Paramedic - Children's Hospital Emergency Department - Full Time - night shift

Erlanger Health Chattanooga, TN
Job Summary:

A Paramedic employed by the Children's Emergency Department is responsible for direct and/or indirect care of the patient while under the direction of a Registered Nurse and based on the Scope of Practice guideline.

Education:

Required:

Graduate from a State approved course as a Paramedic

Preferred:

An AS Degree, a BS Degree

Experience:

Required:

Preferred:

A minimum of two years of continuous experience on an Advanced Life Support ground unit as an EMT-P or experience in an Emergency Department

Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration

Required:

Current licensure to practice paramedic in the State of Tennessee.

BLS required within 30days of hire

PALS or Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC) and ACLS within 90 days of hire

Preferred:

Nationally Registered EMT-P (NREMT-P)

Department Position Summary:

A Paramedic in the Children's Emergency Department is responsible for direct and indirect patient care while under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The paramedic is responsible for providing age specific care through triage of initial complaint; the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and treatment of perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychosocial problems that are primarily episodic or acute. Resolution may require minimal care or life-support measures, patient and family education, appropriate referral, and knowledge of legal implications. Duties include but are not limited to the implementation of PALS and BTLS protocols, medication administration, performance of phlebotomy, EKG, transport and supply stocking of the department; some clerical functions.

The paramedic must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the unit's policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self-assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.

Clinical competency is evaluated annually using a variety of mechanisms. It focuses on the population-specific needs of the customers served by the staff member.

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