Position Title: PARAMEDIC

Internal Close Date: 05/26/2020
Requisition Number: 15105007
Position Code: 456
Department: Rapid Response Team
FTE Status: 0.9
Position Type: BUDGETED
Shift: Rotating
Salary Range: Market competitive, based on experience

Internal applicants - please refer to the job description on the Compensation Department intranet site for wage rate information.

Position Summary:
Patient care protocols are delineated by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Emergeny Medical Service Board. See Addendum for department-specific information. Ensures adherence to Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures. Patient care assignment may include; Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric Age Groups.
  • PATIENT CARE - Perform patient care assignments; triage emergency care; stabilize and/or prepare patient for transport; document all patent care activities

  • ALS - Provide advanced life support to include oral/nasal endotracheal intubation, needle thoracostomy, needle/surgical cricothyroidotomy, introsseous catheter insertion, pericardiocentesis; perform 12-lead EKG's and chemical blood glucose tests

  • PATIENT CARE - Perform peripheral venous puncture, blood draws, and IV fluid therapy and drug administration

  • CARDIAC - Provide cardiac monitoring; initiate or assist with cardioversion or defibrillation

  • PATIENT CARE - Administer intramuscular and subcutaneous injections, topical application or sublingual administration of medications; provide for nebulized drug administration

  • EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES - Monitor and stock supply areas; maintain equipment as appropriate

  • MEETINGS - Attend education sessions, department and other meetings as appropriate

  • CUSTOMER/STAFF RELATIONS - Establish and maintain good rapport and effective working relationships with patients, visitors, physicians and Hospital employees

  • QUALITY - Participate in department quality programs

  • ORIENTATION - Assist in orienting new employees as required

  • RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required

  • PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols

  • PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes

  • PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk

  • PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner

  • PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"

  • Education Requirements:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • Experience Requirements:
  • 2 years directly related experience

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements:
  • Licensure as an EMT-P by the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services Board

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • Must pass UNMH Certification program for Intubation, Needle/Surgical Cricothyriodotomy and Needle Thoracostomy within 3 months of date of position

  • Physical Demands Requirements:
  • Heavy Work: Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Medium Work.

  • Licensure/Certification Requirements - Preferred:
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic License

  • Professional licensure as appropriate to the clinical objectives of the unit:
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic License

  • Testing Requirements:
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually

  • Working Conditions Requirements:
  • Sig Hazard: Chemicals, bio hazardous materials requiring extensive safety precautions and may require protective equipment