PARAMEDIC Job at Shift Varied, Washington DC

  • Shift Varied
  • Washington DC

Job Description


About GWUH:

The George Washington University Hospital (GWU Hospital) is a 385-bed tertiary care, academic medical center located in downtown Washington, DC next to the Foggy Bottom metro. GWU Hospital serves a diverse group of patients- from residents to our nation’s leaders. As an academic medical center, GWU Hospital has the resources and clinical expertise necessary to provide specialized, complex care. This expertise includes cardiac, cancer, neurosciences, women's health, trauma, and advanced surgery including robotic and minimally invasive surgery.

GWU Hospital is jointly owned and operated by George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS). The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), adjacent to the hospital, is the 11th oldest medical center in the country and the 1st in the nation's capital.

The mission of GWU Hospital is to provide the highest quality of healthcare, advanced medical technology, and world class service to its patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. 

Main tasks include:


The paramedic works in a full-service Intensive Care Unit and/or Emergency room. This role assumes the responsibility for assisting with the implementation of supportive nursing care under the direction of the Registered Nurse and Medical Director.  Under the direction of a health care practitioner, the Paramedic provides patient care within a defined scope of practice in accordance with the DC regulations. 

  • This includes patient care/observation, specified treatments and procedures, provision of environmental and personal safety, and effective communication. 
  • The Paramedic will also be responsible for collecting pertinent data within their certification scope of responsibilities and report these clinical, psychosocial, etc., findings to the RN or Critical Care provider and charts appropriately.
  • Works in collaboration with RNS and Providers, including Advanced Practitioners to provide patient care to patients using advanced skills and judgment.
  • Able to speak and write English fluently
  • Demonstrated communication, organization and critical thinking skills
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Ability to adapt to quickly evolving situations

Benefits, Special Incentives & Perk s:

  • Relocation Assistance: We offer a $3,000 relocation package to make your transition smoother.
  • Professional Development: Enjoy $500 annually to invest in your professional growth.
  • Education Allowance: Receive an annual $3,000 allowance to further your education.
  • Shift Differential
  • Referral Bonus: Refer a RN, and you'll get a $5,000 bonus.
  • Commuter Subsidy: We provide a monthly $100 commuter subsidy.
  • Paid Time Off: Enjoy 208 hours of paid time off annually. *(104 hours Part time)
  • Cutting-Edge Environment: Thrive in a challenging and rewarding work environment with advanced technological systems, processes, and best practices.
  • Employee Wellness: We are committed to your well-being through our sponsored programs by the Strategic Employee Engagement Council and GWU Wellness Center.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Be a part of an inclusive and diverse environment, supported by the Diversity & Inclusion Council.
  • Retirement Savings: Benefit from our 401(k) plan with a company match of up to 6%.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Enjoy excellent medical, dental, vision, and prescription drug plans.
  • Shared Governance: We follow a shared governance model that values your input and collaboration.
  • Continuous Development: Grow and develop through job-related training, continuing education, and mobility opportunities within the UHS subsidiaries.
  • Flexible Paid Time Off: Opt to waive your PTO days and receive a 12% increase in your base rate . *(6% Part time)
  • Employee Discounts: Enjoy exclusive discounts and a wide array of additional perks.

We value our employees and offer a comprehensive package to support your career growth, well-being, and work-life balance. 



  • High School diploma or equivalency
  • 2 years of experience as a Paramedic, with at least 6 months in a hospital setting or equivalent
  • Some advanced education preferred.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification
  • Completion of an approved Paramedic program and current certification as a paramedic in the District of Columbia
  • Successful completion of the cognitive and psychomotor exam for the National Registry of EMTs at a Paramedic level
  • CPI within 6 months 

About Universal Health Services

About Universal Health Services

One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. During the year, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; and listed in Forbes ranking of America’s Largest Public Companies. Operating acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities, outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located all over the U.S. States, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

EEO Statement

All UHS subsidiaries are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates. UHS subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and as such, openly support and fully commit to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion and compensation of individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success.

Avoid and Report Recruitment Scams

At UHS and all our subsidiaries, our Human Resources departments and recruiters are here to help prospective candidates by matching skill set and experience with the best possible career path at UHS and our subsidiaries. During the recruitment process, no recruiter or employee will request financial or personal information (e.g., Social Security Number, credit card or bank information, etc.) from you via email. Our recruiters will not email you from a public webmail client like Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, etc.

If you suspect a fraudulent job posting or job-related email mentioning UHS or its subsidiaries, we encourage you to report such concerns to appropriate law enforcement. We encourage you to refer to legitimate UHS and UHS subsidiary career websites to verify job opportunities and not rely on unsolicited calls from recruiters.

© Universal Health Services, Inc.

Job Tags

Part time, Local area, Relocation package, Flexible hours, Shift work,

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