Covenant Health ADVANCED EMT in Nashua, New Hampshire
The Advanced EMT (AEMT) performs patient care functions under the direction of ED providers and RNs. It should be understood that the primary responsibility for an individual patient will remain with the assigned RN.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supports and promotes the mission and values of Covenant Health Ministry
Perform standard assessments using basic and complex equipment
Based on assessments, identify patient care priorities
Reassess patient status/needs at appropriate intervals
Report patient status changes/needs to appropriate RN, Paramedic or ED physician/treating clinician
Initiate/maintain IV access lines in ED and other patient areas, excluding central lines
Initiate/maintain intraosseous (IO) access lines with physician approval
Perform blood draws and send to lab according to policy
Removal of IV/IO lines
Obtain 12 lead EKG and present to ordering provider
Obtain and evaluate FSBG
Wound dressing application
Obtain Clean Catch Urine
Transport patients to other departments or inpatient rooms
Administer medications as ordered by ED physician/treating clinician, in accordance with the National Scope of Practice for AEMT’s and in accordance with Hospital Policies and Procedures.
Set up suture sets
Simple splint Application
Order entry using RN Symptom-Based Order Guidelines
Restocking of supplies as needed
Able to communicate verbally and in writing
Communicate patient status or needs to RN, Paramedic or ED physician/treating clinician, as needed
Document procedures, medications, etc. in electronic medical record
Serve as patient advocate as needed
Monitor department for cleanliness and safety issues and report as appropriate
Meet standards of job analysis form
Ensure patient comfort
Collaborate with ED Team to expedite care
Pay attention to patient needs
Interact positively with members of team, other departments and services
Respect patient’s culture, lifestyle, religion and age when planning or implementing care
Accept constructive criticism and channels emotional reaction in a positive manner
Other duties as trained and credentialed
Job Knowledge and Skills
Point of care competencies (urine dip, glucose monitoring)
EKG/Automatic External Defibrillation
Learning and Leadership Development Academy modules, as assigned
Education and Experience:
Current New Hampshire licensed AEMT required.
BLS Certification required.
Minimum five years as a practicing pre-hospital AEMT preferred.
An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above may be substituted for the above education and experience requirements.
Covenant Health Mission Statement
We are a Catholic health ministry, providing healing and care for the whole person, in service to all in our communities.
Our Core Values:
We show respect, caring and sensitivity towards all, honoring the dignity of each person, especially the poor, vulnerable and suffering.
We promote justice and ethical behavior, and responsibly steward our human, financial and environmental resources.
We work in partnership, dialogue and shared purpose to create healthy communities.
We deliver all services with the highest level of quality, while seeking creative innovation.
Applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, and genetic information (including family medical history).
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