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Paramedic - Urgent Care

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Per Diem, Various.Pay rate is between $20.61-$26.94hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. Additional $2.50/hr for weekend shifts. **Pay range includes per diem differentialBoulder Community Health was recently honored as Best Local Employer by the Daily Camera in the 2018 Boulder County Gold, their People's Choice Awards for businesses in Boulder County. Come join us and be a part of an independent, community-focused health system and feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and be a positive contribution to the community.POSITION SUMMARY The paramedic assists practitioners in the daily functions in the Urgent Care Departments. The paramedic practices under the supervision, guidance, and instruction of an advanced nurse practitioner who is immediately available and physically present. They perform tasks and procedures within the scope of practice outlined in this job description and in line with Colorado Revised Statute 25-35-103. Additionally, this position administers certain classes of emergency medications in accordance with the Rules and Regulations in the same statute. The paramedic may only provide functions identified in this job description. Medical direction is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Liaison and Urgent Care Medical Director. JOB QUALIFICATIONSEducation or Formal TrainingHigh School graduate or equivalent; higher degree or diploma preferredSpecial Qualifications (Licensure, Registration, etc.)Current certification in the State of Colorado as a ParamedicNREMT BLSACLS ProviderKnowledge, Skill and AbilityAbility to effectively communicate to patients, family, and co-workersBasic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologiesKnowledge of policies and procedures related to Urgent CareExperienceOne year of experience as an EMT-P preferredMATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USEDStandard medical/hospital equipment including sphygmomanometer, wheelchairs, stretchers, positioning aids, patient monitors, other laboratory instruments, and other office equipment including computer, intercom, telephone, copy machine and fax machine.WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESPhysical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electronic, mechanical, bio-waste, explosive, radiation, etc.Environmental conditions may include, but not be limited to, variations in temperature, noise, odors, etc.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to constantly stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to stoop, crouch and twist. The employee is occasionally required to kneel, squat and sit.The employee must be able to consistently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 10 pounds, frequently support, push, pull and/or lift up to 30 pounds and occasionally support, push, pull and/or transfer up to 50 pounds (for example, moving a patient from a wheelchair to a bed.)Functional physical demands include manual dexterity, fine motor skills and reaching. The following senses will be needed for essential duties of the job: speech, vision, hearing, smell and touch.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESContribute to Urgent Care Department operations and efficiencyAssist NP in utilizing department flow and patient placement throughout Urgent Care DepartmentMaintain competence in documentation and care of patientsUtilize SBAR (Situation, Background, Assessment, and Recommendation) for communicationAble to cover desk coordination and function tasks for communication, notifications, order entry supportAttend meetings and in-services as required by departmental policyPerform the following technical skills:Vital SignsOxygen Administration, BLS airway adjunctsAssist in airway managementCPRIV initiation and removal on all agesInitiation of crystalloid fluid via IV, medication drip, and electrolyte infusions as specifically authorized in this Job DescriptionSplinting and wound care including application of topical anesthetic, wound irrigation, preparation of dressings and steri-stripsPatient specimen collections (nasal swabs, throat swabs, point of care monitoring, etc.)Suture/staple removalMedication administration of medications listed herein are considered to be within the scope of the ED Medic's Colorado Paramedic Certification and may be administered as ordered, unless otherwise stated in this Job DescriptionMedications not included in this Job Description may not be administered by an ED MedicEye irrigationTriage and refer to higher level of care if out of urgent care scope of practice.Documentation of Intake Screens and pertinent reassessments in EHRDischarge patients within scope of careInitiate, administer and monitor continuous infusion of IV crystalloid solutions (e.g. normal saline, lactated ringers, D5%, normal saline, etc.)Review UC in basket results and call backs under direct supervision of the NP.About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, ColoradoUncompromising medical excellence, delivered with the values of respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built our reputation on this promise. As a community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinics, we remain dedicated to meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our citizens and providing access to high quality medical care. Our state-of-the art facilities are home to many medical professionals who offer an extensive range of medical services.Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, adventure awaits you right outside your door. Big, beautiful vistas, serene snow-capped mountains, and a lifestyle conducive to enjoying the outdoors bring a truly fresh perspective to our practice of healthcare.Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community, while you enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with a competitive compensation and benefits package, including health/dental/life, paid annual leave, tuition reimbursement and much more.EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace

Keywords: Boulder Community Health, Boulder , Paramedic - Urgent Care, Healthcare , Boulder, Colorado

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