Houston, Texas

Work Shift: EVENING

Work Week: Varies

Job Summary

Houston Methodist is looking for talented, career minded EMT and  Paramedics to join our Emergency Department team. At Houston Methodist, the Paramedic Transport position is responsible for providing exceptional out-of-hospital advanced and basic life support care and transportation of patients in accordance with local, state, national and Houston Methodist's standards of care. The Paramedic Transport will demonstrate exceptional clinical knowledge skills related to emergency care and transport of critically ill patients.  This position will practice Patient and Family Centered Care in concert with Houston Methodist I CARE values: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence and the Methodist Experience standards. 

o Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:
- INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
- COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
- RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
- EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 
o Focuses on patient/customer safety
o Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
o Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
o Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
o Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

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1. Provides a safe and efficient transfer of patient and patient care information to the receiving personnel at the destination. Collaborates with all members of the interprofessional team by actively communicating and reporting pertinent patient care information in a clear and timely manner. (EF)
2. Interacts with peers, staff and physicians in a supportive and respectful manner, responding willingly and positively to colleagues needs for assistance and partnership. Serves as a role model, using critical thinking, in several capacities; mentors new Paramedics, and (Emergency Medical Technician) EMT personnel in transport procedures, role and readiness and, as team leader, in patient decontamination operations.  (EF)
3. Provides contributions towards improvement of department scores for turnover/retention/employee satisfaction, i.e. peer-to-peer accountability.  (EF)

1. Role models patient and family-centered care standards and provides direct patient care under the direction of a physician. Documents, where applicable, care administered, treatments and procedures as determined by skills, training and validation in accordance with established policies and procedures.    (EF)
2. Conducts a careful examination of the patient for signs and symptoms of illness/injury and assists other medical personnel as necessary.  Provides care in a manner that is congruent with cultural diversity and inclusion principles. (EF)
3. Provides careful handling of the patient to and from the ambulance. Administers prompt and efficient basic and advanced life support care within the limits of licensure or certification and in accordance with approved protocols prior to and during transport.  (EF)
4. Contributes towards improving department scores for patient satisfaction through peer-to-peer accountability, i.e. shift handoff/report.  (EF)

1. Documents all aspects of patient condition and treatment on patient care records.  Obtains and records non-medical patient information as required.  Completes other patient documentation and forms as required.   Provides for the privacy of patients and families, keeping the safety of the patient in mind. (EF)
2. Conducts regular ambulance inventory and equipment testing to ensure all equipment for which the paramedic is responsible is present, clean and in proper working order. Upon completion of transport, responsible for all assigned duties which will place the ambulance and equipment back in service.  (EF)
3. Identifies corrective action and improvement activities, impacting quality and safety targets on the unit-based scorecard, reporting near misses, and collaborating with the interprofessional team.  (EF)
4. Operates / drives the ambulance in a safe and efficient manner, following Houston Methodist Hospital policy and procedure driving guidelines, to ensure safety or condition of the occupants are not compromised.  (EF)

1. Uses resources efficiently; does not waste supplies.  Assists with patient and staffing needs (floats) across the service line or hospital as competencies allow.  Self-motivated to independently manage time effectively and prioritize daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. Role models effective time management to meet the overall demands of the unit. (EF)
2. Documents and reports all needed repairs to the proper maintenance departments (electronic or mechanical) to management. Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, equipment, and resource information.  (EF)

1. Develops skills of team members and continually assists with improving skills, performance and outcomes. Fosters a positive and constructive patient care environment by engaging co-workers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with department objectives. (EF)
2. Offers innovative solutions through participation in performance improvement projects and shared governance activities.  Attends all mandatory meetings as scheduled.  Completes and updates the individual development plan (IDP) on an on-going basis. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

o High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.)  

Three years of ambulance/transport experience functioning as the primary attendant clinically caring for patients in a pre-hospital setting such as a 911 EMS System or a busy private ambulance service.
o One year hospital experience preferred

o Valid Texas Driver¿s License
o Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-Paramedic) or Licensed Paramedic in the State of Texas
o American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
o American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
o American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within three months of hire
o Crisis Prevention Management certification within six months of hire/transfer

o Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
o Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
o Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
o Full knowledge of the ambulances equipment and its proper use at all times
o Knowledgeable of clinical protocols, operational procedures and safety policies
o Demonstrates independence and exercises judgment in interactions with physicians, interprofessional care team, patients and their families
o Displays strong time management skills
o Adapts to multiple ongoing priorities with minimal supervision including but not limited to organizing workflows and actively participating in problem-solving
o Demonstrates ability to access information both in the department and within the hospital system to support the department and interprofessional health care team as appropriate
o Possesses competent computer knowledge. Operates multiple computer systems including electronic health records to maintain patient information

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.

Houston, Texas

At Houston Methodist, Leading Medicine is more than a description of what we do; it's who we are. We take our responsibility as Houston's premier health care system seriously, and with a national reputation for excellence in patient care, innovation and research, we hold ourselves and the careers we build to a higher standard. Our culture is diverse, dynamic and challenging. We believe in our I Care Values and conduct ourselves with Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect for others and a commitment to Excellence. Discover the difference for yourself and join Houston Methodist.

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