Indiana University Health

Emergency Department Paramedic West Hospital

West Hospital

Job Location

West Hospital
1111 N Ronald Reagan Pkwy
Avon,IN46123

Department

Emergency Services

Date Posted

November 16, 2020

Schedule & Shift

  • Nights
  • Full Time

Requisition Number

000274961
Shift and Location Availability:

Full-time, Nights: 3, 12-hour shifts per week (benefits-eligible: medical, dental, vision, 401k, and more!)

Location: West Hospital (Avon, IN)

About the Position:

Are you interested in working in the ER of one of Indiana's most expansive health systems? Then working as an Emergency Department Paramedic is the best position for you! We are currently looking for qualified and motivated team members to join the ED at IU Health West Hospital supporting the Avon, IN community. 

As a team member you will care for and manage neonatal, infant, pediatric, adult, and elderly patients, therefore, they need to possess the required knowledge and skill for care. While in the ED, Paramedics will have the opportunity to treat, transport, and support ill/injured patients. This could be in an emergency or non-emergency situation.

While working in the  West Hospital  ED, candidates will gain exposure to patients of all different acuity. This builds a strong base of knowledge in terms of regulatory procedures and standards of care! Outside of patient care, these candidates will also be working with various equipment. An understanding of these various pieces of equipment is also encouraged.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Qualifications for the Emergency Department Paramedic Role

  • Requires graduate of Emergency Medical Technician certification program and graduate of a Paramedic Training Program with current Paramedic licensure as specified by Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission.
  • Requires Basic Life Support,(BLS), Advanced Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification through the AHA.
  • Other advanced life support certifications may be required per unit/department specialty according to patient care policies.
  • Following successful completion of a recognized Paramedic Training Program as approved by the Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission; this position requires experience (obtainable through ambulance service; hospital or military experience) plus an appropriate period of orientation to perform assigned tasks and duties within the Emergency Department.
  • Requires knowledge of both routine and special procedures.
  • Requires knowledge of pharmacology and recognizes side effects of medications administered.
  • Requires familiarity with designated pieces of equipment and supplies.
  • Requires a good basic understanding of the concepts of good personal hygiene; aseptic and sterile techniques to prevent spread of infection to patients; self and others.
  • Requires sufficient knowledge to observe and report changes in patient condition.
  • Requires general awareness and understanding of legal implication of patient care activities and self performance as a Paramedic within the Emergency Department.
  • Requires knowledge of EMTALA.
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Indiana University Health is Indiana’s most comprehensive health system, with 16 hospitals and more than 34,000 team members serving Hoosiers across the state. Our partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine gives our team members access to the very latest science and the very best training, advancing care for all. We’re looking for team members who share the things that matter most to us. People who are inspired by challenging and meaningful work for the good of every patient. People who are compassionate and serve with a purpose. People who aspire to excellence every day. People who are always ready to apply themselves.