CommonSpirit Health Paramedic in Omaha, Nebraska
CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.
Functions within the scope of practice of a Paramedic as defined within Iowa and Nebraska state regulations. This position does not take a patient assignment, it is an intervention role.
Provides patient care and performs patient care procedures: EKG, Accu checks. CPR, crutches, ace bandage application, splint application, wound cleansing, dressing, immobilization. medication administration under medical/nursing direction (IM, IV, oral ASA and Tylenol, oral analgesics), IV insertions and IO insertions, foley catheterization, intubation (only at the direct request and supervision of a ED physician who is present in the room), re-assessment of patient condition and status.
Responds to Code Blue in the ED and, when requested, on the hospital campus.
Provides patient transportation within the Emergency Department and on the hospital campus as requested.
Must have and maintain active membership on a Rescue Service in the state of Nebraska. This is not required for Iowa.
WILL NOT perform triage, initial patient assessment, provide dismissal instructions, give antibiotics or thrombolytics.
Completes medical record to indicate treatments, procedures, and medications administered or performed. Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable licensure.
Consults as needed with supervising nurses and ED physician regarding patient condition and treatment.
Enters patient orders into hospital computer system when directed.
Assists with obtaining patient demographic and billing information.
Maintains strict patient confidentiality.
Previous experience as a Paramedic is desirable
Previous clinical experience in an Emergency Department or hospital setting is desirable
Must have a valid certificate to function as an EMT-P (EMT-Paramedic) in the state of Nebraska or Iowa.
Additional requirements include:
BLS or BLS instructor certification from American Heart Association is required upon hire.
ACLS or ACLS instructor certification from American Heart Association is required within 6 months.
PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Must be knowledgeable of current professional standards; must possess good communication skills--verbal and written; must demonstrate personal skills of trust, self-motivation, team orientation, and professionalism; must work well with others.
Must be able to provide compassionate, empathetic patient care to all patients.
Must understand common safety hazards and precautions to establish safe work environments and patient care environment.
Must understand organizational policies, procedures, and regulations.
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Requisition ID 2021-173044
Employment Type Full Time
Hours / Pay Period 72
Standard Hours 11:00am-11:00pm
Facility / Process Level : Name CHI Health Creighton University - Bergan Mercy
Equal Opportunity CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status, ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.