Emergency Room Technician (Paramedic) (Mid-Shift)

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This shift is planned for an 11am - 11pm.

Qualifications required

High School Diploma or GED, required and completion of one of the following:

Completion of Medical Corpsman program and one year of applicable experience (or)

Completion of EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic), AEMT (Advanced EMT), Licenses Paramedic (LP) course/program, and one year of applicable experience, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) (or)

Completion of the first year of education and current enrollment in an accredited school of nursing and one year of applicable experience (or)

3+ years of emergency room experience as an ER Technician. 

Current BLS and ACLS certifications are required.  PALS preferred. 

Experience with IV starts, phlebotomy, and initiation of EKG preferred. 

Fluency in English, written, and oral communication. 

Current state licensure as issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 

Maintain a level of continuing education and collaborative training. 


Essential Job functions and responsibilities

Collect, report, and document clinical data.  Take vital signs, height, weight, intake, output, pulse oximetry, and collect specimens. 

Assist with patient activities and care as assigned by the charge nurse/designee as indicated by the patient's care plan. 

Provide superficial wound care.

Provide for patient safety related to age and condition. 

Maintain patient privacy and confidentiality of information and records at all times. 

Provide and maintain a clean, safe environment and perform and assist others in performing proper aseptic techniques, isolation procedures, and infection control measures. 

Assist with the admission, transfer, and discharge of the patient. 

Lab:  shows knowledge and competencies in lab duties.

Perform laboratory patient testing and reporting as assigned by the Laboratory Direction. 

Perform laboratory tests as described in the Laboratory Procedure Manual. 

Maintain a current Procedure Manual. 

Collect appropriate specimens from patients. 

Checks two patient identifiers before collection and labeling. 

Labels specimens at the patient's bedside. 

Prepare or instruct patients for specimen collection in the age-appropriate dialog.

Prepare specimens to be sent out to a reference laboratory. 

Follow all laboratory safety policies and procedures.

Run controls and documents as described in the QC Policy.

Calibrate all laboratory instruments, where applicable, as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual. 

Maintain all laboratory instruments as indicated by the manufacturers.  In the event of instrument failure, follow the manufacturer's troubleshooting procedures. 

Maintain laboratory safety equipment properly to ensure effectiveness and maintain personal protection supplies as needed. 

Maintain all laboratory work surfaces; clean and disinfect against potentially infectious material. 

Maintain all laboratory records as described in the Laboratory Policy and Procedures Manual. 

Make all laboratory records and documents available for inspection by the Laboratory Director, Technical Consultant, or CLIA Inspectors.

Order laboratory supplies as needed to ensure that laboratory functions and services will not be interrupted. 

Follow all directives in the Laboratory Policy and Procedure Manual.

Medication Administration

Paramedics may administer medications per Policy & Procedure PM001.

All other duties as assigned.


Nonessential Job Functions 

Performs other duties as assigned by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians' immediate supervisor/department director.

Maintain patient care areas with appropriate supplies

Assist with patient restraints and maintain precautions; collect, report, and document data related to patient needs/emergencies and unusual patient and family behavior. 

Attend staff meetings or other company-sponsored or mandated meetings as required. 


Job Competencies

Ability to Navigate/Utilize Electronic Medical Record

Understand/Comply with Hospital Policy and Procedures.

Maintains skill level by continuing education, collaborative training with co-workers and physicians, and annual skills check-offs.  


 
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