Responsible for all aspects of patient care within the scope of Paramedic. Conducts medical evaluations and provides care to adult and pediatric patients in the Emergency Department setting.
- Provides patient care and transport within the scope of Paramedic Training.
- Transports patients from the Emergency Department to intra-hospital locations including but not limited to telemetry and intensive care units.
- Inserts intravenous and intraosseous cannulas.
- Access indwelling catheters and implanted central IV ports for fluid and medication administration.
- Administers medication by intravenous infusion.
- Works with physicians and registered nurses, assisting as necessary.
- Monitors, evaluates and documents patient condition during transport.
- Performs medical interventions as needed with the Paramedics scope of training following transport protocols.
- Maintain an infusion of blood or blood products.
- Perform cardioversion, manual defibrillation, and transcutaneous pacing.
- Performs EKG.
- May perform CPR.
- Assists with airway management.
- Maintains patient confidentiality.
- Performs related duties as required.
- High School Diploma or equivalent.
- College Degree preferred.
- Minimum one (1) year as a full time paramedic.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Ability to communicate effectively.
- Works as a team player.
- Demonstrates respect and professionalism in all interactions.
- Decision making and problem solving.
- New York State Paramedic current certification required.
- NYC REMAC current certification required.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
- Advanced Cardiovascular (ACLS) required.
- Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) required or Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS).
- Physically demanding, high-stress environment requiring prolonged periods of standing, reaching, walking throughout the working day.
- Full range of body motion, able to lift up to 100 pounds, if necessary, to assist lifting and moving patients.
- An individual in this position may be exposed to: Adverse indoor environmental conditions, Blood borne pathogens, Blood and body fluids, Physical hazards (e.g., needle pricks, etc.), communicable diseases, chemical hazards, radiation, and repetitive motions.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center.
BHMC is an equal opportunity employer, it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, military status, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability or handicap or other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.