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The Paramedic in the Adult Emergency Department independently works off assessment skills to activate patient care protocols to deliver patient care within his/her full scope of practice as defined by the state of Tennessee and the ED's scope of practice. Maintains compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Responsible for triage care in the pre-hospital environment. Responsible for effective communication to ensure safe and quality patient care in the paramedic team, transport and handover.
Vanderbilt's paramedics play an integral role in our Emergency Room and Level 1 Trauma Center. We offer an opportunity to work in a teaching environment where continuous learning and professional development are encouraged every day. Our ER Paramedics are responsible for:
$5,000 Sign-On Bonus available for qualifing candidates.
Department/Unit Summary The Adult Emergency Room is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Middle Tennessee with 88 treatment areas including four trauma bays. We are one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country and see 69,000 patients annually. We have the ability to quickly diagnose through our use of two CT scanners and an x-ray machine for the Adult ER. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and the Designated Level 1 Burn Center for the region.
The ED has 45 beds in 33,900 square feet of space. The department has 2 CT scanners, a decontamination shower, and a family grief support room. Adjacent to the ED is an 8 room psychiatric transition unit and an 11 bed Observation Unit. Our ED has four state of the art trauma bays that provide a location for our '17 minute' trauma resuscitations on Level I patients. Our trauma philosophy is rapid intake to the hospital environment for the 4000 trauma admissions received at our facility each year.
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Additional Key Elements/ Responsibilities:
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES: AIRWAY ESTABLISHING (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate airway establishing in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments. Has retained equivalent knowledge from past experience. CRITICAL THINKING - (INTERMEDIATE): - Clearly and quickly demonstrates the recognition of assumptions and concepts. Shows a solid empirical grounding and a sound reasoning leading to conclusions, implications and consequences. Able to accept and understand objections from alternative viewpoints. Responsive to variable subject matter, issues, and purposes. VENTILATOR MANAGEMENT (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of ventilator management in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully delivering ventilator management services without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job. ASSESSING, INTERVENING & STABILIZING PATIENTS (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job. MEDICATION MANAGEMENT (INTERMEDIATE): - Demonstrates mastery of Medication Management in practical applications of a difficult nature. Conducted individual or group interventions to improve the ability of an individual to self administer medications as prescribed, offering improvement in insight, education regarding side effects, effects of medication and level of symptoms. Conducted systematic and regular assessment of actual or potential side effects experienced by a person as a result of prescribed medication. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully conducting Medication Management without requiring support and instruction from others.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (P1):
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (P1):
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (P1):
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (P1):
FOSTERING INNOVATION (P1):
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