Job Opening

Silverton Medical Rescue is hiring a full-time EMT-P/Rescue Technician to join our team.

Job Title: Paramedic

Status: Fulltime

Salary $42,000-$50,000 DOE plus benefits

Closing Date: 17:00 Hours, Friday April 22th, 2022

Start Date: May 1st -May 15th

Silverton Medical Rescue is the sole pre-hospital medical provider for Silverton and San Juan County, CO. Our Motto is “any accident, anywhere, anytime, in any conditions” meaning our Paramedics and EMTs are specialized in avalanche rescue, high & low angle rope rescue, swiftwater rescue, and austere medicine in a remote environment.

Silverton Medical Rescue is an incredible place to work, especially if you like to work in the backcountry and are excited to hone/learn your technical rescue skills. Our department works a 48/120-hour work week (2 consecutive 24 hour shifts on duty) followed by 5 days off. This position offers competitive pay as well as full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K, and PTO. We also pay employees to attend training (including both medical training and technical training) and in many cases will pay the tuition for training.

Paramedic Job Responsibilities

  • Provides pre-hospital and intra-hospital advanced life support care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility maintaining thorough patient care documentation.

  • Obtains information from persons involved, examines victims, and determines nature, extent, or magnitude of illness or injury to establish emergency medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.

  • Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at medical treatment facilities.

  • Lifts, carries, and transports injured, sick or incapacitated persons from residential or accident scenes to medical facilities.

  • Administers prescribed first-aid treatment at site of emergency or in specially equipped vehicle according to established medical protocols.

  • Applies splints; administers oxygen or artificial resuscitation; treats and bandages wounds or abrasions; and performs other basic life support procedures.

  • Stabilizes, immobilizes, lifts, and moves victims from the scene of an accident or catastrophe.

  • Operates a specially equipped emergency medical vehicle in an assigned geographic area to respond to accidents or catastrophes and to transport injured or ill persons to a medical facility.

  • Inspects specially equipped emergency vehicles, cleans equipment to ensure its safe operation, and replenishes medical supplies, fuel, and fluids.

  • Training officer duties as assigned

  • Assist the Director with day-to-day administration as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Paramedic Qualifications / Skills:

  • Knowledge of the geographical area of San Juan County

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for providing on-site emergency medical services

  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other medical personnel, victims, and family

  • Read, write, and communicate professionally and effectively with employees and managers

  • Write simple correspondence or reports

  • Knowledge of company protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies

  • Act as incident commander on smaller incidents (ICS incidents 5, 4, and 3) effectively managing teams of and multiple resources to affect successful rescues in backcountry settings.

  • Ability to use EMS data entry programs

  • Flight crew pass or lift ticket or knowledge of Air Ambulances and the ability to work with Flight Teams.

Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • State driver’s license

  • State Paramedic Certification and National Registry Paramedic Certification (EMT-P/NREMT-P)

  • AHA Basic Life Support Certification

  • AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification

  • Certified as a CPR Instructor in Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association (must obtain within one year of employment)

  • Certified as a First Aid Instructor by the American Heart Association or the National Safety Council (must obtain within one year of employment)

  • Must be able to pass a background check including previous driving record, and have no felony conviction or other conviction involving moral turpitude.

Working Conditions

Work is performed both indoors and outside, in varied weather conditions. Work schedule may vary and includes shift work and assignments up to 24hours or longer in duration. Arduous physical exertion is required in unusual situations. May be subject to cuts, bruises, scrapes, burns, broken bones, insect and/or animal bites, germs bacteria, viruses, environmental allergens, gasses, fumes, contagious diseases, mental anguish under emergency conditions, or death.

If you are interested in this position, please visit www.silvertonmedicalrescue.org/employment and fill out the EMS/Mountain Rescue Membership Application, once you have filled out the initial membership form, we will contact you and tell you how to move forward.

Silverton Medical Rescue is dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment opportunity in any term, condition, or privilege of employment. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees based on age, race, sex, color. Religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.