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EMT Paramedic

Job Ref: 27300

Talent Area: Professional

Houston Methodist West Hospital
Houston, TX 77094

Area/Department: Emergency Services

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: NIGHT

Work Week: M - F, possible weekends 

Company Profile

Houston Methodist West Hospital is committed to leading medicine in West Houston, Katy and surrounding communities by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, personalized service and innovation. The growing campus offers nearly 200 beds, 16 operating rooms and over 1300 employees, with access to the most innovative medical and surgical care available, including robotic and minimally invasive surgery, full-spectrum heart care, state-of-the-art imaging, cancer care, labor and delivery with a level II neonatal ICU, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, outpatient rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency services. 

Job Summary


To assist in the delivery of patient care and services to defined patient groups and their families under direction of the Registered Nurse, Manager, Director and Administrative Coordinator.


Demonstrates competence in the clinical skills required for patient care. Accurately identifies the patient using standardized patient identification protocols and resolves any discrepancies prior to caring for patient. Participates in the education of the patient and family, as appropriate.  (EF)

Performs and records diagnostic measures, treatment and procedures, as determined by skills training and validation (i.e., vital signs, 12 Lead EKG, phlebotomy, I.V. catheter insertion, splinting, specimen collection, immobilization by backboard, extrication from vehicles) in accordance with established policies and procedures.   (EF)

Observes patients, making hourly rounds, for condition change and reports observations, conditions and problems of patients to the licensed nurse.  Repeats vital signs according to policy.  Accompanies and monitors high risk patients out of the department as delegated.  Responds to the nurse call system, contacts nursing personnel as appropriate, and follow through with meeting standards as defined by the Registered Nurse.  (EF)

Records all aspects of care administered, including height, weight, allergies and medication lists, in the patient medical record according to established procedures. Maintains and accurately processes and updates patient records, e.g., recording of patient’s medication history, obtaining lab specimens, identification labels, patients’ valuables, etc. assuring all forms are properly identified with the patient's name and contents are filed correctly.(EF)

Coordinates departmental communications; initiating calls, following up according to prescribed timeframes.  Maintains an accurate log, based on accurate activities, of calls made to physicians, other facilities and ancillary departments.  Follows up with calls/pages not returned in thirty minutes.(EF)

Maintains an orderly environment that facilitates access to supplies, equipment, and resource information.  Assists in the inventory, monitoring and ordering supplies and medical equipment to maintain par levels.(EF)

Functions as a team member, responding willingly to colleagues needs for assistance and partnership.  Coordinates the patient work flow, problem-solves, directs other techs, manages several ongoing priorities with minimal supervision.(EF)

Serves as leader, using critical thinking, in several capacities; mentors new EMT-P, EMT-I and PCA personnel as to unit procedures, role and unit readiness and as team leader in patient decontamination operations.  Accurately sorts patients, according to severity, upon arrival; initiating and notifying the R.N. of patient requiring immediate attention.(EF) 

Demonstrates the components of the ICARE Values Statement.   

Demonstrates Customer Service Standards (smiles and makes eye contact, greets each patient and visitor, seeks out patient and visitor contact, displays appropriate body language at all times, take 5 minutes each day to go above and beyond for one patient or visitor, honor diversity and thanks each customer).

Follows all safety rules on the job.  Reports all accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards.  Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the work place.   

Performs other duties as assigned.   


High School Diploma or GED required

Completion of EMT (Paramedic) program required


6 months required, 1 year hospital experience preferred


Current Texas EMT-Paramedic certification OR Licensed Paramedic (LP) required

Current AHA BLS and current AHA ACLS required; PALS preferred


Must be able to pass a basic EKG interpretation skills test

Basic computer knowledge required

Ability to communicate efficiently in English

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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