Position Title : Flight Transport Paramedic Company : HCA Healthone AIR LIFE Denver
AIRLIFE serves a ten-state region including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Texas and South Dakota (Neonate Team). Helicopter transports achieve a 150-mile radius from our various bases, while fixed wing aircraft enable AirLife crews to transport up to a 500-miles. Air ambulance licensure is maintained in both Colorado and Wyoming, which are home to our operational and crew bases.
Required Experience :
Five years acute care minimum. Prefer previous critical care or flight transport experience. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of emergency medicine/critical care theory and practice. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of critical care transport.
Required License and certifications :Current Colorado Certified Paramedic. Nationally Registered Paramedic preferred. Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP required at time of hire. NREMT and F-PC or CCP-C from the BCCTPC required. Critical Care endorsement by State of Colorado required at time of hire.
Position Summary :
The Flight/transport paramedic demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects of the population served in the care of his/her patients. Each service also requires specialized skills. The delivery of care is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient. The flight/transport Paramedic may rotate to areas other than his/her assigned service area/s, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The flight Paramedic performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at AIR LIFE. Utilizes critical thinking skills to deliver care to critically ill and/or injured patients aboard a variety of fixed wing aircraft, rotor wing aircraft and ground ambulances. Transports may be between medical facilities or directly from the scene of an accident or illness. Assists with marketing activities of program. Supports research projects.
Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the standards of care and guidelines set forth by AirLife. Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
Licensure and Certification :
Current Colorado Certified Paramedic. Nationally Registered Paramedic preferred. Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP required at time of hire. NREMT and F-PC or CCP-C from the BCCTPC required. Critical Care endorsement by State of Colorado required at time of hire.
Degree of Supervision Required :
Able to work independently and autonomously with practice guidelines and medical policies and procedures with minimal support or supervision within scope of practice.
Orientation Period :
Based on experience and continuous assessment of progress of Director, Clinical Director/Chief Flight Nurse, Educator and Medical Director. Orientation ranges between 16-24 weeks. Orientation includes formal hospital and department orientation of 2-4 days during first 2 weeks of employment.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions :
Must be able to work in highly dynamic environment with exposure to noise, vibration and weather extremes. Must be able to wear Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and helmets for extended periods of time in flight. The weight of each helmet is approximately 3.64 pounds with the additional weight of the NVG’s of 1.84 pounds.
Maximum weight of 250 lbs with all flight gear.