Houston Methodist is a health care system comprised of an academic medical center in the Texas Medical Center and six community hospitals serving the Greater Houston area. The system's flagship, Houston Methodist Hospital is consistently listed among U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals. Houston Methodist is a diverse, inclusive and growing company, offering future employees a lifetime of meaningful careers within its many facilities. Areas of opportunity include Nursing, Physicians, IT and Support, Research and more. As a Houston Methodist employee, you are offered an extensive benefits package (including medical & life insurance, PTO, flexible spending accounts, transportation, etc.) as well as tuition reimbursement through the doctoral level and other resources to meet your professional needs.
Job Description Work Shift: DAY Work Week: Varies Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, located at the intersection of TX 242 and I-45 also includes a 150,000-square-foot medical building. The Medical Office Building 1 includes a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center & Infusion Center, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Wellness Services, Outpatient Laboratory and Therapy, in addition to multi-specialty physician practices. Job Summary The EMT-Paramedic assists in the delivery of patient care and services to defined patient groups and their families under direction of the Registered Nurse, Manager, Director and Administrative Coordinator. The EMT Paramedic practices Relationship Centered Care in concert with The Methodist Hospital System's values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Compassion and Excellence and the Methodist Experience standards. Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospital's Pillars of Excellence: People (providing direction and plans, leading and managing people, ICARE values) Service (patient/customer satisfaction, interpersonal effectiveness) Quality and Safety (making judgments and decisions) Finance (driving for performance excellence) Innovation and Growth (leading improvement and innovation, role-specific expertise) PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED Neonate (Birth to 28 days) Infants/Toddlers (29 days to 18 months) Toddler (18 months to 3 years) Preschooler (3-6 years) School Age (6-12 years) Adolescence (12-18 years) Young Adult (19-40 Years) Middle Adult (40-65 Years) Mature Adult (65 years and older) HOUSTON METHODIST EXPERIENCE EXPECTATIONS 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. * Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values: * Focuses on patient/customer safety * Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards * Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words) * Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met * Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by¿enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES PEOPLE 20% * Functions as a team member, responding willingly to colleagues needs for assistance and partnership. Coordinates the patient work flow, problem-solves, directs other techs, manages several ongoing priorities with minimal supervision. * Serves as leader, using critical thinking, in several capacities; mentors new EMT-P, EMT-I and PCA personnel as to unit procedures, role and unit readiness and as team leader in patient decontamination operations. Accurately sorts patients, according to severity, upon arrival; initiating and notifying the R.N. of patient requiring immediate attention. SERVICE 20% * Observes patients, making hourly rounds, for condition change and reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the licensed nurse. Repeats vital signs according to policy. Accompanies and monitors high risk patients out of the department as delegated. Responds to the nurse call system, contacts nursing personnel as appropriate, and follow through with meeting standards as defined by the Registered Nurse. QUALITY/SAFETY 20% * Performs and records diagnostic measures, treatment and procedures, as determined by skills training and validation (i.e., vital signs, 12 Lead EKG, phlebotomy, I.V. catheter insertion, splinting, specimen collection, immobilization by backboard, extrication from vehicles) in accordance with established policies and procedures. * Follows all safety rules on the job. Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the work place. FINANCE 20% * Records all aspects of care administered, including height, weight, allergies and medication lists, in the patient medical record according to established procedures. Maintains and accurately processes and updates patient records, e.g., recording of patient's medications, obtaining lab and other study results, identification labels, patients' valuables, etc. assuring all forms are properly identified with the patient's name and contents are filed correctly. GROWTH/INNOVATION 20% * Takes responsibility for reviewing hospital communication, revised/new policies and procedures, staff meeting minutes (100%) and attends at least 4 staff meetings per calendar year. * Departmental communications; initiating calls, following up according to prescribed timeframes. Maintains an accurate log, based on accur