Paramedic / PRN
Job#: 6896-DSMC
Posted: 10/30/2009
Job Type: PRN
Location: Del Sol Medical Center
Department: ER
Category: Nursing Support
Salary: Hourly
Benefits: No Benefits
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

To provide quality care to patients under the direction of Medical Director in accordance with the philosophy, goals, and objectives of Del Sol Medical Center.  Reports to the charge nurse for shift assignments and direction of shift duties assigned. Each RN decides on a case-by-case basis what nursing tasks may be delegated to unlicensed personnel in accordance with Rule 224 (relating to RN delegation in acute care settings or for patients with acute conditions). 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.       Demonstrates knowledge and application of intermediate patient care, to include vital signs, venipuncture, urinary catheterization, cardiac monitoring, and 12 lead EKG.

2.       Blood glucose monitoring, patient transfers-lifts, immobilization techniques, basic wound care and dressing change, assist with emergency procedure Nasogastric tube insertion, Medication administration, ACLS and equipment/supplies, pulse oximetry monitoring and oxygen delivery device application.

3.       Participates in the unit based Quality Improvement process.

4.       Practices, endorses and provides customer service skills to patients, visitors, physicians and staff.

5.       Demonstrates knowledge and respect of patients right to privacy and protection of patient’s confidentiality.

6.       Plans, organizes and communicates patient care activities to the patient and the Registered Nurse.

7.       Monitors and documents information regarding patient activities, as directed by the Registered Nurse.

8.       Other duties as assigned.

Skills/Requirements

EDUCATION REQUIRED AND/OR PREFERRED: (list required and preferred separately)

            PREFERRED

§         High school diploma or equivalent; EMT – Licensed Paramedic.

 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION: (list required and preferred separately)

REQUIRED

§         BCLS Certified

§         ACLS, PALS, NRP, TNCC within 6 months of hire.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OR PREFERRED:  (list required and preferred separately)

            PREFERRED

§         Emergency experience prefered.

           

                 

 

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ABILITIES:

            PREFERRED

§         Reads and writes basic English with the basic skills necessary to transfer physician orders.

§         Knowledge of body substance isolation.

§         Ability to listen, empathize and respond to patient, family, internal and external partners needs.

§         Bilingual – English/Spanish.       

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