Paramedic -ED-FLEX in Roxboro, NC at Person Memorial Hospital

Date Posted: 6/12/2018

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Job Description

Person Memorial Hospital

Under the general direction of the Emergency Department Director, and the direct supervision and guidance of a registered nurse, the paramedic is responsible for providing quality technical care to each patient in the Emergency Department.  They will work as part of a team with the Registered Nurse accountable for the patient care assignment.  Specific tasks can be delegated by the RN or MD.    Provide service across the lifespan (infants, toddlers, preschool, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics).  Major responsibilities for this position are: safety and emergency procedures, documentation, patient care tasks and procedures, unit support, communication/customer service, safety, and professional development.  Essential performance factors include: teamwork, attention to detail, oral/written communication/presentation, and technical proficiency

Reports to: ED Director

Provides assistant functions to patients (personal care, ambulation, transports).

Performs skills within scope of practice and as approved by NC Board of EMS and hospital policy
Gathers data related to patient status (i.e., vital signs, I&O).
Documents care given and data gathered. Reports findings to nurse.
Assists in clerical management of nursing unit.
Monitors emergency communication systems and reports to nursing staff / MD.
Responds to legal implications of the ED practice.
Supports the hospital and nursing department philosophy, goals and objectives.
Performs other duties as required or requested

Job Requirements

Minimum Education

High School diploma or GED equivalent is required.

Graduated from an approved EMT Paramedic program.

Required Skills
Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications:
Basic Life Support (BLS) upon hire or prior to first independent assignment required.
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) obtain within 90 days of hire required.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) obtain within 90 days of hire preferred.
NC certified EMT-P.
Good communication skills; computer skills good; ability to work with others as a team to ensure quality patient care.
Minimum Work Experience
A minimum of two years pre-hospital paramedic experience is preferred.

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran