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Flight Paramedic

Company: Geisinger
Location: Mount Carmel
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Flight Paramedic
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: Life Flight Selinsgrove Nursing Team
Date Posted: 09/08/2023
Job ID: R-51094
Job SummaryProvides paramedic level care, within the scope of Act 37 and as credentialed by the Life Flight medical director to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. Functions as a team member in the Emergency Department and assists physicians and ED Staff to provide care to Emergency Department patients as needed. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to over 100 years range. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Accepts an assignment at any Life Flight site as directed by leadership to insure adequate staffing.
Job Duties

  • Provides paramedic level advanced life support until patient care is relinquished to accepting medical facility.
  • Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the electronic medical record.
  • Practices within the paramedic scope of practice as defined by Command Physician, or as needed under the written guidelines of the Emergency Health Services Council Regional Protocols or the Department of Health Emergency Medical Services ACT.
  • Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
  • Communicates educational needs to Life Flight Program Coordinator, Operations Director and MD Director.
  • Acquires the F-PC credential within one year of hire.
  • Sets up sterile trays using aseptic techniques.
  • Maintains medical interior of the Life Flight helicopters.
  • Assures adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Assures orderly environment in glasshouse and hanger.
  • Functions as Flight Crew member and assists the pilot when needed.
  • Assists in the Communication center as required.
  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of flight.
  • Maintains good communication and positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Participates in patient follow up as stated in guidelines.
  • Participates in planned marketing and teaching activities.
  • Serves as a role model, teacher and clinical resource.
  • Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
  • Acts as liaison.
  • Communicates program goals and objectives.
  • Participates in staff development and continuing education programs.
  • Assists in conducting safety briefings as needed.
  • Maintains awareness of current issues related to paramedics through participation in professional activities.
  • Participates in departmental activities, projects and committees regularly.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Undertakes and maintains projects as assigned.
  • Actively participates in patient safety improvement and management program.
  • Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.
  • Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.------Works in a patient care environment in and around aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins. - Position may require sitting for long periods of time in a helicopter or in an office environment. - -Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. - Exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, jet fumes, and extreme -temperatures. Working conditions in or near aircraft and/or aircraft hangar environment on a daily basis and may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles, and mechanical and electrical hazards. - Travel may be required. - Employee may not exceed 275 lbs in weight in flight gear. - Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
    EducationGraduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
    ExperienceMinimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
    Certification(s) and License(s)Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Paramedic - Default Issuing Body; Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; International Trauma Life Support Certification (ITLS) - International Trauma Life Support; Pediatric Basic Cardiac Life Support - Default Issuing Body; Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body
    Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Reading , Flight Paramedic, Other , Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania

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