Job ID: 954211
Facility: Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
Location: Tarboro, NC
Date Posted: Dec 21, 2021
About Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital, formerly Heritage Hospital, is a full-service, 117-bed acute care facility where residents of Tarboro, Edgecombe county and surrounding communities receive a wide range of health services close to home. Our partnership with Vidant Health enhances our wide range of services and improves the quality of care our patients receive. More than 20 specialties are represented by Vidant Edgecombe Hospital's medical staff, assuring the people of Edgecombe county that almost all their health needs can be met right here at home. In addition to acute care, our services include rehabilitation, oncology and outpatient clinics.
The Paramedic functions as a member of the care team and participates in the care of ill and injured patients. Responsibilities include patient care, incorporating stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Paramedic functions as part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Paramedic fulfills education skill requirements as established by the Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned.
The Transport Paramedic function as a member of the ALS transport team and is responsible for the care of the ill and injured patients transported by Vidant EastCare. Responsibilities include patient care, incorporating assessment, stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Transport Paramedic is expected to execute independent judgment, in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The Transport Paramedic functions as part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Transport Paramedic fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the Vidant EastCare Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned.
Professional: The Paramedic functions as a professional representative of the Vidant system and shall support and up-hold the mission, goals, and objectives of the system at all times. The Paramedic will:
a. utilize proper channels for improvement of the system.
b. at all times maintain a positive customer service approach.
c. maintain physical fitness and body weight as monitored by an annual physical exam (Eastcare).
d. maintain a professional and neat appearance while on duty and representing Vidant during other functions.
e. maintain a cooperative or team oriented working relationship with co-workers.
f. work and communicate effectively.
Clinical: The Paramedic is responsible for rendering advanced life support care to critically ill or injured patients as directed by physicians and in adherence with established protocols and standards of care.
The Paramedic will:
a. maintain skills through mandatory participation in continuing education sessions and clinical activities.
b. be knowledgeable of and able to operate critical life support equipment efficiently and safely.
c. attend required scheduled staff meetings unless excused by the management team.
d. thoroughly document patient care.
e. complete daily base duties such as patient follow-up and 24 hour report records (EastCare only)
f. perform all other duties as assigned.
Operational: The Paramedic is responsible for thorough knowledge of the Vidant policies and procedures, and shall assist in meeting operational goals and objectives.
Additionally the EastCare Paramedic will:
a. prepare for shift duties by inspecting equipment and on-board supply inventories at beginning of work shift;
b. assure proper maintenance and retrieval of Vidant EastCare and referring agency equipment;
c. maintain a clean patient transport environment, including all medical equipment, supplies and living quarters;
d. restock equipment and supplies immediately following each transport;
e. complete monthly duties as assigned;
f. operate communication equipment professionally;
g. assure safety of patients and all others functioning in and around the aircraft and ambulance:
h. respond promptly to Vidant EastCare pages in order to effect an expedited response;
i. Perform all Vidant EastCare missions as assigned.
Quality Improvement: The Paramedic shall be responsible for supporting and participating in the Vidant Quality Improvement Plan. The Paramedic will ensure adherence to, and updates as needed, Vidant policies and procedures, in conjunction/collaboration with the Vidant Leadership and the Medical Director.
Additionally EastCare Paramedics will:
a. participate in the Vidant EastCare Quality Improvement program by attending monthly Q/A and Safety committee meetings and follow through on various QI activities as assigned directly by the Medical Director or unit educator.
b. ensure adherence to, and updates as needed, Vidant EastCare policies and procedures, in conjunction/collaboration with the Educator and/or Medical Director;
c. participate in developing and completing research projects designed to advance or evaluate air medical transport.
Continuing Education: The Paramedic will:
a. assist with the orientation of new personnel to the Vidant system;
b. identify areas for continuing education specific to crews' needs interaction, etc;
d. participate in continuing education activities to maintain current medical command status.
e. Additionally, EastCare Paramedic will assist the Educator in designing, implementing and updating the continuing education program for the Vidant EastCare system
Staffing: As an employee of the Vidant system, the Paramedic shall support continuity of service through flexibility in scheduling and base assignment. The Paramedic will be prepared and prompt in reporting for scheduled shifts as assigned.
Special Projects: The Paramedic shall participate in system wide and unit-level projects on an ongoing basis.
Additionally, EastCare paramedics will support and participate in system wide and base site educational activities to area hospitals and community health agencies.
Patient Confidentiality and Privacy: The Paramedic shall protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the Vidant Privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal and state laws.
Additinally the EastCare Paramedic will:
a. access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that is necessary to complete his/her duties;
b. share such information only with those individuals and entities that have a "need to know" with regard to specific patient information;
c. report, without the threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding Vidant EastCare's policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that policy to the designated Privacy Officer;
d. actively participate in the Vidant EastCare privacy training programs;
It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.
Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.
We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.