Critical Care Flight Paramedic
Posted on: September 20, 2023
Job Title: Critical Care Flight Paramedic
Location: Avoca, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Work Type: Full time
Department: Life Flight Nursing Team
Date Posted: 08/10/2023
Job ID: R-50398
Job SummaryProvides Critical Care Transport Paramedic (CCTP) level
of care, within the scope of Act 37, to Life Flight patients in
conjunction with the Flight Nurse. The Critical Care Transport
Paramedic functions and assists as a non-essential team member in
Geisinger Emergency Departments and assists Emergency department
health care providers to deliver care to Emergency Department
patients as needed. The Critical Care Transport Paramedic meets the
qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to over 100
- Provides critical care transport paramedic level until patient
care is relinquished to an accepting medical facility.
- Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the electronic
medical record Practices within the paramedic scope of practice as
defined by a medical command physician, or as needed under the
written guidelines of the Seven Mountains EMS Council Regional
Protocols or the Department of Health EMS ACT 37Maintains
competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in
ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
- Communicates educational needs to the Chief Flight Nurse,
Regional Supervisors, the Medical Director CEP's and the Life
Flight Educator as required.
- Maintains Pennsylvania Department of Health medical command
- If not previous certified, will acquire the FP-C credential
within one year of hire Functions in the role of a critical care
flight and Critical Care Transport Paramedic with an expanded scope
of practice approved by the Life Flight Medical Director and
Pennsylvania Department of Health.
- The Critical Care Transport Paramedic scope of practice
expansion is only applicable to licensed Air-Ambulance programs in
the commonwealth May function in a non-essential per diem role in
Emergency Departments to the level permitted by the Pennsylvania
Department of Health.
- Maintains competency in the use and routine maintenance of all
equipment and supplies used by Life Flight.
- Assures cleanliness, organization and proper equipping of the
medical interior of all Life Flight helicopters.
- Assures adequate inventory of supplies and equipment at each
Life Flight base site.
- Assures orderly environment in rooftop helipad and cleanliness
of helipads at all hangar locations Functions as a flight crew
member and assists the pilot as needed.
- Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self,
medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of
- Participates in all preflight briefings and post flight
- Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new
employees and students as assigned.
- Assists in conducting safety briefings as needed.
- Maintains awareness of current issues related to paramedics
through participation in professional activities.
- Participates in all Life Flight educational requirements
necessary for maintaining active status and as required by the Life
- Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems
that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
- Participates in required organizational and departmental
patient safety education programs and other activities designed to
improve departmental and organizational patient safety.Works in a
patient care environment in and around aircraft and is exposed to
possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins. - Position may
require sitting for long periods of time in a helicopter or in an
office environment. - -Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. -
Exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, jet fumes,
and extreme -temperatures. Working conditions in or near aircraft
and/or aircraft hangar environment on a daily basis and may be
exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust
particles, and mechanical and electrical hazards. - Travel may be
required. - Employee may not exceed 275 lbs in weight in flight
gear. - Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and
complying with all organization policies and procedures. The
specific statements in this profile are not intended to be
all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary
to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills
outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered
essential to the performance of the job related to that
EducationGraduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)
ExperienceMinimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)Certified Flight Paramedic - Default
Issuing Body; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing
Body; Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification - American Heart
Association (AHA); Certified Paramedic - Default Issuing Body;
Neonatal Resuscitation Program Certification - Neonatal
Resuscitation Program; S.T.A.B.L.E. Certified - The S.T.A.B.L.E.
Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about
caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger
family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone
as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure
colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our
knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the
caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and
better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community,
and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our
patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare
benefits for full time and part time positions from day one,
including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know
that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds
makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come
from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse
workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be
an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity,
national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Keywords: Geisinger, Lower Merion , Critical Care Flight Paramedic, Other , Peckville, Pennsylvania
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