CCT -Paramedic Emergency Center
Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.
Skills / Requirements
The Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic (EMT-P) supports nursing and medical staff in delivery of patient care services and coordinates patient workflow within the Emergency Center. The EMT-P is an individual whom is certified by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) as minimally proficient to provide advanced life support which includes initiation and maintenance of certain procedures under a physician's supervision. The EMT-P facilitates unit activities and business processes according to guidelines, practices safety measures and infection control standards. EMT-P also participates in performance improvement and quality initiatives.
School Education: High School Diploma or equivalent. Completion of Texas Department of State Health Services (TX DSHS) approved EMS training.
Licenses & Certifications:
Adv. Cardiac Life Support -Through American Heart Association(AHA)
Basic Life Support - Through American Heart Association(AHA)
Emergency Med Tech - Paramedic;Currently registered with the TX DSHS as certified Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic or Licensed Paramedic
License - Certified Critical Transport within two years if not held at time of appointment
Pediatric Adv. Life Support - Through American Heart Association(AHA)
Texas Drivers License
Work Experience: One (1) Year Work Experience as a certified/licensed paramedic Preferred
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)
Proficiencies: Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge
Work Schedule: Flexible
Other Requirements: Able to work according to specific, subject to extreme weather conditions.