


* Provides physical and psychological comfort to patients. Monitors patient condition during transport and adverse reactions to drugs of treatment.
* Maintains, sterilizes and cleans medical equipment to ensure the safety of patients in accordance with UMMC standards and protocols.
* Collaborates in the maintenance and revision safety issues/policies.
* Ensures regulatory compliance of patient care provided during transport. Prepares and maintains applicable reports and documentation.
* Performs triage and initial patient assessment in collaboration with other healthcare providers.
* Performs resuscitation, airway management, vascular access and other procedures in accordance with the paramedic ALS scope of practice under the direction of a physician.
* Transports and moves patients in-hospital, across campus and off-campus as needed.
* Responds to campus/state/federal disasters and emergencies as requested.
* Provides logistical, communications and other forms of support as needed for the response/mitigation of campus, state or federal disasters.
* The duties listed are general in nature and are examples of the duties and responsibilities performed and are not meant to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Management retains the right to add or change duties at any time.

Physical and Environmental Demands

Requires constant exposure to unpleasant or disagreeable physical environment such as high noise level and exposure to heat and cold, constant handling or working with potentially dangerous equipment, constant exposure to biohazardous conditions such as risk of radiation exposure, blood borne pathogens, fumes or airborne particles, and/or toxic or caustic chemicals which mandate attention to safety considerations, constant working hours significantly beyond regularly scheduled hours, frequent travelling to offsite locations, constant activities subject to significant volume changes of a seasonal/clinical nature, constant work produced subject to precise measures of quantity and quality, frequent bending, frequent lifting and carrying more than 100 pounds, frequent climbing, frequent crawling, frequent crouching/stooping, frequent driving, frequent kneeling, frequent pushing/pulling, frequent reaching, frequent sitting, frequent standing, frequent twisting, and frequent walking. (occasional-up to 20%, frequent-from 21% to 50%, constant-51% or more)

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Part time

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