Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Posted on: October 7, 2021
This is a PRN position. Responsible for direct emergency patient
medical care during ambulance responses, direct in-hospital
physician and nursing assistance under the supervision of
physicians. Assists the Director of Ambulance in planning,
organizing and directing the activities of the ambulance department
including assessment of equipment needs and maintenance of
ambulance and living quarters. Maintains a good working relation
with other hospital departments, associated Public Safety Agencies
and the Community.
CLINICAL PROCESS & PRACTICE SKILLS
Fully competent in primary role on unit; performs patient and
family assessment and problem identification, plans care
accordingly, implements and evaluates plan of care so that problems
Adheres reliably to all accepted patient safety standards.
Identifies and promotes new learning around changing patient safety
standards of practice.
Serves in advocacy role; encouraging active involvement of patient
and family in their care.
Prioritizes patient's situations and takes appropriate action in an
efficient, effective manner.
Makes value-added resource decision for patient care with respect
to supplies, equipment and acuity of care.
Keeps patients informed regarding what to expect pre/during/post
Provides individualized patient and family education consistent
with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care
Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning
COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND
Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with
regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital
Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations
concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code
Participates in required training for compliance related activities
(HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION
Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional
Develops professional goals and diversity of responsibilities
within practice; consistent with hospital mission and goals
Demonstrates role awareness and seeks individualized/department
specific continuing education that improves patient care or
Able to express values around patient/family centered care and
assists others to achieve shared understanding.
Active participant in quality improvement processes.
Participates and contributes to unit meetings and activities.
Identifies need to seek out additional information when needed and
apply relevant findings to practice
SERVICE EXCELLENCE & CUSTOMER SERVICE
Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding
patient and co-worker expectations.
Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous
and responsive employee.
VI UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs assessment for and delivery of Emergency Medical Care to
patients during ambulance responses at an EMT Paramedic Level.
Operates Emergency vehicles and equipment safely and
Maintains accurate and timely medical reports, charges, and logs
including: ambulance report, ambulance run log, and vehicle
Performs functions of a medical/nursing assistance nature at the
direction of physicians in assigned areas within the certified
capability of the Paramedic.
Performs non-medical duties as requested by administration.
Arranges patient transfer via ground or air from Aspen Valley
Hospital to other receiving facilities upon notification by
Maintains ambulance and associated equipment in constant state of
readiness to include cleaning, inventory and maintenance checks as
per the appropriate check-off lists
Assists with maintenance and cleaning of Aspen Ambulance District
building, quarters, and bays.
Assists in Department planning and offers suggestions for
improvement of operations and equipment.
Orients students or new EMTs to Ambulance and Hospital Emergency
Unit Operations. Assists in coordination of continuing education
and recertification of Hospital employed EMTs and nurses when
Ability and skill to perform basic life support as defined by
Colorado State Rule 500/800 and applicable waivers.
POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA
Ensures developmentally and medically appropriate care for all
patient populations and age groups.
Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating
positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our
patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the
needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of
urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements,
responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all
Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and
assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information,
provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision-making
as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and
departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas
Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions
into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she
demonstrates respect for others by being timely with
communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The
employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients,
visitors, and other stakeholders
Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by
the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows
through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides
complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other
members of the work team. Takes personal pride and ownership in the
quality of care and services provided to all internal and external
Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she
demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior
in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be
trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values
- Must have completed approved EMT-P course
- AS and/or BS preferred
- Current Colorado State EMT-P certification required
- National Registry EMT-P certification preferred
- BLS certification required
- ACLS certification required
- NRP preferred
- CCEMTP preferred
- PHTLS or equivalent preferred
- Current Colorado Driver's License required
- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
- Spanish preferred
- May be exposed to variable environmental conditions including,
but not limited to extremes in temperature, noise, and dust.
- May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or
careless performance of responsibilities
- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical
- May be exposed to stressful situations
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
- In depth and up-to-date skills and knowledge of pre-hospital
Emergency Medical Care techniques at the Paramedic level in order
to provide emergency treatment for injured as normally acquired
through the successful completion of a Colorado Department of
Health Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Certification and
current ALS Certifications
- Written, verbal, quantitative and interpersonal skills normally
acquired through the completion of a High School Degree in order to
complete medical records, communicate effectively with patients and
other Emergency Responders and to interrelate appropriately with
- Desired, but not mandatory, the ability to evacuate and treat
patients in the mountain and steep off-road settings normally
acquired through completion of an off-road mountain evacuation
- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail
- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities
- Strong interpersonal skills required
- Ability to work independently
*Our hire-in rates of pay are based on years of relevant
experience. Listed below are our hire-in rates for the position,
which includes: minimum pay (no relevant experience) and mid-point
(12 or more years).
Minimum = $28.33/hr
Mid-Point = $36.77/hr
Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Paramedic (PRN), Other , Aspen, Colorado
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