Lead EMT Paramedic - Qatar

Employer: Exelis
Location Qatar

Job Description :
The Lead Paramedic supervises 17 EMT-B’s and 4 paramedics, who provide emergency medical services for Camp As Sayliyah 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lead Paramedic sets goals, assigns tasks, delegates duties, with clear definitions of success as well as target dates. The Lead Paramedic disseminates information, reviews, revises, creates policies and procedures ensures quality and communicates with the Medical Director and local EMS agencies. The Lead Paramedic recommends qualified candidates for open positions and facilitates the integration of new employees to the team. The Lead Paramedic is responsible for employee performance appraisals, employee discipline and recognition of achievements.
Major Job Activites:
1. Responds to emergency calls, provides advanced life support in accordance with EMS protocols, and assists other members of the department. 50%
2. Maintains vehicles and equipment in a serviceable and ready condition. 10%
3. Participates in continuing medical education (CME) and training activities, both as an instructor and as a student, depending on the nature and purpose of the course. 20%
5. Communicates effectively in writing, verbally and over the radio or telephone. 05%
6. Performs various other tasks as assigned by the Fire Chief or his designee. 05%
7. Complies with all applicable rules, regulations/standard operating procedures, as directed
By the Fire Chief, Program Manager and Base Commander. 10%
8. Performs other duties and assignments as required.

Material & Equipment  Directly Used:
Operates specialized Fire Department & Emergency Services vehicles and equipment, including equipment necessary to protect against excessive noise, dust, fumes, smoke or chemicals; equipment necessary to protect oneself against radiation and infectious diseases; and equipment necessary to work around machinery with moving parts.
 Working Environment
The Lead Paramedic must have the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 45 lbs and be able to collectively lift, carry, and balance patients who weigh in excess of 100 lbs. In addition, the Lead Paramedic must have the ability to pull and reach with both hands; crawl, kneel, bend and climb; work outdoors in excessive heat or cold, high humidity or dry atmospheric conditions.

Phyisical Activites:
The Lead Paramedic will be exposed to lifting, pulling and numerous strenuous activities that paramedic’s face during medical response calls. Furthermore, the climate in which strenuous work activities will be required is extremely hot/humid or cold during certain parts of the year/time of day.
Required Experience: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education/Certifications: One year related experience may be substituted for one year of education, if degree is required.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent is required and AS degree is preferred. The knowledge, skills and abilities that are essential for this position are consistent with The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Experience: The Lead Paramedic must have a minimum of four years of experience working on an emergency response ambulance. In addition, the Lead Paramedic must possess NREMT-P certification, American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, (or equivalent), and American Heart Association or ASHI, BLS Healthcare Provider and PALS Instructor certification, (or equivalent). The Lead Paramedic must be in good standing with their certifying organization, and they must maintain these certifications for the duration of their employment.

Experience:
The Lead Paramedic must have a minimum of four years of experience working on an emergency response ambulance.

Skills:
Need above average communicative skills, both written & oral, computer skills, copier/scanning experience and the ability to learn newly admitted equipment into the EMS inventory. Preferred, seasoned instructor in the EMS career field.

Supervisory/Budget Responsibilites:

The Lead Paramedic supervises 17 EMT-B’s and 4 paramedics, who provide emergency medical services for Camp As Sayliyah 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Lead also will evaluate medical supplies stockage, and communicate with F&ES Management for budget increases or decreases.
Clearance Level Required: Secret

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