Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (EMT-A) - Emergency Room - PRN (Varied Hours as Needed)

Parkland Medical Center - Derry - Derry, NH (30+ days ago)

Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced (EMT-A) - Emergency Room - PRN (Varied Hours as Needed)(Job Number: 00636-4505)
Work Location: United States-New Hampshire-Derry-Parkland Medical Center - Derry
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem
Job Type: Clinical Techs - CV Cath Lab Surg Vasc & Central Sterile
Parkland Medical Center, through our partnerships with The Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and the New England Heart Institute (NEHI), brings specialized medicine by highly skilled physicians, innovative approaches to treatment and advanced technology to our communities. With convenient locations in Derry, Londonderry and Salem, we’re proud to provide all the care you need close to home.

Position Summary:
The Emergency Medical Technician – Advanced, EMT-A, is a member of the healthcare team assisting in the care of emergency department patients under the guidance and direction of the Emergency Department Medical Director and the general supervision of the Emergency Department Director and in accordance with the standards of care and practice delineated by the State of New Hampshire Medical Control Boards’ EMT-A Patient Care Protocols. The paramedic provides age-appropriate individualized care under the guidance of the RN and follows physician orders for protocols, medications and diagnostic tests.

Essential Functions include but are not limited to:
  • Reception and vital signs on arriving patients
  • Answers EMS radio calls and relays information to provider and Charge RN
  • Inserts airway adjuncts and administers oxygen therapy
  • End tidal CO2 monitoring
  • Oropharynx and endotracheal suctioning
  • Cardiac monitoring including 12 lead EKG and vital signs
  • Assists with defibrillation, cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing
  • Performs intravenous access including intraosseous lines and venipuncture
  • Assists physician/provider with central line insertions, lumbar punctures, chest tube insertion, needle thoracotomy, endotracheal intubation, thoracentesis, arterial line insertion and suturing
  • Medication administration, on the approved medication list, as described by policy
  • Fingerstick glucose testing
  • Splints extremity injuries using pre-formed devices
  • Transports patients to receiving units
  • Stocks supplies and equipment
  • Checks outdates of supplies on carts and in drawers
  • Maintains equipment including daily/monthly checks as established
  • Cleans and prepares patient rooms
  • Accurate and timely communication regarding patient care issues or patient status changes
  • Accurate and timely documentation of care
  • Communicates effectively with physicians, other providers, patients and families
  • Promotes internal and external customer satisfaction
  • Builds and promotes a culture of service excellence and continuous improvement
  • Attendance: works as scheduled and is compliant with Attendance and Tardiness Policy

Functions the paramedic may not perform under any circumstances within the facility include:
  • Prepare or administer any medications not on the approved medication list
  • Administer or check blood products, insulin or chemotherapy products
  • Take telephone orders
  • Call nursing report to receiving units or to other facilities
  • Perform detailed or focused assessments in EDM
  • Discharge patients (may assist with discharge preparation such as crutches, splinting, dressing, etc)

Qualifications and Experience:
  • Graduate of an accredited EMT school with recent critical care experience and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians – Advanced required.
  • Associates Degree with a minimum of 3 years clinical EMT experience and NH EMS Provider License EMT – A preferred
  • American Heart Association BCLS required.
  • ACLS required within 6 months of hire.