Job Description

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966.  Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities.  Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary
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.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact)
Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking)

Proficiencies: Personal Computer

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Medical Terminology Knowledge

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Able to work according to specific, subject to extreme weather conditions.

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