Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.
About the Role:
Administers direct patient care to all ages of patients processed through the Emergency or Stress lab department under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Paramedic working in Stress Lab in non-acute care setting, will work under the supervision of the Stress Lab supervising physician. This position will care for patients in the neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with the National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.
Minimum Job Qualifications
Licensure or other certifications: Active State of Georgia Paramedic license.
Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
Preferred Educational Requirements:
Preferred Experience: Previous experience in patient care setting as a trained paramedic.
Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Good clinical skills and knowledge
Ability to work in a changing fast pace environment
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting (physicians, nurses, technical staff)
Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
Clinical Competency. Demonstrates ability to rapidly identify a life-threatening emergency and secure support as needed. Participates in the care of patient's physical and emotional needs and communicates findings to appropriate health care provider.Administers and documents medication according to established policy & procedure. Demonstrates competency and proficiency in providing appropriately designated care to patients under the supervision of an acute care RN.
Continuity of Care. Reports vital signs and patient updated documentation as appropriate on all assigned patients. Documents interventions and completes delegated tasks as per physician order under the direction of the RN, in the acute care setting. Assures discharge vital signs and reports any change of condition to the RN within 30 minutes prior to discharge. Completes area supply and equipment list as assigned.
Customer Service. Maintains a positive public relations image as caring, courteous, attentive and efficient.This will be demonstratedby positive feedback or lack of complaints from internal customers as well as patients, family, and visitors.Controls noise related to staff talk/laughter in the department and patient rooms.Expedites patient admissions, transfers, and discharges to decrease length of wait as per RN delegation. Anticipates patient care requirements and takes action as per their scope of practice to minimize treatment delays.Updates the patient/family frequently with information related to patient progress and waiting times.
Code of Conduct. Maintains a cooperative work environment through the use of effective communication skills. Stays informed of shift activities and attends staff meetings.
Safety/Infection Control. Abides by the Patient Safety Standard Guidelines.Maintains a safe, comfortable, clean and therapeutic environment.
Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
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Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.
Northeast Georgia Health System (NGHS) is a not-for-profit community health system dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of the people of Northeast Georgia. Through the services of a medical staff of more than 600 physicians, the residents of northeast Georgia enjoy access to the state's finest and most comprehensive medical services. It is our mission to improve the health of our community in all we do.