Overview


Position Title:

Hospital Paramedic


Department:

Adult Emergency Department


Job Description:

General Description:

Functions under the administrative guidance of the shift supervisor or manager to provide services to emergency patients.  Under the clinical direction of the Emergency Department Physician, collects and conveys information to physician and licensed nurse regarding the health status of patients.

Essential Responsibilities:

Responsibilities listed in this section are core to the position.  Inability to perform these responsibilities with or without an accommodation may result in disqualification from the position. 

  • Provides care in accordance with established policies and procedures of OU Health. 
  • Carries out treatment plan in collaboration with the patient, the patient’s family and members of the healthcare team. 
  • Maintains clear communication with attending physician and licensed nurse assigned to patient about all patient care issues.
  • Observes and report patients’ signs or symptoms.
  • Contributes information to the licensed nurse for the development and modification of the patient’s plan of care.
  • Assists with the licensed nurse in delivering and documenting care provided to the patient.
  • Provides for patient safety.
  • Maintains competence with charting. 
  • Takes vital signs.
  • Measures and records patients’ input and output.
  • Attaches oxygen and cardiac monitor and monitors patients’ cardiac rhythm, performs 12 Lead EKG, documents EKG strips, suctions patients’ airways as directed, and reports findings to physician and care team assigned to patient.
  • Receives patients from EMS personnel and prepares patients for the physician’s care.
  • Collects routine laboratory specimens as directed by the physician.
  • Performs basic laboratory procedures.
  • Performs venipunctures, and insertion and removal of peripheral intravenous catheters from extremities.

General Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Successful completion of Paramedic training program.

Experience: Two (2) years of hospital and/or pre-hospital experience providing immediate stabilization and transport of sick and injured patients.

License(s)/Certification(s)/Registration(s) Required:  Current license issued by the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a Paramedic. Current Basic Life Support issued by the American Heart Association required upon hire. ACLS (American Heart Association) required within 3 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Knowledge of basic hospital policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and equipment.
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to type accurately. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with emphasis on providing customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Good computer skills with familiarity and/or ability to learn Microsoft Office, Teletracking and other software applications.
  • Knowledge of commonly used hospital based computer programs would be helpful.
  • Ability to relay information accurately and concisely. 
  • Ability to work closely with multiple disciplines in the healthcare setting. 
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple tasks.

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OU Health is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including PTO, 401(k), medical and dental plans, and many more. We know that a total benefits and compensation package, designed to meet your specific needs both inside and outside of the work environment, create peace of mind for you and your family.

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