Paramedic- Emergency Department- PRN

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate. We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways.At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters. Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today!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.EducationRequired - 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 skills.* Ability to identify medical emergencies and assist with management.Job Duties* 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 regulations.* 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 essential functions of this job include (but are not limited to) the following: Frequently exerting 10 to 20 pounds of force to move objects; occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds of force. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.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.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.Are you ready to make a difference? Apply Today!Ochsner Health endeavors to make our site accessible to all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website, or if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact our HR Employee Solution Center at 504-842-4748 (select option 1) or careers@ochsner.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.EEO is the Law links in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic.Affirmative Action Policy Statement

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