EMT-P Paramedic - PRN - Adult Emergency Department - Nights

Wake Forest Baptist Health Winston Salem, NC
Emergency Department ParamedicPRN: 1 12 hour shift per week; Night shift (1930-0730), some weekend requirementsJOB SUMMARY: Provides emergency care to patients according to treatment protocols in accordance with NCCEP protocols set forth by the N.C. Office of EMS (NCOEMS). Involves...http://www.wakehealth.edu/HR/Jobs/EMT-P-Paramedic---PRN---Adult-Emergency-Department---Nights-29116.htmJob Description

Emergency Department Paramedic

PRN: 1 12 hour shift per week; Night shift (1930-0730), some weekend requirements

JOB SUMMARY: Provides emergency care to patients according to treatment protocols in accordance with NCCEP protocols set forth by the N.C. Office of EMS (NCOEMS). Involves serving as a care team member in the Emergency Department in accordance to the Scope of Practice set forth by the Non-Traditional Practice Setting Agreement with N.C. Office of EMS and the Medical Center/hospital. Serves the following patients age categories: neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Paramedic certification from an accredited certified paramedic program, or an Associate?s degree of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in paramedic studies or equivalent. Three years of Emergency Service experience preferred.

LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, and/or REGISTRATION: Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and NC-OEMS certification as EMT-P required. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) may be required within one year in select areas. Critical care certificate or national registry paramedic, preferred. Maintains certification through affiliation with approved NC-OEMS education provider.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Provides patient/family centered care focusing on the physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, religious, and environmental needs. This includes rapid evaluation of life threatening emergencies, implementation of prescribed therapies within scope of practice, collaboration with nursing and medical team to establish treatment goals.

2. Maintains a safe, therapeutic, and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting, and professional behavior. Utilizes and promotes the use of technology and equipment to enhance the safety of patients and staff.

3. Communicates effectively to promote sharing of information throughout the continuum of care and as an effective member of the healthcare team.

4. Demonstrates the ability to function in a professional setting through active participation in a professional practice model. This includes participating in shared governance, adherence to standards of care, participation in peer review and professional development promoting leadership and clinical excellence, effective team skills, autonomous practice and acknowledgment of accountability for actions and critical thinking.

5. Acts as a patient advocate throughout the continuum of care including all patient settings and in the community.

6. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes.

7. Uses medications, treatments and protocols within the scope of practice as defined by NCOEMS, under the orders from a physician.

8. Documents any medication and treatment rendered in the Electronic Medical Record.

9. Provides and documents patient re-assessment in the Electronic Medical Record in accordance with hospital policy and procedure.

10. Demonstrates high-level teamwork with other members of the Emergency Department Care team.

11. Supports an environment of evidence-based practice/research/quality improvement initiatives

12. Demonstrates the organization?s patient promise at all times

13. Facilitates Optimal Patient flow through the Emergency Department and ensures the safety and security of all patients.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Ability to provide direct and indirect patient care

Strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to work collaboratively

Ability to evaluate and appropriately respond to verbal and nonverbal communication from patients in diverse stages of development

Builds/establishes rapport with hospital personnel, providers, patients, and visitors

Ability to push stretchers, wheelchairs, carts, and equipment

Communicates clearly, concisely and professionally via telephone and other automation devices

Lifts and positions patients of all weights and heights using assistive devices and/or personnel as appropriate

Computer skills for electronic documentation of all patient care provided

Performs duties in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, local ordinances, established policies, procedure and protocols

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Handles emergency or crisis situations

Subject to highly stressful and crowded conditions

Moderate noise environment

Subject to many interruptions

Handles absentee replacement on short notice

Required to wear PPE

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

0% 35% 65%

to to to

35% 65% 100% N/A Activity

X Standing

X Walking

X Sitting

X Bending

X Reaching with arms

X Finger and hand dexterity

X Talking

X Hearing

X Seeing

Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:

X 20 lbs. maximum

X 50 lbs. maximum

X 100 lbs. maximum

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this page. You must complete the application process and then submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the page titled "Submit Online Application". You will receive the following message once you hit the submit button: "You have successfully submitted your job application".

Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-2424. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact our Supervisor of Office Services by phone (336) 716-3367 or email at accommodationrequest@wakehealth.edu.

It is the policy of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to administer all educational and employment activities without discrimination because of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification or a statutory requirement) in accordance with all local, state, national laws, executive orders, regulations, and guidelines.