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Paramedic-PEDS ER, SR-Flex, JDCH: Pediatric Emergency Room

Company: Memorial Healthcare System
Location: Hollywood
Posted on: November 13, 2021

Job Description:

Summary:Provides patient care under the direction of a physician, physician's assistant, and/or registered nurse.Detailed responsibilities:

  • Performs technical procedures as delegated, including but not limited to establishing IV access, performing ECGs and vital statistics/telemetry monitoring, collecting specimens, providing wound care, and transporting patients.
  • Assists physicians and nurses with performing medical procedures, including examinations, minor surgical interventions, orthopedic treatment, and resuscitation.
  • Documents and communicates assessment findings or changes in physical, mental and emotional conditions to medical/nursing staff.
  • Assists with keeping department areas clean, stocked, and orderly.
  • Upon successful completion of training and demonstration of clinical competency, will be able to perform the following functions in Emergency Departments when approved by and under the supervision of the Emergency Services Medical Director: Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Placement, Intraosseous (IO) placement, Insertion of Nasogastric Tube, Triage (all aspects except Acuity Level Designation), IV Fluid Administration, Medication Administration (limited), Operation of IV infusion device (IV pump).Competencies and skills:Essential:
    • STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR: Acts in a manner that supports the standards of communication, respect, privacy, and teamwork by demonstrating a commitment to professional and ethical conduct.
    • CUSTOMER SERVICE: Demonstrates commitment to service excellence by promptly addressing internal/external customer issues/requests, resolving concerns while maintaining a professional image and behavior to build and enhance the patient/family/customer experience.
    • ACCOUNTABILITY: Accepts ownership of job roles and specific assignments/goals; works independently, takes responsibility for own actions; admits mistakes and judgment errors; and accepts constructive feedback. Connects personal work results to the accomplishment of team and organizational goals.
    • RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Accepts change and adapts in a positive and productive manner; handles unexpected situations and changes in direction calmly and with confidence. Views new assignments and job responsibilities as an opportunity for growth.
    • PROBLEM SOLVING: Ability to identify, analyze and effectively solve problems.
    • ORGANIZATION SKILLS: Organizes work to achieve maximum efficiency.
    • PATIENT AND FAMILY CENTERED CARE: "Provides Patient and Family Centered Care to patients, families, visitors and internal customers"
    • PATIENT SAFETY - ANCILLARY/SUPPORT: Contributes to a safe patient care environment.Education:Essential:
      • Accredited ProgramEducation specialization:Essential:
        • Emergency Medical TechnicianCredentials:Essential:
          • BLS Certification
          • Paramedic License - FL
          • PALS CertificationEducation equivalent experience:Essential:
            • ---Other information:Complexity of Work: Requires critical thinking skills, effective communications skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.Required Work Experience: No prior work experience required.------ Department specific credentials - See below-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required for Tele, ICU, L&D, OB, Cath Lab, OR, PACU, ER, CV, and Procedural areas.-PALS required for Pediatric areas with the exception of NICU.For added clarification, see Mandatory Education Requirements grid.Working conditions:Essential:
              • Bending and Stooping 60.00%
              • Keyboard Entry 60.00%
              • Kneeling 60.00%
              • Lifting/Carrying Patients 35 Pounds or Greater 60.00%
              • Lifting or Carrying 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Lifting or Carrying 25.01 lbs - 75 lbs Non-Patient 40.00%
              • Pushing or Pulling 0 - 25 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Pushing or Pulling 26 - 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Pushing or Pulling > 75 lbs Non-Patient 60.00%
              • Reaching 60.00%
              • Repetitive Movement Foot/Leg 60.00%
              • Repetitive Movement Hand/Arm 60.00%
              • Running 40.00%
              • Sitting 40.00%
              • Squatting 60.00%
              • Standing 60.00%
              • Walking 60.00%
              • Audible Speech 60.00%
              • Hearing Acuity 60.00%
              • Smelling Acuity 60.00%
              • Depth Perception 60.00%
              • Distinguish Color 60.00%
              • Seeing - Far 60.00%
              • Seeing - Near 60.00%
              • Bio hazardous Waste 60.00%
              • Biological Hazards - Respiratory 60.00%
              • Biological Hazards - Skin or Ingestion 60.00%
              • Blood and/or Bodily Fluids 60.00%
              • Communicable Diseases and/or Pathogens 60.00%
              • Asbestos 20.00%
              • Cytotoxic Chemicals 40.00%
              • Dust 60.00%
              • Gas/Vapors/Fumes 60.00%
              • Hazardous Chemicals 60.00%
              • Hazardous Medication 20.00%
              • Latex 40.00%
              • Computer Monitor 60.00%
              • Domestic Animals 40.00%
              • Fire Risk 20.00%
              • Hazardous Noise 20.00%
              • Heating Devices 60.00%
              • Laser/High Intensity Lights 20.00%
              • Magnetic Fields 20.00%
              • Moving Mechanical Parts 60.00%
              • Needles/Sharp Objects 60.00%
              • Potential Electric Shock 60.00%
              • Potential for Physical Assault 60.00%
              • Radiation 40.00%
              • Wet or Slippery Surfaces 60.00%Organizational Profile:Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital is a 226 bed free-standing children's hospital in Hollywood, Broward County, Florida located near Fort Lauderdale. The hospital is currently undergoing a 4-story vertical expansion to double the number of floors and to continue to meet its commitment to providing the highest quality and safest care for children in the region.JDCH is one of 6 hospitals that are part of Memorial Healthcare System, the 3rd largest public health system in the country. Memorial delivers nearly 14,000 babies per year in 3 hospitals and has 132 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - both level 2 and 3 (the state of Florida does not yet have a separate designation for level 4 care). JDCH has robust high-risk and congenital programs including a US News and World Report ranked pediatric Cardiology and Heart Surgery Program, one of only two active programs in the state that does heart transplants. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital's Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program is also ranked by US News and World Report as number one in Florida and is one of the largest programs in the southeastern United States. JDCH also has robust Neurosciences, Hematology/Oncology and other specialized surgical programs (approximately 10,000 surgeries per year). They also have the area's largest pediatric and neonatal transport team, which also does mobile ECMO. JDCH serves over 375,000 children per year from around the state. Approximately 100,000 children are cared for in our 3 emergency rooms across the county per year. JDCH's services continue to grow with the opening of the new specialty center/ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach County in 2018 and a new ambulatory pavilion in Miramar, near Miami-Dade County which will open in 2021.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers resources for academic pursuits, spanning from clinical research to basic science investigation via affiliations with nearby universities and through its Pediatric Institute for Discovery and Innovation (PIDI). Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has an established pediatric residency program and deep relationships with other hospital providers and universities.Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital combines leading-edge clinical excellence with a child- and family-friendly environment that emphasizes the Power of Play. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital offers a comprehensive range of healthcare services - delivered with kindness, dedication and compassion.Disclaimer: This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.

Keywords: Memorial Healthcare System, Hollywood , Paramedic-PEDS ER, SR-Flex, JDCH: Pediatric Emergency Room, Healthcare , Hollywood, Florida

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