Catholic Health Initiatives PARAMEDIC (EMS/Ambulance Services) Full Time: 12 Hour Variable Shifts in CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee

PARAMEDIC (EMS/Ambulance Services) Full Time: 12 Hour Variable Shifts


Job Summary:

The EMT-P (Paramedic) is responsible for delivery of patient care under the guidelines of the Tennessee Department of Public Health – Emergency Medical Services (TDHPH-EMS) and the guidance of an assigned Medical Director. The EMT-P will deliver care in the Emergency Department under the supervision of the Physician or appropriate staff.

Essential Duties:

  • The Paramedic must be able to perform a variety of tasks assisting patients in specified pre-approved procedures. Must demonstrate technical, clerical and interpersonal skills. Must have strong organizational skills to effectively handle a heavy workload and maintain efficiency in the work environment, often under stressful work conditions. Maintaining a cool and calm demeanor, being flexible and adaptable to quick change in patient load.Must have a thorough understanding of patient care, and ability to provide quality customer service, and maintain a good working knowledge of pre hospital procedures.




High school graduate or equivalent. Graduate of an accredited school of paramedics/sciences.


One year field experience preferred.

Licensure or Certification:

  1. Currently licensed in Tennessee or eligible for licensure by endorsement (reciprocity from other states or National Registry). Must be able to be licensed in both TN and GA within 4 months of hire.

  2. ACLS and BCLS required.

  3. PALS/PEPP/EPC (one of the three) within 6 months of hire

  4. ITLS or PHTLS within 6 months of hire

  5. EVOC / CEVO or equivalent preferred

  6. EMS Dept. specific job education within first 6 months of employment.

  7. Current driver's license with excellent driving record. If driver's license is in TN, the " F" endorsement is required.

Equipment/Skills: Ambulance, radio, on-board equipment, general patient care equipment, IV pumps, ventilators, computer skills. Good communication, writing, and organizational skills.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence: Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity: Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion: Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence: Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers. CBCHI


This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Job Professional Clinical/Allied Health


Daily Schedule 12 Hour Variable

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2018-R0154947

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.