Huggins Hospital

Paramedic

3 months ago
Job ID
2017-2227
# Positions
1
New Hampshire

Overview

Under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, is responsible for safe, effective and quality patient and family centered care in the Emergency Department, and if so designated, works in the Paramedic Intercept Program.

 

This is a full-time position working 32 hours weekly.

Qualifications

Education: High school graduate/GED, graduate of an approved Paramedic program

Experience: Minimum two (2) years in Paramedic role, hospital experience preferred

Licensure: Paramedic State of New Hampshire, ACLS, PALS. Intercept paramedics need a valid NH driver’s license with no more than two (2) moving motor vehicle violations in a two (2) year period

Responsibilities

Paramedic Clinical Competency

  • Plans, evaluates, directs and renders care per established standards of care
  • Manages patient specimens per hospital policy
  • Performs medication reconciliation and administers medication safely and appropriately using the 5 rights of medication administration
  • Participates in Emergency operations preparedness training and response as required
  • Facilitates learning experiences, assists peers with care and participates with orientation of new employees and precepting students
  • Ability to rapidly problem solve and deliver care in a calm and efficient manner in high stress situations
  • Functions at the Paramedic level with knowledge and experience when called out for a Paramedic Intercept
  • Safe operation of Intercept vehicle
  • Proper operation of emergency response equipment and supplies in the field

Patient Advocacy

  • Develops and/or implements an individualized plan of care, including developmental and cultural needs
  • Utilize appropriate resources for non-English speaking patients, hearing and sight impaired individuals, and/or healthcare illiteracy
  • Take proactive steps to recognize and report suspected abuse including child abuse, sexual abuse, spousal abuse, report to your supervisor and appropriate authorities
  • Clear communication of the patient’s plan of care and education at a level the patient family and caregiver can comprehend
  • Advocates for the patient when called in for a Paramedic Intercept

Quality

  • Follows Huggins Hospital’s mission, vision and philosophy of care
  • Adheres to the standards of care and scope of practice for Paramedics as outlined by the National Registry and the State of New Hampshire
  • Participates in quality review within the department and assists with performance improvement projects.
  • Participates in Paramedic Intercept program and EMS quality improvement projects

Professionalism

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Adheres to standard and applicable codes of conduct that govern behavior among peers and colleagues to create an environment promoting cooperation, respect and trust
  • Maintains professionalism by conforming to Huggins Hospital dress code
  • Continues professional growth by maintaining education hours for license renewals
  • Maintains certifications: ACLS, BCLS, PALS, NRP
  • Maintains professionalism when out in the community in the Paramedic Intercept vehicle by communicating effectively with others and behaving appropriately

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