Emergency Department Partner - Contingency

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/12/2021 11:43 AM)
Requisition ID
Allied Health
Position Type


The Emergency Department Partner (EDP) brings to this position their licensed knowledge to include cognitive decision making abilities, psychomotor skills, and moral ethical behaviors.  As an integral member of the Emergency Department patient care team, the EDP will understand and integrate into the delivery of patient care the needs of neonatal, pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients in regards to their growth and development process.


This contingency EDP will work as needed (contingent).


The EDP will perform job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.


Airway & Breathing

  1. Excluding endo-tracheal intubation, maintains airway, applies oxygen, suction, nasal and oral airway adjuncts, and provides ventilation using self-inflating bag-valve-mask.
  2. Assists with endo-tracheal intubation and ventilation.
  3. Provides CPR.
  4. Administers albuterol and ipratroprium bromide inhalation medications in accordance with the “Care of the Patient with Wheezing” Emergency Department pathway.



  1. Controls bleeding.
  2. Applies automated external defibrillator.
  3. Under direct supervision of an Emergency Department Attending Physician: performs external defibrillation and intraosseous needle insertion.
  4. Initiates peripheral intravenous line access and performs phlebotomy with the administration of 1% buffered lidocaine via jet injection (J-Tip®) in accordance with the “Standing Medical Orders” Emergency Department policy.
  5. Initiates ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous line access in accordance with the ‘Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Management Administrative Policy.”  Must successfully complete initial training and competency, and then complete a yearly skill validation thereafter.
  6. Administer .9 Normal Saline IV flush for the insertion of peripheral intravenous lines.


Deformity & Disability

  1. Maintains spinal immobilization, applies cervical collar, back board and Kendrick Extrication Device
  2. Apply prefabricated soft and rigid splints, posterior mold splints, and HARE traction.
  3. Assists with cast application.


Environment of Care

  1. Maintains a clean, well-supplied patient care environment.
  2. Maintains equipment in working order.

Patient Monitoring

  1. Assess and document vital signs.
  2. ECG monitoring and 12-lead ECG application
  3. Sp02 and ETCO2 monitoring

Procedural Interventions

  1. Administers general wound care, irrigation, cleansing and application of dressings and ear irrigations.
  2. Assists members of the patient care team with procedures including but not limited to endo-tracheal intubation, lumbar puncture, laceration repair, wound incision and drainage, phlebotomy, peripheral intravenous insertion, intraosseous needle insertion.
  3. Provides patient and family education on the correct use of crutches, splints and other assistive Devices.
  4. Performs Point of Care Testing: blood glucose, urine dip, urine HCG, rapid strep, Hemoccult®, Gastroccult®.

Patient & Family Transport

  1. Transports and provides assessment, monitoring and documentation during patient and family transport to and from areas and services throughout the hospital.

Communication & Documentation

  1. Communicates assessments, interventions and patient status changes to patient care team.
  2.  Documents assessments and interventions in the EMR.
  3. Other job functions as assigned.


  1. High school graduate.  Graduate of IDPH or NREMT-P approved Paramedic program. Associate or Bachelor degree preferred.
  2. Minimum two years of experience in Emergency Medical Services or Hospital Emergency Department setting.  Demonstrates an ability to cope and function in stressful situations.
  3. Certification/Licensure: Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-P. Employee must submit a letter of good standing from an Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH approved EMS system. Within the first year of employment Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), certifications must be obtained.  Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professionals (PEPP), Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP/NALS), Pediatric Pre-hospital Basic or Advanced Trauma Life Support (BTLS/PHTLS) are recommended.
  4. Provides a safe, non-threatening environment for patients and their families. Demonstrates ability  to handle multiple tasks without disruption of patient care. Collaborates with team members and allied professionals in the interest of patient care.
  5. Recognizes own assets and limitations, participates in self-evaluation, and is accountable for professionalism.
  6. Effectively communicates with patient/families, physicians and hospital staff.  Observes principle of privileged communication.
  7. Demonstrates a thorough understanding and work knowledge of all equipment necessary to perform job functions. Willingly/independently accepts additional responsibilities. Anticipate alteration in the environment, which may impair safety.


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