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Company: Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Location: Portsmouth, NH
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech




Last year our HCA Healthcare colleagues invested over 156,000 hours volunteering in our communities. As a(an) Paramedic PRN with Portsmouth Regional Hospital you can be a part of an organization that is devoted to giving back!


Portsmouth Regional Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Fertility and family building benefits through Progyny
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • Family support, including adoption assistance, child and elder care resources and consumer discounts
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Retirement readiness and rollover services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

Would you like to unlock your potential with a leading healthcare provider dedicated to the growth and development of our colleagues? Join the Portsmouth Regional Hospital family! We will give you the tools and resources you need to succeed in our organization. We are looking for an enthusiastic Paramedic PRN to help us reach our goals. Unlock your potential!

Job Summary and Qualifications

Position Objective:

The Paramedic's primary responsibility is responding to Intra/Inter-Facility Transports. The Paramedic functions within the Emergency Department as a team with the Physicians, Registered Nurses (RN) and Physicians Assistants (PA). The Paramedic will to adhere to the Hospital's Standards of Patient Care to deliver safe, quality patient care in the Inter/Intra-Facility and Emergency Department settings. The Paramedic performs all treatments and procedures within the scope of Paramedic practice and as outlined in the Standards Manual, Protocols, Policies and Procedures and Practice Guidelines.

Patient Population Served:

This employee is expected to deliver patient care in a manner that is appropriate to patient's age, physical ability, and intellectual development. The Paramedic must demonstrate proficiency in assessment and treatment, and the ability to adapt care to meet the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients.

Essential Position Functions:

The Shift Supervisor must be able to be carry out the following functions with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Respond to Ambulance Requests

  • Operate the ambulance in a manner that is safe and effective, keeping crew, public, patient and equipment safety in mind.
  • Provide for adequate ambulance coverage for the community to include communicating with the Charge/Supervisor, or dispatch, to facilitate coverage of all requests.
  • Maintains the ambulances in a continuing state of readiness to include maintaining a clean vehicle that is properly stocked and performing a complete inspection of all engine and vehicle systems.
  • Knowledge of the geography served and surrounding communities.
  • Complete all TEMSIS reports, billing documents and appropriate charges for ambulance requests within 24 hours, or in cases involving critical care, 4 hours.
2. Assessment of Emergency and Non-Emergency Patients to Scope of Care
  • Interviews patients and caregiver/family on presentation to obtain a bio-psycho-social history relevant to reason for presentation.
  • Examines the patient's physical status.
  • Reviews all test results including EKG, lab, and x-ray for ongoing assessment and reporting to physicians.
  • Reassesses patient status at established time frames.
  • Completes all required documentation in both EMS Charts and MediTech.
  • Communicates patient needs/assessment to physicians and interdepartmental services involved in the patient's care.
  • Ensures thorough, accurate documentation of relevant data obtained during the assessment process.
  • Conducts rounding in the Emergency Department when not engaged in other activities.
  • Ensures sensitivity towards patients and caregiver/family by eliciting patient's physical and emotional concerns, being a receptive listener, and providing an environment conducive to interviewing and the delivery of care.
3.Planning of Care
  • Develops an emergency care plan, in the prehospital setting, that is individualized to patient needs, strengths and weaknesses and according to written protocol and Medical Control.
  • In conjunction with other HCPs, coordinates the in-hospital interdisciplinary plan of care.
  • Facilitates the patient and caregiver/family participation in the planning and delivery of care.
4.Implementation of Plan
  • Acknowledges, coordinates and implements physician orders.
  • Administers medications in accordance with State and hospital policy and monitors for desired, side or adverse effects.
  • Implements the plan of care, monitoring for effectiveness in a team format. The Paramedic must report to the RN patient condition and status of treatment plan prior to leaving for an ambulance call.
  • Assists the physician and other healthcare providers in administering treatments and procedures.
  • Applies behavior and supportive therapy approaches with individuals and groups to accomplish goals and facilitate the delivery of care.
5.Evaluating Plan of Care
  • Reviews and updates treatment plans in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the patient and the family.
6.Accepts patient or room assignments in coordination with and as directed by the charge nurse.
7.Maintains a safe therapeutic environment for patients, families, staff, and corrects hazards promptly. Adheres to hospital safety policy and procedure.
8.Documents all pertinent information on the patient's medical record and patient care report in an accurate, detailed manner adhering to procedures for charting. Completes documentation in a timely manner
9.Participates actively in department meetings; ensuring attendance at a minimumof50% of scheduled meetings.
10.Supports Department's customer service efforts. Provides service excellence to patients and their families, medical staff, peers, support services and other hospital personnel. Provides immediate and satisfactory problem resolution for valid customer complaints or refers complex customer service problems to the Director of EMS.
11.Demonstrates knowledge of, and support for, hospital Mission and Values Statement, department goals and objectives. Assists in the formation and accomplishment of unit goals and objectives.
12.Develops and maintains professional relationship with physicians, peers, nursing, physician's assistants, patients and their families, and medical support services.
13.Follows the principles of infection control as outlined in the Policy and Procedure Manual.
14.Participates in the department's Performance Improvement program by collaborating with the department's PI representative in developing and implementing effective PI programs.
15.Demonstrates ability to provide care, which meets the physical, psychological and emotional, needs of the pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patient.
16.Assumes responsibility for own professional development and on-going education. Attends required hours of continuing professional education per year. Completes mandatory training in a timely manner.
17.Demonstrates a commitment to containing costs and efficient use of material resources.
18.Assists Hospital-wide, when necessary, and responds to all codes as an integral part of the team.
19.Must be able to facilitate and manage the Hospital Decon Team, and be active on the Emergency Preparedness Team
20.Precepts students and ride-alongs as assigned; students will be treated with respect with the goal of assisting the student to meet clinical requirements. Staff is required to complete all evaluation documents and forward any issues to the Director of EMS.

