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We are seekingan AirLife Paramedic for our center to ensure that we continue to provide allpatients with high quality, efficient care. We are an amazing team that workshard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you whofeels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply now!
At HCAHealthcare, you have options. You can choose from a variety of benefits tocreate a customizable plan. You have the ability to enroll in several medicalcoverage plans including vision and dental. You can even select additional alla carte benefits to meet all your needs. Enroll in our Employee Stock PurchasePlan (ESPP), 401k, flex spending accounts for medial and childcare needs, andparticipate in our tuition reimbursement and student loan repayment programs.
HealthONE® isthe largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 11,000employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, NorthSuburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky MountainHospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, SwedishMedical Center, and Spalding
Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide ahigher level of care.
In addition,our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergencydepartments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicineclinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, whichprovides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.Beyond the new facilities and the workforce offerings, we also provided $7.7million to local organizations to fund a variety of programs; and, as one ofthe top ten corporate philanthropists in the metro area, we at HealthONEcontributed more than $1.5 million to charitable organizations in 2018 throughcash and in-kind donations.
AIRLIFE provides unique services to a large rural area inaddition to providing critical care transport services to the Denvermetropolitan area. Rural constituents have limited access to specializedservices. The rapid access and critical care services provided by AIRLIFEduring transport to higher levels of care have significantly improved patient outcomesfor the rural communities. The AIRLIFE team thrives on providing innovativetechnology, skill, and service to their patients. AIRLIFE continues theirmission to meet the needs of the community and the region.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The critical care transport paramedicdemonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects ofthe population served in the care of his/her patients. Each service also requires specializedskills. The delivery of care is based onthe physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of theindividual patient. The paramedic mayrotate to areas other than his/her assigned service area/s, and will performonly those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. The paramedic performs delegated duties consistentwith the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall planof care delivery at AirLife. Theyutilize the experience, education and training to independently deliver nursingcare to critically ill and/or injured patients aboard a variety of fixed wingaircraft, rotor wing aircraft and ground ambulances. Transports may be betweenmedical facilities or directly from the scene of an accident or illness.Assists with marketing activities of program. Supports research projects.
DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
The criticalcare transport paramedic demonstrates awareness of and routinely practices safework habits and adheres to the AirLife commitment to Safety. Adheres to currentAirLife standards for clinical competence.
Coordinatesall aspects of patient care with the interdisciplinary team, including studentswhen appropriate.
Responsiblefor critical care transport knowledge base including flight physiology, flightstressors and safety for all modes of transport and all environments.
Responsiblefor survival training and skills for environmental extremes.
Performsother duties as assigned.
Deliverscare in accordance with established standards of care/scope of practice.
Providesdirect patient care.
Documentscare completely and concisely.
Maintainsconfidentiality of patients and records in accordance with AIRLIFE, Hospitaland HIPAA policies and guidelines.
Mustattend 80% of scheduled monthly team meetings (4th Thursday of everymonth and then the following Monday). Months with holidays on those dates FSMwill be altered to different date and prior notification will be given toteams.
Mustacquire defined number of continuing education hours per year.
Maintainsproficiency in clinical skills specific to critical care medicine and as definedin clinical skills.
Recognizesown strengths and weaknesses and seeks help from appropriate sources as needed.
Takesinitiative to share knowledge obtained from workshops and seminars.
Participatesin AirLife committees as directed by the Program Director, Managers, ClinicalDirector/CFN/Medical Director/s.
Participatesin Quality Improvement initiatives including chart audits and reviews, projectsand studies.
Completesall required programs for the HCA, HealthONE and AirLife vendors (ieHealthStream & Links)
Maintainscurrency with the standards of the medical industry.
Abilityto work 12, 24, and 48-hour shifts and travel to remote bases.
Maintainscurrent and unrestricted Colorado Driver’s License.
Activelysupports the mission of AirLife and HealthONE.
Promotesand creates a positive team spirit. Willingto subscribe to AirLife Rules of the Game to include following the AirLifePrinciples.
