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Catholic Health Initiatives Paramedic in Lexington, Kentucky

Overview

Saint Joseph Hospital is a 433-bed facility located in Lexington Kentucky. Founded in 1877 a small group of Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky led by Sister Euphrasia Stafford began their health ministry. Their mission was to provide compassionate care to the poor and underserved – a tradition still carried out today. Saint Joseph Hospital primarily serves central and eastern Kentucky with a full range of services including distinguished awards for cardiology orthopedics and stroke care. CHI Saint Joseph Health supports 5000 active employees 8 hospitals specialty clinics and a Medical Group with more than 200 locations across Central and Eastern KY. CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health in 2019. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY / PURPOSE

The Paramedic is a CHI Saint Joseph Health professional whose primary focus is to provide emergency medical

care for patients accessing the emergency department. The individual will utilize a comprehensive care team

approach in collaboration with RN’s, physicians, and ancillary staff.

ESSENTIAL KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. While working under physician medical oversight, the Paramedic will assure quality of care by

following the scope of practice provided by the National EMS Scope of Practice Model and further

outlined by the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. In addition, the individual is to align

their role within functions set forth by CHI Saint Joseph Health.

  1. Administers BLS, PALS, ACLS and critical care interventions following the orders and supervision of the

attending physician.

  1. Performs triage, assessments, interventions and patient education as needed.

  2. Documents patient care services by charting in patient and department records in a timely manner.

  3. Promotes patient’s independence by establishing personal rapport and care goals; teaching patients,

friends and family to understand condition, medications, and self-care skills; answering questions.

  1. Establishes a compassionate environment by providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support.

  2. Clearly identifies self as a licensed paramedic while operating.

  3. Protects patients and employees by adhering to all CHI Saint Joseph Health policies, protocols,

procedures and regulations.

  1. Willing to pursue new levels contributing to professional growth and development.

  2. Other duties as assigned.

The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed

within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities

required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Education and Experience: High school Diploma or equivalent. Graduate from a

nationally/state approved accrediting paramedic program.

Required Licensure and Certifications:

 Unrestricted Kentucky Paramedic License.

 Active BLS, ACLS, PALS American Heart Association

Certifications.

 During the Paramedic’s orientation period, the

individual will be required to successfully complete an

approved Critical Care endorsement course to

maintain employment.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills,

Abilities and Training:

 Demonstrated computer management skills.

 Considerable knowledge of computer applications.

 Must be able to communicate effectively in both

verbal and written formats.

 Ability to break down problems or tasks; scanning

one’s own knowledge and experience to identify

causes and consequences of event.

 Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data

at all times.

 Adheres to organizational and department specific

safety standards and guidelines.

 2 years of experience as a paramedic in a high volume

patient care services, approved Critical Care

endorsement, previous aeromedical, or clinical ER

experience.

Pay Range

$32.00 - $32.00 /hour

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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