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Paramedic - Freestanding Emergency Center - Full Time

Company: CHRISTUS Health
Location: Texarkana
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job DescriptionDescriptionSummary:The Paramedic is a certified and/or licensed paramedic and is part of the hospital's Emergency Department patient care team. The ED Paramedic collaboratively works in a complementary and assistive role with nursing. Under the direct clinical supervision of the licensed physician present in the same area or adjacent area, the paramedic provides assistance and performs procedures, and is authorized to provide advanced life support, administer medications and perform a patient evaluation of signs and symptoms based on their field skill sets. The ED Paramedic assists the nursing staff in providing patient care in accordance with training, competence and skill. He/she is knowledgeable of and follows all hospital policies and procedures. Consistently assists the patient care team with maintaining a clean, well-organized, adequately stocked and safe patient environment.Responsibilities:

  • Completely operates patient monitoring equipment, records, rhythm strips, runs 12 lead EKGs, biomarkers and glucometer readings under the direction of the licensed physician
  • Performs phlebotomy, collects laboratory specimens as ordered and inserts saline lock, Foley catheter and nasal gastric tubes under the direction of the licensed physician
  • Assist in patient care, obtains and documents vital signs, provides patient hygiene, maintains clear and respectful communications with patients, families and the healthcare team
  • Maintains a clean and safe environment, and manages all assigned supplies and equipment
  • Demonstrates proficiency in setting up and performing procedures as delegated
  • Transports patients to radiology and nursing units (except ICU) utilizing appropriate transport and monitoring equipment
  • It is the responsibility of the Paramedic to comply with the Hospital's defined job description and competencies
  • Performs other duties as assignedRequirements:Education/Skills
    • High School DiplomaLicenses, Registrations, or Certifications
      • DL in state of employment
      • EMT P License in state of employment
      • BLSWork Type: Full TimeEEO is the law - click below for more information: https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdfWe endeavor to make this site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact us at (844) 257-6925.

Keywords: CHRISTUS Health, Longview , Paramedic - Freestanding Emergency Center - Full Time, Healthcare , Texarkana, Texas

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