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Flight Paramedic

Company: Global Medical Response
Location: Fort Madison
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Our mission of providing care to the world at a moment's notice is at the heart of everything we do. We are caregivers, first and foremost, and we will be there when you need us. With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services around the world. We provide end-to-end medical transportation as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.JOB SUMMARY: Flight Paramedics provide direct patient care in accordance with GMR protocols and/or medical direction. They also assist with coverage of open shifts as needed with the assigned area. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

Responsible for completion and submission of electronic patient care record for each dispatched flight within the specified time frameResponsible for daily base checks, which includes narcotic countProvide pre-hospital and intra-hospital advanced life support care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility maintaining thorough patient care documentationMaintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiencesMaintain documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, safety, and advanced procedures in the Employee Education ManualKnowledgeable in use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by emergency programsMaintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals, and the publicFunctions as a medical flight memberAttends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefing and completes necessary documentationAssists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and Pilot assistance when needed, e. radio, navigational, and visual observation activitiesComplies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment prior to liftoffConducts aircraft safety briefings as neededResponsible for filling open or vacant shifts within assigned area as deemed appropriate by the Regional DirectorOTHER DUTIES
Participates regularly in departmental activities, projects, and committeesAttends and participates in meetings according to established guidelinesUndertakes and maintains projects as assignedActs as a mentor and/or participates in orientation of new employeesParticipates in continuing education programsMaintains awareness of current issues related to pre-hospital care through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed Will instruct classes as directed by Program DirectorWill assist with PR and marketing at established bases where needed within the assigned areaOther duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONSExperience:
Minimum of three (3) years' experience in an ALS or critical care setting requiredFlight experience preferredEducation:
Current EMT-P license/certification in the states served by the assigned area requiredBLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP required prior to flight status. Will be required to obtain trauma certification within 6 months of hireAdvanced Certification (FP-C) preferred, required within 24 months from date of hire.Instructor certifications in BLS, ACLS, PALS/PEPP, ITLS/PHTLS preferredNREMT-P certification may be require in assigned areaSkills: The knowledge, skills and abilities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret health and flight-related journals, hospital reports, and job specific legal documentationAbility to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business communityAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimalsAbility to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry to patient careAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusionsAbility to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variablesAbility to multitask and perform effectively in a fast paced environmentExhibits professionalism, is ethical and able to maintain confidentialityWell-organized, analytical and self-directedExcellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to relate to and interact with people at all levels of the organizationCritical thinking skills with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems WORKING CONDITIONS AND MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The working conditions as well as physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.Working Conditions:
Required to work frequently near moving mechanical partsRequired to work in outside weather conditionsFrequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens or airborne particlesFrequently exposed to vibrations/turbulenceExposed to loud noise levels requiring headphones while in-flight and at a moderate level when in a hospital environmentFrequently required to travel within region of assignmentPhysical Demands:
Must be willing to shave facial hair (if needed) to fit a N95 maskReach with hands and arms; speak and hear.Must possess the gross and fine motor skills necessary to sufficiently provide the full range of safe and effective patient care activities.Frequently required to sit.Required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and smell.Lift and/or move up to 150 pounds cumulative with assistanceSpecific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focusMust be able to work a flexible work schedule.
EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes supporting veterans and providing for individuals with a disability.

Keywords: Global Medical Response, Davenport , Flight Paramedic, Healthcare , Fort Madison, Iowa

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