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ER Paramedic

Company: CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Location: Omaha
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Overview:

Your time at work should be fulfilling.

Rewarding. Inspiring. That's what you'll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You'll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we'll create healthier, stronger communities.

Responsibilities

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

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:

EKG

Accu checks

CPR

Crutches

ace bandage application

splint application

wound cleansing

dressing,

immobilization

medication administration under medical/nursing direction (IM, IV, oral ASA and Tylenol, oral analgesics)

IV insertions and IO insertions

foley catheterization

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 hospital campus.

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 directed.

Assists with obtaining patient demographic and billing information.

Maintains strict patient confidentiality.

Works collaboratively with all Emergency Department personnel.

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 care processes.

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 policies.

Maintains compliance with licensure and certification requirements.

Provides evidence of on-going continuing education activities.

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.

Qualifications

Experience

Previous experience as a Paramedic is desirable

Previous clinical experience in an Emergency Department or hospital setting is desirable

.

Education/Licensure

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 Physicians: APLS.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

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 regulations.

Equal Opportunity

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.

Keywords: CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy, Omaha , ER Paramedic, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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