Presbyterian Healthcare Services
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CRITICAL CARE TRANSPORT - PARAMEDIC
at Presbyterian Healthcare Services
- Requisition ID
- Location : Location
Type of Opportunity: Per Required Need
Work Schedule: Varied Days and Hours
Provide inter-facility emergency and non-emergency care and transportation for injured and/or ill patients to statewide hospitals for the Albuquerque Ambulance Service of Presbyterian Healthcare Services. Accountable for responding to all assigned calls in the most appropriate and efficient manner, providing the highest standards of patient care in a team approach while providing a safe and hazard-free environment; Contributes to overall patient care in the areas of patient assessment, packing, treatment and transport; Reports to the Critical Care Captain.
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*Provides superior quality inter-facility critical care treatment and transportation for critically injured and/or ill patients to pre-determined destinations as requested by sending facility and physician; Utilizes critical care training and appropriate administration of Clinical Practice Guidelines and critical care transport standing orders.
*Maintains CCT continuing education requirements as outlined in Albuquerque Ambulance Standard Operating Guidelines.
*Maintains positive communications and collaboration with sending and receiving physicians and staff regarding the definitive therapy administered to their patients; Provides customers with professional and courteous communication and service. Actively markets the CCT program to maintain a positive image and facilitate understanding of the CCT program with other agencies or facilities.
*Documents patient care and interventions using computerized documentation system. Obtains demographics, billing information, and generates thorough patient care record by end of shift. *Maintains thorough knowledge of the ambulance, equipment, supplies, skills and medications; Assists in cleaning and maintaining supplies and equipment.
*Attends departmental staff meetings and/or in-service educational programs and keeps current with developments in the field through participation in seminars, workshops and/or publications; Participates in peer review process as part of overall quality program (QI/QA).
*Evaluates patients and provides patient care based on acuity of patient needs.
*Inserts and removes peripheral intravenous therapy lines within state-approved Scope of Practice; Performs phlebotomy; Collects samples from central line catheters; Performs arterial puncture and blood collection.
*Performs wound care and dressing changes. Inserts and removes gastric and urethral tubes; Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, ECG, glucometry, urinalysis and other tests.
*Operates patient monitoring systems specific to unit needs (such as cardiac and fetal heart monitoring).
*Organizes care in a manner that contributes to the overall quality of the team.
*Ensures a safe, comfortable, therapeutic environment for patients and families.
*Monitors patients and maintains records, documents, and reports any pertinent assessment changes to the physician and Charge Nurse; Informs of any drug treatments as appropriate.
*Provides patient turnover report to physicians and nurses.
*Communicates and processes necessary paperwork/information for patient transfers.
*Role models professional growth and development through participation in education programs, current literature, in-services, meetings and workshops.
*Perform other functions as required.
*Essential Working Conditions: Heavy Lifting, Driving, Biohazard Exposure, Temperature Variation
*High School/GED. Associates or Bachelors degree in EMS, Nursing, Business Management or related field preferred.
*1 year minimum Paramedic experience in a high-volume system required. 3-5 years Paramedic experience preferred.
*Current Paramedic license required. Valid driver's license required.
*Medical Examiner's Certification required.
*Current Critical Care certification required (FP-C, CCEMT-P, or CCP-C). BLS and ACLS required.
*PALS (or equivalent), PHTLS (or equivalent), NRP, and STABLE required within 6 months of hire.
*Valid driver's license required.
Essential: High School Diploma or GED
* Emerg Med Tech/Paramedic-NM
* Critical Care Emergency Medical Transport Program
* Flight Paramedic-Certified
* Certified Coding Professional
Competencies and skills:
* SKILL-Ability to effectively interact with customers to understand their needs and explain data
* SKILL-Microsoft Office
* Planning and coordinating organizational change
* Anticipating & Addressing Customer Needs
* Functioning as an Effective Contingent Member
* Acquiring & Applying Superior Skills to achieve Quality Outcomes
* Functioning as an Effective Team Member
* SKILL-Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in person and via telephone with members, employer groups, brokers, physicians, and physician office staff using strong dialogue and customer service competencies.
* SKILL-Written communication
Benefits are effective day-one (for .45 FTE and above) and include:
- Competitive salaries
- Full medical, dental and vision insurance
- Flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
- Free wellness programs
- Paid time off (PTO)
- Retirement plans, including matching employer contributions
- Continuing education and career development opportunities
- Life insurance and short/long term disability programs
Presbyterian Healthcare Services is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state's largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.
Presbyterian's story is really the story of the remarkable people who have chosen to work here. Starting with Reverend Cooper who began our journey in 1908, the hard work of thousands of physicians, employees, board members, and other volunteers brought Presbyterian from a tiny tuberculosis sanatorium to a statewide healthcare system, serving more than 700,000 New Mexicans.
We are part of New Mexico's history - and committed to its future. That is why we will continue to work just as hard and care just as deeply to serve New Mexico for years to come.
About New Mexico
New Mexico's unique blend of Spanish, Mexican and Native American influences contribute to a culturally rich lifestyle. Add in Albuquerque's International Balloon Fiesta, Los Alamos' nuclear scientists, Roswell's visitors from outer space, and Santa Fe's artists, and you get an eclectic mix of people, places and experiences that make this state great.
Cities in New Mexico are continually ranked among the nation's best places to work and live by Forbes magazine, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, and other corporate and government relocation managers like Worldwide ERC.
New Mexico offers endless recreational opportunities to explore, and enjoy an active lifestyle. Venture off the beaten path, challenge your body in the elements, or open yourself up to the expansive sky. From hiking, golfing and biking to skiing, snowboarding and boating, it's all available among our beautiful wonders of the west.
AA/EOE/VET/DISABLED. PHS is a drug-free and tobacco-free employer with smoke free campuses.