Provides direct emergency patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse or emergency physician. The paramedic works as a member of the Emergency Service Team providing effective, quality care utilizing knowledge, skills, and training appropriate to the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Administers medications defined within practice guidelines of department upon order from physician and under direction of a Registered Nurse
- Administers oral, pre-measured SUB-Q & IM medications upon order of the nurse or physician in an accurate and safe manner.
- Assesses and evaluates patient's clinical condition via review of body systems and documents in an organized manner while addressing immediate emergency needs.
- Demonstrates adherence to paramedic standards of care established by National and State EMS Commission.
- Demonstrates consistent proficiency in starting peripheral I.V. lines and performs venipunctures for laboratory studies.
- Maintains a clean, safe working environment on a daily basis.
- Maintains stock supplies and monitors levels to assure necessary supplies are available.
- Prepares patient for examination and treatment, assisting with the removal of necessary clothing, providing a patient gown and assuring medical supplies are available for the physician.
- Provides safe transport services, including admissions, dismissals, transfers to and from diagnostic procedures, etc., as requested, using proper body mechanics.
- Reports pertinent patient observation and reactions/outcomes to appropriate personnel (i.e. physician, charge nurse, nurse) in a timely manner.
- Administers oxygen using various types of equipment under the supervision of the nurse or physician with documented competency.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide tasks appropriate to the infant, child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient in Emergency Services.
- Ability to assess need for and perform CPR.
- Meets mental and physical requirements of the job.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to relate appropriately to patients, co-workers, clients, and public.
- Follow directions and performs assignments in a prompt, efficient manner.
- Ability to adapt to period of high service activity and stressful environment, as well as, periods of low activity.
High School Diploma/GED Equivalent Required
1 year Healthcare/Medical Preferred
Methodist Hospitals Inc. - 6 months ago