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Job ID: 966126
Facility: ECU Health North
Dept: Emergency Department
Location: Roanoke Rapids, NC
Shift: Not Applicable
Date Posted: Sep 5, 2023
About ECU Health North Hospital
ECU Health North Hospital is a Joint Commission-accredited, 204-bed acute bed facility serving Halifax, Northampton and Warren counties in the north-central region of North Carolina. Its service area also reaches into southern Virginia. With more than 600 team members, the hospital offers a broad range of medical and surgical services. It features a 24-hour emergency department and offers advanced diagnostics as well as specialty and primary care.
The Paramedic functions as a member of the care team and participates in the care of ill and injured patients. Responsibilities include patient care, incorporating stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Paramedic functions as part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Paramedic fulfills education skill requirements as established by the Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned.
The Transport Paramedic function as a member of the ALS transport team and is responsible for the care of the ill and injured patients transported by ECU Health EastCare. Responsibilities include patient care, incorporating assessment, stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Transport Paramedic is expected to execute independent judgment, in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The Transport Paramedic functions as part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Transport Paramedic fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the ECU Health EastCare Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned.
Clinical: The Paramedic is responsible for rendering advanced life support care to critically ill or injured patients as directed by physicians and in adherence with established protocols and standards of care.
The Paramedic will:
a. maintain skills through mandatory participation in continuing education sessions and clinical activities.
b. be knowledgeable of and able to operate critical life support equipment efficiently and safely.
c. attend required scheduled staff meetings unless excused by the management team.
d. thoroughly document patient care.
e. complete daily base duties such as patient follow-up and 24 hour report records (EastCare only)
f. perform all other duties as assigned.
Professional: The Paramedic functions as a professional representative of the ECU Health system and shall support and up-hold the mission, goals, and objectives of the system at all times. The Paramedic will:
a. utilize proper channels for improvement of the system.
b. at all times maintain a positive customer service approach.
c. maintain physical fitness and body weight as monitored by an annual physical exam (Eastcare).
d. maintain a professional and neat appearance while on duty and representing ECU Health during other functions.
e. maintain a cooperative or team oriented working relationship with co-workers.
f. work and communicate effectively.
Operational: The Paramedic is responsible for thorough knowledge of the ECUHealth policies and procedures, and shall assist in meeting operational goals and objectives.
Additionally the EastCare Paramedic will:
a. prepare for shift duties by inspecting equipment and on-board supply inventories at beginning of work shift;
b. assure proper maintenance and retrieval of ECU Health EastCare and referring agency equipment;
c. maintain a clean patient transport environment, including all medical equipment, supplies and living quarters;
d. restock equipment and supplies immediately following each transport;
e. complete monthly duties as assigned;
f. operate communication equipment professionally;
g. assure safety of patients and all others functioning in and around the aircraft and ambulance:
h. respond promptly to ECU Health EastCare pages in order to effect an expedited response;
i. Perform all ECU Health EastCare missions as assigned.
Quality Improvement: The Paramedic shall be responsible for supporting and participating in the ECU Health Quality Improvement Plan. The Paramedic will ensure adherence to, and updates as needed, ECU Health policies and procedures, in conjunction/collaboration with the ECU Health Leadership and the Medical Director.
Additionally EastCare Paramedics will:
a. participate in the ECU Health EastCare Quality Improvement program by attending monthly Q/A and Safety committee meetings and follow through on various QI activities as assigned directly by the Medical Director or unit educator.
b. ensure adherence to, and updates as needed, ECU Health EastCare policies and procedures, in conjunction/collaboration with the Educator and/or Medical Director;
c. participate in developing and completing research projects designed to advance or evaluate air medical transport.
Continuing Education: The Paramedic will:
a. assist with the orientation of new personnel to the ECU Health system;
b. identify areas for continuing education specific to crews' needs interaction, etc;
d. participate in continuing education activities to maintain current medical command status.
e. Additionally, EastCare Paramedic will assist the Educator in designing, implementing and updating the continuing education program for the ECU EastCare system
Staffing: As an employee of the ECU Health system, the Paramedic shall support continuity of service through flexibility in scheduling and base assignment. The Paramedic will be prepared and prompt in reporting for scheduled shifts as assigned.
Special Projects: The Paramedic shall participate in system wide and unit-level projects on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, EastCare paramedics will support and participate in system wide and base site educational activities to area hospitals and community health agencies.
Patient Confidentiality and Privacy: The Paramedic shall protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the ECU Health Privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal and state laws.
Additinally the EastCare Paramedic will:
a. access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that is necessary to complete his/her duties;
b. share such information only with those individuals and entities that have a "need to know" with regard to specific patient information;
c. report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding ECU Health EastCare's policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that policy to the designated Privacy Officer;
d. actively participate in the ECU Health EastCare privacy training programs;
High School Diploma or equivalent is required - or higher.
VMC Paramedic: Graduate from an approved Paramedic program is required.
American Heart Association Basic Life Support, Current certification by the State of North Carolina as a Paramedic is required (EMT-P Certification)
Additional EastCare: American Heart Association ACLS and PALS prior to completing orientation
For additional information, please contact:
Alexander Williams, Talent Acquisition Consultant
ECU Health Talent Acquisition