The Emergency Center of Arlington, a premier freestanding ER facility, is seeking 2-3 experienced Paramedics to join our cohesive clinical team and ensure that all patients receive excellent and timely emergency care at our facilities.
Job Summary: The Emergency Center Paramedic collaborates with physicians, nurses, and radiologic technologists to promote and restore patients’ health by assisting with assessing, intervening and stabilizing a variety of trauma and illnesses in patients of all ages. The ER Paramedic is integral in providing physical and psychological support to patients, facility visitors, and team members. This position will report to the nurse on duty and will also be responsible for assisting clinical staff with other duties as assigned.
Job Type: PRN, Non-Exempt
Ideal Candidate: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a high to moderately high volume position. He/She is the top in their organization in terms of protocol knowledge and usage and is an expert in resuscitation. The candidate works well as a team member, has a positive attitude, and understands our values and embodies our culture.
Company Info: The Emergency Center (TEC) is a 5-star rated, 24/7/365, no wait freestanding ER that was founded in 2014 to address a current and growing need for top quality emergency care in a convenient location. Freestanding Emergency rooms are transforming the emergency care experience with a differentiated and convenient delivery method, bringing the emergency room closer to the patient and offering an excellent patient experience. To learn more visit our website at www.theemergencycenter.com or look us up on Google.
Summary Job Description:
- Enthusiastically accepts and endorses the company’s core values of Accountability, Do Something Good, Empathy, and Zeal
- Prepares patients for examinations, tests, or treatments and assists physicians with procedures as requested.
- As directed, performs patient interventions including obtaining preliminary patient information, taking vital signs, performing blood draws, monitoring EKG, conducting diagnostic laboratory testing, lab specimen collection, establishing peripheral IV access, performing phlebotomy, splinting, monitoring critical care patients, and other basic functions.
- Performs peripheral IV access through the external jugular vein.
- Assists with handling patient triage and reassessment through company sponsored methods such as phone and Text.
- Administers medication (oral, injectable, inhaled, and topical) according to industry standards and facility medication administration policies.
- Prepares and assists with patient transport.
- Responsible for all laboratory duties, including but not limited to:
- Performing all physician ordered laboratory tests.
- Analyzing bodily fluids (i.e., blood, urine, and tissue samples) and documenting findings
- Logging data from medical tests and entering results into patients’ medical records.
- Discussing results and findings of laboratory tests and procedures with physicians and nurses.
- Maintaining appropriate par levels of inventory for laboratory supplies by monitoring and reporting inventory supplies to appropriate personnel.
- Operating laboratory equipment in strict adherence with manufacturer’s instructions and facility policies and procedures including: completing regular and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting malfunctions, notifying appropriate personnel of needed repairs, etc.
- Observing laboratory safety protocols
- Documenting quality control information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books.
- Troubleshooting laboratory data when results are unreasonable given current clinical conditions.
- Maintaining professional and technical knowledge of laboratory policies, procedures, and safety standards by participating in continuing education.
- Understanding and following the process for sending out laboratory tests that are not able to be performed in the facility.
- Maintaining a current knowledge of state specific laboratory regulations including CLIA and COLA.
Certifications & Licenses
- Current state licensure as a Licensed Paramedic: Required
- ACLS Certification: Required
- PALS Certification: Required
- BLS Certification: Requred
- Associate’s Degree in EMT or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University: Required
- Graduate of accredited paramedic program: Required
- A minimum of 2 years as a practicing paramedic. Previous experience in an outpatient facility or hospital preferred
- Basic computer skills: Required