Non-Essential Position Functions:

1.Participates in hospital/unit committees.

2.Performs other duties as needed or as judgment dictates.

Position Qualifications:

  • Graduate of a Paramedic program.
  • Current licensure as a Paramedic in the State of New Hampshire.
  • Current CPR certification at the healthcare provider level.
  • Valid Driver's license free from restrictions and insurable by hospital insurance company.
  • A Department of Motor Vehicle Driving History Release must be submitted prior to employment and annually must be in and remain in compliance with Portsmouth Regional Hospital Driver/Fleet Safety Policy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-stress work environment.
  • Ability to maintain customer focused interpersonal communication skills and patient confidentiality.
  • BCLS, ACLS and PALS certification required to level of care

Physical Demands:

  • Will be exposed to contagious diseases. Must be able to wear protective equipment.
  • Must be able to perform the following physical activities with or without the aid of mechanical devices or a combination of skills that will result in the safe performance of the job.

Primary functions demand ability to:

  • administer life-saving procedures and first aid over extended periods of time;
  • bend the spine or to squat, intermittently, 33% of the shift or more;
  • reach with hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction, intermittently, for 66% of the shift or more;
  • push or pull with upto100 pounds of pressure, intermittently, for 66% of the shift or more;
  • lift and carry up to 50 pounds maximum, 1-5 pounds frequently;
  • grip/ grasp and do fine motor work with the hands and fingers, such as writing, managing paperwork and files, keying, managing equipment and instruments upto100% of the shift;
  • perceive attribute such as size, shape and temperature by touch;
  • perceive attributes of objects, such as color, shape, size, depth and location by sight;
  • express and exchange ideas by means of the spoken word;
  • receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discrimination in sound;
  • read and write, including paper and computer communication, preparing and analyzing data and figures, computer terminal operation;

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Spt must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • CPR must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • PALS Pediatric Adv Life Supt must be obtained within 30 days of employment start date
  • Emergency Medical Paramedic (EMP)
  • Certificate
  • High School Graduate / GED

This role requires you to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 based on local, state and /or federal law or regulations (unless a medical or religious exemption is approved).

Portsmouth Regional Hospital has provided quality healthcare services since 1882.  We give patient's access to trained physicians and advanced technology. Our 275+ bed hospital is one of the region's leading acute care facilities.  We serve the seacoast region's residents in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only Level II Trauma Center on the Seacoast.  We are one of only three in New Hampshire to earn this important distinction. As part of HCA Healthcare, Portsmouth achieves high honors for quality patient care.  We hold several prestigious accreditations. These include accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, The Joint Commission's recognition as one of the Top Performers on Key Quality Measures™ and accreditation as a Primary Stroke Center.

At Portsmouth Regional Hospital, our care like family culture extends to our patients, our people and our community. We are committed to each other because when we join together, our patients are cared for in the safest and most compassionate way.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.   In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

Be a part of an organization that invests in you! We are reviewing applications for our Paramedic PRN opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your application and help us raise the bar in patient care!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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