Flight Paramedic


Employer: Effingham Health System
Location: Effingham, IL, US


Provides direct patient care in accordance with Air Evac Lifeteam protocols and/or online medical direction

High school diploma required
National registered EMT-P currently licensed in the states of served by assigned base

PHTLS or BTLS, NRP, BCLS, ACLS, and PALS completed prior to flight status
CFP and CCEMT-P preferred but not required
Ability to read analyze, and interpret health and flight-related journals, hospital reports, and job specific legal documents
Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
Ability to perform mathematical functions
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Three years service in active pre-hospital service ACLS
Working Conditions And Physical Requirements


Regularly reach with hands and arms
Frequently required to sit for long periods of time
Occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
Frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Must be able to sit in assigned aircraft seat in an upright position and restrained by a four point system while wearing a helmet
Required to work frequently near moving mechanical parts
Required to work in outside weather conditions
Frequently exposed to blood-borne pathogens or airborne particles
Frequently exposed to vibrations/turbulence
Exposed to loud noise levels requiring headphones while in-flight
You must currently meet and maintain a weight of 220 lbs or less.


Flight Paramedic
Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care from initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility maintaining thorough patient care documentation
Knowledgeable in the use and routine malignance of all equipment and supplies used by emergency programs
Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefing and completes necessary documentation
Assists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and pilot assistance when needed, i.e. radio, navigational and visual observation activities
Conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed
Maintains awareness of current issues related to pre-hospital care through participation in professional activities, i.e. national, state legislative-elected or appointed
Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical personnel, patient, and equipment prior to liftoff
Administrative duties
Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, safety, and advanced procedures in the Employee Education Manual
Maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representative, hospitals and the public
Participates regularly in departmental activities, projects, and committees
Participates in continuing education programs
Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees
Attends and participates in meetings according to established base guidelines
Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences
Air Evac Offers:
401(k) Match
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Employer Paid Short Term Disability
Employer Paid Long Term Disability
Employer Paid Life Insurance*
Vision Plan
EAP Program
Housing provided while on hitch
Large operational area with many opportunities for transfer
Work over optional
* Covers med crews while in flight

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