Job Description

Job Title: Critical Care Ground (CCG) - EMT or Paramedic (Casual)
Job ID: 669118
Status: Casual
Regular/Temporary: Limited
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Center for Emergency Medicine
Department: Ground
Location: 10 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin PA 15122

Description

Purpose:

The Center for Emergency Medicine; STAT MedEvac is currently hiring for regular full time Critical Care Ground Crew to support their Critical Care Ground Transport program. These positions will work regular full time variable hours.

The Critical Care Ground (CCG) EMT/Paramedic will work as part of the critical care ground team. The CCG EMT/Paramedic will follow PA DOH BLS, ALS and CCG guidelines; and will work as part of CCG team to care for critically ill and injured patients. 

Responsibilities include daily maintenance and safe operation of the CCG transport vehicle. The CCG EMT/Paramedic will also be incorporating assessment, stabilization and intervention techniques consistent with standards and protocols approved by the Medical Director. 

The CCG EMT/Paramedic fulfills education and experiential requirements as established by the Medical Director, and performs other duties as assigned. The CCG EMT/Paramedic Supports and upholds the mission, goals, and objectives, of the STAT MedEvac and UPMC system at all times.

Responsibilities:
  • Actively participates in the development and training of new staff.
  • Collaborates with PHRN and Paramedic to care for critically ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care; assessing online medical command or other resources when appropriate.
  • Collects and promptly processes demographic, medical necessity, and other necessary billing information.
  • Demonstrates skills, competencies, and judgment necessary to provide patient care in any environment; using educational resources that are required or made available.
  • Ensures patient and family confidentiality and dignity at all times.
  • Ensures safe operation of patient laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times. Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of head of stretcher, and stretcher movement. 
  • Completes all official documentation in a timely manner such as payroll, expense reports, orientation forms, etc. 
  • Adheres to rules for scheduling, including schedule requests, minimum time, and availability. 
  • Ensures the safety of patients and all others. 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, with a clear understanding of who the customer is. 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. 
  • Participates in scheduled and unscheduled outreach activities, representing the UPMC and STAT MedEvac system. 
  • Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements, including maximum weight, hearing conservation program, and required medical screenings.
  • Maintains and ensures adequate vehicle operation including proper fuel, fluid levels, lights, sirens, radio, cellular phone functioning. Works with Regional Medical Manager to ensure all mechanical deficiencies are corrected.
  • Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program. Adheres to the current uniform policy.
  • Performs all assigned duties, including daily, weekly, monthly, or other duties assigned by the base site manager, including (but not limited to): Performs daily equipment check (vehicle, medications) Ensures crew is logged onto computer duty roster Participates in shift report from off going crew Equipment checks Maintains clean patient environment as well as crew quarters 
  • Responds promptly and efficiently to all requests for service.
  • Reports injuries and completes the appropriate documentation, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner. 
  • Selects and uses personal protective equipment appropriate to the level of the anticipated hazard. 
  • Reports for work well rested, and fit for duty. Adhering to the drug and alcohol policy at all times. including prescription and/or over the counter medicine use.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of the transport vehicle and ensures a safe environment for patient and other healthcare workers in and around CEM vehicles.

Qualifications

Required: 
  • Reliable transportation and be willing to travel to any STAT MedEvac base site as assigned. 
  • Must be able to successfully complete the prescribed orientation program, including classroom, clinical rotations, educational competencies, and on the job training. 
  • Must work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment. 
Preferred: 
  • Three (3) years clinical experience with a busy EMS system.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Pennsylvania Emergency Service Vehicle Operator (EMSVO) Valid and current passport

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Driver's License
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Technician or Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic
  • Emergency Vehicle Operator
  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic or Paramedic

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $14.53 to $22.86

Union Position: No

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