The Center for Emergency Medicine; STAT MedEvac is currently hiring for casual, part time, and full time Professional Flight Paramedics to work varying shifts to support the Stat MedEvac team. There are openings at various bases across the network.
The Professional Flight Paramedic functions as a member of the critical care transport team and is responsible for the care of critically ill or injured patients transported by the STAT MedEvac system. Responsibilities include patient care incorporating assessment, stabilization, and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. The Professional Flight Paramedic is expected to execute independent judgment in order to deliver appropriate care that is consistent with the clinical protocols, when contact with a medical command physician is not possible. The Professional Flight Paramedic functions as a part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The Professional Flight Paramedic fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the STAT MedEvac Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned. Supports and upholds the mission, goals, and objectives, of the STAT MedEvac system at all times.
Provide advanced critical care life support to critically ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care; accessing online medical command or other resources when appropriate, and employing the skills, competencies, and judgment necessary to provide patient care in any environment; using resources that are required or made available.
Documents appropriate assessment, interventions, and other pertinent patient information in a timely manner. Collects and promptly processes demographic, medical necessity, and other necessary billing information.
Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program
Adheres to system standardization, policies and procedures, and other established practices to ensure prompt efficient response, safe operations, and quality patient care. Meets all deadlines for certifications, clinical competencies, or educational requirements.
Ensures safe operation of patient laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times with a patient laden aircraft or ground unit. Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of head of stretcher, and stretcher movement.
Ensures the safety of patients and all others functioning in and around the aircraft. Utilizes appropriate safety channels to report safety concerns, and uses tools available to enhance a safe work environment.
Reflects a positive attitude to the customer in a high stress environment at all times along. Demonstrates the ability to establish a rapport with customers; including the ability to create and sustain a positive relationship; regardless of circumstances, environment, or patient presentation.
Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements, including maximum weight, hearing conservation program, and required medical screenings. Reports injuries and completes the appropriate documentation, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner.
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Three years clinical experience in critical care and/or emergency department.
Passport (within 6 months of hire)
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
Pediatric Adv Life Support
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (within 90 days of hire)
NIMS Incident Command 100 (within 90 days of hire)
NIMS Single Resources 200 (within 90 days of hire)
NIMS Introduction Couse 700 (within 90 days of hire)
NIH Stroke Scale Certification (within 90 days of hire)
FP-C (within 2 years of hire)
EMT-P (based on home base assignment requirements)
Trauma Nursing Core Course OR Intl Trauma Life Support OR Adv Trauma Life Support. OR PrehospTrauma Life Supp (one required within 90 days of hire)
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center