Flight Paramedic-Martinsburg


Flight Paramedic-Martinsburg Summary: Provides care to critically ill/injured patients, based on knowledge of the principles and practices of pre-hospital care under the auspices of the HealthNet Medical Director and West Virginia University Hospitals, Inc. The flight medic will work in collaboration with the Flight Nurse to provide care during air medical transport. Provides assistance to ED and Med Com. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 1.0 Assists in direct patient care by performing assessment of environmental hazards and access to patients in the pre-hospital setting, physical assessment, advanced life support interventions and condition monitoring. 1.1 Provides accurate physical assessment and appropriate interventions for specific patient condition. 1.2 Functions within approved flight medical and operational guidelines as well as State EMS guidelines. 1.3 Assists in pre-hospital rescue/extrication as necessary. 2.0 Effectively communicates with other staff, hospital departments, EMS personnel and healthcare providers at other facilities and HealthNet bases verbally and through written documentation. 2.1 Provides a written report of patient history, physical and interventions performed. 2.2 Maintains clear, precise and professional radio communications. 2.3 Completes patient follow-up activities. 2.4 Demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills with other healthcare team members and the general public in verbal interactions. 2.5 Completes established documentation of flight related activities, (i.e. patient 1 EMS equipment return, billing form and transport certification form). 3.0 Maintains flight equipment. 3.1 Performs routine and monthly checks of flight program equipment and communicates with Biomedical Engineering to assure equipment is in safe operating condition. 3.2 Performs routine restocking of aircraft supplies after each transport and maintains established supply inventory. 4.0 Maintain a clean, sanitary and safe environment to help control infection and to provide for safety of patients, staff, EMS personnel and other healthcare providers. 4.1 Maintains clean aircraft interior ( includes disinfecting after transport of patients with known or suspected communicable diseases. 4.2 Cleans flight program and EMS equipment in accordance with established HealthNet Infection Control Policy and hospital guidelines. 4.3 Participates in the HealthNet Safety and Operations Procedures Program through presentations to hospital personnel, fire departments, EMS agencies, public safety officials, industrial sites, etc. 4.4 Participates/attends annual department recurrent air crew safety training 4.5 Completes annual health inventory, hearing test, TB and immunization screening. 5.0 Maintains competence in job skills to facilitate the provision of quality patient care. 5.1 Annually completes mandatory clinical and operational competencies as well as maintaining current required certifications established by the hospital and flight program. 5.2 Attends and completes inservices and educational offerings established for the flight medical personnel (relating to new equipment, disease process and current therapies). 5.3 Attends/participates in mandatory educational and operational meetings. 6.0 Assists with activities in the ED as appropriate. Activities include, but may not be limited to, technical assistance with placement of IV lines and obtaining lab specimens, and general assistance such as obtaining vitals, transport of patients, and placement of patients in treatment rooms after nursing triage. Nonessential Functions 7.0 Assists in air medical program operations necessary to assure effective communication and functioning of the program. 7.1 Provides assistance and relief dispatch for Med Com Communicator activities. 7.2 Participates in the hospital Paramedic Preceptor Program. 7.3 Participates in other healthcare promotional activities sponsored by the hospital and/or flight program. 8.0 Other duties as assigned. Performance Standard : Adheres to the established Performance Expectations for WVUH Employees in the areas of People, Service, Performance Improvement, Shared Values & Culture. Physical Demands : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Vision (corrected)/hearing within normal limits • Height not over 6 feet 3 inches • Weight not over 210 pounds • Able to lift 100 pounds and work in inclement weather conditions • No medical condition likely to be aggravated by flight duties or that may endanger patients or other flight personnel. An examination by an independent physician will be required if necessary • No use of medications, prescription or over-the-counter unless approval in advance by HealthNet Medical Director. Work Environment : The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Position Requirements
• DOT National Standard Curriculum for Modules 1-6 plus 15 (date 1983) or DOT National Standard Curriculum for EMT-P • Three years as a pre-hospital ALS provider. Previous flight experience preferred. • Possesses and maintains a current West Virginia EMT-P certification in accordance with West Virginia State Office of Emergency Medical Services standards. * Above qualifications may be waived in lieu of significant, relevant experience.

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