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Collaborates in the assessment of the patient and/or situations in a timely, consistent and systematic manner.
Assist RN with collection of admission data to be used in the assessment of patients at presentation to ED nd appropriate procedures initiated.
Gathers data to be used in assessments for each patient as frequently as necessary.
Includes information obtained from patient/significant others in the data gathering process.
Accurately reassesses the patients condition and integrates care of multiple situations to reach desirable outcomes in congruence with policy and procedures of the ED.
Data relevant to the patient is recorded n appropriate document before patient is released.
Re-assessment of patient is based on age specific and developmental status.
Notifies Charge Nurse and ED physician when changes occur.
Demonstrates the ability to obtain and interpret information in terms understandable to the pediatric, adult and geriatric patients.
Implements the plan of care under direction of the RN to achieve identified outcomes for the patient according to policy and procedure.
Paramedic shall perform procedures at their respective level of licensure in accordance with guidelines and other delegated tasks they have been approved to do.
Delegates tasks to unlicensed health care providers according to their documented competencies.
Will meet the patients psychosocial and educational needs according to the plan of care, including the safe use of equipment used in treatment or health maintenance.
Demonstrates ability to provide care and information based upon physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and other age-related factors for the pediatric, adult and geriatric patient.
Has knowledge of dysrthmias and notifies charge nurse and physician in a timely manner when the patients condition warrants.
Monitors patients that require constant cardiac monitoring when being transported.
Documents that the care given reflects the patients clinical needs and any changes in the patients condition.
Patients and/or visitors are informed frequently of progress in care.
Promotes the patients psychosocial needs.
Evaluates patients response to therapy and patients response to therapy is documented.
Demonstrates effective and accurate verbal and written communication.
Demonstrates support for administrative decisions in written and verbal communications.
Communication is timely, accurate, concise, complete and appropriate. Sending appropriate message and taking responsibility for the message.
ER record is written in a legible, logical manner and updated promptly with response to therapy and changes in condition.
Demonstrates awareness of the need to create a positive climate for interaction between patient, family and health care team members.
Channels constructive criticism into effective change.
Maintains strict confidentiality of patients, employees and hospital business.
Demonstrates willingness to assist when asked.
Demonstrates flexibility in responding to patient/unit needs.
Show initiative in seeking out appropriate additional duties.
Ensures a clean safe workplace which is stocked with necessary supplies.
Conduct walk-through (and restock emergency rooms with needed supplies each day at the beginning of the shift).
Empty trash and linen containers as needed.
Stocks linen daily.
Cleans rooms after each patient use: Clean carrier, change sheets, restock supplies, dispose of used linen,
trash, trays instruments and other equipment.
Ensures that the patient is in a clean and safe environment.
Maintains equipment, instruments and tray in a good working order.
Report and label all faulty equipment and return to appropriate department. Ensure replacement equipment is obtained.
Ensures that oxygen tanks are full and in proper location each day.
Clean and bag instruments for processing after use.
Patient Care Skills-
Delivers physical care, comfort measures and elimination needs to patients in a safe and efficient manner.
Vital signs are recorded immediately on the chart; the patient is prepared for exam.
RN will do the admission/discharge assessments, the Paramedic can do follow-up assessments.
Demonstrate knowledge of appropriate lead placement for routine cardiac monitoring and 12 lead ECG.
Perform 12 lead ECG on the patient within 3 minutes of a STAT order and 15 minutes of a routine order, according to MMHC policy and procedures.
Transport monitored patients to hospital rooms and procedures.
Assists Mid-Level Provider/Physician in ED Fast Track. May function as the primary caregive on patients who are Triage Level I or II, as long as the Mid-Level/Physician conducts the primary patient assessment.
Performs patient procedures.
Intravenous (Peripheral, External Jugular)/Intaosseous therapy with practice limited to isotonic solutions without additive medications.
Endotracheal/Nasotracheal Intubations under direction of physician or in the absence of the physician during sudden cardiac arrest.
Oxygen Administration/Ambu Bags/Demand Valve.
Cardiac Monitoring/Defibrillation/Cardioversion/External Pacing
NG Tube placement/Gastric Lavage
Urinary Catheter Insertion using sterile technique/removal
Medication Administration including: IM, SQ, PO, PR.
-IV ACLS Medications per current AHA/ECC guidelines under the direction of a physician or in their absence during sudden cardiac arrest.
Splinting and assist physician with cast application.
Wound irrigation maintaining aseptic or sterile technique.
Obtain urine specimens (via CCUA, feminine catheter, Foley catheter, etc.), stool specimens (for culture or stool guiac), throat and wound cultures using appropriate techniques after training and certification.
Phlebotomy skills-obtain and maintain integrity of specimens in accordance with MMHC policies and procedures and physician orders: (1) maintains rigid accuracy in identification of all patients; (2) demonstrates knowledge of specimen labeling procedures and applies knowledge by correctly and accurately labeling all specimens; (3) demonstrates ability to correctly perform venipuncture and capillary drawing techniques as assessed by supervisor and maintain repeat draw and unsuccessful draw rate; (4) demonstrates and understanding of specimen suitability for testing by awareness of proper anticoagulation and special handling techniques as designated in the laboratory procedure manual; (5) notifies supervisor in a timely manner of all problems with phlebotomy duties; (6) demonstrates ability to read and review physician orders so that tests are not missed and samples do not have to be redrawn; (7) demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks with particular emphasis on response to STATS, ASAPs timed draws, etc., and arranges for timely delivery of specimens to the laboratory; and (8) skills list to include but not limited to: venipuncture technique, capillary puncture technique, timed draws, blood culture collection, blood bank procedures, and ABGs.
Participates in unit and organizational activities.
Participates in 75% of staff meetings.
Participates in process improvement activities such as data collection, in-service meetings, etc.
Participates in a hospital committee, special project or service (i.e. CPR instructor, preceptor) as requested.
Completes annual competency checklist.
Comply with organizational policies and procedures.
Because you're committed to excellence, you understand the importance of being properly prepared for your role at Mercy. That's why you'll bring to your role the right set of qualifications:
Education: Graduate of a state approved paramedic program. GED/Highschool Diploma.
Licensure: Licensed Paramedic in the State of Oklahoma.
Experience: Minimum of 4 years of EMS experience required, two of which must be Paramedic level.
Certifications: ACLS, PALS, CPR
Preferred Certifications: PHTLS, CCEMT-P
We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.
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