Munson Healthcare Advanced Emergency Tech-Paramedic in Traverse City, Michigan
High school education and/or equivalent.
Graduate from a state-approved EMS program with current Paramedic licensure in the State of Michigan required.
Current AHA (American Heart Association's), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification required or obtained within six months.
Current AHA (American Heart Association's), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification required or obtained within six months.
Under the general supervision of the Unit Manager
All patients served
Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare
Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
Promotes personal and patient safety.
Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate and interact with the general public as well as with emotionally distraught patients, family members and visitors.
Works within the guidelines of nursing and hospital standards of practice, policies and procedures.
Maintain current knowledge in clinical practice, attends in-services as appropriate.
Performs direct patient care activities within scope of practice and under the supervision of a Registered Nurse.
Recognizes and reports pertinent change in health care status of patients to a Registered Nurse or Physician.
Specific patient care duties, including, but not limited to:
· Vital signs
· Monitoring of patient condition
· Splinting, fracture care
· Cardiac monitoring
· 12 Lead EKGs
· Wound care
· Specimen collection
· Foley placement
· Application of restraints
· Assist with procedures
· Apply oxygen by appropriate delivery system.
· Peripheral IV cannulation and maintenance of IV lines (within scope of practice).
· Cardiac defibrillation and cardioversion.
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.