***THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT CARILION NEW RIVER VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER ON CHRISTIANSBURG, VA***
Under the supervision of a licensed independent practitioner, manager and/or nursing professional, in accordance with the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing delegation and supervision guidelines, the Emergency Room EMT-I/P assists with a variety of direct and indirect patient care activities. These include assistance with activities of daily living, comfort care and nutritional support, and performance of selected diagnostic and therapeutic tasks and procedures as directed. Indirect patient care activities include maintaining a clean safe environment, ensuring adequate inventory of supplies and equipment, and data collection as pertinent to the patient population. Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.
Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Functions under direction of a licensed independent practitioner, MD, and/or RN in providing patient care, emotional support, and problem solving; all in accordance with hospital, nursing and unit policy/procedure
Observes, records, and reports conditions in the EMR Utilizes excellent communication skills in dealing with staff, peers, patients and family members in diverse situations.
Keeps current on treatment techniques, protocol changes, material and equipment. Takes responsibility for own actions and those of support team members. Coordinates activities with external entities if needed.
Transports patients in hospital observing safety guidelines. Maintains advanced transport medical knowledge and abilities.
Maintains continuing education requirements by National, State, and Carilion standards.
Uses customer service skills in interactions with physicians, patients, families, staff members and community at large. Works within the Emergency Department environment. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals and unsafe environment. Frequently exposed to high levels of stress and emergency situations. Individual must be flexible and adapt rapidly to changing situations. High physical effort is required for moving and extricating patients, as well as, long work hours.
Education:High school graduate or equivalent required. Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical program in paramedic studies preferred.
Experience: One year EMT-I or Paramedic experience required.
Licensure, certification, and/or registration:Certified in the State of Viginia as an EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic and maintains National Registered status (preferred). AHA BLS - HCP, and ACLS required. PALS, Haz Mat Awareness, NRP and PHTLS or BTLS required within one year from date of hire.
Other Minimum Qualifications: Must maintain continuing education hours to meet re-certification status as required by State and National standards.
Inspiring Better Health at Carilion Clinic
Every day at Carilion Clinic, our employees come together to inspire better health in our patients, their families and our communities. Explore how you can be a part of this diverse, innovative and interdisciplinary patient-centered team, and find out how you can make a difference in the lives of others.
As an employee, you can take advantage of our competitive pay, various scheduling options, continuing education opportunities and excellent benefits.
Based in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic includes multi-specialty physician practices, seven not-for-profit hospitals and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute in partnership with Virginia Tech.
Service Excellence and Quality are hallmarks of Carilion Clinic. As a team member, you will be expected to consistently deliver the best in care and customer service. As an employee, you will demonstrate respect, dignity, kindness and empathy in each encounter with our patients, families, visitors and with each other.
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Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Carilion Clinic is a not-for-profit healthcare organization based in Roanoke, Va. Through our comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services, we work together to provide quality care close to home for nearly 1 million Virginians. With an enduring commitment to the health of our region, we also seek to advance care through medical education and research, help our community stay healthy, and inspire our region to grow stronger.