The Acute Care Paramedic under the direction of the designated department physician, advanced practice practitioner or charge nurse is responsible for implementing technical, basic and advanced procedures and care to pediatric and adult patients. The quality of care and service given will adhere to the philosophy and objectives of National Jewish Health in order to meet the healthcare needs of patients and their families. The Acute Care Paramedic works responsibly under the direct supervision and responsibility of the physicians performing care for patient(s) in accordance with physician's orders, policies, procedures, established standards and administrative policies. The Acute Care Paramedic provides emergent/urgent patient care under the direction of a physician, advanced practice provider and/or registered nurse.
- Performs technical procedures as delegated, including establishing IV access, collecting specimens, providing wound care and providing advanced life support to patients in emergency situations. May perform ECGs and vital statistics/telemetry monitoring.
- Completes a variety of medical services including verifying patient information; reviewing and updating medical records; taking vital signs; administering medications per policy and procedures; supporting airway management; providing phlebotomy, etc.
- Assists health care providers during examinations; prepares laboratory specimens; performs basic testing; disposes of contaminated supplies, and cleans or prepares for sterilization of medical instruments.
- Assists in balancing workloads, coordinates and maintains clinical flow by coordinating with care providers, and monitoring patient flow.
- Provides standardized education for patients and families through written and verbal instructions and answering questions as directed by provider.
- Provides basic respiratory therapy and airway management to patients.
- Serves as the preceptor and mentor to other team members, education, skill validation, tracking, assessment and monitoring progress.
- Cross trains to cover multiple roles within department (e.g. patient watches, covers breaks/shifts for Administrative Professional role and performs non-medical duties as requested by administration.
- Completes, maintains and submits requisite reports and compliance measures.
- Orders, restocks and manages inventory of medical supplies. Assists with patient flow and keeping patient rooms clean, stocked, and orderly.
- Participates in hospital committees, as directed by leadership.
- Reports abnormal assessment findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to medical/nursing staff.
- Prepares patients for the health care visit by directing and/or accompanying them to the examining room; providing examination gowns and drapes; and arranging examining room instruments, supplies, and equipment.
- Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
- Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
- Care Management: Having the knowledge and skills to secure relevant patient care data and identify key issues and relationships in the management of patient care; understanding the relationships among assessments, interventions, and patient responses; skilled in documentation of assessments and adjusting physical and cognitive prescriptions as needed.
- Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
- Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
- Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain patient confidence.
Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility
- Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
- Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
- Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
- Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
- Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
- Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures.
- Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent, required
Work Experience: Minimum 2 years of experience in the clinical setting as a Paramedic. Preferred 1-2 years of Emergency Room or Urgent Care experience preferred.
Special Training, Certification or Licensure: Current AHA Healthcare Provider (BLS), ACLS Provider, PALS Provider certifications. Current certification in the State of Colorado as a Paramedic.
Salary Range: $21.00 - $26.00
At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.
- Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Plan
- FSA and HSA
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Life Insurance and AD&D
- Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
- Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
- Wellness Program
- Legal Plan