EMT-PARAMEDIC PDI

St. Joseph Hospital - Nashua, NH (30+ days ago)4.0


High School/GED Required
  • Licensed/Certified to practice
  • Three to five years experience required
  • JOB SUMMARY

    Assessment:

    · Perform standard assessments using basic and complex equipment

    · Based on assessments, identify patient care priorities

    · Reassess patient status/needs at appropriate intervals

    · Report patient status changes/needs to appropriate RN or ED physician/treating clinician

    Delivery of Care:

    · Initiate/maintain IV access lines in ED and other patient areas, excluding central lines

    · Initiate/maintain intraosseous (IO) access with physician approval

    · Perform blood draws and send to lab according to policy

    · Removal of IV/IO lines

    · Obtain and interpret 12 lead EKG and present to ordering provider

    · Recognize and report abnormal cardiac rhythms to treating provider

    · Perform Endotracheal intubation as requested by the ED Physician

    · Obtain and evaluate FSBG

    · Wound dressing application

    · Obtain Clean Catch Urine

    · Transport patients to other departments or inpatient rooms including Telemetry

    · Administer medications, as appropriate, as ordered by ED physician/treating clinician

    o Paramedics will be restricted from administering the following:

    § blood or blood products

    § heparin

    § Insulin

    § Narcotic Drips

    § PCA/PCEA

    § Hypertonic Saline

    § Antithrombotics (i.e. t-PA)

    § Chemotherapy agents

    § Antibiotics PO or IV

    § Paralytics

    o Set up suture set

    o Order entry using RN symptom-based order guidelines

    o Restocking of supplies as needed

    o Other duties as trained and credentialed

    Communication/Documentation:

    · Maintains confidentiality

    · Able to communicate verbally and in writing

    · Communicate patient status or needs to RN or ED physician/treating clinician, as needed

    · Document procedures, medications, etc. in electronic medical record

    · Serve as patient advocate as needed

    · Monitor department for cleanliness and safety issues and report as appropriate

    Patient Safety:

    · Meet standards of job analysis form

    · Ensure patient comfort

    · Collaborate with ED Team to expedite care

    · Pay attention to patient needs

    Interpersonal:

    · Interact positively with members of team, other departments and services

    · Respect patients' culture, lifestyle, religion and age when planning or implementing care

    · Accept constructive criticism and channels emotional reaction in a positive manner

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Education

    · Successful completion of Paramedic level training

    · Current New Hampshire licensed Paramedic

    · ACLS, PALS and BLS Certification

    Experience

    · Minimum 5 years as a practicing pre-hospital Paramedic

    We are an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, ancestry, protected veteran status, national origin, genetic information or any other legally protected status.