Paramedic - Corning - Variable

CHI Health in Corning, NY

  • Industry: Firefighting - Dispatcher
  • Type: Part Time
  • Compensation: $41,930.00 - 62,470.00 / Year*
Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 48
Primary Location: IA > CORNING > MERCY CORNING

  • 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. They are in a 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.
  • Works collaboratively with all Emergency Department personnel.
  • Maintains professional and positive attitude at all times to staff and patients.
  • Follows all policies and procedures of CHI Health.
  • Maintains a customer-service, patient-focused environment.
  • Participates in QI activities and efforts to improve patient care processes.
  • Advises ED Medical Director and OD-ED regarding any practice issues or patient care concerns.
  • Attends staff meetings, inservices, and other departmental meetings as requested.
  • Participates in all safety, security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as those required and provided by the department.
  • Demonstrates work practices consistent with CHI Health and department specific safety, security, and infection control policies.
  • Maintains compliance with licensure and certification requirements.
  • Provides evidence of on-going continuing education activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the directing physician or OD-ED that are within the scope of practice of the paramedic.
  • Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
  • 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 a EMT-P (EMT-Paramedic) in the state of Nebraska or Iowa.
Additional requirements include:

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say Professional Level-with AED, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, American College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS

PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: PALS, Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians: APLS.
  • 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.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2020-R0278017
  • Schedule: Part-time
  • Shift: Variable
  • Market: CHI Health

Associated topics: emergency department, emergency room, emt, emt i, patient transport, pmt, service technician, slh, technician i, technician emergency

* Estimated salary

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