Paramedic ER Emergency Room PRN

Salem VA, Virginia
Competitive Salary
Nov 10, 2017
Dec 08, 2017
Contract Type
For more than 100 years the LewisGale name has been synonymous with high-quality, compassionate healthcare. Today, our unwavering commitment to our patients rank us as one of the top hospitals in Virginia and the nation for quality of care including patient safety, patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Our growing integrated network of care includes four hospitals, six outpatient centers, two cancer centers and 700 physicians at more than 160 affiliated locations stretching from Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County to the Roanoke and New River Valleys. Our parent company, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and is the nations leading provider of healthcare services, with hundreds of hospitals and freestanding surgery centers.

Under the supervision and direction of the clinical team, the position will provide quality patient care to the Emergency Department patient, assist nursing staff and providers with high quality patient care needs.

Major Responsibilities & Essential Functions

• Participates with the licensed nurse in the development and modification of the patients plan of care, including the initial assessment, pain management.

• Assists the healthcare team in implementation of plan of care and documents in chart from admission to discharge. Clearly communicates with ER physician and licensed nurse assigned to patient.

• Demonstrates knowledge and skills to complete patient record, transcription, Meditech, ED Dashboard, and Security System activities. Uses Meditech software proficiently.

• Communicates effectively and professionally with internal and external customers. Maintains competence and effectiveness with EMS communications. Answer EMS radios and phones (Only physicians can give orders to EMS crews.)

• Anticipates needs of healthcare team to enhance patient flow. Insures appropriate test schedules and tracking of patient throughout the system.

• Contributes to the growth and development of self and department. Maintains an active involvement.

• Functions in an organized and timely manner.

• Receives patients from EMS personnel. Monitors patients for arrhythmias, mount EKG strips, and report findings to licensed nurse assigned to patient. Keeps patients informed as appropriate.

• Measures and records patients input and output.

• Stocks/checks ED supplies and equipment. Tags and reports broken equipment according to department policy.

• Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) projects.

• Cleans stretchers, closets, and cabinets as appropriate.

• Transports patients/assists in transport of patients to inpatient units (monitored and unmonitored).

• Utilizes appropriate PPE as indicated following hospital policy. Follows infection control standards.

• Member of trauma team

• Assists physicians with central line insertions, lumbar punctures, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis, arterial lines, and suturing.

All other duties as requested.

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