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Banner Health Senior Emergency Department Technician Paramedic in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Emergency Ctr-Hosp

Work Shift:

Night

Job Category:

Clinical Care

Good health care is key to a good life. At Banner Health, we understand that, and that’s why we work hard every day to make a difference in people’s lives. Do you like the idea of making a positive change in people’s lives – and your own? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Banner University Medical Center South Campus is an academic medical center focused on providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research to help the people of Arizona and beyond. Banner University Medical Center South Campus was nationally recognized by IBM Watson as a Top 100 Hospital in 2018.

The Banner UMC South Campus Emergency Department has that awesome family feel of a small-town ER yet has the excitement of working in a large city.

The fast-paced environment and diverse patient population allows for one to see, learn and do all that emergency medicine has to offer. The Banner UMC South ED is a 50-bed department, Level 1 Behavioral Health and Level 4 Trauma Center with approximately 50,000 annual visits.

As a Senior Emergency Department Technician (Paramedic) you will have the opportunity to use your experience and skills in a patient population that consists of newborn to geriatrics.

The schedule is 3 - 12 hour shifts / week, 7pm-7:30am. Weekend rotations are required in this role. Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential and an 18%-night shift differential when applicable.

The Arizona Paramedic certification is required, as well as BLS, ACLS and PALS.

Your pay and benefits are important components of your journey at Banner Health. This opportunity includes the option to participate in a variety of health, financial, and security benefits.

University Medical Center South Banner - University Medical Center South is a comprehensive medical center that includes an Emergency department, a state-designated trauma center and a Behavioral Health Pavilion. We are an Arizona Department of Health Services-accredited Cardiac Receiving Center and a Nurses Improving Care for Health system Elders-designated senior-friendly hospital. The hospital is staffed by physicians who are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and is managed by Banner Health under an operating agreement with Pima County. Our specialty services include inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, treatment and education for diabetes, innovative geriatrics care and comprehensive orthopedics.

POSITION SUMMARY

This position is responsible for performing patient assessments, treatments, and medications within scope of training. Position receives general supervision from RN, APN, PA, or Physician in providing patient care.

CORE FUNCTIONS

  1. Evaluates acuity level of patients and insures appropriate matching of patients care needs to unit and hospital resources. Demonstrates the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their specific needs.

  2. Performs basic patient care appropriately within scope of training: positioning, transportation, phlebotomy, ECGs, splinting, maintenance of spinal precautions. Administers or monitors medications when indicated and as ordered by a physician. Such medications are limited to those approved for administration and/or monitoring by a paramedic in the State of practice. Assists patient in transfer using proper body mechanics and transfer techniques. Starts peripheral intravenous lines, including external jugular lines, initiates infusion, and maintains and adjusts fluid administration per physician order.

  3. Performs cardio-vascular monitoring and management within scope of training.

  4. Performs invasive and non-invasive airway management within scope of training examples: oxygen administration, tracheal suctioning, assisted ventilation, positioning, end-tidal CO2 and pulse-ox monitoring.

  5. Monitors (does not initiate) the infusion of blood and blood products for rate and patient response.

  6. Actively participates in the resuscitation of critical patients as assigned. Observes and monitors patients through the diagnostic phase of treatment.

  7. Recognizes changes in patient status that requires notification of charge or primary nurse and physician. Keeps ED charge or primary nurse informed of patient status and current activities. Alerts responsible physician to changes in patient status. Documents assessment and reassessments within unit guidelines on appropriate documentation forms. Documents the incorporation of assessment findings and appropriate standards statement to support desired Patient Outcomes. Documents patient progress toward outcomes and responses to interventions / therapeutic modalities example: Response to pain medication. Documents the discharge plan of care and services consulted during patient visit.

  8. Provides leadership in the development and evaluation of the unit orientation and preceptor program. Actively promotes the development of clinical and professional skills of staff members by role modeling, teaching and validating competencies. Maintain a safe environment for patients and co-workers.

  9. Works independently to provide excellent patient care. Internal customers include patients, ED leadership, clinical personnel, nursing staff, and physicians. External customers may include patient family members and ambulance agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Current paramedic certification or licensure in state of practice is required, and current BLS, ACLS and PALS certifications are required.

Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care within the established scope of practice. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. Ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to their age specific needs. Knowledge of and adherence to appropriate infection control policies and procedures.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Additional related education and/or experience preferred.

EOE/Female/Minority/Disability/Veterans Banner Health supports a drug-free work environment.

Banner Health complies with applicable federal and state laws and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or disability

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