OB/Triage Paramedic - Days

Date: Mar 16, 2023

Location: 46202

Organization: HHC

Division:Eskenazi Health  

Sub-Division: Hospital  

Req ID:  16183 


Schedule: Full Time 

Shift: Days 

Salary Range: $23.19 - $31.32 


Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Physicians provide a comprehensive range of primary and specialty care services at the 327-bed hospital and outpatient facilities both on and off of the Eskenazi Health downtown campus as well as at 10 Eskenazi Health Center sites located throughout Indianapolis.


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Job Role Summary

The Patient Care Specialist II is responsible for patient care in the area of assignment under RN supervision. This position may participate in provision of emergent or immediate care of patients utilizing a healthcare team approach after demonstration of clinical competency in accordance with hospital/nursing policy and procedures and professional practice standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

•    Responsible for patient care in the area of assignment under RN supervision
•    May contribute to and participate in various aspects of the triage process and care of the obstetric/postpartum patient
•    Participates in team-based approach for patients after demonstration of clinical competency in accordance with hospital/nursing policy/procedure and professional practice acts
•    May perform limited respiratory treatments which may include O2 titration/oximetry, aerosols, IPPD/PPD, multi-dose inhaler treatments, sputum cultures, ABGs
•    Performs phlebotomy procedures (i.e., venipuncture, capillary sticks)
•    May perform other procedures that include:  ECGs, dressing changes, medication administration, monitoring telemetry, starting IV-DCs, catheterizations, NG tubes
•    May take vital signs; assist/give baths; suctions; monitor Accucheks; perform orthopedic set-up; collect and test specimens; assist with trach care/ostomy care; perform neuro/vascular checks; take patient weights; counsel/assist with personal care and/or assess maternal and fetal status as necessary
•    May apply ACE wrapping; ambulate patients; perform passive range of motion (for patients without complications); stimulate patients (cognitive reorientation/ recognition)
•    May perform equipment changes; check emergency equipment/supplies/environment
•    May participate in emergent delivery or maternal/newborn resuscitation as indicated
•    May perform phlebotomy procedures, including venipuncture and capillary sticks
•    May perform other procedures that include: medication administration, ECGs, dressing changes, IV starts/DCs, catheterizations, NG tubes, and respiratory treatments
•    Documents care according to hospital/nursing policy/procedure 
•    Assesses and responds to patient needs
•    Attends/participates in in-service education/quality assurance programs
•    Alters activities/behaviors to reflect/ensure adequate care appropriate to the age of patients served (i.e., adolescent, geriatric, pediatric, neo-natal, adult) as described in unit age-specific and/or job-specific competencies
•    Maintains age and job-specific competencies described according to department-specific competencies

Job Requirements

•    Active Indiana certification as a Paramedic
•    Current CPR and ACLS certifications 
•    Minimum of 1 year of experience as a Paramedic 
•    Maintains responsibility for continuing education to maintain annual certification as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

•    Basic skills in patient care delivery, equipment and instrument usage appropriate to assigned area
•    Knowledge of practical skills, theory and medical terminology
•    Skill in use of respiratory care equipment (i.e., oxygen devices, ventilators, invasive monitors, etc.)
•    Knowledge of cardiopulmonary anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and basic respiratory care techniques and modalities
•    Knowledge of intravenous therapy, peripheral lines and venesection
•    Knowledge of endotracheal intubation, cricothyrotomy, pleural decompression, cardiac monitoring, interpretation, defibrillation and cardioversion
•    Knowledge of medications to include use of I.V. and sub-Q; medications to include correct dosages and usage for pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patient population
•    Knowledge of disease symptoms, conditions, treatments, trauma and aseptic techniques
•    Knowledge of equipment and instrument usage appropriate to assigned area
•    Good interpersonal communication skills, accurate reading/recording of information
•    Ability to follow oral/written instructions, communicate/work effectively with a wide variety of people and patients of all ages
•    Must function effectively in stressful or crisis situations, accurately read/record data, be flexible to changing work priorities, assist in assessing and responding to patient needs
•    Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of patients served
•    Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data/interpret appropriate information needed to identify each patient’s requirements relative to age-specific needs
•    Ability to use age-appropriate communication skills and age-appropriate cognitive abilities, skills and techniques as required in department-specific competencies
•    Basic skills in delivery of patient care, use of equipment and instruments appropriate to assigned unit
•    Strong customer relations skills required 
•    Maintains competency in basic and advance rhythm interpretation skills



Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for four consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.