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Department/Unit Summary The Adult Emergency Room is the Level 1 Trauma Center for Middle Tennessee with 88 treatment areas including four trauma bays. We are one of the busiest emergency rooms in the country and see 69,000 patients annually. We have the ability to quickly diagnose through our use of two CT scanners and an x-ray machine for the Adult ER. We are a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center, and the Designated Level 1 Burn Center for the region.
Vanderbilt's paramedics play an integral role in our Emergency Room and Level 1 Trauma Center. We offer an opportunity to work in a teaching environment where continuous learning and professional development are encouraged every day. Our ER Paramedics are responsible for:
* Trauma resuscitations
* Critical-care-monitor transports of patients throughout the hospital
* Administer medications
* Participate in codes
* Respond to emergency care calls on the hospital campus
* Give and receive an SBAR bedside report, as a team, with RN when handing off care.
Paramedics bring a unique perspective to the care of the ED patient with their experience in dealing with the same patient population in the prehospital environment.
Required Certifications of the Emergency Room Paramedic
Paramedics are expected to maintain PALS, ACLS and BLS and PHTLS.
Career Opportunities at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt offers opportunities to move to different areas of the hospital to learn new skills and to develop as a paramedic. Areas of opportunity include the Pediatric Emergency Room and the Flight and Ground Paramedic positions for LifeFlight.
Emergency Room Paramedic Shift
Our paramedics work three 12-hour shifts per week in the emergency room. Our paramedics are required to work a Saturday and Sunday shift every other weekend. We currently have night shift available (7P to 7A). Evening, night, and weekend layered shift differentials.
Vanderbilt's Emergency Room: The ED has 45 beds in 33,900 square feet of space. The department has 2 CT scanners, a decontamination shower, and a family grief support room. Adjacent to the ED is an 8 room psychiatric transition unit and an 11 bed Observation Unit. Our ED has four state of the art trauma bays that provide a location for our '17 minute' trauma resuscitations on Level I patients. Our trauma philosophy is rapid intake to the hospital environment for the 4000 trauma admissions received at our facility each year.
No. 1 in Nashville and in Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Medical Center has once again been named among the nation's elite providers of specialty care by U.S. News and World Report magazine, and has also again been named the No. 1 hospital in the Metro Nashville area and the No. 1 hospital in Tennessee.
Vanderbilt Offers the following benefits to our Emergency Room Paramedics:
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Health Insurance benefits become effective the first day of employment.
* Healthcare, Dental and Vision Plan
* 403(B) Retirement Plan
* Tuition Assistance Program with additional benefits for a Nursing Degree
* Dependent Tuition Assistance Program
* Flex Paid Time Off
* Flexible Spending Accounts
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an ANCC Magnet(r)-recognized hospital.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period.Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As th...e largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.