Paramedic, ER

Job Description

Location: West Chester Hospital
Department: Emergency Department
Hours: Part time, 24 hours/week
Shift: Third, 11p-7:30a

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

Description -

Primary Purpose:

Transports patients requiring advanced life support to and from UC Health hospitals, inter-hospital transfers, nursing homes and private residences for treatment and testing. This includes care and treatment of the sick and injured before, during, and after transport.

Qualifications -

Knowledge and Skills:

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.