Critical Care Transport Paramedic

Mercy Health

Mercy Health

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024
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SUMMARY:

Responsible for assisting with urgent and critical care in a prompt and efficient manner to all patients transported via Life Flight or Mobile Life. Responsible for assessing, planning, organizing, documenting, and evaluating patient care in conjunction with the critical care transport nurse. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served on assigned unit.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Provides professional care to the urgent/emergent needs of the patient prior to air or ground transfer in the airborne and ground transport environment. Works with critical care transport nurse to assess patient condition, to interpret patient related data, to establish immediate priorities and plan of care.

- Evaluates the patient care delivered in conjunction with the critical care transport nurse. Documents necessary and appropriate patient assessment and care.

- Acts as a professional representative of Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center to the community.

- Cooperates with all ancillary and support services.

- Assists in maintaining the vehicle, equipment, and supplies as defined by departmental policy and procedures.

- Facilitates the needs of Life Flight patients and their families during hospitalization at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita's Medical Center; communicates with other hospital departments as necessary to facilitate those needs.

- Communicates with EMS and hospital requestors as needed in order to care appropriately for transported patients.

- Acts as an educator to professional groups and the EMS in our service area; promotes Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and St. Rita Medical Center as the regional referral centers.

- Attends internal and external educational meetings, keeps current in knowledge, skills, and clinical competencies through professional journals, professional organizations, etc. Participates in department standing and ad hoc committees.

- Travels to assigned base sites with the understanding that daily assignments may change as dictated by staffing issues, mechanical issues with the aircraft or mobile units.

- Adheres to all Medical Directives, written policies and procedures for the Critical Care Transport Network, including crewmember weight policy for aviation operations.

- Completes annual flight crewmember training if oriented to flight environment.

- Interprets information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific need: a) neonatal b) pediatric c) adolescent d) adult e) geriatric.

REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate of an accredited paramedic program
  • At least 3 years Paramedic field experience
  • Current license as a Paramedic from the State of Ohio
  • CAMTS approved advanced certification (FP-C or CCP-C) required or obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required.
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification required.
  • Basic Trauma Life Support certification or equivalent required within 6 months of hire.
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification required within 6 months of hire.
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support Certification required
  • BCLS instructor preferred
  • ACLS Instructor certification preferred
  • Michigan Paramedic license preferred
Many of our opportunities reward* your hard work with:

Comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug coverage
Flexible spending accounts
Life insurance w/AD&D
Employer contributions to retirement savings plan when eligible
Paid time off
Educational Assistance
And much more

*Benefits offerings vary according to employment status

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. If you'd like to view a copy of the affirmative action plan or policy statement for Mercy Health – Youngstown, Ohio or Bon Secours – Franklin, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia; and Emporia, Virginia, which are Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employers, please email recruitment@mercy.com. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation as part of the employment selection process, please contact The Talent Acquisition Team at recruitment@mercy.com