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PARAMEDIC

Company: Paris Community Hospital
Location: Paris
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description*This Role is PRN Hours*Horizon Health – Paris Community Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Paris, Illinois. We have been serving residents of Edgar County since 1968 though community education, emergency services, and outpatient care. As we continue to expand our services & locations, our community has grown far beyond Paris. Our rich history and strong community support pave the way for the future of healthcare as we serve you—our family, friends, and neighbors. Position Summary: Provides high quality pre-hospital advanced life support including assessment, triage, and treatment utilizing protocols and guidelines established by within scope of practice; assesses the nature and extent of illness and injury to establish and prioritize care needed for safe transport of the critical patient to the appropriate facility working in collaboration with partner; is qualified to provide care for patients across the life-span in assigned clinical area; responsible for assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. Essential Functions (Responsibilities/Accountabilities):

  • Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
  • Practices within his/her scope of practice as defined by the state's regulations
  • Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs to the manager or Education Coordinator.
  • Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, drivers license and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training, clinical rotations, and advanced procedures.
  • Knowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to ensure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard ambulance to deliver patient care. Keeps ambulance clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests. • Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals, and the public.
  • Participates in patient and referring institution follow-up.
  • Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities.
  • Functions as a medical team member.
  • Completes necessary documentation. Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment.
  • Performs advanced skills and procedures as approved by Medical Director(s).
  • Serves as a role model, educator and clinical resource.
  • Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
  • Participates in continuing and outreach education programs.
  • Participates regularly in departmental activities, projects, and committees.
  • Attends and participates in meetings according to established departmental guidelines.
  • Participates in departmental quality improvement activities as assigned.
  • Undertakes and maintains projects as assigned The responsibilities listed above are not all-inclusive; other activities may be required in support of the hospital's goals and objectives. Position Requirements:
    • High School Graduate or Equivalent
    • Current Certification as EMT-Paramedic in State of Illinois, PHRN course, or National Registry Paramedic with expectation to obtain Illinois reciprocity.
    • Current CPR Certification, current ACLS certification, PALS certification, PHTLS/ITLS certification, National Registry preferred Horizon Health is committed to caring not only for our patients, but for our staff as well. We offer you an extensive total compensation and benefits package. As an employee of Horizon Health, your benefits include a competitive salary, medical, dental and vision insurance, Employee 403(b), health savings account with Company match, as well as Vacation, Sick and Paid Holidays. Intrigued? Don't wait, apply today. We are actively reviewing applicants for the Paramedic. Be part of an organization that is dedicated to the growth and development of its colleagues. Here at Horizon Health, our employees speak for themselves. Join our family & begin an incredible career!

Keywords: Paris Community Hospital, Champaign , PARAMEDIC, Healthcare , Paris, Illinois

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