Ambulance Paramedic

Employer: Hamad Medical Corporation
Location:Doha, Qatar
Ref: OP778-06

The Role
Ambulance Paramedics are responsible for the delivery of emergency medical care at the scene of an illness or injury and en route to hospital. They generally respond to patient in ambulances, but in some circumstances may be required to use alternative transport modalities such as rapid response vehicles, LifeCycles, LifePatrol or the Life flight helicopter. After providing care at the scene, they continue this care en route to a health care facility.

Principal Accountabilities:
1. To safely respond to emergency calls as required, providing emergency care in accordance with approved clinical guidelines and departmental policies and procedures
2. To safely move and transport patients from the scene of an incident to a health care facility, or between health care facilities.
3. To assist Critical Care Paramedics in the advanced care of critically ill or injured patients.
4. To maintain operational and functional readiness of an ambulance unit (or rapid response unit, LifeCycles, LifePatrol or the LifeFlight helicopter), emergency medical equipment and disposable supplies.
5. To use technologies such as GIS mapping systems and global positioning systems (GPS) to navigate to the scene of illness or injury.
6. To communicate with the AS Communications Centre in a clear and concise manner using voice Communication by phone and radio, or data transmission.
7. To ensure that supervisors and managers are apprised of significant events in compliance with Standard Operating Procedure.
8. To liaise with partner agencies to ensure the coordinated delivery of emergency medical care to ill or injured patients.
9. To contribute to the development and implementation of service-wide policies and procedures, and those applicable to their area of responsibility alone, in collaboration with colleagues in other departments within AS and HMC.
10. Within their area of responsibility, to comply with timely investigation and response to complaints and queries in collaboration with colleagues in other departments within AS and HMC.
11. Within their area of responsibility, to comply with AS and HMC corporate policies and procedures.
12. To ensure that their area of responsibility is compliant with accreditation schemes identified by HMC, including, but not limited to, Joint Commission International (JCI).
13. To deputize for the Supervisor when required.
14. To accept responsibility for own personal and professional development and undertake such programs as required.
15. To perform other duties as required.

Requirements
- 3 years diploma in clinical discipline and successful completion of HMCAS internal clinical training program
- 2 years diploma in clinical discipline and successful completion of HMCAS internal clinical training program for those who have been appointed prior to 1st Jan 2012.
- Preferred Education: Bachelors degree in clinical discipline with successful completion of HMCAS internal clinical training program
- 3-years demonstrated experience in emergency-related healthcare field (such as: trauma, EMS, ICU, Emergency, etc.) Or supervised experience within HMCAS as part of an internal career development program.

Computer Skills:
- Proficiency using a keyboard and mouse to input data and potential to master as communications technologies.
- Qatari Drivers License
- Language Skills: Intermediate English. Arabic preferred

Key Competencies:
- Ability to multitask.
- Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.
- Ability to communicate well using oral and written means.
- Ability to negotiate between parties using strong interpersonal skills

Problem Solving/Decision Making:
- Ability to make time-critical decisions with limited information.
- Ability to prioritize actions under pressure

Key Relationships:
- Communication Officers
- Supervisors
- Field Supervisors
- Operational staff including Critical Care Paramedics, Supervisors and Managers.
- Officers from partner agencies
- Filipino National

About the Company
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the principal public healthcare provider for the State of Qatar. HMC is committed to actively contributing to and enabling the sustainable development of Qatar and its people in alignment with the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.

HMC believes in excellence in healthcare, education and research with each supporting the other to provide the safest, most effective and compassionate care to each and every one of our patients.

To meet the healthcare challenges of Qatars growing population, Hamad has transformed into a thriving and integrated Academic Health System which will make significant, positive impacts upon patient care, medical education and medical research.

In addition to three general hospitals (Al Khor Hospital, Al Wakra Hospital and The Cuban Hospital) HMC also manages five specialist hospitals (Hamad General Hospital, Rumailah Hospital, Womens Hospital, the National Center for Cancer Care and Research and Heart Hospital) which look after patients with the most prevalent conditions, including cancer, heart conditions, rehabilitation, and providing specialist treatment for women and children.

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