JOB SUMMARY: Independently works off assessment skills to activate patient care protocols to deliver patient care within the Tennessee paramedic scope of practice within the defined Vanderbilt paramedic scope of practice. Responsible for triage care in the field as well as the Emergency Department. Responsible for effective communication to ensure safe and quality patient care in paramedic team, transport and handover.
Actively participates with other members of the healthcare team to provide direct patient care
Transports patients via various modes of transportation while providing quality ALS and Critical Care management to all ages.
Responds to emergency requests within Vanderbilt Vanderbilt sponsored or other contracted events.
Utilizes the problem solving model to independent resolve patient problems and follows through to implement solutions.
Effectively communicates patient handover to the health care team.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
AIRWAY ESTABLISHING (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with airway establishing.
CRITICAL THINKING - (NOVICE): - Displays clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, and sound evidence in the successful completion of tasks and projects. Demonstrates rational and disciplined thought as manifested in results.
PROCEDURES KNOWLEDGE (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge.
ASSESSING, INTERVENING & STABILIZING PATIENTS (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients.
MEDICATION MANAGEMENT - (FUNDAMENTAL AWARENESS): - Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience in assessing, identifying, and prioritizing medication related problems including: determining the clinical appropriateness of each medication taken by the patient, determining the appropriateness of the dose, dosage form, indication, contraindications, potential adverse effects and potential problems with concomitant medications, monitoring for therapeutic duplication or other unnecessary medications, interpreting, monitoring and assessing patient's laboratory results as they relate to medication therapy and providing drug information to other healthcare professionals, patients and their families.
Internal Number: 2003066
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