Paramedic ED

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department: Emergency Department
Hours: 12 Hours/Week
Shift: 12 Hour AM 7A-7P

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

The Paramedic provides assistance to patient care services and medical staff of the Emergency Department in providing quality patient care and perform assigned duties under direction of a registered nurse.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)
  • Engages in population appropriate communication.
  • Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment.
  • Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious/cultural norms.
  • Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely.
  • Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Patient Care:
  • Utilizes knowledge and skills to provide assistance for patient care needs
  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize and multi- task
  • Under the direction of the RN, performs delegated patient care, including but not limited to: insertion of IVs, insertion of IVs with Prevue, insertion of IOs,12 lead EKGs, phlebotomy, specimen collection, vital signs, crutch walking, splinting, wound irrigation, suture set up, and application of dressing.
  • Able to collect, report, and document observations and patient care
  • Use of specialized medical equipment including, but not limited to, monitors, EKG machine, IO, and prevue.
  • Under the direction of the RN, assists physician and nursing staff with procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Assists with patient triage process Performs HazMat decontamination
  • Understands de-escalation principles and utilizes skills/techniques in appropriate situations
  • Answering patient call lights promptly and politely sensitive to patient limitations and by identifying nursing unit and self by first name

Patient Safety:
  • Assures a safe patient care environment
  • Communicates pertinent patient information
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and involvement in problem solving
  • Maintains patient's needs for privacy and confidentiality during all communication
  • Utilizes ENA standards as a guide to provide safe patient care
  • Adheres to all hospital policies

Emergency Department Environment:
  • Participates in the hospital's Emergency Operations Plan during disaster situations
  • Communicates with various departments in a cooperative manner
  • Performs quick registration of patients
  • Effectively communicates to patients and families
  • Ordering, stocking, and cleaning assigned area
  • Maintains specialty carts Transports patients
  • Responsible for Point of Care quality assurance and tests
  • Performs clerical duties as directed

Professionalism:
  • Takes initiatives in professional growth
  • Conducts self in an orderly and professional manner at all times
  • Serves as a role model with all members of the health care team, patients, family members, and visitors
  • Promotes efficient functioning of the department to enhance patient satisfaction
  • Demonstrates ongoing competency
  • Attends all required departmental and hospital meetings and training
  • Functions as a preceptor


Qualifications

Active Paramedic Certificate, Awareness and Operations HazMat Training preferred, CPI Training preferred.

Current Ohio EMT-P. Awareness and Operations HazMat Training. 1 year Paramedic experience.

BLS (American Hearth Association) at time of hire. ACLS (American Hearth Association) before end of Department Orientation. PALS (American Hearth Association) within 6 months of hire. NRP (American Academy of Pediatrics) within 1 year of hire.

Awareness and Operations HazMat Training required within one year of hire and annually. Completes mandatory annual education training for unit specific, hospital, and safety.

Completes WCH de-escalation training within 1 year of hire. Completes WCH triage training within 1 year of hire.

Completes EKG test upon hire and annually with a passing score.

Performs diverse duties involving an extensive knowledge of protocols, medical techniques, equipment, and the use of a wide range of procedures. Requires the use of judgment in the analysis of facts and circumstances