Aims Community College
5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO. 80634
Aims Community College: Paramedic Program Application - 2019 to 2020 Cycle Page | 12 of 18
Paramedic Functional Position Description: Physician Signature Sheet Continued
Certification of Tasks:
Receives call from dispatcher, responds verbally to emergency calls, reads maps, may drive ambulance to emergency site,
uses most expeditious route, and observes traffic ordinances and regulations.
Determines nature and extent of illness or injury, takes pulse, blood pressure, visually observes changes in skin color,
auscultates breath sounds, makes determination regarding patient status, establishes priority for emergency care, renders
appropriate emergency care (based on competency level); may administer intravenous drugs or fluid replacement as directed
by a physician. May use equipment (based on competency level) such as, but not limited to: defibrillator, electrocardiograph,
performs endotracheal intubations to open airways and ventilate patient, inflates pneumatic anti - shock garment to improve
patient's blood circulation.
Assist in lifting carrying, and transporting patient to ambulance and into a medical facility. Reassures patients and bystanders,
avoids mishandling patient and undue haste, and searches for medical identification emblem to aid in care. Extricates patient
from entrapment, assesses extent of injury, uses prescribed techniques and appliances, radios dispatcher for additional
assistance or services, provides light rescue service if required, provides additional emergency care following established
Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities, and arranges for protection of property and evidence at
scene. Determines appropriate facility to which patient will be transported, report nature and extent of injuries or illness to
the facility, asks for direction from the hospital physician or, emergency department, observes patient enroute and
administers care as directed by physician or emergency department or according to published protocol. Identifies diagnostic
signs that require communication with facility. Assist in removing patient from ambulance and into emergency facility.
Report verbally and in writing observations about and care of patient at the scene and enroute to facility, provides assistance
to emergency staff as required.
Replaces supplies, sends used supplies for sterilization, checks all equipment for future readiness, maintains ambulance in
operable condition, ensures ambulance cleanliness and orderliness of equipment and supplies, decontaminates vehicle
interior, determines vehicle readiness by checking oil, gas, water in battery and radiator, and tire pressure, maintains
familiarity with all specialized equipment.
Signature by the Physician indicates that the individual named below is in sufficient health to perform the skills listed in
the above mentioned Functional Position Description for a Paramedic.
Printed Physician Name: Physician Signature: Date:
Paramedic School Applicant (Print): Applicant Signature: Date: