MO-SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital
Collaborates to provide exceptional care during the transport of acute or critically ill/injured neonatal or pediatric patients. The team's care is guided by clinical assessment, critical thinking, established patient care guidelines and indirect medical control. Manages customer service and experience. Collaborates across organization for education and process improvement initiatives; patient care documentation and equipment readiness.
Job Responsibilities and Requirements:
Maintains currency and documentation of prescribed education, certifications and licensures.
Assists and performs daily inventory of equipment on ambulance, aircraft, storerooms and equipment bags.
Maintains thorough patient care documentation according to the standard outlined by department and entity policy.
Utilizes transport and critical care equipment in a competent manner.
Perform or assists with Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills during patient care including but not limited to: initiation of PIV/IO; assists with UVC placement, managing IV fluids (including blood products); naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning; insertion of NG/OG tubes; needle thoracotomy; and insertion/maintenance of an endotracheal tube or LMA.
Maintains an awareness of current issues related to transport medicine through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed.
Participates/attends in-house education, outreach education, department process improvement projects, undertakes and maintains projects to include research and publishing opportunities.
Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
Demonstrates and maintains knowledge and skills necessary to care for the patient groups of: Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric.
Transports patients (via wheelchair, stretcher, bed or as an escort in cases where the patient is ambulatory) to and from clinical, ancillary, and support department areas as directed by the requesting nursing and ancillary divisions. Assists clinical personnel in transferring patients to (or from) beds, chairs, wheelchairs or stretchers. Assists with delivery of medical records or central supply items.
Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Performs other duties as assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent and completion of paramedic program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
Three years' active pre-hospital Paramedic experience
Constant use of speech to share information through oral communication.
Constant standing and walking.
Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
Frequent sitting, reaching and keyboard use/data entry.
Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
Frequent use of smell to detect/recognize odors.
Frequent use of hearing to receive oral communication, distinguish body sounds and/or hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
Occasional lifting/moving of patients.
Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting, gripping and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
Rare crawling and running.
Licenses / Certifications:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) - American Heart Association (AHA), Basic Life Support HealthCare Provider (BLS HCP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) - American Heart Association (AHA), Paramedic - State of Work Location, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Academy Pediatrics (AAP), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) - American Heart Association (AHA)
Variable Shift (United States of America)
20400010 Patient Transportation
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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