The Paramedic provides patient care in the Emergency Department and Hospital Setting utilizing specialized skills and training unique to this unit Adheres to National Patient Safety Goals as appropriate based on the level of patient contact this position requires.
INTEGRIS Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Paramedic responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
* Administers a variety of patient care and special procedures utilizing unique skills/training to this unit
* Operates a variety of specialized equipment requiring special knowledge, skills, and training unique to critical care units
* Performs sterile procedures
* Administers ACLS Medications and protocol per American Heart Association guidelines under the direction of the Physician (excluding narcotics).
* Transports patients to/from designated areas within the hospital - approximately 25-30 times a shift
* Maintains unit to include daily cleaning of carriers with disinfectant, daily cleaning/stocking of exam rooms and emptying/stocking linens as needed
throughout the shift
* Performs rounds on patients
The Paramedic reports to the Lead Nurse and/or Clinical Nurse Manager.
Required Physical Demands (Subject to Reasonable Accommodation):
Keyboarding/Dexterity: Occasionally; activity exists up to 1/3 of the time
Standing/Walking: Constantly; activity exits up to 2/3 of the time
Strength (Lift/Carry/Push/Pull): Heavy (Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, or 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently, or 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)
Talking (Must be able to effectively communicate verbally): Yes
Color Acuity (Must be able to distinguish and identify colors): Yes
This position may have additional or varied physical demand and/or respiratory fit test requirements. Please consult the Physical Demands Project SharePoint site or contact Risk Management/Employee Health for additional information.
Potential exposure to infectious disease by exposure to blood or body fluids or needle sticks, caustic chemical agents, radiation, musculo-skeletal injury related to exertion, or personal injury as a result of involvement with abusive/combative patients.
All applicants will receive consideration regardless of membership in any protected status as defined by applicable state or federal law, including protected veteran or disability status.
* High School Diploma or equivalent
* Nationally Registered Paramedic Certification and Oklahoma State Licensure at the Paramedic Level
* Current CPR/BLS certification and ACLS
* PALS and PHTLS or equivalent preferred.
* 2 years of 911 EMS experience; 1 year of experience as a 911 EMS Paramedic preferred
* Must pass a knowledge assessment test with a score of at least 80%
* Must be able to communicate effectively in English