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Paramedic ED PRN

at Sandoval Regional Medical Center

Posted: 3/27/2020
Job Reference #: 1262856
Keywords: paramedic

Job Description

Paramedic ED PRN

Department:Emergency Department
Location:Rio Rancho, NM





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Job Summary and Scope

Assist in the nursing and medical care of patients in the Emergency Department. Respond to medical emergencies throughout Sandoval Regional Medical Center buildings and property, and provide medical assistance in collaboration with registered nurses, the House Supervisor, and SRMC physicians.  Serve as a role model to promote the SRMC Values, a positive work environment and efficient, quality patient care.  Report compliance or equipment issues to the department Director or Charge Nurse. Ensure adherence to Hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignments may include neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups.

Essential Functions: 

  • POLICIES AND PROCEDURES - Maintain established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, and quality assurance programs
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops
  • Administer oxygen, cardiac monitor, place IV’s, obtain blood specimens, catheterize patients, and place NG tubes under emergency department physician orders or emergency department protocols or guidelines
  • Answer phones, and operate computer systems
  • Performs routine specialized non-invasive treatment procedures as required
  • Perform EKG’s
  • Perform basic and advanced airway management techniques, including endotracheal intubation, as well as placement and monitoring of extraglottic airway devices, contingent upon initial and continued authorization by Emergency Department Medical Director and Emergency Department Director
  • Perform intraosseous, external jugular, and peripheral intravenous vascular access according to physician order or SRMC policies and guidelines. 
  • Perform cardiac monitoring, defibrillation, cardiac pacing, administer Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) medications in collaboration with SRMC RN’s and physicians on patients experiencing a cardiac arrest or life-threatening medical emergency or condition
  • Transport patients, collect, label, and transport specimens, equipment, supplies, charts, and materials, to include arterial blood gas specimens
  • Assist nursing staff/physicians in complicated treatment procedures
  • Apply orthopedic splints as directed
  • Maintain equipment, stock supplies and transport patients
  • Promote team work and patient care in hospital setting by operating  computer systems, perform a variety of clerical duties in support of assigned area to include data entry, answer phones, enter orders, assist as needed,  and maintain files and other related duties
  • Observe patient to ensure their safety and well-being; report observations to Charge Nurse or appropriate designee
  • Assist with activities of daily living (ADL): meals, ambulation, hygiene, linen change and toileting as instructed
  • Provide basic patient care; take and record vital signs to include temperature, pulse, respiration, weight, height, blood pressure and intake-output measurements
  • Educates and advises patients on specific medical issues within established parameters
  • Assist RN's with application and monitoring of patients in physical restraints
  • May assist RN's with response to medical emergencies within SRMC and on SRMC property
  • Assist/perform patient transport utilizing wheelchairs, stretchers & beds
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

SRMC Core Values

Integrity:  Our words and actions match our values

To Serve:  We put the needs of others before our own

Excellence:  We strive to exceed expectations and/or standards in every activity, every encounter, and every initiative

Safety/Quality:  We provide evidence based care, programs, services, and an environment that achieves the best outcomes

Teamwork:  We enjoy the ability and power to work collaboratively to deliver exceptional service


Communication Skills

  • Contacts are normally made with other within UNM-Sandoval
  • Contacts are usually with own department staff and own supervisor
  • Contacts frequently contain confidential/sensitive information necessitating discretion at all times
  • Percentage of contacts by phone: 20%; percentage of contacts face to face: 70%; percentage of contacts by email: 10%.
  • Percentage of contacts with patients: 80% and percentage with non-patients: 20%.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing

Required Qualifications

  • Physiological knowledge
  • Knowledge in bedside manner
  • Knowledge in infection control
  • Clinical Skills
  • Skill in administering medication
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Teamwork abilities
  • Health Promotion and Maintenance abilities
  • Patient assessment knowledge
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Ability to remain focused and organized
  • Ability to independently seek out resources
  • Knowledge of scope of the Paramedic


Education: Accredited paramedic program graduate


*       Licensed Paramedic (EMT-P) in the State of New Mexico

*       CPR certification or must obtain within thirty (30) calendar days of date of position

*       ACLS certification or must obtain within sixty (60) calendar days of date of position

*  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or must obtain within sixty (60) calendar days of

 date of position

*       Basic Arrhythmia Certification or equivalent within one (1) year of date of position

*       ED Paramedic Matrix - Complete and maintain unit/clinic based required certifications and competencies as listed in the department expectations and or the unit/clinic education matrix

Work Experience:

  • 2 years ER experience and/or
  • 2 years pre-hospital experience in a high-volume, progressive EMS agency or department

Preferred Educational/Experience Requirements:

*       Bachelors Degree or higher degree

*       Nationally certified in area of specialty

*       Dual Language Certification

Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass a pre-employment criminal background check, reference checks and a post offer drug screen.
  • Must be employment eligible as verified by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA).
  • Tuberculin Skin Test required annually
  • Hospital required vaccinations
  • Hospital required competencies

Working Conditions

  • Typical office and/or patient care, acute care hospital environment.
  • Must be able to travel locally between facilities and within the surrounding community.
  • Occasional exposure to minimal physical risk
  • Exposure to contagious diseases
  • Dealing with grief and sorrow
  • Dealing with hostile and upset people
  • Extensive computer work
  • Evening meetings
  • Dealing with high stress situations/levels
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays as outlined by department guidelines

Application Instructions

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