Emergency Department Paramedic-Part-time

Position Summary 

An employee in this class serves as a member of the emergency department. Employees will perform direct patient care under the direction of an emergency physician. Also, perform administrative, clerical, and clinical duties as assigned. Complies with all policies and procedures of Central Carolina Hospital, Emergency Department, and Central Carolina EMS. 

Education 

Training commensurate with NC EMS Paramedic Certification.

Licensure,Certification or other qualifications:

Certification as a North Carolina Paramedic, ACLS, PALS, BLS within 30 days of hire. 

Preferred certifications include: National Registry Paramedic and/or Critical Care Paramedic (CCEMTP, FP-C, CCP-C)

Possession of valid drivers license with solid history of safe driving issued by the state of North Carolina.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Assists the Registered Nurse as directed with safe and effective patient care of all age groups
  2. Transports patients using wheelchair or stretcher within hospital and to and from personal vehicles
  3. Obtains/records vital signs including orthostatic vital signs
  4. Documents patients’ stated complaint, past medical history, current medications, and reported allergies
  5. Monitors oxygen saturation by pulse oximeter on an intermittent and continuous basis
  6. Initiates cardiac monitoring; demonstrates ability to detect dysrhythmias and notifies registered nurse
  7. Performs 12-lead electrocardiograms
  8. Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
  9. Initiates oxygen therapy (nasal cannula, mask and bag-valve-mask ventilation) per protocol
  10. Performs oral, nasal, and ET tube suctioning
  11. Performs phlebotomy; sets up for, collects and labels ordered specimens
  12. Initiates and maintains peripheral IV access and external jugular IV access as ordered by physician
  13. Establishes intraosseous access as directed by physician
  14. Inserts urinary catheters and gastric tubes (NG/OG) as ordered
  15. Applies orthopedic appliances including but not limited to: Hare traction, clavicle straps, cervical collars, ace wraps, ankle air splints, knee immobilizers, slings, and simple splints
  16. Sizes crutches and teaches crutch walking
  17. Assists in C-spine immobilization/stabilization, placing patient on backboard or removing from backboard while maintaining proper cervical alignment
  18. Assists with equipment setup to include but not limited to: Chest-tube drainage system, Rapid infusion/fluid warmer, Bair Hugger, gastric lavage
  19. Assists in application of restraints
  20. Transports patients including those on continuously cardiac monitoring to other departments within facility
  21. Assists in monitoring patients receiving conscious sedation
  22. Performs post-mortem care
  23. In resuscitative situations, performs duties as ordered under the direction and supervision including endotracheal intubation
  24. In resuscitative situations, administers medications according to ACLS and PALS protocols as ordered by physician
  25. Escorts patients to examination rooms and prepares patient for evaluation; facilitates transfer of care between the EMS providers and ED staff
  26. Assists physicians and/or advanced practice provider with examinations and procedures (e.g., suturing, lumbar punctures, pelvic exams)
  27. Maintains patient safety and confidentiality at all times
  28. Documents data collected/treatments performed in computer documentation system
  29. Assists with sterile procedures, including but not limited to basic wound care, dressing removal, washing and irrigating wounds, applying dressings
  30. Monitors assigned patients and reports unusual conditions to the RN or physician
  31. Adheres to sterile technique standards, universal precautions related to safe handling of hazardous wastes, and body substance precautions
  32. Performs all Emergency Department approved Point of Care Testing
  33. Performs clerical duties as assigned by a registered nurse
  34. Performs skills as listed on the North Carolina Medical Board Approved Skills for Credentialed EMS Personnel under the direction of a physician
  35. Administer medication as listed on the North Carolina Medical Board Approved Medications for Credentialed EMS Personnel under the direction of a physician

 

If you are interested in this position, please go to Careers | Central Carolina Hospital

 

Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, July 4, 2022
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Paramedic