Per Diem Paramedic - NSPG Danvers Urgent Care

Danvers, MA | Clinical

Overview

Provide care to acutely ill or injured patients and/or provide pre-hospital emergency care utilizing Advanced Life Support (ALS) skills. Work under the authorization of the department's affiliated Medical Director. Must demonstrate excellent judgment and be able to prioritize decisions and act quickly in the best interest of the patient. Communicate with licensed and ancillary medical professionals in oral and written format. Establish positive relationships with patient and the patient's family.

Job Specific Responsibilities

- Responsible for patient triage during the day for patients seeking care, gathers information about relevant clinical signs and symptoms and make and executes a timely and accurate triage decision regarding the patient's care. This may include giving direct advice, directing the patient to a hospital emergency facility, scheduling an appointment with a time frame consistent with the assessment and clinical presentation.
- Maintains records of vital statistics and other pertinent data of patient. Receives patient lab results and other data, enters and organizes this data into the patient medical records according to North Shore Medical Center and NSPG protocols.
- Effectively responds to and communicates urgent or time sensitive information to the appropriate providers in a timely manner.
- Measures and/or records patient histories, height, weight, temperatures, blood pressure and pulse as appropriate for the visit.
- Communicates and interprets providers clinical information and instructions to patients; with specific direction from the provider including but not limited to instructing patients regarding medication, use of home testing or other equipments or medical supplies, communicating testing results, counsels patients on health maintenance related issues (e.g. cholesterol, control, blood pressure control, etc).
- Acts as a liaison and advocate for patients with external agencies and institutions to ensure that all necessary care is received. Ensures that referrals are made in an appropriate and timely fashion and that appropriate documentation is provided.
- Provides care management and ensures continuity of care for individuals and families through the development and implementation of tracking systems and follow up procedures.
- Prepares patient and exam rooms for and assists with examinations.
- Administers injections and medications, dresses wounds and incisions, assists with minor surgery and performs related tasks as directed.
- Conducts specified office laboratory and other tests, such as urine dip sticks, hemocult cards and finger stick hemoglobins.
- Assists in the collection of specimens.
- Instructs patients regarding preparation for various tests and procedures.
- Oversees prescription refills and new medication as directed by the providers.
- Informs patients of test results and/or providers recommendations in person or via phone or mail
- Assists with the oversight and coordination of quality controls.
- Cleans and performs routine daily care on instruments and equipment.
- Maintains neatness and general appearance of assigned exam rooms, prepares and replenishes supplies as needed for these rooms.
- Properly handles and disposes of contaminated and disposable items.
- Orders, receives, stocks and organizes the handling of medications.
- Trains new or less experienced medical assistants, paramedics, and nurses.
- Works with other staff members in a cooperative and supportive fashion.
- Attends meetings and continuing educations opportunities as directed.
- Seeks to expand skills and professional knowledge.
- Performs other tasks as requested by the clinic preceptor or program manager.



Qualifications

Skills

Required: Phlebotomy. Medication Administration. IV placement. Knowledge of minor surgical procedures and equipment. Maintain variable work schedule to provide patient care as needed. (evenings, holidays, and weekends)

Preferred: Highly developed communications and interpersonal skills, working with diverse population. Work independently, be self-directed and contribute as a member of a team. Anticipates challenges and develops and implements strategies for addressing them. High level of service delivery. Demonstrate initiative with ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and adapt to changing situations. Attention to detail.

Experience


Required: Minimum of three years as an EMT or paramedic.

Preferred: Experience with infusion pumps and critical care

Education

Required: Graduate of an accredited EMT-P program

Licensure

Required: Current MA EMT-P Certification, Current Healthcare Provider CPR and ACLS certification

Preferred: PALS


Applicants with relevant experience will be considered. North Shore Medical Center is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Pre-employment drug screening is required.

Why North Shore Physicians Group?

You’ll practice at the leading edge of patient-focused medicine in one of New England’s most scenic and historic locations. And you’ll make a difference every single day. Make your move to NSPG. We’re one team, with one focus. Join us.


With NSPG you’ll experience:

Excellent quality of life

The North Shore area offers:

  • Communities with varied and rich histories and convenient access to museums, art, restaurants and shops.
  • Natural beauty, handsome architecture and vivid history — only 15 miles north of Boston.
  • 30 miles of gorgeous rocky coastline with breathtaking beaches and harbors.
  • World-class sailing and close proximity to the mountains and picturesque New England.
  • Easy access to a multitude of universities, colleges, and public and private schools.

Clinical excellence

  • Our practices are certified Level 3 NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
  • For the fifth year in a row, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked a top regional hospital in Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Our affiliate, Massachusetts General Hospital, is one of U.S. News & World Report’s top three Honor Roll hospitals in America.
  • NSPG and NSMC use the Epic EMR that integrates patient care through the Partners HealthCare System, including Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Career advancement

  • Grow, learn and develop new practice innovations.
  • Continue your medical education.
  • Make academic connections and explore teaching opportunities.
  • Explore leadership opportunities.
  • Develop clinical and administrative career ladders.

A supportive practice environment

  • Collaborative professionals.
  • Patient-centered care model.
  • Leadership that listens and values your contributions and ideas.
  • Autonomy and respect for your skills and expertise.
  • Excellent salary and benefits.

 

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