Transport Paramedic, Air Care Mobile Care

Job Description

Location: UC Medical Center
Department: Air Care Mobile Care
Hours:36 Hours/ Week
Shift: First Shift

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.

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.

Responsibilities

PATIENT POPULATION - (CLINICAL ONLY):
  • 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. Interprets population related data and plans care appropriately. Identifies and responds appropriately to different needs resulting from, unique psychological needs or those associated with religious / cultural norms. Performs treatments, administers medication or operates equipment safely. Recognizes and responds to signs/symptoms of abuse or neglect.

Patient Care:
  • Possess knowledge and skill to ensure assessments are pertinent and accurate. Independently implements a comprehensive, scope specific plan of care that addresses the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and educational needs of the patient and their family before and throughout transport in collaboration with other healthcare providers. Evaluates the care that is provided and responds appropriately. 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. Posses the ability to calculate and administer medications within their scope of practice and department protocols. Serves as a patient advocate and defends the patient's right to privacy and confidentiality. Completes and demonstrates proficiently all required department and organizational competencies and educational requirements. Participates in improving organizational performance; evaluates the effectiveness of established programs and makes recommendations for change to improve upon the quality of patient care and their outcomes.

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). Completes special assignments and other duties as assigned.

Safety:
  • Assures a safe patient care environment Communicates pertinent patient information Demonstrates critical thinking skills and involvement in problem solving Maintains patient's needs for privacy and confidentiality during all communication. Adheres to all hospital policies. Ensures that work areas are organized, clean and present a safe, effective and efficient environment for self, patients and other colleagues. Conducts daily operations in a safe manner. Successfully demonstrates knowledge of safe emergency vehicle operations/emergency egress operations and other state and federal rules and regulations. Also demonstrate defensive driving techniques. Responds to transports and other requests in a safe and timely manner. Secures and handles equipment with appropriate devices To assure crew and patient safety in the transport environment. 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.

Customer Service:
  • Demonstrates understanding, adheres to, and models Core Standards and values and lives the mission and vision as defined organizationally as well as within the department. Makes customer service a top priority; works collaboratively and interdependently with other healthcare providers. Initiates and participates in customer service initiatives; participates in formal and informal marketing and community outreach efforts for the program and industry. Listens to, identifies and responds quickly and appropriately to customer needs.

Professionalism:
  • 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. Identifies and assumes responsibility for learning needs and if needed complete applicable clinical rotations or clinical experiences to ensure clinical competency. Remains current in all required job specific licensures, certifications and competencies. Willingly explores as well as accepts and implements new industry standards in order to strive for higher quality outcomes. Contributes to the growth of peers by sharing own knowledge, experience and skills. Educates healthcare professionals and other customers regarding the operation of the transport program (includes orienting new associates as assigned).


Qualifications

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.