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LifePoint Health Paramedic in Sylva, North Carolina

The Paramedic works with the team to respond, treat, and react quickly and calmly to emergency and non-emergency situations in order to provide efficient and immediate, advanced and basic life support, care to the ill and injured. The Paramedic ensures that during a shift that the assigned unit is properly equipped, stocked, and prepared to respond to a single or multiple patient incidents. The Paramedic is responsible for their schedule and finding coverage in the event that they are not available to cover a shift. Shift work requires a mixture of day, night, twenty four hour and on call coverage to ensure adequate coverage for the service.


The following qualifications are the minimum requirements necessary to adequately perform this job. However, an equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the necessary knowledge skills and abilities would be acceptable, subject to any legal and/or regulatory requirements.

Education: Graduation from a Paramedic program.

Experience and Qualifications: - Current North Carolina Paramedic, National Registry Preferred. - Two years experience as a full time Paramedic is desired. - Life Safety certifications in: BLS, ACLS, PALS/EPC/PEPP are required upon hire and must be maintained. Must attain BTLS/PHTLS/ITLS within 6 months of hire and maintain.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The amount of physical effort remains fluid throughout the shift, but many excursions is consistent. The fixed demands of the job are lifting, securing, and transporting patients to the unit and hospital. To accomplish task an employee is required to twist, bend, walk, run, kneel, and lift. These functions are often accomplished in adverse weather conditions. In addition, this individual must often deal with obese and/or uncooperative in their actions. The duration and weight is dependent on the situation, but employees should be able to lift 100 lbs. and duration of events often lasting greater than one hour per call.

Job: *Ambulance/Paramedic

Organization: *Harris EMS

Title: Paramedic

Location: NC-Sylva

Requisition ID: 7463-6668