Paramedic, Emergency Department

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Emergency Department
Hours: Part time, 24hours.week
Shift: Third shift, 7p-7a

About West Chester Hospital

West Chester Hospital provides its patients with access to the region's largest group of specialized physicians and medical providers. With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.

West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute. West Chester Hospital has also achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center® (ANCC), and the hospital is routinely ranked among the best places to work in Ohio and Greater Cincinnati.

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.
Unit Details:
  • With a reputation for providing outstanding patient experiences and quality medical care, the hospital consistently ranks amongst the top 5% in the nation.
  • West Chester Hospital provides a Level III Trauma Center that delivers superior emergency and critical care, and a certified Primary Stroke Center that provides access to the subspecialty care at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute.
  • In 2022, Newsweek magazine recognized West Chester Hospital among a listing of the World's Best Hospitals for the world-class clinical care provided to the Greater Cincinnati Region and beyond.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities for Internal Candidates

Job Responsibilities

The Paramedic aids 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.

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY)
  • 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. 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.
  • Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary.

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. Ordering, stocking, and cleaning assigned area. Maintains specialty carts Transports patients

Patient Safety:
  • Assures a safe patient care environment, demonstrates critical thinking skills and involvement in problem solving. Utilizes ENA standards as a guide to provide safe patient care. Maintains patient's needs for privacy and confidentiality during all communication. Utilizes ENA standards as a guide to provide safe patient care.


Professionalism:
  • Takes initiatives in professional growth, always conducts self in an orderly and professional manner. 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. Attends all required departmental and hospital meetings and training.


Qualifications

Education: Post high school vocational/specialized training. Paramedic certification and advanced cardiac life support certification. Current driver's license. CPR.

Required Skills and Knowledge: Must possess good judgment, maturity, positive communication skills and ability to negotiate. Must adhere to the hospital's policies and procedures, present self in a professional manner, utilize proper channels of communication, and maintain confidentiality. Attend educational offerings to meet identified needs, and attend unit/department meetings. Knowledge of cardiac arrhythmia-related symptoms, treatment of traumatic injuries, navigation by Graphic Street Guide.