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Specialty Care Transport Paramedic

Job ID: 118691
Location: Rocky Mount, NC
Facility/Division: Nash UNC Health Care
Status: Per Diem
Shift: Variable

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Job Description


Become part of an inclusive organization with over 40,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.


 Provides safe and timely ground transport of patients, while also providing basic and advanced life support care to patients. Ability to adapt to new skills and information is essential to succeed in this role. This position is physically demanding and requires excellent driving and customer service skills along with some computer skills. It is essential that EMT-Ps in this capacity are comfortable with providing out-of-hospital care and willing to learn new skills to facilitate the transfer of patients. Additionally, provides personal care and basic nursing care and advanced tasks to patients assigned under the direct supervision of the RN Shift Supervisor when performing duties in the ED. Incumbents are expected to perform all selected procedures for the Paramedic and tasks outlined and approved by the North Carolina Office of EMS and the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  


1. Monitors patient condition during ground transport to provide optimal stabilization. 

2. Performs appropriate interventions during transport according to UNC Nash Specialty Care Protocols within the guidance of the NC Office of EMS (NCOEMS) 

3. Monitors communication equipment and communicates with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members and other stakeholders: * Ensures relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered. * Communicates assessments and plan of care in a professional manner with the appropriate personnel. 

4. Documents patients’ status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients’ response to care according to unit specific procedures and established protocols.

 5. Contacts physicians for guidance, as needed, and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Nash Specialty Care Transport Medical Direction. 

6. Operates medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital, hospital and transport environment. Ensures all various medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed.

7. Obtains direction regarding further care from medical staff. Delivers emergency care, such as CPR, oxygen, bandaging and splinting to patients, in accordance with reestablish protocols under UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction, if necessary.

 8. Participates in plan of care for patients who are acutely ill and require transport from referring institutions.

 9. Performs EMT-P duties as assigned per the ED Paramedic job description when working in a staffing capacity within the ED during transport “down time” 

Other Information:

  • High School Diploma General Studies or equivalent  
  • EMT-P Current certification as EMT-P with the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services.
  • BCLS Certification Recertification required every 2 years. 
  • ACLS Certification Recertification required every 2 years. 
  • CPI Certification (Must obtain within 1 year of hire) Recertification required every 2 years. 
  • ASLS Certification (Must obtain within 1 year of hire) Must be kept current. 
  • NIHSS Certification Must be kept current. 
  • Valid NC Driver's License     
  • Two (2) years experience as an EMT (P) in a pre-hospital or transport setting    

Job Details

Legal Employer: Nash Hospitals

Entity: Nash UNC Health Care

Organization Unit: NGH Emergency Room

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 40.00

Work Assignment Type: Onsite

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: NASH HC

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

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