Specialty Care Transport (SCT / Flight) Paramedic – LifeNet, Inc. – Texarkana, TX

SUMMARY

Provide safe, quality patient care to critically ill or injured patients in pre-hospital or hospital setting under the guidelines of state protocols and LifeNet standards of care. Provide ongoing monitoring & management of critically ill or injured during transport via ground and fixed wing ambulances.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintains the highest quality of patient care by carrying out established policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Responds to requests for emergency medical care within prescribed time limits, providing both prehospital and continuation of continuity of hospital care
  • Utilizes medical equipment including cardiac monitor, 12 lead interpretation, ventilator, IV pumps, oxygen, suction devices, etc…
  • Remains current on the latest training within the air medical industry and ground EMS industry
  • Demonstrates and maintains an in-depth knowledge base of disease processes
  • Prepares and submits documentation of patient information according to LifeNet standards while keeping this information protected and private.
  • Maintains annual continuing education requirements within preset time limits set by administration
  • Maintains operational readiness and professionalism by adhering to and maintaining consistency with the administrative and departmental policies regarding appropriate behavior, dress, attitude, attendance, and reliability.
  • Follows LifeNet guidelines for customer service and marketing.
  • Transports critically ill patients in different modes of transportation including ground and fixed wing ambulances
  • Provides continuing education/training for internal and external partners upon request
  • Attends monthly departmental staff meetings
  • Inventories supplies, monitors expiration dates of supplies, monitors temperature and process monitoring of blood products, and adheres to set LifeNet policies for narcotic storage and administration
  • Inspects ambulance and aircraft daily and reports any abnormalities to base lead and maintenance team
  • Adheres to LifeNet SOP’s with regards to working with other divisions within LifeNet
  • Notifies the Director of Specialty Care Services of any negative impact to LifeNet’s flight program that may occur while on or off duty in a timely fashion
  • Adheres to safety, health, and regulatory requirements as described in the administrative and departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains cleanliness of the ground and fixed wing ambulance unit(s) and base of operations
  • Achieves and maintains a high level of appropriate communication between team members, pilots, and the Communications Center to help ensure unit readiness
  • Participates in pre-shift crew briefs with each oncoming pilot at the beginning of their shift
  • Maintains flight currency training as outlined by the flight department educator
  • Performs other related duties as required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Texas and Arkansas state licenses as a paramedic
  • Current NREMT-Paramedic certification
  • Minimum two years of experience as a paramedic
  • Current state driver’s license with acceptable driving record
  • Negative DOT drug screen
  • Current ACLS, BLS, PALS/PEPP, NRP, ITLS/PHTLS.
  • NIMS training ICS 100, 200 and 700
  • FPC certification

    Note: Must be able to obtain within year of signing job description
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • Functional movement to include heavy lifting of patients and equipment within highly stressed environments

STRESS FACTORS

  • Occasionally
    MCIs, life and death situations, high call volumes within a 24 hour period
  • Constantly
    Flying day and night operations, loud noises, high pressure, hazards environment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Occasionally
    Climbing, kneeling, bending, standing, twisting, pushing, pulling, fine motor skills, reaching above shoulder level, lifting patients weighing greater than 250 pounds
  • Frequently
    Driving or staffing an ambulance
  • Constantly
    Hearing/listening, clear speech, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical & mental activities performed simultaneously

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Occasionally
    Extreme hot and cold temperatures, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, pressurized equipment, moving objects, contact with body fluids, fumes/odors/mists, gases
  • Constantly
    Works with and around others, work in confined area

EQUIPMENT USED

  • Occasionally
    Kitchen appliances, cleaning equipment, protective devices
  • Constantly
    Stretcher, computer, maps, IV supplies, bandaging, medications, monitor/defibrillator, radio, critical care equipment, ventilator, trauma bag/box, narcotics

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