Flight Paramedic - PRN | AirMed Fargo
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Facility: Sanford Medical Center Fargo
Location: Fargo, ND
Job Schedule: PRN
Weekly Hours: Varies
Flight Paramedics provide advanced medical care to patients. Individuals must have the complex knowledge and skills necessary to provide patient care and transportation. Flight Paramedics may need to assist and give direction to additional Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Responders at the scene and/or during transport. Individuals will provide emergency care to patients using the Sanford AirMed helicopter, fixed wing, and ground vehicles to ensure optimal patient care according to standards and the Sanford commitments. Individuals should be familiar with and practice the crew management system and all other safety pre-cautions.
Flight Paramedics must be competent in trauma and medical situations and should possess the knowledge and the necessary skills to provide lifesaving interventions in a pre-hospital setting. Individuals will administer emergency care and treatment and determine the nature and extent of illness or injury and establish priority for required emergency care. Flight Paramedics, based on their assessment will provide emergency care to adults, infants and children, medical and trauma patients. Individuals should be able to determine the appropriate facility that patients should be transported to based on their knowledge of the condition of the patients and the extent of their injuries unless otherwise indicated by medical direction. Individuals should constantly assess the patient while in route to the emergency facility, administers additional care as indicated or given by medical direction. Individual must be able to tolerate various flight conditions including but not limited to altitude physiology, weather conditions, working within a pressurized aircraft and needing knowledge of effects on patient. Flight Paramedics may use equipment included in the medical transport environments. Individuals should observe, record, and report to physician the patient's condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment at the emergency scene and in transit to the receiving facility staff for purposes of records and diagnostics. Flight Paramedics will need to have good communication with the receiving facility to get medical direction and to provide patient's status and other critical information. Individuals must complete extensive written documentation on patient condition and treatment provided, as well as understand all applicable legal, moral and ethical issues surrounding the emergency medical service. Flight Paramedics should maintain communication with the patient and the family, comforts and reassures patients and be able to demonstrate concern and courtesy while maintaining confidentiality of the patient's information.
Individuals will assist with patient care in the receiving facility; lifting and moving patients as required. Flight Paramedics, will have the opportunity to assist within a hospital setting in various areas including but not limited to Trauma codes and critical cases. This will give the Flight Paramedic the opportunity to assist hospital staff as well as provide continual hands on training in certain areas of focus. Physical activities include but not limited to will require considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body; such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping and handling materials. Flight Paramedics should attend training classes to maintain national certification, state licensure, and keep abreast of new developments in the field, or maintain existing knowledge. Individuals will also assist with teaching and educating other first responders in patient care, air ambulance safety courses, helicopter landing, etc. Must be able to maintain a body weight of no more than 240 pounds. Depending on location of position, work hours will vary depending on patient needs. This may include overtime, call, backup call, nights, days, weekends, and holidays.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Associate degree in paramedic technology or paramedicine preferred. Completion of an accredited Paramedic Training Program required for licensing.
Minimum of three years' experience as a paramedic on a busy Advanced Life Support Ambulance service required.
Must have a thorough knowledge of paramedic principles, practices and techniques, knowledge of how various equipment such as a monitor or defibrillator work and how to troubleshoot problems that may arise.
Must hold national registry status as a Paramedic.
Depending on state requirements, individuals may need to have a state license or additional licensures as required, Paramedic (PAR) Certification, National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) 100 and 200 completed and continued education hours as mandated by accreditation. Current Basic Life Support (BLS), Trauma training or equivalent. Certifications as required by AirMed’s policy. If additional certifications are needed, the hospital will assist in obtaining or renewals. Additional training provided/workshops and staff meetings are to be attended as per policy.
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Job Function: Emergency Medical Services
Req Number: R-30986