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Paramedic ED PRN Days

Company: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital
Location: Tucson
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Helping people feel better isn't just about the treatment we give - the relationships we create and the compassion we share are just as important. Carondelet hospitals make a difference in the lives of our communities and the lives of those we work alongside every day. We know it takes a special person to work in healthcare, and we are committed to providing our people with an enriching and rewarding environment. From your first day, you'll be part of a group of some of the most talented nursing professionals united in a common goal to care for those in our community. Ready to work with awe-inspiring teammates who are dedicated to making a difference? Join us in going above and beyond.PARAMEDIC ED PT DAYS POSITION SUMMARYParamedics function under the clinical authority and medical direction of the Emergency Department Medical Director or emergency physician designee to provide care for emergency center patients. CHN employed paramedics report to the Clinical Lead operationally on a day to day basis and they report through the chain of command to the department director or manager.Note specific to Holy Cross Hospital: At CHC, CHN employed paramedics report to the charge nurse operationally on a day to day basis, and they report through the chain of command to the department director or manager.RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Performs urgent and emergent care procedures including EKGs, wound care, vital sign monitoring, medication administration, IV initiation and codes.
  • Monitors patient condition and performs data collection.
  • Communicates findings and patient condition to primary Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Maintains accurate documentation in accordance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • Assists with the mobilization, ambulation and transport of patients.
  • Performs basic care appropriately within the paramedic scope of practice including phlebotomy, splinting, and maintenance of spinal precautions.
  • Starts peripheral intravenous lines, including external jugular lines, starts IOs, initiates infusion, and maintains and adjusts fluid administration per physician order.
  • Performs invasive and non-invasive airway management within the paramedic scope of practice examples: oxygen administration, tracheal suctioning, assisted ventilation, positioning, end-tidal CO2 and pulse-ox monitoring.
  • Additionally, monitoring the infusion of blood and blood products for rate and patient response.
  • Assists in all aspects with obstetric emergencies.
  • Only under the direction of a Physician will endotracheal intubation be performed.
  • Performs cardiovascular monitoring and management within the paramedic scope of practice.
  • Evaluates acuity level of patients and insures appropriate matching of patients care needs to unit and hospital resources.
  • Performs primary and secondary assessments of patients and reports critical changes.
  • In addition, complies with paramedic practices outlined by Article 5, administrative direction (ARS 36-2201).

    THE PARAMEDIC ED PT DAYS CANDIDATE WILL POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION, LICENSE/CERTIFICATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE.LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATIONCertification Required: AZ State Certified Emergency Paramedic.Certification Required: Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).EDUCATIONRequired: High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (G.E.D.)WORK EXPERIENCERequired: One (1) year of paramedic experience. Must be able to work variable shifts, holidays and/or weekends. Must be able to take call rotation when required. Must be able to perform all duties, including lifting and transferring, using proper body mechanics.#LI-SARJob: Emergency/EMT/ParamedicPrimary Location: Tucson, ArizonaFacility: Carondelet St. Joseph's HospitalJob Type: PT2YShift Type: DaysEmployment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant's or employee's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status. Tenet will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Keywords: Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson , Paramedic ED PRN Days, Healthcare , Tucson, Arizona

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