The Paramedic performs direct patient care within the scope of the Paramedic practice. Utilizes therapeutic communication in daily practice. Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. Identifies nursing problems as they relate to the individual needs of the patient. Participates in performance improvement activities to assure continuous quality improvement. Provides care and coordinates participation that fosters the goals of the hospital's mission statement.
- Demonstrates the ability to perform specific competencies as listed on the competency validation checklist(s).
- Demonstrates age specific knowledge of human growth and development, assessment, range of treatment, and care of patients.
- Ensures the privacy of our patients and confidentiality of their Protected Health Information (PHI).
- Meets mutually agreed upon performance goals/objectives established annually as listed on the Performance Management Plan.
- Demonstrates ability to perform technical skills and procedures
- Documents all patient care
- Demonstrates critical thinking skills
- Responds appropriately to emergency or crisis situations
- Promotes customer service initiatives
- Assists coworkers to meet patient needs which may include but are not limited to recepting patients into the computer system, Transporting patients to and from test areas and inpatient areas, starting IV's and phlebotomy, placing patient 's on cardiac monitors, vital signs, cleaning rooms in between patients and stocking patient rooms.
- Role will no t be asked to intubate patients, give medications, or start EJ's
- Actively seeks ways to control costs without compromising patient safety, quality of care or the services delivered.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the occurrence reporting system. Uses system to report potential patient safety issues.
- Follows established guidelines for reporting a significant medical error or unanticipated outcome in the patient's care which results in patient harm.
- Attends inservice presentations, and completes mandatory education, including, but not limited to, infection control, patient safety, quality improvement, MSDS and OSHA standards.
- Uses Performance Improvement to improve patient safety.
- Graduate of an accredited School of Paramedic training, Advanced EMT training or medical assistant.
- Current licensure as Paramedic or EMT advanced with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services or Registered Medical Assistant through American Medical Technologists.
- BLS with the American Heart Association
- ACLS required within 6 months of hire (Paramedics Only)
- PALS required within 6 months of hire (Paramedics Only)
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HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom