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Paramedic

Company: Boulder Community Health
Location: Boulder
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Per Diem, Various hours and shifts a week.Pay Range is between $20.61-$30.93/hr, depending on years of relevant and like experience. **Range includes per diem differential. +$2.50/hr for evening and weekend shifts.Boulder Community Health is a Certified Level II Trauma Center. In 2022, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of our organization. We are honored to hold the awards of 2021 U.S. News & World 'Best Hospitals for Maternity Care', 2019 Best Medical Facility from Boulder Weekly, and Best Local Employer from Daily Camera. Come be part of an independent, community-focused health system; feel good knowing that your work will make a difference in people's lives and positively contribute to the community.POSITION SUMMARYThe 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 Paramedic NREMT BLS ACLS ProviderKnowledge, Skill and AbilityAbility to effectively communicate to patients, family, and co-workers Basic knowledge of frequently used medical terminologies Knowledge of policies and procedures related to Urgent CareExperienceOne year of experience as an EMT-P preferredESSENTIAL 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 Paramedic may administer. Medications listed may be given any route ordered and appropriate, unless specifically limited in this job description. If the medic is not permitted by this job description to administer a specific medication, or a specific route, the medic cannot follow the order and the order must be carried out by staff authorized to perform the service.WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESPhysical working environment may include, but not be limited to, any of the following hazards: chemical, electronic, mechanical, biowaste, 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.About Boulder Community Health and Boulder, ColoradoUncompromising medical excellence delivered with respect and compassion. Since 1922, Boulder Community Health has built a strong reputation on these values. As community-owned and operated not-for-profit hospital and clinic locations, we remain dedicated to the evolving needs of our citizens and providing access to high-quality care. Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the Boulder lifestyle is conductive to enjoying the outdoors and brings a fresh perspective to healthcare practice. Surround yourself by natural beauty and an active, life-embracing community. Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and equipment along with competitive compensation and benefits, including health/dental/life, tuition reimbursement, on-site fitness center, Employee Wellness, Employee Activities & Discounts, and many more!EOE/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplaceLocation: Boulder Community Health - Erie Urgent CareSchedule: Per-diem, Days - 12 hour shifts, 8 am- 8:30 pm

Keywords: Boulder Community Health, Boulder , Paramedic, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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