Paramedic - Emergency Center, Per Diem

Johns Hopkins Medicine Saint Petersburg, FL
Paramedic - Emergency Center, Per Diem

Requisition #: 169314

Location: Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, St. Petersburg, FL

Category: Nursing Support/Patient Care

Work Shift: Rotating Shift

Work Week: Casual (less than 20)

Weekend Work Required: Yes

Date Posted: May 13, 2018

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

At Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital located in St. Petersburg, FL, we offer first-class pediatric care, along with the best lifestyle anyone could imagine. In the heart of Tampa Bay our main campus and state-of-the-art facility is located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida and just minutes from restaurants, beautiful beaches, sports arenas and a multitude of family activities.

We are committed to cultivating, nurturing and hiring the best talent for our organization and believe every person makes a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. As you'll see, we take our work and our fun very seriously. We think you're going to love it here.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Performs routine patient activities and delegated patient care procedures of a specialized and technical nature. This may include observing and monitoring patient condition, identifying changes in collected patient data and notifying nurse, setting-up and maintaining specialized clinical equipment, knowledge of aseptic technique, collecting blood specimens and performing related, delegated nursing procedures.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

* Supports the Emergency Center in direct patient care of patients with diverse injuries and illnesses

* Functions as a defined team member in the resuscitation of trauma and critical care patients

* Utilizes critical thinking to bridge the gap of paramedic and nurse/physician evaluation of patient illness, injury, and presentation

* Recognizes and intervenes within the defined Scope of Practice during situations that may place the patient and family at risk

* Provides expertise to patients by collecting data, documentation of interventions, and performs treatments required for pediatric patients under the direction of the registered nurse to ensure safe patient care and to assist to prevent morbidities of intervention for illness and injury

* Performs skills such as intravenous fluid therapy, phlebotomy, EKGs, urine catherizations, point of care testing, and other skills within their scope as delegated

* Supports the orthopedic service in direct patient care of injured patients with immobilization and splinting to ensure safe care of the injured patient

* Ensures that the correct supplies are readily available to staff for efficient patient care

* Supports the day to day operations of the emergency center under the direction of the RN staff and team members with admission, discharge, and transfer of patients throughout their stay

* Assists with daily department functions including daily room checks, scope of practice procedures, documentation, and emergency medical procedures

* Adheres to all hospital and departmental safety regulations, disaster plans, infection control, policies, fire safety regulations, and biohazard material disposal

* Participates in departmental and hospital quality and performance improvement and safety projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

* High school diploma / GED

* 2 years in a an acute healthcare setting/prehospital environment with direct patient care

* Licensed Paramedic certification required in the State of Florida

* Ability to communicate and relate well to people of diverse backgrounds, training and experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

* __X__ Ability to move freely (standing, stooping, walking, bending, pushing and pulling) and lift up to a maximum of Fifty (50) pounds without assistance.

* __X__ Category 1: Job classification is exposed to blood borne pathogens (blood or bodily fluids) while performing job duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

* Contact with communicable disease & hazardous material exposure

* On your feet for prolonged periods of time with significant walking