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Paramedic (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: October 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary:

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.


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 are resolved.

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 procedure

Provides individualized patient and family education consistent with patient's learning style, readiness to learn and self care needs

Evaluated the effectiveness of patient learning


Records pertinent clinical documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.

Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.

Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.

Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)


Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision-making.

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 professional practice.

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


Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and co-worker expectations.

Represents the department and hospital as a dedicated, courteous and responsive employee.


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 effectively.

Maintains accurate and timely medical reports, charges, and logs including: ambulance report, ambulance run log, and vehicle log.

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 attending physician.

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 possible.

Ability and skill to perform basic life support as defined by Colorado State Rule 500/800 and applicable waivers.


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 else.

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 customers

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 devices
  • May be exposed to stressful situations


  • 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 Hospital personnel.
  • 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 course.
  • 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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