Position Title: PARAMEDIC ER

Internal Close Date: 06/26/2017
Requisition Number: 13826327
Position Code: 457
Department: Emergency Department
FTE Status: 1
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Evenings
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Position Summary:

Monday-Friday from 1400-2230 to assist with hospital throughput and transport of admitted patients in the ER to inpatient units during peak hours.


Assist in the care of patients under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. Perform initial triage screening assessments, stabilizes and/or prepare patient for transport, document patient care activities, and provide ongoing patient monitoring. Under medical direction administer IV and oral medications. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Accountability:
  • MEDICATION - Under medical direction administer oral and IV medications via six rights, document and communicate clinical findings

  • ALS - Assist in providing all components of advance life support

  • TESTS - Perform 12-lead EKG's and chemical blood glucose tests

  • THERAPY - Perform peripheral venous puncture, blood draws, and IV fluid therapy

  • CARDIAC - Provide cardiac monitoring; assist with cardioversion or defibrillation

  • EMERGENCY CARE - Provide oxygen therapy, gastric lavage, suctioning, apply cardiac monitor, and initial triage assessments under the direct supervision of a registered nurse

  • EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES - Monitor and stock emergency equipment and supply areas maintaining appropriate PAR levels

  • SPECIMEN - Collect, label and transport specimens

  • WOUND CARE - Complete wound care process according to medical protocol under the direct supervision of RN or physician

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • UNMH MA Medication Administration Course completion w/in 6 months

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Licensure as an EMT-P by the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services Board

  • CPR Certification for Healthcare/BLS Providers or for Professional Rescuers

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • PALS

  • Education Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline

  • Experience Requirements - Preferred:
  • Bilingual English/Spanish

  • Bilingual English/Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo

  • 3 years directly related experience

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic License

  • Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic License

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment

  • Sig Haz: Physical risk, injuries due to combative patient behavior

  • May be required or is required to perform on-call duties

  • May be required to work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends