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Paramedic Emergency Department

Company:
SCL Health
Location:
Wheat Ridge, CO
Post Date:
November 27, 2021
Job Status:
Full-Time
Description:

You. 

 

You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as an Emergency Department Paramedic.

 

You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.

 

Youre great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.

   

Us. 

 

Lutheran Medical Center is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 249-bed community-based hospital provides comprehensive, specialty care to the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Dating back to 1905, we are proud of the rich history and inspiring mission our hospital has embodied for over 110 years.

 

Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning. 

   

We. 

 

Together well align mission and careers, values and workplace. Well encourage joy and take pride in our integrity. 

 

Well laugh at each others jokes (even the bad ones). Well hello and high five. Well celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.

 

Were proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn. 

   

Your day.

 

As an Emergency Department Paramedic, you need to know how to:

 
     
  • Assist ED RN and ED MD in clinical care plan and patient placement in Emergency Department.
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  • Complete patient triage/intake documentation, assign ESI score and complete reassessments following any intervention (Primary assessment is RN only duty)
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  • Receive patient report from EMS prior to arrival at care site 
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  • Perform the following technical functions within the emergency department: 
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  • Vital signs
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  • Oxygen administration, BLS airway adjuncts, assist in airway management
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  • Insertion of foley catheters
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  • CPR
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  • Perform oral, endotracheal, and tracheostomy suctioning
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  • IV/IO insertion and removal on all ages 
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  • Initiation of crystalloid fluid via IV/IO, medication drip, and electrolyte infusions as specifically authorized in this job description
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  • Splinting and wound care including application of topical anesthetic, wound irrigation, preparation of dressings and steri-strips
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  • Patient specimen collections (limited to IV blood draws, venous blood draws,  nasal swabs, throat swabs, stool collection, sputum collection and urine collection)
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  • Suture and/or staple removal
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  • Medication administration of medications listed herein are considered to be within the scope of the paramedics Colorado Paramedic Certification and may be administered as ordered, unless otherwise stated in this job description
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  • 12 Lead ECG acquisition
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  • NG/OG placement and maintenance
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  • Eye irrigation
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  • Focused assessments as needed to determine appropriate ESI score, documented within triage note
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  • Discharge ED patients with ESI score of 4 or 5 
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  • Administer and monitor continuous infusion of IV crystalloid solutions (e.g. normal saline, lactated ringers, D5% normal saline)
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  • While under direct supervision of Emergency Physician, the Emergency Department Paramedic may perform defibrillation, cardioversion or transcutaneous pacing
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  • Medication List and Prohibited functions list- see addendum
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Your experience.

 

We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require: High School Diploma or equivalent, required

 
     
  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required
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  • Current certification in the State of Colorado as a Paramedic
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  • BLS, ACLS Provider and PALS certifications
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  • Two (2) years of experience as a field paramedic with an EMS agency
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  • One (1) year of experience in a hospital-based paramedic role and PHTLS certification preferred
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Your next move.

 

Now that you know more about being an Emergency Department Paramedic on our team we hope youll join us. At SCL Health youll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.

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