Paramedic at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital(WDH)

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Location: dover, New Hampshire

Job Description:

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, an affiliate of Mass General Brigham, is committed to supporting patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. We place great value on being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization as we aim to reflect the diversity of the patients we serve. At Mass General Brigham, we believe in equal access to quality care, employment and advancement opportunities encompassing the full spectrum of human diversity: race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other forms of human presence and expression that make us better able to provide innovative and cutting-edge healthcare and research.

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital remains among the nation's top hospitals for patient experience as a recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the eighth consecutive year. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is renowned as one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. At Wentworth-Douglass, we value people who contribute to patient-centered care that enhances community health; we recognize and reward those who share our values and transform our patients' lives. We invite you to explore opportunities, cultivate community wellness and professional growth.

Provides direct and indirect age-specific patient care duties and assessment under the guidance and delegation of a registered nurse while adhering to organizational standards, policies, and protocols.

a) Responds to requests for patient care assistance as delegated by the registered nurse
b) Maintains skill level to perform patient care tasks and interventions within scope of practice after competency validation to include but not limited to:

i) Intravenous catheter insertion
ii) 12-lead EKG acquisition
iii) Cardiac monitoring and rhythm recognition
iv) Orthopedic splint application
v) Laboratory specimen collection and process
vi) POC waived testing
vii) Oxygen therapy administration and monitoring

c) Administers medications and intravenous fluids and monitors outcomes as delegated by registered nurse following provider order and hospital policy after competency validation.
d) Paramedics may not be the primary care giver to administer blood products, fibrinolytics, insulin, or moderate sedation.

i) The paramedic can serve as the second sign off for Medications and blood products an RN will be the primary validator

Document care provided and patient's progress toward attainment of desired outcomes in electronic medical record.

Completes the intake assessment specific to the department they are assigned to and documents it in the EHR.

a) Initiates treatment and testing based on department protocols.
b) Recognizes high risk patients and situations and communicates with charge RN to coordinate patient placement.
c) In the Emergency department, the paramedic will do the triage assessment and documentation on ambulance and walk-in patients after completing triage training, to include the Emergency Severity Index, and competency validation.

Performs additional job specific requirements and other duties as assigned after competency validation


Experience Minimum Required

  • Graduated from an accredited Paramedic Program

  • 1 year paramedic

Experience Preferred/Desired

  • > than 2 years Paramedic

Education Minimum Required

  • Paramedic Certification

Education Preferred/Desired

  • AS

Special Skills Minimum Required

  • BLS (AHA or ARC)

  • ACLS

  • PHTLS or 2 hours of approved trauma education within 12 months of hire or transfer

  • PALS

Special Skills Preferred/Desired

  • BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP Instructor Certifications

  • Care in the hospital setting

  • Critical care experience.

Licensure and/or Certifications Required

  • NREMT Paramedic Certification

  • NH paramedic License

  • ACLS

  • PALS

  • PHTLS certification or 2 hours of trauma education within 6 months of hire

  • BLS (AHA or ARC)

Licensure and/or Certifications Preferred/Desired


EEO Statement

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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