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Banner Health Senior Emergency Department Technician in Tucson, Arizona

Primary City/State:

Tucson, Arizona

Department Name:

Emergency Ctr-Hosp

Work Shift:

Day

Job Category:

Clinical Care

You have a place in the health care industry. If you’re looking to leverage your abilities to make a real difference – and real change in the health care industry – you belong at Banner Health. Apply today.

Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is Southern Arizona's only Level I Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. As a Senior Emergency Department Technician (Paramedic) you will have the opportunity to work in a team environment alongside trauma nurses or out-front helping to assess patients with the triage nurse or RME nurses.

Paramedics in the ED assist nurses with patient care, starting IVs, administer medication within their scope, place urinary foleys, EKG’s, vitals, and blood cultures. Paramedics will assist with critical patients and assist during cardiac resuscitations. If you’re looking for an opportunity to advance in your career and enjoys the complexities of a fast-paced trauma 1 facility, this is the place for you. Apply today!

This is a full-time (36 hrs./wk.), day shift position

Work 3 12-hour shifts 7am-7pm with a rotation of every 3rd weekend

Enjoy a flat rate $1/hour weekend shift differential when applicable.

University Medical Center Tucson Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is nationally recognized for providing exceptional patient care, teaching future health-care professionals and conducting groundbreaking research. Also located on the campus is Diamond Children's - recognized for its specialized pediatric services including neonatal and intensive care, emergency medicine and cancer therapies. Banner - University Medical Center Tucson is a Level 1 Trauma Center, meaning we care for the most critically injured patients. The hospital is consistently listed among the nation's top hospitals in the prestigious Best Hospitals ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital's physicians are full-time faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson. Our specialty services include comprehensive heart and cancer care, advanced neuroscience techniques and a multi-organ transplant program.

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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