Responsible for the primary care of ill/ injured patients at the referring facility and during transports to the receiving facility. Responsible for relaying information regarding the patient condition to the medical control physician and working with team members and medical control to develop an individualized, evidence based, plan of care for each patient. In addition, complies with Pedi-Flite policy and procedure, hospital policies, and regulatory agency requirements. Participates in quality improvement and marketing for the Pedi-Flite program and serves as an educator and special resource provider of critical care services. Models appropriate behavior as exemplified in MLH Mission, Vision and Values.
Completion of accredited Paramedic program.
Two (2) years experience driving an ambulance and five (5) years of experience as an Emergency Medical Technician, at least three (3) of which must be as a paramedic.
Valid class D drivers license with F endorsement and acceptable MVR and insurability (Tennesse residents only) or Mississippi EMS Driver certification (Mississppi residents only)
Current licensure as a Paramedic in the state where work is performed.
Effective June 1, 2018: New Hires and Transfers are required to have current BLSCertification.
CPR, PALS & ACLS certifications
Must have NRP, PBTLS (or equivalent), & STABLE certifications within one year of date of hire.
Skill and proficiency in the principles, concepts, and techniques of the EMS profession.
Requires knowledge of both routine and special procedures as assigned by RN or physician.
Interpersonal skills sufficient to interact effectively with members of the healthcare team, community, patients and families. Must be able to provide comfort, support, encouragement, and effective instructions in interactions with patients and their families.
Knowledge of pharmacology and the side effects of medications administered.
Requires familiarity with equipment and supplies related to field of practice.
Ability to perform computerized data entry and navigate in a windows environment.
A good basic understanding of the concepts of aseptic and sterile techniques to prevent spread of infection to patients, self and others.
Requires sufficient knowledge to observe and report changes in patient condition.
Key Job Responsibilities
Participates in transports in accordance with Pedi-Flite policy and procedure, practice standards under medical direction, and within the requirements of regulatory agencies.
Completes responsibilities to assure readiness for transport.
Serves as a critical care resource person for the hospital staff.
Participates in approved educational and marketing efforts and activities, both internal and external.
Maintains accurate medical and non-medical records.
Participates in Pedi-Flite team meetings.
Participates in Pedi-Flite Quality Improvement Process.
Maintains mandatory requirements to be a transport team member, and seeks opportunities to renew these requirements without prompting, prior to the expiration date.
Performs specific duties as a transport Paramedic.
The physical activities of this position may include climbing, pushing, standing, hearing, walking, reaching, grasping, kneeling, stooping, and repetitive motion.
Must have good balance and coordination.
The physical requirements of this position are: heavy work - exerting up to 150 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently.
The Associate is required to have close visual acuity including color, depth perception, and field of vision to perform an activity, such as assessing patients, preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; or extensive reading.
Frequent invasive and non-invasive patient contact.
Exposure to patient body fluids as well as exposure to hazardous or poisonous materials.
Ability to react quickly and appropriately to emergency situations.
Due to aircraft restrictions, weight must be 230 pounds or less.
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