Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic - PRN

Houston Methodist Houston, TX 2019-05-17

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: Varies, Supplemental


Job Summary

JOB SUMMARY
The EMT-Paramedic assists in the delivery of patient care and services to defined patient groups and their families under direction of the Registered Nurse, Manager, Director and Administrative Coordinator.  The EMT- Paramedic practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital System¿s values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Compassion and Excellence and the Methodist Experience standards.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Select the applicable age group(s) of primary customers/patients served by this position.

HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS

Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills required for patient care. Accurately identifies the patient using standardized patient identification protocols and resolves any discrepancies prior to caring for patient. Participates in the education of the patient and family, as appropriate.

I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

PEOPLE 20%
Functions as a team member, responding willingly to colleagues needs for assistance and partnership.  Coordinates the patient work flow, problem-solves, directs other techs, manages several ongoing priorities with minimal supervision. 

Serves as leader, using critical thinking, in several capacities; mentors new EMT-P, EMT-I and PCA personnel as to unit procedures, role and unit readiness and as team leader in patient decontamination operations.  Accurately sorts patients, according to severity, upon arrival; initiating and notifying the R.N. of patient requiring immediate attention. 

SERVICE 20%

Observes patients, making hourly rounds, for condition change and reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the licensed nurse.  Repeats vital signs according to policy.  Accompanies and monitors high risk patients out of the department as delegated.  Responds to the nurse call system, contacts nursing personnel as appropriate, and follows through with meeting standards as defined by the Registered Nurse

QUALITY/SAFETY 20%
Performs and records diagnostic measures, treatment and procedures, as determined by skills training and validation (i.e., vital signs, 12 Lead EKG, phlebotomy, I.V. catheter insertion, splinting, specimen collection, immobilization by backboard, extrication from vehicles) in accordance with established policies and procedures. 

Follows all safety rules on the job.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the work place. 

FINANCE 10%
 Records all aspects of care administered, including height, weight, allergies and medication lists, in the patient medical record according to established procedures.  Maintains and accurately processes and updates patient records, e.g., recording of patient¿s medications, obtaining lab and other study results, identification labels, patients valuables, etc. assuring all forms are properly identified with the patient's name and contents are filed correctly. 

GROWTH/INNOVATION 20%
Takes responsibility for reviewing hospital communication, revised/new policies and procedures, staff meeting minutes (100%) and attends at least 4 staff meetings per calendar year.

Departmental communications; initiating calls, following up according to prescribed timeframes.  Maintains an accurate log, based on accurate activities, of calls made to physicians, other facilities and ancillary departments.  Follows up with calls/pages not returned in thirty minutes. 

Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, equipment, and resource information.  Assists in the inventory, monitoring and ordering supplies and medical equipment to maintain par levels. 

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned.  Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High school diploma, GED or its equivalent
Completion of EMT (Paramedic) program OR Licensed Paramedic

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
6 months required, 1 year hospital experience preferred

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
CPR, ACLS and EMT-P (State of Texas) OR Licensed Paramedic required
PALS preferred

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

Must be able to pass a basic EKG interpretation skills test


Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company Profile

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services.