Overview

Summary

Job Summary
Responds to calls for emergency medical services and provides patient care as directed and/or determined necessary.
Job Responsibilities
  • Administers care within scope of practice and per Emergency Department policies.
  • Contributes to the assessment of patients by collecting data for review by a nurse.
  • Assists nursing staff to identify physical, psychosocial, age-specific, and cultural considerations of each patient.
  • Reports abnormal findings or changes in physical, mental, or emotional conditions to nursing staff.
  • Collaborates with care team, reports and records observations, and follows directives.
  • Performs the following procedures: CPR, splinting, blood draws, EKGs, start peripheral IVs, RSV/Flu swabs, urinary catheter insertion, and hangs plain IVFs as directed.
  • Transports telemetry monitored patients.
  • May transport patients with blood infusing that was initiated prior to transport.
  • May be required to complete order entry and maintain accurate documentation in a timely manner.
  • Works under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or mid-level provider.
Qualifications
  • High school diploma, General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or higher required upon hire
  • No experience required
  • Paramedic – Licensed Paramedic in the state of Kentucky required upon hire AND
  • BLS – Certified as a Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider required upon hire AND
  • ACLS – Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Healthcare Provider required upon hire AND
  • PALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification required upon hire
Skills and Attributes
  • Requires critical thinking skills and decisive judgment.
  • Works under minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
Physical Demands
  • Standing: Frequently
  • Walking: Frequently
  • Sitting: Occasionally
  • Lifting 0-25 lbs: Frequently
  • Lifting 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Lifting over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying 0-25 lbs: Frequently
  • Carrying 25-75 lbs: Rarely
  • Carrying over 75 lbs: Rarely
  • Pushing/Pulling 0-25 lbs: Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling 25-75 lbs: Frequently
  • Pushing/Pulling over 75 lbs: Frequently
  • Climbing: Occasionally
  • Bending/Stooping: Frequently
  • Kneeling: Occasionally
  • Crouching/Crawling: Occasionally
  • Reaching: Frequently
  • Talking: Frequently
  • Hearing: Frequently
  • Repetitive Foot/Leg Movements: Rarely
  • Repetitive Hand/Arm Movements: Frequently
  • Keyboard Data Entry: Frequently
  • Running: Occasionally
  • Vision: Depth Perception: Frequently
  • Vision: Distinguish Color: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Far: Frequently
  • Vision: Seeing Near: Frequently
Owensboro Health Core Commitments
INTEGRITY – We conduct ourselves with a high level of responsibility, reliability and honesty because we take seriously the trust of our patients and coworkers.

RESPECT – We value and accept the unique talents and contributions of every patient, customer and team member in the Owensboro Health community.

TEAMWORK – We build a spirit of connectivity and fellowship by striving together to overcome obstacles, surpass goals, celebrate accomplishments and plan the future.

INNOVATION – We foster original ideas and creative solutions that improve our daily work and promote the mission of Owensboro Health.

SERVICE – We focus on service to patients, customers and team members by anticipating their needs, thoughtfully meeting those needs and continually improving the quality of everything we do.

EXCELLENCE – We reach beyond basic expectations to expand our knowledge and awareness, produce exceptional work and provide outstanding service.

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