Paramedic-Acute Care
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.

Gainesville, Georgia


Work Shift/Schedule:
12 Hr Afternoon - Morning

Northeast Georgia Health System is rooted in a foundation of improving the health of our communities.

About the Role:

Job Summary

Administers direct patient care to all ages of patients processed through the Emergency or Stress lab department under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. Paramedic working in Stress Lab in non-acute care setting, will work under the supervision of the Stress Lab supervising physician. This position will care for patients in the neonate, infant, child, adolescent, adult and geriatric age groups. Employee performs clinical duties in accordance with the National Patient Safety Goals as outlined in policy and procedures.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Licensure or other certifications: Active State of Georgia Paramedic license
  • Educational Requirements: High School Diploma or GED
  • Minimum Experience:
  • Other:

Preferred Job Qualifications
  • Preferred Licensure or other certifications:
  • Preferred Educational Requirements:
  • Preferred Experience: Previous experience in patient care setting as a trained paramedic
  • Other:

Job Specific and Unique Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Good clinical skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work in a changing fast pace environment
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary setting (physicians, nurses, technical staff)

Essential Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Clinical Competency. Demonstrates ability to rapidly identify a life-threatening emergency and secure support as needed. Participates in the care of patient's physical and emotional needs and communicates findings to appropriate health care provider. Administers and documents medication according to established policy & procedure. Demonstrates competency and proficiency in providing appropriately designated care to patients under the supervision of an acute care RN.
  • Continuity of Care. Reports vital signs and patient updated documentation as appropriate on all assigned patients. Documents interventions and completes delegated tasks as per physician order under the direction of the RN, in the acute care setting. Assures discharge vital signs and reports any change of condition to the RN within 30 minutes prior to discharge. Completes area supply and equipment list as assigned.
  • Customer Service. Maintains a positive public relations image as caring, courteous, attentive and efficient. This will be demonstrated by positive feedback or lack of complaints from internal customers as well as patients, family, and visitors. Updates the patient/family frequently with information related to patient progress and waiting times.
  • Code of Conduct. Maintains a cooperative work environment through the use of effective communication skills. Stays informed of shift activities and attends staff meetings.
  • Safety/Infection Control. Abides by the Patient Safety Standard Guidelines. Maintains a safe, comfortable, clean and therapeutic environment.

Physical Demands
  • Weight Lifted: Up to 100 lbs, Occasionally 0-30% of time
  • Weight Carried: Up to 50 lbs, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Vision: Moderate, Frequently 31-65% of time
  • Kneeling/Stooping/Bending: Occasionally 0-30%
  • Standing/Walking: Constantly 66-100%
  • Pushing/Pulling: Frequently 31-65%
  • Intensity of Work: Frequently 31-65%
  • Job Requires: Reading, Writing, Reasoning, Talking, Fingering

Working at NGHS means being part of something special: a team invested in you as a person, an employee, and in helping you reach your goals.

NGHS: Opportunities start here.

Northeast Georgia Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification or status.



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