Paramedic Vacancy at Dash Ambulance Emergency Services


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Posted on: Mon 11-10-2021

Dash Ambulance Emergency Services is currently recruiting suitable candidates to fill the position below:

Job Title: Paramedic

Location: Abuja

Employment Type: Full Time

Job Brief

  • We are looking for a trained paramedics to be part of our team of professional emergency responders attending primarily out-of-hospital medical incidents and administering pre-hospital care. We are interested in committed, self-motivated, focused and compassionate persons to fill this gap. The job isn’t simple, but it is very rewarding.
  • As a Dash Health® paramedic, you’re expected to be fast-thinking and know how to keep calm during emergency situations.
  • To be effective in this role, you should have the ability to quickly and accurately assess each patient’s medical condition and figure out an appropriate course of treatment.
  • You should also be able to adapt to different emergencies quickly as they may encounter anything from car accidents, house fires, cardiac arrests, or crime scenes within any given workday.
  • We would love to have you on our team of talented and detail-oriented medical professionals, where you will have plenty of opportunities to develop and exercise your valuable skills as you benefit the lives of others.
  • As a Dash Ambulance® paramedic, your dedication will be rewarded with plenty of growth and advancement opportunities. We need someone like you, who not only wants to make a difference but also has the determination and the skills necessary to do so.

Responsibilities

  • Operate ambulance equipment and respond to ambulance pickup requests using our various platforms and services.
  • Pre-planning for medical emergencies, including organizing and calibrating equipment appropriately to make for easy identification and use.
  • Evaluate the patient’s condition on the scene and perform preliminary diagnosis
  • Attend to injuries or sudden illnesses by applying a variety of pre-hospital simple and advanced treatments (first aid, CPR, administering injections and oxygen etc.) or surgical procedures
  • Use tech equipment and tools to stabilize patients or provide immediate treatment
  • Monitor patient’s condition en route to the hospital
  • Collaborate with interested parties (police, firefighting unit, doctors etc.)
  • Write and submit concrete and accurate reports on incidents
  • Adhere to established medical protocols and procedures as well as legal guidelines and health and safety standards
  • Keep abreast with new treatment and medical procedures through continuous training
  • Administer life support, first-aid treatment, and other forms of prehospital emergency care to people who are injured or sick.
  • Operate equipment such as bag valve mask resuscitators, external defibrillators and electrocardiograms for advanced life support applications.
  • Assess patients’ injury severity and type and quickly begin appropriate medical procedures.
  • Careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance.
  • Coordinating and liaising with other team members to ensure rapid response to emergencies and patient’s prompt delivery to preferred/nearest health facility
  • Drive mobile intensive care unit to predetermined location under the instructions of the emergency medical dispatcher.
  • Assess, record and discuss patient injuries and condition with the physician, including any treatments provided and reactions to treatments or drugs.
  • Clean and decontaminate ambulance after transporting or treating any patient with infectious disease. Report infectious disease with relevant authorities.
  • Administer drugs as appropriate and necessary via injection, intravenous procedures or oral administration under the direction of a physician.
  • Communicate and coordinate with dispatchers and other emergency medical team members as needed to ensure that all applicable personnel are prepared to receive the patient and ensure proper treatment.
  • Providing support to ensure that patient care services commence on arrival at the health facility
  • Decontaminating ambulance interior following each response operation
  • Communicating effectively with patients and their relatives/friends.

Requirements

  • Diploma/Degree in Paramedic/Nursing
  • Proven experience as a paramedic
  • Knowledge of medical procedures, terminology and medications
  • Ability to stay calm and make the right decisions in adverse conditions
  • Proficiency with computer and common office equipment, as well as with MS Office products required.
  • Adaptable with a great deal of stamina
  • Excellent working knowledge of medical equipment and devices
  • Integrity and compassion towards human pain
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, organized, and demonstrate excellent oral interpersonal, and written communication skills
  • Location of services may at times be in remote, austere or challenging environments
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must be able to perform duties in a stressful and high paced environment without physical limitations.

Certified CPR Instructor

The ideal candidate must have Current BLS and ACLS certification in addition to nursing qualifying certificates.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday to Sunday
  • Holidays required
  • Day, Night. 8 hour, 10 hour, 12-hour shift cycles.

Benefits

Health insurance, Paid time off.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply online


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