PARAMEDIC - PRN EMERGENCY DEPT (VARIED HOURS)
Performs specialized life sustaining procedures in the Emergency Department. Responsible for providing immediate emergency care of the critically ill or injured under direction of the Emergency Room Registered Nurse or physician.
1. Administers direct patient care to critically injured or ill patients in compliance with established protocols and standards of care.
2. Assumes overall accountability for maintaining safe, high quality trauma care to victims and family members consistent with the services available at this institution.
3. Maintains communications with regional and resource hospitals with whom we have transfer agreements.
4. Demonstrates ability to consistently meet the department work schedule.
5. Maintains appropriate level verification standards as put forth by the Trauma Advisory Committee and the IDPH Bureau of Emergency and Trauma Services-EMS division.
6. Maintains awareness of applicable laws and/or regulations affecting areas of trauma care. Remains current on law/regulation changes, recognizes implications to the organization and recommends or implements courses of action to ensure compliance.
7. Assumes accountability for enhancing own knowledge through professional associations, Journals, workshops, in-services, etc. Keeps professional license current.
8. Maintains patient confidentiality and uses discretion in patient interactions.
9. Represents Dallas County Hospital in a professional manner. Promotes positive interpersonal relations and serves as a role model within the department and with all Hospital personnel. Responds to all customer requests in a courteous, professional manner. Interacts in a competent, professional manner with outside vendors and the community.
10. Completes follow up on all trauma patients, audits charting and meets with medical director regarding all trauma related deaths.
11. Acts as liaison between victim/care givers/ and family members.
In addition to the functions described above, this role may include other responsibilities and duties as assigned on occasion, based upon Dallas County Hospital needs or requirements.
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Graduate of an accredited paramedic school, currently certified to practice in the State of Iowa, and one to two years previous critical care and/or emergency room experience in an acute care hospital is preferred.
Ability to operate all equipment and perform procedures in the Emergency Department. Demonstrates knowledge, abilities and skills required to perform a wide variety of Emergency Department Tech functions. Mathematical ability necessary to figure medicine dosages.
Completed all provider course requirements for BCLS and renews annually.
Completed all provider course requirements for ACLS and renews every 2 years.
Completed all provider course requirements for neonatal resuscitation and PALS.
The incumbent must demonstrate an understanding and working knowledge of the Windows environment as well as an ability to access and use information in meaningful ways. The incumbent must have the ability to access, manipulate, organize and relay information in meaningful ways using email, word processing. Must be knowledgeable with AS400.
Support Dallas County Hospital’s vision and mission; maintain confidentiality of all work information; demonstrate an ability to function successfully in a team environment; exhibit courteous, compassionate and respectful treatment of internal and external customers; display a positive attitude and flexibility in changing situation; participate in identifying problems and suggesting solutions. Understands and adheres to the Dallas County Hospital compliance policy.