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Paramedic - Emergency Room - 7a (Open)

Company: Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

This job provides high quality, advanced life support in a pre-hospital setting. Responsible for
providing care consistent with the general standard of care according to treatment protocols, augmenting emergency department staff at various hospitals in the emergency care of the sick and injured and providing assessments and treatment to patients of all ages in an innumerable variety of environmentally uncontrolled settings.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.Education Required - High school diploma or equivalentGraduation from an approved EMT/Paramedic ProgramWork ExperiencePreferred - Two years of experience as a Registered EMT/Paramedic, Two years of experience driving emergency vehicles, Completion of a PHTLS Course (Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support).CertificationsRequired - Licensed in the state of practice as an EMT/Paramedic, Registered with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT/Paramedic, Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.Current Driver's License Class D in state of practice, Completion of Defensive Driving Course within 30 days of hire, and Completion of Haz-Mat Awareness Training.Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present information clearly and professionally.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to and experience working with and maintaining confidential information.
  • Ability to and experience working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to adapt to change in a positive manner.Job Duties
    • Provides care based on physical, psycho/social, educational, safety and related criteria appropriate to the ages of patients served in assigned areas.
    • Provides customer service to patients, families and staff.
    • Participates in activities for professional development, maintains required clinical knowledge, technical skills, training and credentials and assumes responsibility for maintaining knowledge of departmental policies/procedures.
    • Demonstrates responsibility for the proper safekeeping and use of the advanced life support items used along with supervising other emergency personnel who may be present at the scene providing patient care.
    • Performs intake of medical history, performs physical exams, controls bleeding, provides airway control, restores and maintains circulation.
    • Consistently provides acutely correct and accurate documentation of patient care delivered to ensure accurate processing of billing to remain in compliance of departmental guidelines.
    • Adapts behavior to the specific patient population, including but not limited to: respect for privacy, method of introduction to the patient, adapting explanation of services or procedures to be performed, requesting permissions and communication style.
    • Other related duties as required.The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.Physical and Environmental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work. (Constantly: activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of the time) to move objects. Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for Sedentary Work. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible. NOTE: The constant stress and strain of maintaining a production rate pace, especially in an industrial setting, can be and is physically demanding of a worker even though the amount of force exerted is negligible.Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue.The incumbent works in a patient care area; works in an area where patients enter; works directly with patients; and/or works with specimens that could contain communicable diseases. There may be an occupational risk for exposure to communicable diseases.Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

Keywords: Ochsner Clinic Foundation, Baton Rouge , Paramedic - Emergency Room - 7a (Open), Healthcare , Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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