Position Summary- full time
The position is multi-faceted, the Transport Paramedic will function as lead caregiver in a two person team (medic/medic composition) and will crossover to be a third member of the critical care team (RN/RT/Medic). The Paramedic will function independently during the transport of patients ranging in age from newborn to 18 years who have been classified as BLS and/or ALS I category. As a member of the CCT, the Transport Paramedic will assist the Transport RN and RRT with patient care while utilizing their advanced skills and training in accordance with the Transport Protocols set forth by the Transport Medical Director. The Paramedic will function as a Flight Safety Officer (FSO) and assist the pilot in the second front seat of the rotor wing aircraft. This position requires flight specific, emergency procedural, and communication knowledge and competencies. They function as a second set of eyes for the pilot and are responsible for crew safety, recognizing hazards, and mitigating risk by performance. The paramedic will have an active role in managing the customer service experience during the transport of patient and family members.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Caregiver Responsibilities:
- Perform transport of patients to procedures, tests performed off hospital campus and multiple treatment facilities upon discharge; respond quickly to patient and family needs while collaborating with the transport RN and RRT on a treatment plan during transports
- Perform basic and advance skills when deemed appropriate while utilizing the Transport Paramedic protocols
- Perform all BLS and advanced skills during patient care including but not limited to, initiation of PIV catheters; priming IV fluids (excluding blood products); naso/oral/pharyngeal suctioning; insertion of NG/OG tubes and insertion and maintaining of an Endotrachael Tube
- Assist in emergency situations by initiating BLS and ALS life saving skills, assisting with chest compressions, and or participating as a vital member of the transport team
- Perform documentation of patient care in a computerized data base program as specified by department and hospital guidelines
CCT Team Member Responsibilities:
- Assist critical care RN and RRT with the stabilization and transport of critically ill and injured neonatal and pediatric patients
- Perform the role of the Flight Safety Officer (FSO) in the rotor wing aircraft where multiple roles are performed.
- Apply family and patient centered care to all job aspects and support family during air transports
- Participate in monthly meetings, committees, and maintains all required training
- Assist in educational activities within Transport Services including: new employee orientation, in-service education both internal and external as specified by outreach coordinator and education coordinator; participate in department committees
- Assist in the training and development of new staff to the department. Provides objective feedback to team leader/manager related to progress of new hires.
- High school diploma required; additional training beyond high school required
Licenses and certifications
- Current Healthcare Provider BLS certification required
- City of Dallas Ambulance Permit (within 6 months of hire) required
- CEVO-3 course (within 6 months of hire) required
- Texas EMT-P or NREMT-P or LP licensure or certification required
- PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) (within 6 months of Hire) required
- BTLS/PHTLS (Basic Trauma Life Support/Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support) certification (within 6 months of hire) required
- ACLS (Advance Cardiac Life Support) certification (within 6 months of hire) required
Specific knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Must demonstrate knoPhysical Demands
- Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient’s status, and maintain a safe patient environment at all times
- Must possess the ability to read, write and understand technical and patient care information and be attentive to detail
- Must possess the ability to hear and communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner on the phone and in person; and the demonstrated use of good written and verbal communication skills
- Must possess the ability to interact with peers, physicians, executives, patient families and other vendors in a manner that represents Children’s positively
- Must maintain proficiency in the following skills: Advanced airway management, Peripheral IV insertion and fluid administration, and Oxygen and aerosol administration
- For fixed wing transports that same knowledge is required and the paramedic assists the critical care team.
- Must possess the ability to use the phone, paging and radio systems for efficient communication and demonstrate the ability to field incoming calls
- Must possess knowledge of Professional radio communication, knowledge of flight physiology, procedural aircraft preparedness, flight safety including resource management, human factors training, fatigue management, threat and error management
- Demonstrate initial and yearly advance skills as identified by the transport competency checklist
- Must possess the ability to operate monitors, IV pumps and other patient care equipment used during the transport of patients
- Must possess the ability to prioritize, adapt to rapidly changing conditions, and to work in stressful situations
- Must demonstrate ability to function independently
- Must possess the ability to make sound judgments concerning need to refer situations to more skilled practitioners
- Very Heavy - Exerting over 100 lbs. occasionally, 60-100 lbs. frequently, or up to 20-50 lbs. constantly.