PARAMEDIC III Job Duke Careers Durham

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Duke Careers Careers 2020 - Duke Careers need the best people to fill PARAMEDIC III that will be placed in Durham.

Duke Careers Job Vacancies 2020

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Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina’s Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
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Paramedic III – Critical Care ParamedicDuke University Health SystemDuke Life Flight
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Paramedic IIICritical Care Paramedicwho will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.
Duke University Health System’s Life Flight team supports over 20 critical care procedures independently. The patient population is 22-23 week gestation neonates to geriatric (all ages). In this department you work with interdisciplinary teams including, Basic Life Support EMT’s, single provider ALS Paramedic, Clinical Nurses, Respiratory Therapist (Neo/Peds team) and Critical Care Paramedics.
Job Summary:
The Paramedic III will perform a variety of activities associated with the Life Flight Critical Care Transport service to include operation of the Life Flight Ground Critical Care Transport ambulance and Critical Care Air Transport and medical support systems, and assist with operations of associated satellite base and ongoing continuing education outreach program. The Paramedic will provide direct patient care within their scope of practice for ALS I, ALS II, or BLS patient care transports.
Work Hours & Shifts:
Full Time: Rotating Shifts 7a-7p or 7p-7a
Location: Rotating Bases- Durham and Henderson Bases
Paramedic III ( Life Flight Critical Care Paramedic)
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for providing direct patient care in accordance with the Paramedic scope of practice as defined by the North Carolina Medical Board under the medical oversight of the Medical Director of the practice setting where the individual will function.
Assists clinical staff in the evaluation, treatment and care of patients.
Obtains pertinent history and performs a physical examination.
Performs technical procedures as delegated.
Monitors patients and maintains records using patient monitoring system and electronic health records.
Documents patients' status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients' response to care according to specific procedures and established protocols.
Documents and maintains an informative and accurate medical record to initiate charges for each patient treated.
Communicates in a professional manner essential information to all appropriate members of the healthcare team to promote sharing of information throughout the continuum of care.
Operates extensive medical and mechanical equipment in the hospital and transport environment.
Ensures all medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed.
Provides and maintains a safe and therapeutic environment for the patients, visitors, and staff.
Properly disposes of and handles as applicable, sharps, soiled materials, and linens and disinfects area in accordance with policy and policy as applicable.
Properly uses PPE when in contact with patients, soiled utility, hazardous materials in accordance with policy.
Act as preceptor and support the development of other staff and formal learners.
Participate in the identification of clinical or operational performance improvement opportunities and in performance improvement activities.
Supports an environment of evidence-based practice/research/quality improvement initiatives
Maintain certifications and clinical skills.
Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Perform all responsibilities specified for Life Flight Level II. Obtain pertinent history and perform a physical examination based on comprehensive knowledge, advanced skills and sound professional judgement. Obtain historical data from an environmental survey, attending medical personnel, patient or significant other, and existing documentation.
Complete a systematic, rapid primary assessment and a prioritized secondary survey.
Analyze and assess available diagnostic data. Revise plan of care as new information becomes available.
Provide care in a critical care environment utilizing appropriate, timely interventions, per program protocols, in a priority sequence within scope of practice not to exceed standards set by the North Carolina office of EMS (NCOEMS) and local medical direction.
Utilize Advanced Skills prioritizing the patient's needs based on potential or actual needs. (I.e. intubation, Rapid Sequence Intubation, needle decompression of tension pneumothoraces, percutaneous cricothryoidotomy, placement of intraosseous and central line).
Demonstrates proficient use of advanced and basic life support equipment and maintains contact with Medical Control when necessary for protocol deviation.
Communicate essential information to all appropriate members of the healthcare team.
Evaluate patient progress, analyze data, and modify the planning and implementation of care based on patient response throughout the transfer process.
Communicate between referring and receiving healthcare professionals to ensure continuity of care.
Act as a liaison between patients, families, referring healthcare professionals and DUHS staff.
Plan, organize and maintain equipment and supplies for use before, during and after transport.
Perform inventory of transport vehicle every shift with restocking after each transport. Plan for special equipment needs for each transport. (I.e. external pacemaker, intravenous infusion pumps, intra-aortic balloon pump, isolette, baby pod). Maintain equipment repair as needed.
Performs intubations (nasal, endotracheal), RSI, and needle decompression of tension pneumothoraces, percutaneous cricothyroidotomy, central line placement (EJ), and intraosseous line placement.
Provide and maintain a safe environment for fellow crewmembers, the patients, assisting agencies, and ancillary personnel. Formulate research studies as needed.
Successful completion of an NCOEMS approved Paramedic Course or a United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) centered course or similar approved Paramedic Course.
Minimum of three years and current ALS experience as a Paramedic in emergency setting with a moderate to high call volume 911 agency (20,000 to 35,000 calls/year) Obtain FP-C within 2 years of hire. Weight Standards policy
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Applies to Life Flight Paramedic only
Satisfy all requirements of Level II
Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP) required
CCP-C or FP-C certification required.
PHTLS certification required within 1 year of hire.
Specialty certification, i.e., FP-C, or CCEMTP required within 2 years of hire date if Paramedic is new to SCT transport
Obtain TPATC within 24 months of hire
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of and appropriate application Paramedic scope of practice
Knowledge of professional theory, practice and procedure
Ability to assess needs of acute and chronically ill patients and their families
Ability to independently seek out resources and work collaboratively
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
Ability to communicate clearly with patients, families, visitors, healthcare team, physicians, administrators, leadership and others
Ability to use sensory and cognitive functions to process and prioritize information, treatment, and follow-up
Ability to use fine motor skills Ability to record activities, document assessments, plan of care, interventions, evaluation and re-evaluation of patient status
Ability to use computer and learn new software programs
Able to document and communicate pertinent information using computer and/or paper documentation tools Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking
Ability to remain focused and organized Working knowledge of procedures and techniques involved in administering routine and special treatments to patients
Working knowledge of infection control procedures and safety precautions
Pre-employment Physical Capacity Testing Required Must Speak English in good, understandable terms
Participate in own professional development by maintaining required competencies, identifying learning needs and seeking appropriate assistance or educational offerings.
Critical thinking and ability to concentrate
Must be able to respond quickly to changes in patient and/or unit conditions
Operating knowledge of ambulance/fire truck or vehicle equivalent to the Duke Life Flight ambulances.
Physical Requirements
Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, knelling, crouching/squatting, balancing, and pulling.
Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking.
Must be able to lift and support the weight up to 75 pounds in handling patients, medical equipment, and supplies.
Intact sense of sight, hearing, smell, and touch.
Finger dexterity. Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.
Vision must be 20/40 corrected. Successful completion of post offer job testing for physical fitness.
Meet Level II requirements
Physically fit to allow for functional movement in an aircraft or ambulance and the ability to wear the Duke approved helmet.
Max weight 240 pounds fully outfitted for air crew.
Max height 6'4" for air crew-See Weight Standards policy
The transport environment may be indoors or outdoors in any type of weather.
The air ambulance (rotor wing or fixed wing) is noisy, may experience exhaust fumes.
High and low frequency vibrations are present requiring hearing protection/helmet.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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