Covenant Health

Job Title
PARAMEDIC
ID
3957130
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
EMERGENCY ROOM

Overview

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Paramedic, Emergency Department

Full time, 72 hours per pay period, Day shifts 

 

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

 

Emergency Department:

At Parkwest Medical Center we strive to provide outstanding patient care during emergency situations. Our 39-bed Emergency Department provides care to patients experiencing medical emergencies, acute illnesses, and minor trauma. Staff work in a fast-paced environment to quickly assess conditions and stabilize patients in life-threating emergencies such as stroke, cardiac events, or severe injuries as well as less urgent medical issues. The Emergency Department sees around 140 patient visits per day.

 

Our staff members include RNs, Paramedics, LPNs, ED Techs and Health Unit Coordinators. Our department is high-energy, team-oriented, customer satisfaction focused. We currently use a self-scheduling model that covers a six-week period. Staff work three 12-hour shifts per week, with an every-other-weekend rotation and two Mondays per month. Our night shift RN staff enjoy extra weekends off, as we employ traditional night weekend Baylor RN staff.

 

If you are team oriented, a critical thinker, enjoy a lively environment and are passionate about saving lives, apply for our ED today!

 

Position Summary: 

Provide patient care as assigned, under the direction of a registered nurse (RN) or a physician.

 

Recruiter: Jason Shubert || jshuber1@covhlth.com || 865-374-5393

Responsibilities

  • Practices in compliance with regulatory standards and adheres to hospital policy and procedures in the performance of duties.
  • Performs ongoing patient observations per patient acuity.
  • Recognizes, responds and reports changes in patient condition to RN.
  • Recognizes need for interventions and implements appropriate processes to meet patients age specific needs while under the direction of an RN
  • Performs, prioritizes and documents patient care tasks with education and competency documented. Refer to Covenant Health Delegation Grid.
  • Accurately follows the plan of care and pertinent medical orders in collaboration and under direction of RN.
  • Facilitates timely physician evaluation and intervention.
  • Participates in unit specific quality assurance activities as requested.
  • Demonstrates principles of infection control; collaborates with infection control nurse to ensure safety of patients, visitors, and personnel.
  • Assists in orienting new employees or students to unit routines.
  • Demonstrates competence in performing critical skills to include appropriate delivery of care according to the age-specific needs of the population served.
  • 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.
  • Performs 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:         

One (1) year of continuous experience as an EMT-P.

 

Licensure Requirements:    

Must have and maintain paramedic licensure with the State of Tennessee.  CPR required.

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