Location: Nashville, Tennessee
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.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES* 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 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.TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES* 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."* Procedures Knowledge (Fundamental Awareness): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with procedures knowledge. * 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.* Airway Establishing (Fundamental Awareness): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with airway establishing. * Assessing, Intervening & Stabilizing Patients (Fundamental Awareness): Has limited experience, training, direct exposure, or past experience working with assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients.
Allied health is among the fastest growing occupations in healthcare today. This area can be defined as credentialed professionals who perform supportive, diagnostic, and therapeutic health care services to promote health and prevent disease in a variety of settings.
These areas are crucial to Vanderbilt Health's reputation for excellence in these areas that has made us a major center for patient referrals from throughout the Mid-South.
Each year, people throughout Tennessee and the southeast choose Vanderbilt Health for their health care because of our leadership in medical science and our dedication to treating patients with dignity and compassion.
* Organizational Impact: Performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance. * Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.* Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.* Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues: - Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas. - Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner. Delivering Excellent Services: - Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service. - Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns in a timely manner. - Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.- Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department. Managing Resources Effectively:- Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service. - Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources. - Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error. Fostering Innovation: - Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them. - Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action. - Adapts to Change: Embraces changes by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
LIC-Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic - Licensure-Others
Relevant Work Experience
Experience Level :
Less than 1 year
Graduate of an approved discipline specific program
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