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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack, NJ

Company
Hackensack University Medical Center
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
18123
AJE Ref #
575984096
Location
Hackensack, NJ
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
High School Diploma or GED

JOB DESCRIPTION

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The Paramedic is responsible for providing advanced life support services in our respective service area as outlined by Hackensack University Medical Center and NJ Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services. Provide quality pre-hospital care to individuals of all age groups when delivering emergency care and transportation. 1. Assists and supports all BLS providers and other agency personnel at scene of an emergency when rendering pre-hospital care. 2. Provides effective pre-hospital care on a routine basis by obtaining significant data from patient, patient's family and other available sources. Completes a thorough physical examination so that appropriate intervention can be instituted when necessary. Observes, records and reports all pertinent medical information to the medical control physician in an organized manner so that appropriate therapy can be instituted in the pre-hospital phase. Throughout transportation to medical facility keeps medical control physician advised of patient condition and updates as necessary. 3. Operates an emergency vehicle in a safe manner when responding to the scene of an emergency and during transfer to medical facility. 4. Provides verbal and written reports to receiving medical facility when transferring patient to emergency department staff. Verbal report must be completed prior to responding to another emergency call. 5. Completes an accurate handwritten or computer generated Mobile ICU Patient Care Report Form as required by HUMC and OEMS policy/procedure. 6. Completes all department forms/records and data entry as required by Hackensack University Medical Center. Provides complete and accurate activity log sheet and vehicle equipment accountability form on a daily basis. 7. Documents controlled medication on appropriate form and on shift activity form in accordance with Hackensack University Medical Center and OEMS policy/procedure. 8. Ensures the maintenance and accountability for all MICU equipment, vehicles and supplies at all MICU locations. Able to trouble shoots and document if equipment failure exists and notify appropriate personnel as necessary. 9. Follows duty roster for daily assignments at your respective unit location. 10. Documents all unusual occurrences/incidents, which may occur on assigned shift and report to department supervisors. 11. Acts as a preceptor for paramedic students. 12. Provides care to the ALS patient that involves, lifting of patients, carrying of equipment and the climbing in and out of ambulances and tight spaces. 13. Completes yearly mandatory education training as required by department, hospital & NJDOH & SS/OEMS. 14. Identifies the needs of the patient population served and modifies and delivers care that is specific to those needs (i.e., age, culture, language, hearing and/or visually impaired, etc.). This process includes communicating with the patient, parent, and/or primary caregiver(s) at their level (developmental/age, educational, literacy, etc.). 15. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational Competencies. Working Conditions: Lifts a minimum of 20 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 20 lbs. and stands a minimum of 2 hours a day. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: 1. High school diploma or equivalent. 2. Minimum of 2 years basis life support experience providing emergency medical care. Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred: 1. Associate's degree. Licenses and Certifications Required: 1. AHA Basic Health Care Life Support HCP Certification. 2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification. 3. Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification. 4. International Trauma Life Support Certification or Trauma Nursing Core Course Certification or Prehospital Trauma Life Support Certification. 5. Valid Driver's License from a USA state. 6. Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic Certification. 7. Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator or equivalent driver training course within six months of hire. Licenses and Certifications Preferred:

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