Activelyparticipates in pillars – Safety, Service, Quality, People and Growth.
Encouragedto be active in local and national professional organizations.
Promotescooperation within AirLife, HealthONE, and outside agencies.
Providesclinical learning experiences to ancillary hospital personnel, EMT's andParamedics/Nurses
Providesinstruction in flight safety to hospital and pre-hospital personnel.
Presentspatient cases at staff meetings.
Collaborateswith AirLife Clinical Director/Chief Flight Nurse and Medical Director:
Participatesin research projects conducted by AirLife or those in which AirLife is aparticipant.
Identifiesand assists in the development of appropriate research projects.
Assistsin data collection for research projects.
Maintainsa customer service environment.
Participatesin marketing activities and flights of AirLife.
Actsas "ambassador" of HealthONE. Follows code of conduct andprofessional behavior.
Followsthe AirLife Rules of the Game and adheres to principles and pillars of service.
Maintainsa professional appearance/demeanor at all times in accordance with AirLife andHealthONE dress code.
Promotesharmonious working relationships within the HealthONE system and EMS agencies.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Demonstratesgood organizational skills. Providessafe and appropriate patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice atHealthONE and AirLife. Displaysappropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively andprofessionally with all internal and external customers.
Completionof Paramedic Training Program
Minimumof five years critical care and/or busy “911” experience caring for diversepatient popluations. Previous experiencecaring for patients of all age groups. Preferprevious critical care or flight transport experience. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledgeof emergency medicine/critical care theory and practice.
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, REGISTRATION
Current Colorado CertifiedParamedic required. Current BCLS, ACLS,PALS, and NRP also required at time of hire. Paramedic National Registry NREMT-Prequired. FP-C required. Critical Careendorsement by State of Colorado required at time of hire.
DEGREE OF SUPERVISIONREQUIRED
Able towork independently and autonomously with practice guidelines and medicalpolicies and procedures with minimal support or supervision within scope ofpractice and parameters set forth by state and governing agencies. Responsible for understanding and operatingwithin the scope of practice for paramedics in all states where AirLife caresfor and transports patients.
Theorientation period is based on experience and continuous assessment of progressby Program Director, Chief Flight Nurse, Educators/preceptors and MedicalDirector/s. Orientation typically ranges between 16-24 weeks. Orientation includes HealthONE orientationideally during first 2 weeks of employment.
Must be able to work inhighly dynamic environment with exposure to noise, vibration and weatherextremes. Must be able to wear Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and helmets forextended periods of time in flight. The weight of each helmet is approximately3.64 pounds with the additional weight of the NVG’s of 1.84 pounds.
Maximumweight of 250 lbs with all flight gear.
Weightproportionate to height.
Ableto lift using proper body mechanics. Activities may include:
Liftingall size patients and equipment weighing up to into and out of transportvehicles with assistance.
Carryingheavy equipment over a variety of terrains without assistance.
Mayneed to perform CPR for extended periods of time.
Providerswith chronic medical problems will require approval of AirLife MedicalDirector/Program Director or Clinical Director/Chief Flight Nurse before employment.
Allemployees must successfully complete a complete background check in accordancewith HealthONE policy and procedure prior to employment.
Priorto employee, each applicant must submit to and pass the pre-employment physicalto include drug screening and physical exam in accordance with the HealthONEpolicy and procedure.
Pre-employmentand annual medical screening will be completed by each flight crew member andremain on file in employee health. Ifthe employee does not want to complete the annual medical screening processthrough HealthONE employee health, they must take a copy of the medicalscreening form, along with the flight crew member job description to theirpersonal physician. The physician must send written notification for the employeesfile indicating they have completed the medical screening form. This must becompleted annually.
Smokingand use of tobacco products are prohibited in AirLife aircraft andfacilities. Off-duty use of suchproducts is strongly discouraged.
If youfind this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly reviewall applications. If you are highly qualified, you will hear from one of ourmanagers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!
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