Covenant Health

Job Title
Paramedic
ID
3273728
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Paramedic, Emergency Room 

Full Time, 72 Hours Per Pay Period, Night Shift

 

Rapid response nurses are part of an expert clinical team in the acute care area, whose main goal is to respond to code blues when called and prevent hemodynamic decline in patients outside of critical care units. They are experts in assessment and have clinical skills in implementing early interventions based on set protocols.

 

Position Summary: Assist with specified nursing and technician functions as assigned, under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician.

Responsibilities

  • Performs basic triage in clinical area.
  • Performs catheterizations on emergency department patients.
  • Starts IVs; administers intravenous medications.
  • Administers intravenous antibiotics.
  • Administer subcutaneous medications.
  • Administer intramuscular medications.
  • Fits orthopedic appliances (STAT supplies).
  • Applies dressings.
  • Takes patient vital signs.
  • Transports/lifts/moves patients to appropriate areas in a manner conducive to their safety and comfort.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education: None specified; however, must be sufficient to meet the standards for achievement of the below indicated license and/or certification as required by the issuing authority.

 

Minimum Experience: Prior experience as an emergency medical technician and/or hospital attendant required. 

 

Licensure Requirements: Must be currently licensed as a paramedic with the State of Tennessee.  Must be currently certified (or scheduled for certification or recertification training according to department guidelines) for CPR.

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