Under general supervision, provides advanced life support and pre-hospital emergency medical care to patients who are ill and/or injured within established protocol and medical direction. Transports and transfers patients and assesses the extent of an illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to follow. Performs other emergency medical procedures during the ambulance transport. Performs testing of emergency equipment and maintains supplies. Provides pre-arrival notifications to receiving Emergency Departments, and communicates with Paramedic Dispatchers.
Education: Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate.
Experience: Typically, one year of advanced life support ambulance experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Able to determine nature and extent of illness or injury. Able to make determination regarding patient status, establishes priority for emergency care and renders appropriate emergency care. Able to interact in a professional manner with other personnel and ancillary services with the patient's best interest in mind. Able to speak clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations. Able to listen and recall information. Able to function in unpredictable and changing circumstances. Able to communicate clearly verbally, in writing, and using electronic media. Able to problem-solve. Knowledge of paramedic and first-responder protocols, policies and procedures. Knowledge of incident command system.
Certifications and Licenses: Possession of a valid Colorado Class "R" Driver's License Possession of a current Colorado Emergency Medical Technician -Paramedic (EMT-P) Certificate issued by the State of Colorado. OR Graduate EMT-Paramedic must successfully complete certification requirements, as specified in the State EMS Rules, within six months of the successful completion of Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment approved training course to continue to function under the provisions of Colorado Code of Regulations: Rule 500, 3-CCR-713-6. All Certificates and Licenses must be kept current as a condition of continued employment.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver’s 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado’s primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer of all individuals, including women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
IMPORTANT: If you are a Paramedic or EMT from outside Colorado, you must have a Colorado certification before applying for employment. More information on reciprocity is available here.
To search for current vacancies, or to apply for a position, please visit the Denver Health employment web page.
Any questions about employment with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, please contact:
EMS Captain Arthur Oliveros