Job Description

At Harris Health System, we champion better health for our patients, their families and our community, by connecting them to an integrated healthcare system that provides high-quality healthcare. Harris Health focuses on the delivery of primary care, wellness and prevention services to the residents of Harris County, Texas, through its extensive network of inpatient and outpatient facilities. Harris Health is a proud recipient of the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered medical homes. Harris Health's medical faculty and residents are provided by its nationally recognized medical school partners: Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer 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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