POSITION SUMMARYThe Paramedic: Provides Advanced Life Support in the pre-hospital and inter-hospital emergency settings for patients under the direction of a Medical Command Physician as part of a patient care team. The Paramedic has accountability for the Advanced Life Support needs of the pre-hospital patient, including assessment and medication administration in accordance with verbal and written protocols. Depending on the needs of the department, the Paramedic may also be required to work ALS, MICU, BLS and SCT. Flight paramedic: Works collaboratively with the Flight Nurse performing transport missions for MidAtlantic MedEvac. The Flight Paramedic as a member of the team accepts individual and collective accountability for the creation of a healing environment demonstrated by positive patient/family centered care services, behaviors and relationships. In addition to pre hospital missions, the Flight Paramedic also functions at referring facility locations using physician verbal orders and MidAtlantic MedEvac Treatment protocols.The Paramedic is responsible for ensuring the emergency vehicle, equipment and inventory is sufficiently stocked, secured and in good working order at the start of each shift. The Paramedic adheres to all organizational, regulatory and departmental policies and procedures as well as AtlantiCare's Mission, Vision and Values. He or she completes all required education and training to maintain their licensure and competency to perform their job duties.Flight Paramedic: is responsible for ensuring the aircraft and equipment is mission ready and the narcotic count is accurate and appropriately documented every shift. The Paramedic/Flight Paramedic may also serve as a preceptor to new staff within this title, as assigned by department leadership.These positions support organizational goals by providing quality customer service, participating in performance improvement efforts, participation on shared governance teams, attendance at periodic staff meetings, mentoring and precepting new team members and demonstrating a commitment to teamwork and cooperation.QUALIFICATIONSEDUCATION: High School diploma or equivalent required. Graduate of NREMT School of paramedic training required.LICENSE/CERTIFICATION: Paramedic: Certified as a Paramedic by the State of New Jersey required. (Current Paramedic certification from NY, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA and WVA is also acceptable).Current BLSHCP, ACLS, PALS or PEPP certifications required. Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator Certificate (CEVO) required within 90 days from the date of hire or transfer. Proof of Valid driver's license required. Proof of completing National Incident Command Courses; ICS 100 and IS 700 required. Incumbents must maintain their current ARMC Medical Command Status required.Flight Paramedic: Current certification as NREMT-P from NAEMT. Current ACLS, PALS, BCLS, PHTLS or ITLS certification. Certified or eligible as a Paramedic in the State of Pennsylvania. Certified or eligible as a Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic (MICP) and Air Crew Member-FP in the State of New Jersey. Completion of the National Incident Command Courses; ICS 100 and IS 700.EXPERIENCE: Paramedic: 1-2 years ALS paramedic work experience may be required if applying for reciprocity. Proficiency in Clinical Applications preferred at time of hire; incumbents within position will be trained appropriately and then competency will be required for this position within 30-60 days from date of hire.Flight Paramedic: Minimum of five (5) years' experience as an active Paramedic. Critical care transport and previous flight experience preferred. Strong clinical and critical thinking skills required with the ability to work autonomously as part of a team. Successful completion of the MidAtlantic MedEvac/Med-Trans Flight Team Training Program.PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONSParamedic: Demonstrates job specific competencies as established on the position Assessment and Evaluation Tool and department competencies.Flight Paramedic: Ongoing validated competency as required both generally and within unit parameters as they relate to patient populations' needs. Participation in quality assurance and educational activities. Successful completion of yearly clinical competency exam, simulation and Medical Command Review. Completion of yearly Med-Trans required training. WORK ENVIRONMENTPotential for exposure to the hazards and risk of the hospital environment, blood borne pathogens, including exposure to infectious disease, hazardous substances, and potential injury. This position requires sitting, standing, walking, stooping and crouching for a majority of the workday. This position requires pushing and pulling equipment up to 50 pounds and lifting patients up to 300 pounds with assistance. Flight specific: Exposure to potential hazards associated with flight including but not limited to weather conditions, and mechanical failure. May require lifting, pushing or pulling with assistance, equipment weighing 100 lbs. or more, lifting, loading and unloading patients weighing 300 lbs. or greaterREPORTING RELATIONSHIPThis position reports to department leadership and may supervise incumbents as assigned.The above statement reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job as identified and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled
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