The Flight paramedic works collaboratively with the Flight Nurse completing transport missions. The Flight Paramedic assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates patient care in collaboration with other health care professionals in accordance with certification standards. The Flight Paramedic as a member of the team accepts individual and collective accountability for the creation of a healing environment demonstrated by positive patient/family centered care services, behaviors and relationships. In addition to prehospital missions, the Flight Paramedic also functions at referring facility locations using physician verbal orders and program treatment protocols.
The Flight Paramedic is responsible for ensuring the aircraft and equipment is mission ready and the narcotic count is accurate and appropriately documented every shift. The Flight Paramedic adheres to all organizational, regulatory and departmental policies and procedures as well as AtlantiCare's Mission, Vision and Values. He or she completes all required education and training to maintain their certification and competency to perform their job duties.
The Flight Paramedic may also serve as a Preceptor (FTO) to new staff as assigned by department leadership.
This position supports organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts, and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.
EDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of an accredited paramedic training program required.
Current certification as NREMT-P from NAEMT. Current ACLS, PALS, BLS, NRP, PHTLS or ITLS certification. Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C) required within one year of hire. Certified or eligible as a Paramedic in the State of Pennsylvania. Certified or eligible as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) and Air Crew Member-FP in the State of New Jersey. Completion of the National Incident Command Courses; ICS: 100, 200, 700, 800 and 5.a.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of three to five (5) years recent experience as an active Paramedic in a busy EMS system. Critical care transport and previous/recent flight experience preferred. Effective communication skills both written and verbal are required. Strong clinical and criticalthinking skills required with the ability to work autonomously as part of a team. Successful completion flight crew training program required.
Ongoing validated competency as required both generally and within unit parameters as they relate to patient populations' needs. Participation in quality assurance, educational activities and public relations activities. Successful completion of required yearly CAMT's education, clinical competency exam, simulation and Medical Command Review. Completion of yearly air medical vender required training.
Potential for exposure to the hazards in the hospital and prehospital environment including but not limited to: blood borne pathogens, infectious disease exposure and hazardous substances.
Flight specific: Exposure to potential hazards associated with flight including but not limited to: variable weather conditions and mechanical failure. This position requires lifting, pushing or pulling with assistance, equipment weighing 20-50 lbs or more. Position also requires lifting, loading and unloading patients with assistance weighing 300 lbs or greater. This position requires sitting, standing, walking, stooping, crouching and climbing.
This position reports to department leadership.
The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.
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