Paramedic - Emergency Room
CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg
1311 General Cavazos Blvd
Kingsville, TX 78363
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The EMT – Paramedic will provide ambulatory care which includes the assessment and implementation of an appropriate care plan compatible with the physician’s overall therapeutic goals.This individual will include the physical, psychological and social dimensions unique to each patient as care is given in a community oriented primary care center.Responsibilities in the ER will include starting IV’s for patients, taking vital signs, EKG’s, transferring patients and other duties as assigned by ER Director/Manager.
The Emergency Department of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg is a 12 bed unit organized and designed for the immediate treatment of emergency medical and/or surgical conditions. We have a Medical provider 24 hours per day with An Advance Practitioner 9 hours per day. The Emergency Department had been designated a Level IV Trauma Center by Texas Department of Health.The department is responsible for initiating lifesaving procedures in all types of emergency situations and for providing emergency care for other conditions, including chronic medical problems and minor injuries and illnesses.After emergency measures are implemented the patient may be transferred within the hospital, to another institution, or discharged home.Our average daily census is 60.The most frequent medical diagnoses seen are R/O Myocardial Infarction, Congestive Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Cardiovascular conditions, cardiopulmonary conditions, Diabetes Mellitus, Hepatitis, Pancreatitis, URI and Urosepsis.The most frequent surgical conditions are appendicitis, fractured hip and spontaneous abortion.
The ER staff work closely with the community by providing education on disease process and safety measures. We also volunteer our time and service to help out our local naval base during events such as “Wings over Texas” and our surrounding areas with events such as, “Beach to Bay.”Our team has been recognized for exceeding the goal for treating a MI or stroke patient. They have made changes to the overall flow in the ER to improve the door to doctor times and over all patient experience.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Two to three years experience in a doctor’s office or other ambulatory health care setting.
- Certified EMT – P (Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic)
- CPR (American Heart Association)
- ACLS within 6 months of hire/transfer date
- De-escalation training required within 90 days of hire/transfer date.
- PALS within 18 months of hire/transfer date