Flight Paramedic

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Employer: Guardian Flight - Dutch Harbor, AK
Guardian Flight is looking for a highly professional Flight Paramedic to join its team in Dutch Harbor, AK.
The Flight Paramedic is responsible for the safety of patients prior to and during transport to Paramedical care facilities. This includes provision of basic as well as advanced life support measures required to stabilize the critically ill or injured patient. The ability to establish positive interpersonal and professional relationships is essential. The Flight Paramedic reports to the Base Manager and/or the Chief Flight Nurse.

Minimum Qualifications:
BLS, ACLS, PALS, or equivalent. All required prior to employment and must be kept current during employment.
Trauma certification required prior to hire and advanced trauma certification or audit required within one year of hire (i.e. TNATC, TNCC, ATLS). Until advanced trauma is obtained must complete the EAM trauma bridge course prior to independent status evaluation.
NRP and adult trauma training.
Current paramedic licensure.
National registry (NREMT-P) certification is required pre-hire.
Three years ALS experience is required pre-hire.

Prefered Qualifications:
Professional certification (i.e. FP-C, CCEMT-P).
Experience in critical care and/or emergency department preferred.
Flight experience.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilites:
Maintain standards of safety for patients and crew.
Provide basic and advanced patient care prior to and during transport.
Provide compassionate and efficient patient care.
Respond to hospital/airport within 20 minutes of time of page at all times when on-call.

Administrative Responsibilites:
Acquire and maintain extensive working knowledge of company protocols, procedures, and guidelines.
Adhere to all standards of safety. Report and unsafe conditions and/or actions immediately.
Follow all state and federal laws.
Acquire and maintain strong knowledge base in critical care practice including emergency stabilization, ICU inter-hospital intervention, and management of specific aero Paramedical problems in flight.
Knowledge of applicable sections of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.
Review available information on patient status and consult with a physician as appropriate.
Select and prepare special equipment for transport according to patient needs and aircraft used.
Responsible for checking bags, equipment, and aircraft prior to departure.
After transfer of patient is complete, restock flight bags and aircraft. Equipment must be cleaned and maintained and ready for further flights.
Immediately report any equipment and/or patient management problems to the Base Manager and/or Chief Flight Nurse.
Complete flight records, QA documents, and trauma registry if appropriate in a timely manner.
Participate in debriefing meeting with Paramedical Director, Chief Flight Nurse, and other staff as appropriate when requested.
On arriving at referring site, introduce transport personnel; assist with stabilization procedures and preparation of the patient for flight.
Compile necessary documents/data to be transported with the patient.
Assist in additional patient care as required on arrival to the receiving hospital. All records and reports are transferred to receiving personnel.
Responsible for monthly bag checks as assigned.
Must be available as scheduled, fulfilling all flight duties.
Compliance with drug/alcohol free workplace policy. This includes no drug/alcohol use 8 hours prior to and during all on-call assignments.
Make recommendations for safety improvement, quality improvement, job satisfaction and overall service improvement.
Attend monthly staff meetings when on duty or as requested. Participation in staff meetings when off-duty is encouraged.
Carry a cell phone or pager, while on duty, to be notified of flights.
Attend all scheduled flight team meetings and classes as requested.

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