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EMT - Intermediate (PRN)

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

Job Description:

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

This Position Offers:

This position is PRN status, so no guarantee of hours.

Job Overview:

Responsible for direct emergency patient medical care during ambulance responses, direct in-hospital physician and nursing assistance and care 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.

Primary Scope of Responsibilities:

  • 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 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 Intermediate 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 or appropriate nursing staff in assigned areas within the certified capability of the Intermediate.
  • Performs non-medical duties as requested by administration.
  • Arranges patient transfer via ground or air from Aspen Valley Hospital 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.
  • Ability and skill to perform basic life support as defined by Colorado State Rule 500/800.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements:

  • In depth and up-to-date skills and knowledge of pre-hospital Emergency Medical Care techniques at the Intermediate 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 Intermediate 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
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English
  • Spanish preferred
  • Must have completed approved EMT-I course
  • Current Colorado State EMT-I certification
  • Preferred National Registry EMT-I certification
  • BLS certification
  • ACLS certification
  • PALS or PEPP certification within one year of hire
  • Current Colorado Driver's License

Benefits & Compensation:

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).

PRN Minimum = $21.29/hr

PRN Mid-Point = $27.62/hr

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , EMT - Intermediate (PRN), Other , Aspen, Colorado

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