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Paramedic - Emergency Dept. : Immanuel (0.9 FTE Nights)

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   5/24/2017
Job Title: 
Paramedic - Emergency Dept. : Immanuel (0.9 FTE Nights)
Job Category:   Clinical:Emergency/EMT/ER/Paramedic
Location:   Omaha
Job Description:   **Paramedic - Emergency Dept. : Immanuel (0.9 FTE Nights)** **Description** **POSITION PURPOSE:** This position contributes to the mission and vision of CHI Health by augmenting nursing care to patients in the Emergency Department, and in other areas of the hospital when assigned. **ENVIRONMENT:** CHI Health is a not-for-profit corporation providing governance, administrative management and direction to all operations. **NATURE AND SCOPE:** This position involves augmenting the nursing care in the Emergency Department. This position does not provide nursing care in place of emergency nurses. In accordance with state regulations and licensure, the medical staff must be responsible to the governing authority for the quality of medical care and treatment provided in the hospital and must determine the supervision of and training for emergency medical technician – paramedics. (9-006.02A) The incumbent reports directly to the Director of Operation of the Emergency Department and all Paramedic caregivers involved in augmenting nursing care within the emergency care setting, shall be directly supervised by and responsible to professional emergency registered nurses. Professional nursing functions which include assessment, diagnosis, outcome identification, planning, implementation, and professional judgment must remain the responsibility of the registered professional nurse. Activities or portions thereof that may be delegated to assistive personnel are: * Administering treatment / interventions * Transporting of non-urgent patients * Adhering to public Health, Safety and Legal requirements * Providing a Safe, Therapeutic and Aesthietic Environment (e.g. infection control, crash cart checks, stocking) * Data collection Activities that nursing shares with other professionals in a collaborative manner may include the following: * Resuscitate, stabilize, and facilitate the identification of the primary health problem * Interact with community to facilitate continuum of care * Specific care procedures **PRINCIPALACCOUNTABILITIES:** 1. Functions within the scope of practice of a Paramedic as defined within Iowa and Nebraska state regulations. This position does not take a patient assignment. They are in a intervention role. 2. Provides patient care and performs patient care procedures: * EKG * Accu checks * CPR * Crutches * ace bandage application * splint application * wound cleansing * dressing, * immobilization * medication administration under medical/nursing direction (IM, IV, oral ASA and Tylenol, oral analgesics) * IV insertions and IO insertions * foley catheterization * intubation (only at the direct request and supervision of a ED physician who is present in the room). * re-assessment of patient condition and status. 3. Responds to Code Blue in the ED and, when requested, on the hospital campus. 4. Provides patient transportation within the Emergency Department and on the hospital campus as requested. 5. Must have and maintain active membership on a Rescue Service in the state of Nebraska. This is not required for Iowa. 6. WILL NOT perform triage, initial patient assessment, provide dismissal instructions, give antibiotics or thrombolytics. 6. Completes medical record to indicate treatments, procedures, and medications administered or performed. Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable licensure. 7. Consults as needed with supervising nurses and ED physician regarding patient condition and treatment. 8. Enters patient orders into hospital computer system when directed. 9. Assists with obtaining patient demographic and billing information. 10. Maintains strict patient confidentiality. 11. Works collaboratively with all Emergency Department personnel. 12. Maintains professional and positive attitude at all times to staff and patients. 13. Follows all polices and procedures of CHI Health. 14. Maintains a customer-service, patient-focused environment. 15. Participates in QI activities and efforts to improve patient care processes. 16. Advises ED Medical Director and OD-ED regarding any practice issues or patient care concerns. 17. Attends staff meetings, inservices, and other departmental meetings as requested. 18. Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department. 19. Demonstrates work practices consistent with CHI Health and department specific safety, security, and infection control policies. 20. Maintains compliance with licensure and certification requirements. 21. Provides evidence of on-going continuing education activities. 22. Performs other duties as assigned by the directing physician or OD-ED that are within the scope of practice of the paramedic. 23. Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment. **Qualifications** **QUALIFICATIONS:** **Experience** * Previous experience as a Paramedic is desirable * Previous clinical experience in an Emergency Department or hospital setting is desirable . **Education/Licensure** * Must have a valid certificate to function as a EMT-P (EMT-Paramedic) in the state of Nebraska or Iowa. Additional requirements include: BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, American College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: PALS, Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians: APLS. **Knowledge/Skills/Abilities** * Must be knowledgeable of current professional standards; must possess good communication skills--verbal and written; must demonstrate personal skills of trust, self-motivation, team orientation, and professionalism; must work well with others. * Must be able to provide compassionate, empathetic patient care to all patients. * Must understand common safety hazards and precautions to establish safe work environments and patient care environment. * Must understand organizational policies, procedures, and regulations. **Job** Patient Care Support **Primary Location** NEBRASKA-OMAHA-IMMANUEL **Daily Schedule** Nights **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 72 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0112914
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Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is a national nonprofit health system with headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 17 states and includes 78 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; two accredited nursing colleges; and home health agencies.

With total annual revenues of more than $10.7 billion and approximately 83,000 employees, CHI ranks as the nation’s second-largest faith-based health system. In fiscal year 2012, CHI provided more than $715 million in charity care and community benefit, including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research.

Catholic Health Initiatives is committed to:
  • Creating new ministries that build healthy communities
  • Reaching new milestones in clinical quality and compassionate care
  • Implementing an agenda of social justice
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