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Professional Flight Paramedic - Clearfield, PA

  • Job ID: 2000009P
  • Status:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift:
  • Facility: Center for Emergency Medicine
  • Department: Stat MedEvac 9
  • Location: 815 Airport Road, Clearfield PA 16830
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $19.06 to $29.28 / hour

Description

Are you a Paramedic looking to grow your career in flight? STAT MedEvac is hiring Professional Flight Paramedics to work varying shifts to support the Stat MedEvac team in Clearfield, PA. We have a variety of opportunities available, including full-time, part-time, and casual. Previous flight experience not required.

The 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 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 Flight Paramedic functions as a part of a team and shares responsibility for the team's conduct. The 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.

Responsibilities:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Three years clinical experience in critical care and/or emergency department.  
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam that includes a maximum height/weight restriction of 6-2 and less than or equal to 210 pounds, fitness for duty physical exam, hearing evaluation, and be declared fit for duty by the Medical Director. 
  • Must be eligible to receive medical command authorization by the Medical Director, have 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 flight training. 
  • Must have the ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Driver's License
  • 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)
  • NREMT-PEMT-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)
  • Act 34
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

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