Emergency Medicine Services - Baystate Health
Category(s): Allied Health Clinical Professional, Emergency Medicine Services
Full Time / Part Time: Per Diem
ED Medic positions
Per diem openings, days and nights
The Emergency Department Medic performs a variety of technical tasks and bedside functions as part of the adult emergency department care team. Responsibilities include direct patient care, mobility, internal/external transfers, and monitoring. Multi-skilled is needed in the unit to perform duties relative to all phlebotomy, technical skills, assisting in procedures and EKGs. Expected to manage equipment in conjunction with unit leadership and perform or assist in procedures on the unit as an integral team member. Responsible for knowledge of set up and assists in procedure and patient prep for exams. Possesses experience in upholding department goals of patient care by maximizing throughput and expediting care in an emergency setting.
The Emergency Department Medic may serve on unit or organizational level process improvement/quality committees. The Emergency Department Medic may be required to assist in training and maintaining staff competencies by working with nursing educators on training materials and skills days.
This description covers the essential functions of the position. The incumbent is expected to perform other similar and related duties as assigned. Management has the right to change or add to the job responsibilities at any time.
Measures and records vital signs within specified time frame. Consistently reports to RN/Physician any significant deviations in vital signs, normal and abnormal patient assessment data specific to the patient complaint/diagnosis/age. Documents findings in the patients Electronic Medical Records.
Administers treatments and procedures in accordance with Baystate Health policies/procedures. Assists with exams and procedures.
Assists patients with elimination of body wastes.
Makes available or offers bedpan, urinal and emesis basin immediately after patient request as indicated by absence of patient complaints. Accurately labels and sends specimens of urine, feces, wound cultures and sputum
Performs point-of-care testing
Assists with assessment and treatment by following specified orders
Communicates effectively with care team and patients.
Is knowledgeable of and initiates emergency procedures. Responds effectively in emergency situations as specified in Baystate Health policy. Works to maintain patient safety at all times.
Provide for patient safety at all times by maintaining a patient room free of clutter and waste; implementing appropriate safety practices and protocols.
Initiates timely performance of EKG's on all patients presenting with potential cardiovascular complaints.
Initiates peripheral IV insertion using proper technique according to Baystate Health policies requiring a co-signature by RN for documentation.
Monitoring of Telemetry during transport for procedures and or transportation to designated floors.
Paramedic license required
3 years paramedic experience preferred.
Skills and Competencies:
Peripheral IV insertion and care with validation and competency by Baystate Health
Telemetry Monitoring/Defibrillation with validation of competency by Baystate Health
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Bachelor of Science, GED or HiSET (Required)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – Other, Basic Life Support – Other, Driver License – Other, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Paramedic – Other, NIMS ICS 200 – Other, NIMS ICS 700 Certified – FEMA Federal Emergency Management Institute
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Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.