San Luis Valley Health is seeking a Paramedic, EMT-B or EMT-I to join our EMS team on an as-needed basis (PRN). This position will provide patient care under the direction of the Director of EMS and within the paramedic’s scope of practice. Demonstrates the ability to triage and assess patients to ensure adequate patient care standards are met. Observes and initiates appropriate treatments and reports symptoms and conditions of patients to medical staff. Performs tasks such as assisting with invasive procedures, administering medications, documenting, and assisting other staff members on the team.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Provides patient care to emergency department patients in accordance with established policies and procedures and within scope of practice.
Admits patients to the emergency department, assesses needs, identifies problems, plans and implements emergency care, establishes priorities of care and evaluates care provided.
Carries out physician orders, reviews patient medication records, prepares, administers, and records medications and IV solutions. Starts and discontinues IV’s.
Observes patient condition and vital signs; evaluates findings and records observation in the record; notifies physician of any adverse or abnormal findings in a timely manner; administers routine, scheduled and emergency treatments according to physician’s orders.
Prepares equipment and aids physician during treatment and examination of patients.
Reviews and completes records and forms to ensure continuity and quality of patient care.
Responds to all situations based upon hospital standards, policies, procedures and protocol.
Responsible with assisting the Assistant Director of Nursing or Unit Based Educator for teaching personnel in the area of new techniques and changes in policy.
Knowledgeable in the scope of care of EMS, Paramedics, Registered Nurses, etc.
Successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and skills:
Current licensure as an EMT-P, EMT-I or EMT-B in the State of Colorado
Basic Life Support (BLS) certification prior to date of hire.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certifications required. Must have within 6 months of date of hire.
Must possess knowledge of and ability to apply emergency medical theory, practices, techniques, and methods
Must possess IV certification upon hire.
Must have the visual and auditory ability to assess patient conditions in order to administer effective care using standard ER procedures.
Must have the ability to verbally communicate and problem solve effectively with patient, staff, physicians and families
Must have manual dexterity to perform such functions as drawing up and administering injections, inserting catheters, starting and administering IV solutions and performing BLS, ACLS and PALS.
Must have the physical agility to respond in a quick manner and in accordance with established facility practice regarding unexpected safety issues.
May be required to assist with lifting and transferring of patients.
Internal Number: 2101
About San Luis Valley Health
San Luis Valley Health is a regional health provider serving the San Luis Valley, Colorado and beyond. In addition to our state-of-the-art hospital located in Alamosa, we also operate clinics throughout the Valley and another hospital in Conejos County.
We are proud to offer talented, experienced caregivers using the most advanced techniques and technology, along with a genuine sense of caring. Our patient-centered medical home is more than just a building; rather, it is a team of health care professionals providing comprehensive and continuous medical care.
We are located in the heart of the San Luis Valley in south central Colorado. Our fully accredited 49-bed hospital provides outstanding care for those in need of general Medical/Surgical, Intensive Care and OB hospital services.