University of Utah Health Care

  • Paramedic - Emergency Department

    Requisition Number
    Employment Type
    Work Schedule
    Location Name
    University of Utah Hospital
    Patient Care?
    Patient Care Support / Technicians
  • Overview

    As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA


    This position is responsible for providing both basic and advanced life support to patients in an efficient, knowledgeable and cost effective manner, which is accurately documented and properly coordinated with other healthcare personnel.


    This position may be required to access and administer medications within their scope of practice and according to State Law and hospital policies.


    • Prepares patients for examinations and diagnostic procedures according to emergency Department procedures.
    • Plans, evaluates and implements interventions for solving patient care problems according to needs and established guidelines.
    • Obtains and records patient temperatures, pulse rates, blood pressure, weight and height measurements and places patient on pulse oximetry and cardiac monitors as per ED protocols, or as directed.
    • Reports all observed or verbalized patient concerns and changes in condition to a member of the nursing or physician staff.
    • Accompanies providers examining patients in examination rooms as needed and/or assists physicians/licensed staff with procedures.
    • Performs delegated procedures under the direct supervision of a licensed staff member.
    • Respond to Rapid Response calls as assigned.
    • Provides written support documentation for transports and may transport patients to inpatient and procedure areas as required.
    • May perform phlebotomy in accordance with ED procedures and physician orders after specialized training.
    • Provides in-patient I.V. (including US I.V) services as required.
    • Trains and assists new staff.
    • Performs daily equipment checklist with documentation and cleans and stocks the ED.

    Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

    • Demonstrated human relation and effective communication skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of life span growth and development and the ability to assess data regarding the patient’s status and provide care as described in the department’s policies and procedures manual.
    • Ability to maintain all Emergency Department and University Healthcare required trainings by expected due dates as outlined by the Emergency Department and University of Utah Annual Education Plan and Education Policy.
    • Demonstrated competency with a variety of equipment.
    • Demonstrated ability to function calmly and competently in high stress situations.
    • Ability to function during regularly scheduled, 12 hour or alternative shifts.
    • Ability to deal with the hazards involved in assessing and providing care to patients.
    • Ability to lift and carry various weight and diameters of equipment.
    • Ability to attend and complete hospital and ED mandatory in-services.




    • Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.
    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • Paramedics within the Emergency Department must have Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support card or obtain within one month of hire.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

    Licenses Required

    • Current certification to practice as a Paramedic in the State of Utah.
    • Basic Life Support Health Care Provider card through American Heart Association or obtain within one month of hire.
    • ACLS card or obtain one within six months of hire, unless department specifies other time frame.
    • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

    * Additional license requirements as determined by the hiring department.

    Qualifications (Preferred)

    Working Conditions and Physical Demands

    Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

    • This position involves intensive work that may exert up to 100 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects such as medical equipment or patients while providing medical care.

    Physical Requirements

    Carrying, Climbing, Color Determination, Crawling, Far Vision, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Near Vision, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Tasting or Smelling, Walking


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