Job Description

Senior Patient Care Technician/Paramedic (Port Room)

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

Job Overview

Paraprofessional with current Paramedic certification and associated BLS/ACLS, who works under supervision for assigned tasks. Assumes responsibility and accountability for phlebotomy inclusive of port access, starting intravenous lines, obtaining samples for lab tests as appropriate, assisting the department clinical stakeholders. Environmental duties and other tasks as assigned by supervisor and/or departmental expectations.

Ensures accurate and timely reporting of patient needs.

Collects vital signs, intake and output, pain levels and other assigned patient information. Reports to the registered nurse any change in patient status, patient behavior, or unusual findings of data or incidents that might have occurred. Documents accurately in the medical record the care that was delivered, activities completed, and other data that is collected for the patient. Performs lab draws per hospital policy in various departments. Initiates and discontinues IV and/or port access/deacess using aseptic technique in accordance with established competencies.

Maintains clean and orderly patient rooms and unit. Keeps unit, nurse servers, and nutrition room adequately stocked with supplies. May transport patients via wheelchair, stretcher or bed from a nursing floor/patient care or other departments.

Coordinates and directs activities of the unit to allow the transfer of information between staff, physicians, departments, patients and family. Assists patient families by providing general information and direction, notifying other disciplines of patient or family needs as they arise.

Compiles and maintains electronic health record charts; processes                                   

physician orders accurately, in accordance with policy, utilizing computer,

phone and fax methods. Releases lab orders in accordance with policy and follows time guidelines. Answers phones courteously and directs the calls to the appropriate personnel.

Provides support to nursing staff and other clinical personnel in the daily activities of the unit and during emergency situations. Reports any

information regarding patient status or activities to the licensed nurse.

Education/Experience Level

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.

  • State of Georgia Paramedic license required.

  • PCT certification or CNA license desirable.

  • Current BLS, ACLS and CPR required.

Pay Range

$18.94 - $29.28

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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