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Paramedic - Mobile Integrated Health

Charlotte, NC, United States
Job ID: 19706
Job Family: Patient Care Support
Status: Full Time
Shift: Variable
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 47331020243811-Mobile Integrated Health
Location: Charlotte - 5315 Morris Field Dr

Overview

Job Summary

Functions as a lead member of the transport team and is responsible for the care of ill and injured patients. Provides patient care incorporating assessment, stabilization and intervention skills while promoting safety and efficiency. Performs under the direct supervision of the Medical Control Physician, either by continuous radio contact or direct consultation. Maintains necessary certifications/licensures, skills, continuing education and complete competency checks as required. Works as a team to maintain vehicles in a mission ready status.

Essential Functions

• Functions in a clinical resource role as needed; supervises medical crews.

• Completes skills check in a timely manner with accuracy.

• Maintains clean environment to include base and maintaining vehicles in a mission ready status. Accountable to check and verify established minimum transport vehicle supply levels, restock and clean at the beginning of the shift and as needed throughout the shift.

• Provides accurate and legible documentation of patient care with attention to detail that accurately reflects assessment and interventions. Ensure that chart is placed in patient’s medical record in a timely manner. Review charts on a regular basis with leader/manager.

• Provides quality patient care and education in accordance with policies and state regulations as approved by Medical Director and professional standards of care.

• Administer medications and IV solutions safely, correctly and per policy.

• Interprets data, monitors and responds with correct intervention to ensure optimum patient outcome, safety and recovery.

• Follows guidelines and procedures independently when Medical Control is not available via radio or direct consultation.

• Assists with other activities which includes but not limited to public relations and marketing activities when needed.

• Follows safety guidelines and procedures; ensures seat belts are worn by crew and passengers.

• Follows vehicle assignments as needed/directed by department. Maintain flexibility with vehicle assignments including the understanding that vehicle assignments are subject to change from a posted schedule based upon the needs of the department.

• Drives in accordance with Atrium Health policy as well as local and state regulations

• Works to maintain the financial stability of the operation, recommend ways to reduce expenses, increase revenue, improve efficiency and control overtime.

• Participates in Atrium Health performance improvement activities.

Physical Requirements

FTE is hired for 40 hours per week – 4, 8, 10 or 12- hour clinical shifts. In addition, training, education and call may be required. Day, night and weekend work is required. Must be willing to cover open shifts on short notice. In order to meet safe flight weight limitations and scheduling requirements candidates must weigh less than 240 pounds and must maintain that weight while employed at MCA to remain on flight status (exception will be made only when department has ground position needs).

Duties require working, transporting and driving in all weather conditions to include exposure to extreme hot, cold and wet weather. Must not have any physical, emotional or mental impairment to prevent them from riding, driving or administering patient care in a transport vehicle. This

work area may have cramped space and be poorly lit. Noise levels are moderate as associated with working in and around emergency vehicles. Hearing protection is available and required for use around "hot" aircraft. Requires handling of patients that may have infectious diseases, possible exposure to unpleasant conditions and/or handling of contaminated materials or patients. Requires ability to function in high stress situations. Must have critical thinking skills that enable the employee to make rapid, appropriate decisions that ensure the safety of both the crew and patients. Must have ability to concentrate. Work requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting, reaching, stooping, bending, pushing and pulling. Heavy lifting required, with the assistance of a partner to load/unload patients and carry equipment. Good physical stamina and endurance necessary to perform duties. Employee must maintain fitness standards in accordance with policy. Must have intact sense of sight, hearing, smell and touch with good finger dexterity. Good motor skills and eye/hand coordination required. Requires good personal hygiene and appropriate conduct. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to include, but not limited to, speaking proper English in understandable terms.

Education, Experience and Certifications

High school graduate or GED required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Successful completion of an accredited EMT-Paramedic training program required. Current NC EMT-P certification required and required to be maintained throughout employment. SC EMT-P and National Registry Paramedic certifications preferred at time of hire; SC EMT-P and National Registry Paramedic required within 90 days of hire and required to be maintained throughout employment BCLS and ACLS Required. Current driver’s license (prefer NC/SC) with no more than 6 points on license required. Atrium Health approved driving course to be completed within 90 days of hire and maintained throughout employment required. Three years total paramedic experience required. Additional training, education and certification may be required, based upon work assignment.

Upon completion of orientation, incumbent is required to obtain within eighteen (18) months from that date a Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) approved specialty certification. This specialty certification must be maintained throughout employment. Recognized CAMTS specialty transport certifications are identified in the current edition CAMTS Accreditation Standards available at www.camts.org

If hired into a Community Paramedic position, upon completion of orientation the incumbent is required to obtain within eighteen (18) months from that date Certified Community Paramedic (CP-C) Board Certification issued by International Board of Specialty Certification (IBSC) www.ibscertifications.org

Must have a valid driver’s license and qualify as insurable by Atrium Health insurance carrier requirements for driving MedCenter Air vehicles. Must have an operational smartphone for use as communication device related to MedCenter air operations.

• Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the information reasonably necessary to do the job.

• Will share information only on a need to know basis for work purposes.

Patient Population Served

Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and demonstrates the skills and competency appropriate to the ages, culture, developmental stages, and special needs of the patient population served.

Protected Health Information

Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this job has been determined based on job level and job responsibility within the organization. Computerized access to PHI for this job has been determined as described above and is controlled via user ID and password.

Machines, Tools, and Equipment

Operate medium to heavy duty truck with automatic transmission, power steering and power brakes. Generators, secondary heat and air condition units, other vehicle systems, isolettes and stretchers. Non-invasive monitors, AED, oxygen and medical air delivery devices, suction units and other related medical equipment necessary to perform required functions. All related office equipment and supplies.

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