Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Paramedic - PRN - South Campus


Atlanta Medical Center comprises of 2 acute care hospital campuses with a total of 762 beds, Atlanta Medical Center Main and Atlanta Medical Center South. Together, Atlanta Medical Center is the second largest licensed-bed hospital in Georgia. We are an organization that has a Culture of Caring. If you are in your profession because you care about your patients, you care about quality, you care about customer service and you take pride in working hard to get the job done; then consider joining the Atlanta Medical Center family. Atlanta Medical Center is a 460 bed, Level I Trauma Center that offers a very fast paced work environment with a wide variety of patient diagnosis. Atlanta Medical Center - South is a 302 bed community hospital with a friendly "family" atmosphere and has been an integral part of providing for the medical needs of South Fulton, Coweta, Fayette, Clayton and Douglas communities since 1963. So whether you're looking for a community hospital or a large teaching hospital environment, Atlanta Medical Center has a campus for you!

We are an employer of choice as well as a leader in healthcare. In 2011, Atlanta Medical Center was 1 of only 8 Tenet hospitals to receive Tenet's elite Circle of Excellence award and we were also named as one of the Top Work Places by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. AMC received the Circle of Excellence award in 2010, 2006 and 2005 as well. In 2008, Atlanta Medical Center was named as one of the Top Ten Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Magazine. This ranking placed AMC as the highest in the healthcare industry. AMC was named as one of the Best Places to Make a Difference by the Atlanta Magazine in 2004. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Atlanta Medical Center as one of the Top Five Best Places to Work in Atlanta in 2003 and in 2002 we tied for First Place as the Best Place to Work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Atlanta Medical Center is also highly committed to providing quality services to our patients. We hold the following designations:

Bariatric Center of Excellence

Gold Plus Stroke Center (the 1 st in Georgia)

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Heart Failure

American Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Coronary Artery Disease

American Stroke Association's Get with the Guidelines: Gold in Stroke

2011 "Top Performer on Key Quality Measures" recognition from Joint Commission (1 of only hospitals nationwide to receive this honor - 1 of only 162 hospitals nationwide to receive recognition in all four major measure sets)

AMC has a 96.5% quality rating (which exceeds state and national averages) and is a regional Level I Trauma Center that receives patients from 67 other hospitals.

Some of the responsibilities include:

1. Assists in collecting a thorough physical assessment and collects information on the emergency record.

2. Assists in identifying patient needs at the time of admission and ongoing

3. Provides an ongoing assessment within time frame determined by policy, which accurately reflects overt physiological and psychosocial needs of patients

4. Contributes to identifying patient problems and ongoing assessment.

5. Assesses, evaluates and documents patient response/outcome

6. Documents significant events or change in condition.

7. Administers medication prescribed by physician according to policy. Knows actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, adverse reactions, dosage and route of administration on all drugs before administering to a patient. Verifies against medication order

8. Gives exchange report to other health care personnel providing accurate and complete information on each patient at the change of shift, when transferring patient to another area/unit, at intervals during the shift.

9. Performs basic paramedic skills completely to include, but not limit to: I & O, Vital Signs, specimen/culture collection, dressing applications and changes, oxygen administration and airway management, personal, hygiene, blood glucose monitoring, tracheal suctioning, catheterizations, chest tube set up, assessments, and splint application.

10. Recognizes, evaluates, and intervenes appropriately in life-threatening situations.

11. Recognizes variance of diagnostic test, vital signs, and assessments that should be reported to the physician and notifies the RN and physician in time appropriate to variance.

12. Recognizes Hemodynamic changes and arrhythmias that should be reported to the physician and RN. Does this in a timely manner.

13. Performs/demonstrates EKG's, pulse ox, intubations, IV pump management, and level I set up.

14. Initiates routine unit activities such as stocking, ordering, cleaning, supplies, linen, code cart checks, and refrigerator checks as needed.


Position requires graduation from an approved paramedic teaching program, current certification as a Paramedic in the State of Georgia, current certification in both basic and advanced Cardiac Life Support

The successful candidate will have:

1. Demonstrates knowledge of legal and ethnical issues and delivers care that is safe and within scope of practice

2. Working knowledge of Paramedic techniques, practices, and skills

3. Ability to plan and evaluate nursing care

4. Ability to understand and follow detailed oral and written instructions and to be capable of maintaining nursing records and charts

5. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, patients, families, and physicians

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