The PennSTAR Flight program is the critical care flight and ground transportation service of Penn Medicine. As a national leader in air medical safety and patient care, PennSTAR embraces proven aviation safety technologies as well as a steadfast commitment to a culture of safety.
PennSTAR provides the highest quality patient care by employing and retaining high quality clinicians, promoting continuous improvement, and providing exceptional educational opportunities and experiences to clinicians.
The PennSTAR Flight Program provides critical care air and ground medical transportation to the Tri-State Area within a 100-mile radius of Penn Medicine. PennSTAR provides rapid transport of critical care patients between medical centers, as well as "on-scene" services at the site of accidents and trauma-related incidents.
Overall Job Expectations:
To arrive on time and in full uniform ready to work.
Participate in shift change and briefing with off going ground / flight crew.
Perform a thorough check of the aircraft, ambulance and base at the beginning of each shift. This includes cleaning, disinfecting vehicle and base and the restocking of needed supplies.
Check and Signs off medications and vehicle check sheets daily.
Assist pilot and driver in the completion of: The preflight inspection, Participate in shift safety briefing, Participate in pre liftoff and landing safety check list for flight, De-briefing after each call
Maintain clear and effective communication with PennCOMM regarding the status of the aircraft or ambulance, patient and any other needed information.
Maintain communications with local communications centers as needed.
Maintain communications with on-site landing team to assure a safe and functional landing zone.
Assists pilot in-flight by utilizing the aircraft navigation systems including but not limited to: Aircraft radios, Navigation instrumentation / GPS, NVGs and all other aircraft equipment.
Maintain proficiency with all aviation related competencies and equipment to include: GPS, Aircraft radios, satellite phones, base cellular phones. NVG, Medical interior of aircraft, Safety initiatives and all other vendor required initiatives / training.
Maintain proficiency with all medical equipment including: IABP, VAD / ECMO, Ventilators, IV pumps, All other UPHS / PennSTAR related required initiatives / trainings.
Provide appropriate and efficient care per PennSTAR protocols and document all care provided in Golden Hour prior to completion of your duty shift
Other duties as required
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