Provides paramedic level care, within the scope of Act 37 and as credentialed by the Life Flight medical director to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. Functions as a team member in the Emergency Department and assists physicians and ED Staff to provide care to Emergency Department patients as needed. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to 100+ years range.
Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient
Works under the supervision of the Life Flight clinical leadership team, the Life Flight Program director,and the Life Flight Medical Director(s).
Accepts an assignment at any Life Flight site as directed by leadership to insure adequate staffing.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills.
Demonstrates excellent paramedical skills, knowledge, judgement and leadership in an
independent and uncontrolled environment.
Demonstrates ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated and function with tact and poise in stressful situations.
Demonstrates ability to make rapid and clinically accurate decisions and innovation under adverse conditions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Completion of an approved Paramedic program and current Pennsylvania state certification as an EMT-Paramedic required.
ACLS, PALS, BTLS or ITLS certification required. Either BTLS or PHTLS certification required. PALS required (NPALS - within one year of assignment required). NRP required within 6 months of assignment. F-PC credential is required within one year of hire
Knowledge of medical and legal aspects of the Emergency Department, including
state-defined limitations of paramedic role, required.
Working knowledge of medical record charts and other related records required.
Knowledge of medical terminology, gross anatomy and physiology required.
Principles of basic and advanced life support required.
Minimum three years as an EMT-Paramedic, to include minimum two years with an emergency advanced life support unit, required.
Minimum three years as an EMT-Paramedic with an emergency advanced life support unit.
All Life Flight employees that are directly involved in patient care or the direct transport of a patient are required to have successfully pass N-95 respirator fit testing as a condition of employment.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is performed in a clinical environment. Requires excellent physical and mental
health with no physical limitations to working aboard aircraft.
Crew members must be able to wear a program provided flight helmet with NVGs. Crew members do the have option to purchase a program approved alternative helmet that is compatable with GMC's NVGs.
Employee cannot exceed 275lbs in weight in flight gear.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.