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Functions within the scope of practice of a Paramedic as defined
within Iowa and Nebraska state regulations. This position does not
take a patient assignment. They are in a intervention
Provides patient care and performs patient care procedures:
ace bandage application
medication administration under medical/nursing direction (IM,
IV, oral ASA and Tylenol, oral analgesics)
IV insertions and IO insertions
intubation (only at the direct request and supervision of a ED
physician who is present in the room).
re-assessment of patient condition and status.
Responds to Code Blue in the ED and, when requested, on the
Provides patient transportation within the Emergency Department
and on the hospital campus as requested.
Must have and maintain active membership on a Rescue Service in
the state of Nebraska. This is not required for Iowa.
WILL NOT perform triage, initial patient assessment, provide
dismissal instructions, give antibiotics or thrombolytics.
Completes medical record to indicate treatments, procedures, and
medications administered or performed. Authorized to make entries
in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of
the job duties and any applicable licensure.
Consults as needed with supervising nurses and ED physician
regarding patient condition and treatment.
Enters patient orders into hospital computer system when
Assists with obtaining patient demographic and billing
Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
Works collaboratively with all Emergency Department
Maintains professional and positive attitude at all times to
staff and patients.
Follows all polices and procedures of CHI Health.
Maintains a customer-service, patient-focused environment.
Participates in QI activities and efforts to improve patient
Advises ED Medical Director and OD-ED regarding any practice
issues or patient care concerns.
Attends staff meetings, inservices, and other departmental
meetings as requested.
Participates in all safety, security, and infection control
programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided
by the department.
Demonstrates work practices consistent with CHI Health and
department specific safety, security, and infection control
Maintains compliance with licensure and certification
Provides evidence of on-going continuing education
Performs other duties as assigned by the directing physician or
OD-ED that are within the scope of practice of the paramedic.
Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a
diverse and multi-cultural environment.
Previous experience as a Paramedic is desirable
Previous clinical experience in an Emergency Department or
hospital setting is desirable
Must have a valid certificate to function as a EMT-P
(EMT-Paramedic) in the state of Nebraska or Iowa.
Additional requirements include:
BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire.
Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the
following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional
Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say
"Professional Level-with AED", and American Heart Association:
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.
ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6
months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include
the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life
Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, American
College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and
American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS
PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor
certification required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing
bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart
Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Safety and
Health Institute: PALS, Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency
Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American Academy of Pediatrics:
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and
American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency
Must be knowledgeable of current professional standards; must
possess good communication skills--verbal and written; must
demonstrate personal skills of trust, self-motivation, team
orientation, and professionalism; must work well with others.
Must be able to provide compassionate, empathetic patient care
to all patients.
Must understand common safety hazards and precautions to
establish safe work environments and patient care environment.
Must understand organizational policies, procedures, and
CommonSpirit Health is an Equal Opportunity employer committed
to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will
be considered for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry,
veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic
protected by law.
External hires must pass a post offer, pre-employment background
check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or
conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent
with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local
ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San
Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415)
438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only
respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable
accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the
needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable
accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CommonSpirit Health participates in E-verify.