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Paramedic - ED (PRN)

Rutherfordton, North Carolina

Req ID 7462-8805 Post Date Jun. 11, 2024 CategoryTechnician FacilityRutherford Regional Health System

The Paramedic will assist the Nursing and Physician staff in providing patient care in the Emergency Room Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, vision and standards.

Essential Functions:

Determines nature and extent of illness or injury and patient's history from available sources.
Administers emergency medical care within scope of practice, including patient stabilization, monitoring, and resuscitation.
Works in collaboration with medical personnel, reports/records observations, and follows directives.
Maintains equipment, restocks supplies and cleans as necessary.
Recognition of critical presentation i.e. stroke, chest pain. Use of green/red bags.
IV starts. Blood and specimen collection.
Patient/family care needs and/or problems are promptly identified and addressed. Patients are regularly reassessed. Patient responses to interventions and treatments are evaluated and documented.
Under the supervision of physician or nurse, assists with performing patient reassessments.
Performs basic diagnostic procedures and specimen collection. Monitors and communicates changes in patient condition. Documents patient care given.
Maintains equipment and medical supplies, including reordering, stocking, cleaning and troubleshooting. Maintains examination areas. Requests maintenance and biomed services in a timely manner.
Performs administrative or clerical duties as assigned, including filing, reception, scheduling, data entry and patient registration.
Assists with post mortem care including transport to the morgue.
Assists staff in ensuring that patient's valuables and personal items are properly handled, secured and accounted for.
Documents allergies in RED in appropriate areas.

Minimum EducationAssociate’s Degree or Vocational/Technical Diploma Required
Required SkillsRequires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Certifications:Basic Life Support (BLS) requiredAdvanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) within 3 months of hirePediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 3 months of hireHandle with care complete within 3 months of hire
Licenses: NC-EMT-Paramedic
Minimum Work Experience1-3 years preferred

Company Description: 

Rutherford Regional Health System is a 143-bed acute care facility that offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient care. Rutherford Regional is dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs.  We provide our services in a caring, professional environment through the teamwork of our medical staff and employees.

Rutherford Regional Health System’s partnership with Duke LifePoint Healthcare is bringing the pieces together to transform healthcare in Rutherford County. Duke LifePoint Healthcare is a joint venture of Duke University Health System, one of the country’s leading academic health systems, and LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. These two forces joined because of the shared interest in collaborating with hospitals, healthcare providers and patients to bring high quality, innovative healthcare services to communities. Duke LifePoint combines Duke’s unparalleled expertise in clinical excellence and quality care with LifePoint's extensive resources and knowledge and experience operating community hospitals and healthcare organizations.

Why join our team?

We are dedicated to providing patients with a full range of services to meet their healthcare needs, and we believe our employees are our most valuable assts in accomplishing this goal. Rutherford Regional is growing its team of dedicated health care professionals. If you are looking to start a career that cares, are passionate about changing lives, and ready to work in a supportive environment in a close-knit community, apply today!

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

Equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran

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