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Sanford Health Paramedic - Ambulance | Fargo - Full Time in Fargo, North Dakota

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Sanford Health is one of the largest and fastest-growing not-for-profit health systems in the United States. We're proud to offer many development and advancement opportunities to our nearly 50,000 members of the Sanford Family who are dedicated to the work of health and healing across our broad footprint.

Facility: Fa Sanford Ambulance
Location: Fargo, ND
Address: 2215 18th St S, Fargo, ND 58103, USA
Shift: 12 Hours - Varied Shifts
Job Schedule: Full time
Weekly Hours: 42.00
Salary Range: $26.24 - $35.31
Pay Info: Eligible for new hire sign-on bonus up to $10,000
Union Position: Yes

Department Details

For over 60 years, Sanford Ambulance – Fargo, has been providing world-class pre-hospital care to the community that we love.

Who is Sanford Ambulance?

We are a 9-1-1 ambulance service that handles approximately 35,000 calls for service annually in the Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo metro area, as well as portions of Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN. Sanford Ambulance deploys ambulances throughout the communities that we serve, utilizing Computer Aided Dispatch software that incorporates Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) data and GPS. This technology, combined with Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) protocols insure that the quickest available unit and appropriate resources are dispatched to every emergency.

In addition, we are:

  • Hard-working professionals who are dedicated to delivering top-notch, compassionate care to our friends, family, neighbors, and community.

  • Committed to strong community partnerships with other first responders and organizations that we work with on a daily basis.

  • Reliable and dependable - when our community needs help, we are there 24-hours/day, 7 days/week, every day of the year.

  • Teams of paramedics and EMTs that take pride in what we do. It is our privilege to serve those who need our help, and we are passionate about providing the best care possible.

  • A family - we support each other through tough times, and best of all, we have fun together.

Typical scheduling practices are 12-hour work shifts and a 4 day-on / 4 day-off rotation. Shift bids are completed twice annually based on employee seniority for actual shift start times.

Depending operational scheduling needs, shifts may include: days, mid-days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

NO scheduled on-call time required! Uniforms and continuing education are provided at no cost to the employee.

Job Summary

Paramedics are responsible for responding to requests for emergency medical services and provide both Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) care, as appropriate.

Paramedics must demonstrate competency in delivering excellent care to sick and injured patients (adults/children/infants) and possess the knowledge and the necessary skills to provide lifesaving interventions in a pre-hospital setting, both on-scene as well as during transport to a hospital Emergency Department (based on protocols or physician medical direction). Maintain an active knowledge of, and perform within, all relevant statutes, regulations, policies, procedures and standards. Foster a culture of safety, continuous improvement, efficiency, and innovative thinking. Respond to all dispatched requests for services in a safe and efficient manner. Consistently demonstrate safe practices while preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves.

Provide patient education appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and their families. Provide appropriate assessment and treatment utilizing established patient care guidelines/protocols that assure the highest level of care and safety at all times. Accurately document patient information in EHR in accordance with established standards and department policies/procedures. Cooperate with, assist, and give direction to additional responding agencies as needed. Accurately report patient history, condition, and any treatment/response to treatment provided upon arrival to the care team at the Emergency Department.

Demonstrate respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, students, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment with a strong emphasis on customer service. Maintain standards related to ambulance cleanliness and sanitation procedures before and after any patient transport. Function effectively in assigned role utilizing the company's disaster response plan. Attend and complete all required company training sessions and maintain continuing education requirements set by the company or licensing agencies. Maintain clear communication with patients, comfort and reassure patients, and demonstrate empathy while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information. Provide welcoming and educational environment for students and complete any academic assessments in a timely manner.

Physical activities include but are not limited to: Considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body, such as: climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials.


High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must have a thorough knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques, knowledge of how various equipment such as a monitor or defibrillator work and how to troubleshoot problems that may arise.

Active Paramedic certification with NREMT by the time of hire.

Requires current Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

Requires ability to be licensed as a Paramedic in both ND (ND Department of Health) and MN (Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board). This will be obtained with company assistance upon acceptance of job offer.

Must maintain current driver's license and exceptional driving record for purposes of insurability. Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check will be completed annually.

Previous Paramedic experience preferred.


Sanford Health offers an attractive benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. Depending on eligibility, a variety of benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, and a generous time off package to maintain a healthy home-work balance. For more information about Total Rewards, visit .

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application, please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to .

Sanford Health has a Drug Free Workplace Policy. An accepted offer will require a drug screen and pre-employment background screening as a condition of employment.

Req Number: R-0176765
Job Function: Emergency Medical Services
Featured: No