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Paramedic Flight Critical Care Transport

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Job ID: 47820
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC Medical Center
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable

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Flight Paramedic needed

Description of Flight Job Responsibilities:

1. Monitors patient condition during air transport to provide optimal stabilization using advanced skills and a critical care level of expertise, including mechanical ventilation, ECMO, balloon pump, ventricular assist devices and advanced monitoring. 2. Great attention to detail for safety of the aircraft, crew, and patient before, during, and after flight. 3. Communicates assessments and plan of care in a professional manner with the appropriate personnel and diverse stakeholders. 4. Monitors communication equipment and communicates with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members and other stakeholders to ensure relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered. 5. Documents patients’ status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients’ response to care according to unit specific procedures and established protocols. 6. Contacts physicians for guidance, as needed, and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction. Delivers emergency and critical care, such as rapid sequence induction, medication assisted intubation, surgical airway, management of thoracostomy tubes, ability to manage central lines, blood product infusion, continuous temperature management, fetal heart monitoring, and central line placement, in accordance with protocols under UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction 7. Operates extensive medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital, hospital and aviation environment, such as multimodality ventilators capable of invasive ventilation and monitors with invasive hemodynamic capabilities. Ensures all medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed. 8. Participates in plan of care for critical or acutely ill patients and require transport from referring institutions or a medical/trauma scene, as well as using advanced medications to control blood pressure, heart rate, arrhythmias, and sedation.

Successful candidate will need to have the ability to lift 150 pounds with assistance; carry 80 pounds a distance of 30 feet and push/pull over 200 pounds (i.e. patients on beds, stretchers) for lateral transfer. Also for flight safety candidates must weigh less than or equal to 215 pounds for rotor wing assignment.

Summary:  Provide safe and timely ground transport of patients, while also providing basic and critical care life support to patients.

Responsibilities:
1. Monitors patient condition during ground transport to provide optimal stabilization through a critical care level of expertise, including mechanical ventilation, ECMO, Balloon Pump, ventricular assist devices and advanced monitoring
2. Monitors communication equipment and communicates with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members and other stakeholders: * Ensures relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered. * Communicates assessments and plan of care in a professional manner with the appropriate personnel.
3. Documents patients’ status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients’ response to care according to unit specific procedures and established protocols.
4. Contacts physicians for guidance, as needed, and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction.
5. Monitors patient condition during transport to provide optimal stabilization.
6. Operates various medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital, hospital, and aviation environment. Ensures that medical equipment is functional and operational during transport. Restocks supplies as needed and, notifies staff of needed equipment repairs.
7. Operates extensive medical and mechanical equipment in the hospital and transport environment, such as multimodality ventilators capable of invasive ventilation and monitors with invasive hemodynamic capabilities. Ensures all medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed.
8. Obtains direction regarding further advanced care from medical staff. Delivers emergency and critical care, such as rapid sequence induction, medication assisted intubation, surgical airway, management of thoracostomy tubes, ability to manage central lines, blood product infusion, continuous temperature management, fetal heart monitoring, and central line placement, in accordance with protocols under UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction
9. Participates in plan of care for critical patients and require transport from referring institutions as well as using advanced medications to control blood pressure, heart rate, arrhythmias, and sedation.


Other Information

Other information:
Education Requirements:
● High School diploma or GED
Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● North Carolina EMT-Paramedic certification or National Equivalent with ability to obtain NC Paramedic within 30 days of hire
● National Registry Paramedic –Preferred for in-state but required within 12 months of hire
● Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) provider certification
● Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider certification
● Basic Life Support (BLS) provider certification
● Trauma certification such as ITLS, PHTLS or TNCC
● Professional certification required within 18 months of hire-includes CCEMT-P (preferred), FPC, or CCP-C
● Valid NC Driver’s License in good standing or able to obtain prior to start* NC, VA, SC and TN are all acceptable
Professional Experience Requirements:
● Three (3) years of Paramedic experience in a high volume ALS EMS service or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:


Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: Critical Care Transport

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No


This is a State position employed by UNC Health Care System.


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