Located in central Denver’s historic Washington Park residential neighborhood, associates at Porter Adventist Hospital enjoy beautiful surroundings, leading technology, outstanding leadership and easy access to everything great central Denver has to offer. As a full-service Magnet® designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center specializing in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care, advanced robotic surgery and organ transplantation, Porter Adventist Hospital treats some of the region’s most complex medical cases and surgery patients. Our Heart and Vascular Institute is the first and only program in Colorado to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We have also received numerous awards and honors including: The Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award (2014); top 50th orthopedic program ranking by U.S. News & World Report with high performing honors in eight specialties (2014); an “A” rating from the Leapfrog Group for Patient Safety (2014), as well as many others. The Porter tradition of blending science and spirit began more than 75 years ago by Denver businessman Henry Porter with his generous donation after he experienced care at a Seventh Day Adventist Facility in CA and sought to bring that same philosophy of care to Denver. If you are ready for a career where the work you do truly transcends the walls of a hospital, we invite you to learn more at: http://www.porterhospital.org/
Job Description/Job Posting ID: 99082
Recruiter Contact: MandyGray@Centura.org
Clinic/Department: 6101 PAH PSYCHIATRIC
Hospital: PORTER ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
Shift: Nights- PT - 32 hours/pay period (4 days every two weeks)
The Paramedic provides safe and effective care for patient(s) within the scope of practice, in accordance with physician’s orders, established standards and administrative policies, as part of the health care team. The Hospital Inpatient Paramedic functions under the direction of the hospital-based Medical Director, who will be the Paramedic Medical Director. The Medical Director will design the plan of care and determine the scope of practice for the Paramedic within the Acts Allowed specified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The health care team will decide the patient care interventions. The Paramedic will provide quality of care and service that adheres to the philosophy and objectives of Centura Health in order to meet the healthcare needs of patients and their families.
Minimum Education Requirements
• High School Diploma or GED
• Graduation from an accredited Paramedic Training Program, recognized by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
Minimum Experience Requirements
• Three years of experience as a Paramedic in an Emergency Department and/or emergency pre-hospital setting.
• Demonstrated ability to function in a team environment
• Strong communication skills; ability to read, write, and speak English
• Computer skills
Current registered Paramedic with the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) BLS (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) from the American Heart Association
As directed by Medical Director and within scope of practice as determined by Medical Director, and upon completion of department training and competency validations:
Performs vital signs and documents in patient chart.
Administers oxygen and titrates per protocol.
Inserts Foley catheters.
Performs oral, endotracheal and tracheostomy suctioning.
Performs IV initiation and removal, including the External Jugular..
Performs initiation of crystalloid fluid via IV, and vitamin infusions.
Performs splinting and wound care including dressing changes.
Collects patient specimens which may include ABG, IV blood draws, nasal swabs, and point of care monitoring.
Performs suture/staple removal.
Performs 12-Leads EKGs and monitors/interprets telemetry rhythms.
Inserts NG/OG tubes and monitors output.
Performs gastric lavage.
Maintains and monitors infusing blood products and chest tubes.
Assists physicians with the following skills: moderate/conscious sedation, central line insertions, lumbar punctures, defibrillation, cardioversion, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis, arterial lines, suturing and pelvic exams.
Accurately and timely documents all tasks, observations, and procedures performed on the patient record according to medical and legal standards. Maintains thorough and confidential maintenance of patient charts and records.
Utilizes SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) for communication.
Uses standards of care, hospital policies/procedures and regulatory guidelines to guide work. Adheres to all State/Federal regulatory standards and all accreditation requirements.
Provides person-centered care with sensitivity and respect for the human experience in a collaborative fashion with other team members. Assists care team in achieving patient and family goals.
Communicates with physician regarding patient/family observations in an ongoing fashion to assist in the treatment of patients.
Demonstrates effective use of clinical strategies to ensure patient and associate safety.
Collaborates with medicine, nursing and other health care professionals regarding plan of care, follow-up and evaluation for the patient and family.
Assists with quality improvement, safety and regulatory functions as directed. Participates in process change to improve practice.
Supports and represents the facility’s Core Values while performing the role.
Consistently demonstrates flexibility as evidenced by floating to other areas and is agreeable to work flexible schedules including weekends, holidays, evening and night hours as necessary to meet the needs of the patients and department.
Attend meetings and in-services as required by departmental policy.
Assists in training other Paramedics, students and/or other hospital personnel.
Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements.
Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility.
☑ Medium Work - exert/lift up to 50 lbs. force occasionally, and/or up to 20 lbs. frequently, and/or up to 10 lbs. constantly
Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.