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Job Title Patient Care Extender
Location Boston, MA
Department Field Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt

Job summary:

The Patient Care Extender is responsible for providing high quality care in the Emergency Department/Hospital setting. This is an opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment utilizing your field Paramedic skills. Strong emphasis on respiratory management (advanced respiratory management training will be provided through Cataldo’s Education Department).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide quality patient care in accordance with physician orders, clinical operating policies, statewide protocols, and accepted standards of care
  • Attend to all patients in a courteous, professional manner
  • Attend Hospital Training to meet standards set by facility
  • Participate in hospital assigned duties, such as stocking equipment, checking equipment, patient transport, etc. as assigned
  • Complete and submit all documentation/paperwork requirements daily
  • Provide appropriate documentation of patient intervention in the hospital setting
  • Communicate effectively with EMS agencies, physicians, and other health care providers
  • Participate in rounds/case reviews in compliance with facility requirements
  • Attend all mandated company training or submit proof of completed equivalent training to the Director of Quality & Regulatory Affairs in a timely fashion
  • Must be able to maintain a reliable attendance record
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with all company policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Maintain all required certifications as an active EMS provider and supply the Regulatory Compliance Department with valid copies of all certifications and driver’s license prior to their expiration dates


  • The Patient Care Extender must be fully state certified as an EMT-P
  • Certifications in Advanced and Basic Cardiac Life Support
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
  • Must show proficiency with managing ventilated patients
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with at least 3 years in a 911 system, is preferred
  • Advanced Medical Life Support (AMLS) and either Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) are preferred 
  • Ability to work within a team environment by accepting and offering honest and constructive feedback; supporting team goals and encouraging other team members; and collaborating with patient care team members to consolidate work, solve problems, create new methods, and/or reduce costs
  • Ability to operate radios or other Emergency Department communication equipment
  • Ability to identify and prioritize patient health-related complaints

Required: Paramedic (EMT-P), Min. 5 years of experience

*Must be proficient with managing ventilated patients

Preferred: AMLS, PALS, EPC, 3 years in 911 setting

The above are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person/people in this position.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with this position.

Cataldo Ambulance is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, race, color, veteran status, religion, sex, or national origin.  Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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