Transport Paramedic (AFSCME)

Job Description

Location: UCMC
Department:Air Care Mobile Care
Hours: 36 Hours/Week
Shift: 12 Hour AM 7A-7P

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As the pioneering hospital of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, UC Medical Center has served greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care teams utilizing the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available. UC Medical Center has 724 licensed beds and more than 5,800 employees.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.


Responsibilities for Internal Candidates

Job Responsibilities

To function in a role as a professional transport paramedic that will provide care in the out of hospital setting and serve as the primary care provider whose primary setting will be interfacility transports and on occasion first response. The transport paramedic will be required to provide care to patients ranging from infant to geriatric. This role will be expected to assess, plan, implement intervention, and evaluate the appropriate level of patient care according to the Ohio Paramedic Scope of Practice, Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Southwest Ohio Protocols, Commission on Accreditation for Medical Transport Systems as well as organizational and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Engages in population appropriate communication. Has knowledge of growth and development milestones and tasks. Gives clear instructions to patients/family regarding treatment. Involves family/guardian in the assessment, initial treatment, and continuing care of the patient.
  • Identifies any physical limitations of the patient and deploys intervention when necessary. Recognizes and responds appropriately to patients/families with behavioral health problems.
  • Possess knowledge and skill to ensure assessments are pertinent and accurate. Possesses and demonstrates advanced knowledge and clinical skills to provide critical assessment(s), intervention, and evaluation necessary to ensure safe and efficient transport of the critically ill or injured patient. Possess the ability to calculate and administer medications within their scope of practice and department protocols.

Maintains accurate records:
  • Completes patient documentation and all transport records thoroughly, timely and per department policies. Completes required operational paperwork thoroughly and ensures proper functioning of equipment and vehicles; reports any deficiencies or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Reports to any satellite or staging base(s) for work assignments as needed for operational efficiency. Takes initiative to obtain information related to department operations by, but not limited to: attending meetings, reviewing meetings minutes, reading department generated e-mails, newsletters and other formats of communication in a timely manner (every week at a minimum).

  • Assures a safe patient care environment Communicates pertinent patient information. Ensures that work areas are organized, clean and present a safe, effective, and efficient environment for self, patients, and other colleagues.
  • When working in a vehicle co-pilot role, Paramedics will be able to assist in navigation i.e. GPS input, understands department policy on lights and sirens response and monitor vehicle operator for fatigue/impairment. Reports any safety concerns in a timely manner and uses the appropriate process for doing so. Responsible for the safety and securing of UC Health vehicle at any location.

  • Remains current and active in the paramedic field and/or the medical transport industry. Has a concept of self-development; recognizes the need for professional growth and takes the appropriate steps toward meeting educational needs.
  • Seeks on-going professional development through participation in patient care conferences, professional committees, in-services, and continuing education activities above minimal requirements for licensure/certification renewals.
  • Willingly explores as well as accepts and implements new industry standards to strive for higher quality outcomes. Educates healthcare professionals and other customers regarding the operation of the transport program (includes orienting new associates as assigned).


Education: High School Diploma, Active paramedic certificate required.

Experience: One year of Emergency Medical Service experience as a Paramedic preferred. Intra-facility transport experience preferred.

Required Skills and Knowledge:
  • BLS (American Heart Association) at time of hire
  • ACLS (American Heart Association) at time of hire
  • PALS (American Heart Association) or ALS-Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals (ALS-PEPP)
  • NRP (American Academy of Pediatrics) within 1 year of hire
  • FEMA 100, 200, 700. FEMA 800 (preferred)
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations or its equivalent (preferred)
  • Completes mandatory annual education training for unit specific, hospital, and safety
  • Completes EKG test upon hire and annually with a passing score
  • Performs diverse duties involving an extensive knowledge of protocols, medical techniques, equipment, and the use of a wide range of procedures
  • Requires the use of judgment in the analysis of facts and circumstances

License and Certification: Current Ohio Paramedic certification required.

Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) required upon hire.

Active, unrestricted Driver's License with no more than 4 accrued points.