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ER - PRN Staff Paramedic Tech, Decatur

Location: Decatur, TX
Date Posted: 09-14-2018
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Tech/Paramedic assumes responsibilities for tech support of the nursing unit.  This may include but is not limited to the following functions:
  • 1.) assist in the admission and dismissal process;
  • 2.) maintain patient records;
  • 3.) maintain accurate communications: coordinates unit communication with other departments in customer-friendly and safe atmosphere;
  • 4.) obtain vital signs;
  • 5). Placing patients in gowns in rooms;
  • 6). other duties as assigned by supervising RN.
  • 7.) Provides assistance with the activities of daily living for unit patients.  This assistance and bedside care is rendered under direction of a licensed nurse. 
  • 8.) Participates in the nursing process by assisting the licensed nurse through communication, observation, and implementation of care of a group of patients.
  • 9.) Performs any personally assigned duties for the unit. 
All functions are carried out according to hospital policy, hospital mission statement, and the philosophy of the Department of Nursing. 
  • Positive friendly attitude and good communication skills. 
  • Basic Cardiac Arrhythmia recognition or telemetry training preferred 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: 
  • Operationally, the Tech Paramedic reports to the Department Director and administratively to the Chief Nursing Officer.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • 1) Current Paramedic license or certificate   
  • 2) CPR certification   
  • 3) ACLS certification   
  • 4) Previous clinical experience preferred
 
Must have current licensure upon hire. 

New Hires will have 90 days to acquire the required ACLS, PALS, BLS, and/or any other life support certifications required for the job.

                           
STATUS:
  • Hourly, Non-exempt
 
OSHA TASK CATEGORY ONE:
  • There is an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids, or tissues, or a potential for spills splashes during the performance of the job. 
  • Universal precautions must be observed and protective devices worn by the employee when performing those tasks likely to cause exposure.
Employment standards include current requirements as determined by Federal, State, and Wise Health System policy.
 
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