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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Paramedic - ER in Lebanon, Tennessee


  1. Title: Paramedic

  2. Job Code: 7638


Independently works off assessment skills to activate patient care protocols to deliver patient care within the Tennessee paramedic scope of practice within the defined Vanderbilt paramedic scope of practice. Responsible for triage care in the field as well as the Emergency Department. Responsible for effective communication to ensure safe and quality patient care in paramedic team, transport and handover.


  • Actively participates with other members of the healthcare team to provide direct patient care

  • Transports patients via various modes of transportation while providing quality ALS and Critical Care management to all ages.

  • Responds to emergency requests within Vanderbilt Vanderbilt sponsored or other contracted events.

  • Utilizes the problem solving model to independent resolve patient problems and follows through to implement solutions.

  • Effectively communicates patient handover to the health care team.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.


AIRWAY ESTABLISHING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with airway establishing.

CRITICAL THINKING - (NOVICE): - Displays clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, and sound evidence in the successful completion of tasks and projects. Demonstrates rational and disciplined thought as manifested in results.

PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.

ASSESSING, INTERVENING & STABILIZING PATIENTS (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients.

MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience in assessing, identifying, and prioritizing medication related problems including: determining the clinical appropriateness of each medication taken by the patient, determining the appropriateness of the dose, dosage form, indication, contraindications, potential adverse effects and potential problems with concomitant medications, monitoring for therapeutic duplication or other unnecessary medications, interpreting, monitoring and assessing patient's laboratory results as they relate to medication therapy and providing drug information to other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.

Graduate of an approved discipline specific program (or equivalent experience)

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Licensed Paramedic Required

Additional Qualification Information:

  • Certification in BLS, ACLS, PALS, and Handle with Care. Additional job requirements include: 1. Medical crew members must be able to twist, bend and provide patient care in confined spaces. 2. Must be able to tolerate stressors of transport, including, but not limited to, excessive motion, vibration, and extreme temperatures. 3. Must maintain weight so as to fit into seat belts / shoulder harnesses as provided by the aircraft or ambulance manufacturer without modification to those safety devices.

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs. of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs. of force continually to move objects.


  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling:Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Frequent: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Frequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.


  • Frequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

  • Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.

  • Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job EMT/Paramedic

Organization: Emergency Services 214191

Title: Paramedic - ER

Location: TN-Lebanon-Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH)

Requisition ID: 2003066

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