Paramedic - Emergency Department - Chabert Campus - Full Time - Variable Shifts(Open)
Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Posted on: August 6, 2022
This job assists the hospital in the care of patients and
performs special technical skills/treatments according to level of
knowledge under the supervision of a physician.Education Required -
High school diploma or equivalentGraduation from an approved
Paramedic ProgramWork ExperienceRequired - NonePreferred -
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or Hospital
ExperienceCertificationsRequired - Basic Life Support (BLS)
Certification from the American Heart AssociationCrisis Prevention
Intervention (CPI) Certification to be obtained within 30 days of
hireParamedic License in the State of PracticeRegistered Paramedic
with the National Registry of Emergency Medical
TechniciansKnowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
- Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry
and retrieval of information.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills and the
ability to present information clearly and professionally.
- Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various
software packages specific to role and keyboard.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Self-directed including the ability to work independently.
- Effective planning, organizing, and time management
- Ability to identify medical emergencies and assist with
- Provides direct patient care, within the scope of their
license, with supervision from the physician. This may include the
following: medical treatment of wounds at the
basic/intermediate/advanced level, would care, ability to
administer medications by pre-established protocol which includes
vasoactive medications, draw bloodwork, place splints/boots/etc.,
Foley insertion, use of glucometer, I-STAT, Kurin, vital signs
(rectal temps/immunocompromised), and IV fluid administration. The
position may administer preset protocols and standing orders, as
ordered by a physician.
- Performs clinical job duties as defined in orientation packet
for skills checkoff and monitored on an annual basis thereafter
through annual competency assessment.
- Supports physicians, nursing, and hospital administration by
acceptance of established objectives, policies and procedures.
Demonstrates understanding of and compliance with EMTALA
- Accurately documents patient related tasks.
- Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including
but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to
the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be
performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
- Other related duties as required.The above statements describe
the general nature and level of work only. They are not an
exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and
skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at
any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local
laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements
that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures
compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.This
employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy
Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting
of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or
conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other
compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran
status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe
physical demands described here are representative of those that
must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood,
body fluid and tissue.
The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where
patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with
specimens that could contain communicable diseases. The incumbent
has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable
diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting,
there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous
medications or hazardous waste within the environment through
receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing,
administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The
risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job
duties of the role.
Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans , Paramedic - Emergency Department - Chabert Campus - Full Time - Variable Shifts(Open), Healthcare , Houma, Louisiana
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