A Paramedic in the Emergency Department is responsible for direct patient and indirect patient care while under the direction of a Registered Nurse and based on the Scope of Practice guideline.
Graduate of an accredited EMT-Paramedic training program.
An AS degree is recommended, a BS degree is preferred.
A minimum of two years of continuous experience on an Advanced Life Support Ground Unit as an EMT-P. Experience must reflect general knowledge in pre-hospital medicine principles and practice skills
One year emergency services experience in a hospital setting
Position Requirement(s): License/Certification/Registration
Current licensure to practice as a paramedic in the State of Tennessee.
BLS Healthcare Provider and ACLS
BTLS/PHTLS certified; Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic (NREMT-P)
PALS within 1 year
Department Position Summary:
A Paramedic in the Emergency Department is responsible for direct and indirect patient care while under the direction of a Registered Nurse. The paramedic is responsible for providing age specific care through triage of initial complaint; the ongoing assessment, evaluation, and treatment of perceived, actual or potential, sudden or urgent, physical or psychosocial problems that are primarily episodic or acute. Resolution may require minimal care or life-support measures, patient and family education, appropriate referral, and knowledge of legal implications. Duties include but are not limited to the implementation of ACLS and BTLS protocols, medication administration, and performance of phlebotomy and EKG. Transport and supply stocking of the department; some clerical functions.
The paramedic must interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the units policies and procedures. This is done through evaluation of direct supervisor by direct observation, in a skills lab, or discussed verbally or written. Competency can also be evaluated by a formal peer review process and/or by self assessment based on objective criteria that is reviewed and validated.