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Emergency Department Paramedic - Emergency Room - Rockingham

Job ID: 5383
Location: Eden, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Rockingham Health Care
Status: Full Time
Shift: Evening Job

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Job Description

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

UNC Rockingham Emergency Department includes 21 beds including a 4 bed low acuity space and results pending. We have 2 major resuscitation/trauma rooms, a triage room for initial assessment and a decontamination area. Our ED team cares for patients in all life threatening situations, less-critical injuries requiring minor treatment, acute and behavioral health diagnoses. The Rockingham ED Leadership team is focused on patient centered care through collaborative care work and positive co-worker recognition for staff in our fast-paced work environment. 

JOB SUMMARY

Works as a member of the Emergency Department clinical team. The paramedic collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team to provide appropriate age specific care in compliance with standards of practice in the Emergency Department setting. The paramedic will provide care to patients under the supervision of the Registered Nurse and Physician. The Emergency Department Medical Director will provide oversight for clinical practice. Skill set approved by NC-OEMS will be utilized.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES 

Takes directions from nurse, physician and/or advanced practice provider to implement prescribed therapies within scope of practice. Provides rapid evaluation of presenting patients and communicates to the care team the patient; 1⁄2s required needs/care. Identifies clinical priorities and initiates action to improve patient outcomes based on these priorities. Maintains a safe, therapeutic and healing environment through ensuring patient privacy and responsive, respectful, accepting and professional behavior. Acts as a patient advocate. Communicates effectively to promote sharing of information. Utilizes triage skills to assist in prioritizing of incoming ED patients. Performs basic data collection, prepares patient for exam and communicates findings to primary and/or charge nurse. Facilitates blood draw and starting of IVs based on orders and in coordination with primary/triage nurse. Works to their paramedic license; does not give narcotics or perform intubations. Transports patients via wheelchair or stretcher as needed throughout facility. Performs other duties as assigned by management. Qualifications 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

Completion of OEMS approved training & competency program for Paramedic and current North Carolina Paramedic Certification required. Certification in BCLS, ACLS, PALS. 

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

Six months experience in a pre-hospital environment as a Paramedic required. 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS 

Incumbent must demonstrate the ability to understand, communicate and react effectively and appropriately to the unique needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Incumbent must demonstrate clinical competence per the position’s Skills Checklist before being allowed to perform independently. 


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Job Details

Legal Employer: NCHEALTH

Entity: UNC Rockingham Health Care

Organization Unit: RHC Emergency Room 

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Night Job

Location of Job: US:NC:Eden

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No



This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Heath Care System. This is not a State employed position.
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