Work Shift: NIGHTS
Work Week: M - F
The EMT-Paramedic assists in the delivery of patient care and services to defined patient groups and their families under direction of the Registered Nurse, Manager, Director and Administrative Coordinator. The EMT- Paramedic practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital System¿s values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Compassion and Excellence and the Methodist Experience standards.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Functions as a team member, responding willingly to colleagues needs for assistance and partnership. Coordinates the patient work flow, problem-solves, directs other techs, manages several ongoing priorities with minimal supervision. (EF)
2.Serves as leader, using critical thinking, in several capacities; mentors new EMT-P, EMT-I and PCA personnel as to unit procedures, role and unit readiness and as team leader in patient decontamination operations. Accurately sorts patients, according to severity, upon arrival; initiating and notifying the R.N. of patient requiring immediate attention. (EF)
1.Observes patients, making hourly rounds, for condition change and reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the licensed nurse. Repeats vital signs according to policy. Accompanies and monitors high risk patients out of the department as delegated. Responds to the nurse call system, contacts nursing personnel as appropriate, and follows through with meeting standards as defined by the Registered Nurse (EF)
1.Performs and records diagnostic measures, treatment and procedures, as determined by skills training and validation (i.e., vital signs, 12 Lead EKG, phlebotomy, I.V. catheter insertion, splinting, specimen collection, immobilization by backboard, extrication from vehicles) in accordance with established policies and procedures. (EF)
2.Follows all safety rules on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the work place. (EF)
1.Records all aspects of care administered, including height, weight, allergies and medication lists, in the patient medical record according to established procedures. Maintains and accurately processes and updates patient records, e.g., recording of patient¿s medications, obtaining lab and other study results, identification labels, patients¿ valuables, etc. assuring all forms are properly identified with the patient's name and contents are filed correctly. (EF)
1.Takes responsibility for reviewing hospital communication, revised/new policies and procedures, staff meeting minutes (100%) and attends at least 4 staff meetings per calendar year. (EF)
2.Departmental communications; initiating calls, following up according to prescribed timeframes. Maintains an accurate log, based on accurate activities, of calls made to physicians, other facilities and ancillary departments. Follows up with calls/pages not returned in thirty minutes. (EF)
3.Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, equipment, and resource information. Assists in the inventory, monitoring and ordering supplies and medical equipment to maintain par levels. (EF)
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
High school diploma, GED or its equivalent
Completion of EMT (Paramedic) program OR Licensed Paramedic
6 months required, 1 year hospital experience preferred
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
CPR, ACLS and EMT-P (State of Texas) OR Licensed Paramedic required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be able to pass a basic EKG interpretation skills test
Activity Checklist attached (see below)
Patient care unit conditions, Universal Precautions required.
Lifting, pushing, and pulling required (maximum 50 lbs.)
Extended periods of walking and standing required
Significant potential for exposure to latex
Equal Employment Opportunity
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