Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Paramedic -Emergency Department (Dach)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/5/2018 8:24 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-13974
    Category
    Nursing Support
  • Overview

    This is a part-time, benefits eligible position working nights

    Shifts vary from 12 hours a week to 36 hours per week

    Every third weekend every third holiday requirement

    Minimum hourly rate: $14.47

     

    Provides direct patient care utilizing the principles of Family Centered Care. Provides care under the direction of the Emergency Department nursing staff, in the evaluation and treatment, of patients, including selected invasive and non-invasive procedures, treatments, selected medication administration, documentation, and patient/family teaching.

    Responsibilities

    1. Performs selected ordered interventions and diagnostic procedures, maintaining a septic/sterile technique as appropriate:

    a. Diagnostic procedures-12 lead EKG Rhythm strip Bedside glucose test/ISTAT Cardiac monitoring Zoll pad placement Pulse Oximetry reading and monitoringb. Interventions- Cervical collar and spinal stabilization Orthopedic dressing-clavicle strap, cervical collars, slings, ACE wraps, knee immobilizer Fits crutches and teaches crutch walking Administers oxygen therapy Positions/Holds for procedures Performs oral suctioning Cleans wounds and non-sterile dressings Performs phlebotomy Initiates peripheral intravenous therapy in accordance with NCH and Emergency Services Policy Operates IV pump and/or manually regulates infusion of 0.9NS or Lactated Ringers Solution Instills saline for peripheral locks in accordance to policy Performs basic life support measures, bag valve ventilation for intubated and non-intubated patients Performs CPR Ear irrigations Visual Acuity

     

    2. Responsible for performing basic supportive care to specified patients/families under the direction and supervision of an RN/Care Manager. Collects, documents, and reports data to the RN. Demonstrates competence in providing age-appropriate care and service for pediatric patients from birth to 21 years, and selected adults.

    a. Utilizes clinical judgement, reports changeb. Measures vital signsc. Establishes priorities of cared. Documents patient information including vital signs, collects patient data, procedures performed and response to therapy

     

    3. Functions a Constant Attendant (Must have hospital training)

     

    4. Functions as a team member, performing other related duties as assigned

     

    5. Accompanies and assists in transportation of patients to other diagnostic or treatment areas within the hospital

     

    6. Functions as a resource for unit personnel

     

    7. Coordinates tasks with appropriate personnel

     

    8. Maintains patient safety

     

    9. Assumes responsibility in restocking trauma/critical care/helipad and in completing appropriate patient care charges

     

    10. Shares in improvement in quality of patient care through participation on committees and by contributing suggestions for improvement in the organized delivery of patient care

     

    11. Meets and escorts patients to Emergency Department form helipad

     

    12. Supports the philosophy and objectives of Nationwide Children?\s Hospital and Emergency Services and assist in interpreting these to patients and visitors.

     

    13. Maintains awareness of current research and participates in research activities as appropriate

     

    14. Attends unit in-service programs and keeps abreast of emergency care trends

     

    15. Assist with orientation of new EMT-P personnel16. Continues professional growth by identification of personal needs for continuing education, setting goals, and planning course of action

    Qualifications

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 

    1. High school graduate or equivalent with good verbal and written communication skills

     

    2. Certified by the State of Ohio as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic

     

    3. Minimum of one (1) year pediatric patient care experience or one (1) year field experience as Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic preferred (Discretion of Program Director)

     

    4. Demonstrates ability to work under stress using sound judgement5. Successful completion of PALS within 18 months of hire, and current BLS

     

    MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

     

    1. Must be able to see, hear, stand, walk, speak, read and perform manual tasks with or without accommodation, and care for oneself with little or no difficulty

     

    2. Must be able to independently lift up to 25 pounds

     

    3. Must be able to move or reposition patients of any weight or size with the assistance of another person(s) and /or equipment

     

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

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