Tenet Healthcare ED Tech/Paramedic Per Diem in Framingham, Massachusetts
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. MetroWest Medical Center is committed to providing high quality, comprehensive care, at a location close to home. The 307-bed regional healthcare system includes Framingham Union Hospital, Leonard Morse Hospital in Natick and the MetroWest Wellness Center. In 2018, MetroWest Medical Center achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. This distinction makes MetroWest Medical Center one of the top 2% of more than 4,500 hospitals assessed nationwide for its consistent, year-over-year superior clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the direction of an R.N. or M.D. and after completion of paramedic competencies, will assist with patient care within their scope of practice. Will be subject to Hospital orientation as established in compliance with JCAHO standards. Ensures quality and safe delivery of care to patients in the following age groups: All ages; Neonates; Infancy; Toddler; Preschool; School age; Adolescent; Adult; Geriatric.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- CLINICAL DUTIES - The Paramedic may assist the RN/MD in the delivery of care for the following measures:
a. Intravenous cannulation of the peripheral vein in the arm;
b. Administration and monitoring of the IV;
c. The performance of CPR;
d. Point of care testing;
e. Cardiac monitoring and EKG’s;
f. O2 administration;
g. Splinting of non fractures and wound cleaning;
h. The reassessment of patients, data collection, and medical record recording;
I. The performance of phlebotomy;
j. Spine immobilization;
k. Vital signs with orthostatics on appropriate patients;
l. Peakflow, pulse ox readings;
m. Initiates and maintains IV fluids on adult patients, including NMS, D5W, LR, and D51/2 NS; and
n. Transport - may transport patients to med/surg, tele, ancillary departs for further diagnostic evaluation.
Can operate under general ACLS guidelines in absence of RN/MD.
- COMMUNICATION - Communicates in a professional way with patients, families, and coworkers. Respects
DOCUMENTATION - Documents all care delivered accurately and appropriately on patient charts and logs.
SAFETY - Maintains universal precautions; identifies situations which place patients, self, and others at risk and takes appropriate measures to ensure safety.
DEPARTMENT SUPPORT - Assists staff with routine tasks. Responds promptly to requests.
OTHER JOB KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND REQUIREMENTS:
Current Commonwealth of Massachusetts EMT-Paramedic license, CPR, and ACLS required.
Currently works as a licensed paramedic.
Job: Laboratory and Clinical Technicians
Organization: MetroWest Framingham Union Hospital
Title: ED Tech/Paramedic Per Diem
Requisition ID: 1805027060