Paramedic - 36 Hours / Week (7:00Pm - 7:30Am)

Elliot Health System Manchester , NH 03101

Posted 3 months ago

36 HOURS / WEEK (7:00pm

  • 7:30am) POSITION SUMMARY The Paramedic is responsible to adhere to the hospital#s Professional Practice Model to deliver safe and quality patient care within the Emergency Department setting. The Paramedic performs all treatments and procedures in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, competency based orientation, Emergency Department protocols and under the direction of the EMS Medical Director. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Works under the scope of practice defined by the Elliot Hospital, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the Emergency Department competency based orientation. Triages and assesses emergency department patients. (a.) Manages patients with individualized care by interviewing patients and caregiver/family upon presentation to obtain a bio-psycho-social history relevant to reason for presentation. (b.) Reviews all test results including electrocardiograms, laboratory reports, and radiology reports for ongoing assessment and reporting to physicians and mid-level providers. (c.) Performs patient reassessments in a frequency appropriate to the patients# illness and acuity. (d.) Communicates patient needs/assessment to other members of the team, physicians, mid-level providers and interdepartmental services involved in the patient#s care. Ensures thorough, accurate documentation of relevant data obtained during the assessment process. (e.) Ensures sensitivity towards patients and caregiver/family by eliciting patient#s physical and emotional concerns, being a receptive listener, and providing an environment conducive to interviewing and the delivery of care. Facilitates the patient#s and caregiver/family#s participation in the planning and delivery of care. Implements and evaluates plan of care. (a.) Acknowledges, coordinates and implements provider#s orders. (b.) Administers medications according to hospital policy and monitors for desired effects, side/adverse effects. (c.) Provides individualized care, recognizes and takes appropriate action for significant changes in patient conditions. (d.) Evaluates effectiveness of care and requests appropriate orders to assist with optimal patient outcomes. (e.) Reports to the physician (or mid-level provider), patient condition and status of treatment plans regularly. (f.) Assists the physician and other healthcare providers in administering treatments and procedures. (g.) Applies behavior and supporting therapy approaches with individuals and groups to accomplish goals and facilitate the delivery of care. Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, and staff. Corrects hazards promptly. Adheres to hospital safety policies and procedures. Maintains safe administration of approved medications by following the hospital policies and procedures. Coordinates the care needs of multiple patients by prioritizing patient care to ensure quality care is delivered in a timely fashion. Documents all pertinent information on the patient#s electronic medical record in an accurate, detailed manner, adhering to policy and procedures for documentation and EHS security policies. Provides emergency and routine patient care, which meets the individual physical, psychological, cultural and emotional needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient. Assist in the interfacility transport of patients requiring a higher level of care. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE # SKILLS Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team in person or via communication devices. The paramedic must be able to provide detailed, patient focused instructions to patients and families. Ability to perform job independently while following standard practices, policies and procedures; while maintaining the awareness to seek additional help when needed. Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations. Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of a paramedic program. Experience: Minimum of 5 years of pre-hospital EMS experience, at least 3 of which must be at the paramedic level required. Emergency Department and Urgent Care experience is preferred. Licensure/Certification: Require current National Registry certification and NH State EMS license at the Paramedic level. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS required. Current ITLS or PHTLS certification preferred or obtained within 1 year of hire; TNCC/ATLS audit may be acceptable with proper documentation. Board Certification (FP-C, CCP-C, etc.), CICP or CCEMTP preferred. Software/ Hardware: Aptitude and/or experience with an electronic medical record preferred. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
    36 HOURS / WEEK (7:00pm

  • 7:30am)

  • POSITION SUMMARY

  • The Paramedic is responsible to adhere to the hospital's Professional Practice Model to deliver safe and quality patient care within the Emergency Department setting. The Paramedic performs all treatments and procedures in accordance with hospital policies and procedures, competency based orientation, Emergency Department protocols and under the direction of the EMS Medical Director.

  • KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Works under the scope of practice defined by the Elliot Hospital, the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and the Emergency Department competency based orientation.

  • Triages and assesses emergency department patients. (a.) Manages patients with individualized care by interviewing patients and caregiver/family upon presentation to obtain a bio-psycho-social history relevant to reason for presentation. (b.) Reviews all test results including electrocardiograms, laboratory reports, and radiology reports for ongoing assessment and reporting to physicians and mid-level providers. (c.) Performs patient reassessments in a frequency appropriate to the patients' illness and acuity. (d.) Communicates patient needs/assessment to other members of the team, physicians, mid-level providers and interdepartmental services involved in the patient's care. Ensures thorough, accurate documentation of relevant data obtained during the assessment process. (e.) Ensures sensitivity towards patients and caregiver/family by eliciting patient's physical and emotional concerns, being a receptive listener, and providing an environment conducive to interviewing and the delivery of care.

  • Facilitates the patient's and caregiver/family's participation in the planning and delivery of care.

  • Implements and evaluates plan of care. (a.) Acknowledges, coordinates and implements provider's orders. (b.) Administers medications according to hospital policy and monitors for desired effects, side/adverse effects. (c.) Provides individualized care, recognizes and takes appropriate action for significant changes in patient conditions. (d.) Evaluates effectiveness of care and requests appropriate orders to assist with optimal patient outcomes. (e.) Reports to the physician (or mid-level provider), patient condition and status of treatment plans regularly. (f.) Assists the physician and other healthcare providers in administering treatments and procedures. (g.) Applies behavior and supporting therapy approaches with individuals and groups to accomplish goals and facilitate the delivery of care.

  • Maintains a safe, therapeutic environment for patients, families, and staff. Corrects hazards promptly. Adheres to hospital safety policies and procedures. Maintains safe administration of approved medications by following the hospital policies and procedures.

  • Coordinates the care needs of multiple patients by prioritizing patient care to ensure quality care is delivered in a timely fashion.

  • Documents all pertinent information on the patient's electronic medical record in an accurate, detailed manner, adhering to policy and procedures for documentation and EHS security policies.

  • Provides emergency and routine patient care, which meets the individual physical, psychological, cultural and emotional needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.

  • Assist in the interfacility transport of patients requiring a higher level of care.

  • REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Ability to effectively and efficiently communicate with all members of the multidisciplinary team in person or via communication devices. The paramedic must be able to provide detailed, patient focused instructions to patients and families.

  • Ability to perform job independently while following standard practices, policies and procedures; while maintaining the awareness to seek additional help when needed.

  • Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and respond appropriately to unexpected situations.

  • EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Completion of a paramedic program.

  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years of pre-hospital EMS experience, at least 3 of which must be at the paramedic level required. Emergency Department and Urgent Care experience is preferred.

  • Licensure/Certification: Require current National Registry certification and NH State EMS license at the Paramedic level. Current BLS, ACLS, PALS required. Current ITLS or PHTLS certification preferred or obtained within 1 year of hire; TNCC/ATLS audit may be acceptable with proper documentation. Board Certification (FP-C, CCP-C, etc.), CICP or CCEMTP preferred.

  • Software/ Hardware: Aptitude and/or experience with an electronic medical record preferred.

  • OTHER REQUIREMENTS

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