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Job ID: OTH01OV6
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: UNC MEDICAL CENTER
Status: Full-time
Shift: Rotating

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Job Description


Paramedic needed for Carolina Air Care Adult Critical Care Transport Team


Ground Critical Care Transport Paramedic position is 36 hours per week, rotating shifts and the duties will be performed in various locations surrounding the NC Triangle, the employee will need to staff as needed. The work environment is ground ambulance support and will evolve to additional duties with some time spent outdoors. Must be able to work in this environment with no restrictions.


Job Summary:

Provide safe and timely ground transport of patients, while also providing basic and critical care life support.  This is a highly visible position which requires outstanding customer service.  It is essential the paramedic is proficient in critical care skills and is comfortable interfacing with nurses and other medical staff in a variety of environments.


Scope of Care:

     -Capability to deliver out of hospital care during the acute resuscitation phase before definitive care is provided (e.g. comparable to emergency department stabilizing care or an ICU transfer to more definitive care)

     -Provides secondary or supportive care as part of Specialty Care Transports:

          -Neonatal Transports

          -Specialty Care High Risk OB Transports

          -Ventricular Assist Device Transports (e.g. Balloon Pump, ECMO,      

              Impella and VADs)



Description of Job Responsibilities:

     -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.

     -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.

    -Documents patients' status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients' response to care according to unit specific procedures and established protocols.

     -Contacts physicians for guidance, as needed, and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction.

     -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.

     -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 thoracotomy 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.

     -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.







Requires High School diploma or GED. Three (3) years of Paramedic experience in a high volume ALS EMS service or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Must hold current 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.


Certifications required:

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 one of the three required

Professional certification required within 18 months of hire-includes CCEMT-P (preferred), FPC, or CCP-C.


Requires valid NC Driver's License in good standing or able to obtain prior to start (NC, VA, SC and TN are all acceptable).


Per Department policy will need to lift over 50 pounds; carry 80 pounds a distance of 30 feet; push/ pull over 200 pounds (i.e. patients on bed, stretcher, wheelchair) for lateral transfer

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