La Crosse, WI 54601
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Schedule Weekly Hours:30
GHS has an opening for a 0.75 FTE (30 hours/week) Paramedic position in the La Crosse Emergency Services Department. This is a night-shift position generally scheduled from 1900-0700 with rotating weekends.
This position qualifies for generous PM, Night, and Weekend shift differential pay!
The Paramedic functions as a collaborative team member under the supervision of the RN in performing delegated medical and nursing functions. The Paramedic assists in the treatment and care of patients of all ages in accordance with established policies, protocols, and standards to provide quality care.
1. Assists and collaborates with the RN and other members of the healthcare team in delivering patient care in an emergent or urgent setting.
2. Administers prescribed medications under the direct supervision and/or delegation of the RN. May participate in monitoring the administration of blood products but may not initiate.
3. Demonstrates effective communications skills within the healthcare team. Documents interventions, data, and patient response accurately and concisely, in a timely manner.
4. Demonstrates knowledge and use of appropriate equipment including that used for defibrillation, pacing and cardioversion. Responds to Code Blues according to policy and provides monitoring, defibrillation and other skills measures as directed.
5. Works as a member of the trauma team, performing technical skills in the care and treatment of patients with multiple injuries including management of advanced airways.
6. Provides specialty care services as required including, but not limited to EKGs, blood glucose testing and use of intoximeters.
7. Creates and maintains sterile fields and assists physicians with sterile procedures.
8. Responsible for IV starts in the unit including, but not limited to IV site selection, catheter selection, establishing and maintaining flow rate.
9. Provides information for cast/splint care and maintenance, Foley care and maintenance, and provide crutch/cane/walking training.
10. Maintain responsibility for collection of Department of Transportation (DOT) and non-DOT specimens for drug testing per policy as well as conducting breath alcohol testing during off hours to fulfill contracts between Gunderse Business Health and local businesses. Must maintain competency in the proper specimen collection as well as documentation. This is done in La Crosse only.
11. Works with EMT/Paramedic students and/or orientees to supervise their education experience and deliver of optimal patient care.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
13. Maintains patient confidentiality.
14. Maintains positive communications with patient care departments in regards to patient care and related concerns. Develop ongoing relationships with area EMS and Law Enforcement Center.
15. Participate in quality improvement activities in order to continually improve patient care health outcomes and unit operations. Participate in staff meetings.
16. Demonstrates role accountability by adhering to GundersenHealth Systemmission statement, policies and confidentiality statement.
Education and Learning:
Post High School education in a specialized field: completion of an approved paramedic program by the State of Wisconsin
High School Diploma or equivalency + completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant program or completion of basic EMT class
6 months Prior direct patient care experience.
6 months Related work experience.
License and Certifications:
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic - Wisconsin (EMT-P) or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (NREMT-P) or Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement (CCEMT-P)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Current Infant-Adult Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (with hands on learning) from one of the following programs; American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC) or Trauma Nurse Core Course (TNCC) or Wisconsin Registered Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) certification
Age Specific Population Served:
Infant (less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 - 12 years)
Adolescent (13 - 17 years)
Adult (18 - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years & older)
Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
Exposed to infectious diseases.
Physical Requirements/Demands Of The Position:
Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
Squatting Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Kneeling/Half Kneel Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Reaching - Above Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
Push/Pull (Static Force) Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
If you need assistance with any portion of the application or have questions about the position, please contact [email protected] or call 608-775-0267
Equal Opportunity Employer