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UT Health Paramedic - Mobile Stroke Unit - PRN / Casual in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Paramedic - Mobile Stroke Unit - PRN / Casual

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 1900030M

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Position Summary:

Provides direct and indirect advanced levels of patient care for medical emergencies under the direct or indirect supervision of a Registered Nurse and/or Physician. The Paramedic is responsible for driving a first response vehicle to acute stroke 911 calls.

Department: Mobile Stroke Unit

Location: Texas Medical Center

Position Type: Casual

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Documents vital signs of patient and provides acute standard of care treatment.

  • Cares for patients in critical condition.

  • Ensures safe care to patients while adhering to policies, procedures, and standards, within specifications, including time management, supply management, productivity, and accuracy of practice.

  • Assists in lifting, carrying and transporting patients.

  • Maintains supplies, ensures ambulance and equipment maintenance.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

  • Current Paramedic License issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

  • Current Driver’s License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

  • Current City of Houston Ambulance Driver’s License.

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certifications through the American Heart Association.

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED and completion of a Department of State Health Services approved EMS training course.

Minimum Experience:

  • 3 years of critical care and/or emergency room experience with experience in the care and treatment of neurology patients preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds frequently and/or up to 20 pounds constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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