Presbyterian Healthcare Services
PARAMEDIC - EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT
Type of Opportunity: Full Time
Work Schedule: 7 am - 7 pm
Performs advanced patient care within State approved scope of practice in the emergency department setting. Receives emergency medical telephone calls, urgent care calls and provides emergency care to injured or ill patients.
*Participates in the provision of patient care based on setting and acuity of patient care needs. Ensures a safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment for patients and families. Organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team.
*Performs care within State Approved Scope of Practice and approved competencies.
*Assists in cleaning and maintaining emergency supplies and equipment.
*Monitors patients and maintains records using patient monitoring system and electronic health records. Documents and maintains an informative and accurate medical record to initiate charges for each patient treated. Maintains proper functioning systems and reports malfunctions immediately per PHS procedure.
*Documents and reports any pertinent changes to the Nurse, Charge Nurse, and Provider. Provides patient report to other staff as necessary.
*Communicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient admissions, transfers and discharges.
*Participates in unit based Shared Governance activities and assists with the implementation of changes as recommended by councils.
*Performs other functions as directed.
*May observe patient cardiac monitors and maintains records. Documents and reports any pertinent rate or rhythm changes, especially life threatening dysrhythmias. Informs of any drug treatments as appropriate. Notifies the Nurse immediately of any death producing arrhythmias and documents findings.
*May receive emergent and non-emergent medical telephone calls from internal and external contacts Ensures equal distribution of arriving patients by team in the ED. Maintains accurate, legible dispatch records for the department.
*Makes transfer arrangements with appropriate EMS transport agency for ED patients needing to be transferred. Directs responding ambulance crews to the appropriate area of the ED for patient transfer.
*Maintains positive communications and collaboration with EMS service line, as well as other internal and external stakeholders.
High school or GED plus trade or vocational school in paramedicine. Current NM Paramedic License required. National EMT License preferred. Ability to read, write and follow verbal and written instructions is required. 2-5 years of experience as a paramedic preferred. Current CPR and ACLS is required. Ability to type 20 wpm preferred. Previous EMS Dispatch experience preferred. 2 years ED patient care experience including triage experience preferred.
Detailed Responsibilities For Paramedics in the ED setting: Performs care to ED patients as identified in the Paramedic Scope of Practice policy.
* High School Diploma or GED
* Emerg Med Tech/Paramedic-NM
Competencies and skills:
* Typing skill
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.