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PARAMEDIC - EMERGENCY ROOM SVN - PRN

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Employer Name:   Catholic Health Initiatives
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Last Updated On:   10/18/2017
Job Title: 
PARAMEDIC - EMERGENCY ROOM SVN - PRN
Job Category:   Clinical:Emergency/EMT/ER/Paramedic
Location:   Sherwood
Arkansas
 
Job Description:   **PARAMEDIC - EMERGENCY ROOM SVN - PRN** **Description** JOB SUMMARY: In accordance with our mission and core values, this position is established to actively participate on the patient care team by providing basic bedside care including starting IV’s (saline lock), phlebotomy and EKG as well as assisting patients with activities of daily living, under the direction of the RN. Teamwork is a vital component to same, through effective collaboration efforts in the Emergency Department. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: TREATMENTS AND PROCEDURES Performs treatments and patient care procedures. Performs or assists ADLs according to Patient Plan of Care. Performs or assists in procedures/treatments according to Nursing Policy and Procedure Manual. Performs Phlebotomy and EKG as directed by RN Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner. Responds to patient call lights and emergency lights in a timely manner. Prepares patient for meals and snacks. Offers assistance as needed. Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions. DOCUMENTING CARE Documents care provided according to hospital policy. Documents ADLs, vital signs, and I&Os according to the plan of care. Documents meals and snacks according to hospital policy. As assigned, documents refrigerator/freezer temperature. Participates as assigned in CQI activities. COMMUNICATION Expresses appropriate communication to patient, families, and other customers. Identifies self to others in a professional manner. Adheres to dress code and maintains a professional image with the ID badge clearly displayed. Offers assistance and provides directions to customers keeping a positive and courteous tone. Determines need for and properly implements safety measures for patients in a timely manner. Maintains a safe environment: follows OSHA requirements including Universal Precautions. Notifies the RN of abnormal vital signs, I&Os, and changes in the patient condition. Communicates effectively with team members. PROVIDING CARE Provides care according to developmental age. Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary for the patient/customer appropriate to neonate, child, adolescent, adult, and/or older adult. FLEXIBILITY Demonstrates flexibility in accomplishing work tasks. Adheres to time and attendance policy. Available and accessible when on duty. Leaves for and returns from inservices, meals, and breaks as scheduled. Accepts changes in staffing and patient assignments. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES/ENVIRONMENT OF CARE Assists during emergency situations according to nursing and hospital policy. Maintains a safe workplace environment. Functions appropriately in emergencies according to assigned responsibilities and hospital policy. Provides safety boundaries for patient at risk for violence. **Qualifications** MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: High School diploma, GED, Metropolitan Test or equivalent; Certified Paramedic Experience: Area specific Physical Requirements: Must possess ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time, ability to lift 50 lbs./transfer patients and equipment. Pulling, pushing, and reaching will be required in the day-to-day operation. Must possess ability to see, hear, smell, and speak. The individual in this position will be exposed to inside/outside environmental conditions. There is also potential for exposure to respiratory hazards, blood borne pathogens, chemical hazards, and body fluids. For positions in the ED: Ability to physically restrain, de-escalate and protect patients, staff, visitors, etc. when necessary utilizing training techniques. Skills: Must possess demonstrated communication skills, excellent customer service skills and ability to deal effectively with multi-disciplinary team members/patients/significant others and physicians. **Job** Nursing Support **Primary Location** ARKANSAS-SHERWOOD-ST VINCENT MEDICAL CTR NORTH **Daily Schedule** PRN **Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period** 0 **Weekends Required** Occasional **Req ID:** 2017-R0134438
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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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