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Paramedic - Critical Care Transport

Company: Driscoll Children's Hospital
Location: Corpus Christi
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:



Paramedic - Critical Care Transport



Department



Transport



Location



Corpus Christi, Texas



# of Openings

2




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General Purpose of Job:

The Transport Paramedic has strong critical thinking skills and is able to adapt to any given situation. The Transport Paramedic is skilled in advanced life support. The Transport Paramedic will function as primary or secondary caregiver to ensure that each patient receives treatment that is in accordance with all Transport policies and procedures. The Transport Paramedic is able to give a detailed report to Medical Control to ensure appropriate plan of care is ordered and carried out. The Transport Paramedic will be able to function as part of a team, assuming the lead role, to ensure safety of patients and staff. The Transport Paramedic is accountable to the Transport Medical Director, the Transport Director and the Transport Clinical Coordinator. The Transport Paramedic operates within the framework of the Driscoll Children's Hospital mission, vision and values.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Maintains utmost level of confidentiality at all times.

  • Adheres to hospital policies and procedures.

  • The Transport Paramedic will function as primary or secondary caregiver to ensure that each patient receives treatment that is in accordance with all Transport policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for providing patient care according to department protocol, policies and procedures.

  • Is a highly motivated, well-organized individual and has demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Handles multiple tasks and is self-directed.

  • Possesses efficient skills in respiratory management including intubation and ventilation, EKG interpretation, IV access, medication administration, code management, & pain management.

  • Maintains professional composure, thinks clearly, quickly assesses and evaluates situations, organizes thoughts, and responds quickly in emergency and stressful situations and effectively coordinates transport duties.

  • Communicates with Transport Coordinator any problems or questions pertaining to duties and policies.

  • Completes special assignments and projects assigned by the Transport Coordinator.

  • Attends regular safety and staff meetings.

  • Shares responsibilities to complete post transport activities including cleaning, refueling and restocking ambulance supplies and equipment as necessary.

  • Shares responsibilities for ensuring readiness of and recording all DCH equipment and supplies in accordance with department policies.

  • Possesses basic knowledge of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) laws, regulations, procedures, and practices as related to radio and telephone operations.

  • Possesses basic computer skills for work related tasks and education.

  • Coordinates transport related phone calls, including inter-institutional or intra-institutional calls.

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships and communicates clearly with general public, referring facility personnel and Transport department personnel.

  • Is able to read maps accurately.

  • Responsible for communication and documentation necessary for proper patient care.

  • Responsible for communication and documentation necessary for Transport billing.

  • Responsible for maintaining required number of continuing education hours.

  • Speaks clearly and concisely over radio and telephone.

  • Demonstrates business practices and personal actions that are ethical and adhere to corporate compliance and integrity guidelines.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:


    • Serves as a Preceptor/Mentor for new Transport Staff on Department orientation.

    • Assists in skills check list completion and signs off on required skills check-off.

      Behavioral Expectations


      • Customer Service - Enthusiastically interacts with all customers. Assumes personal responsibility for meeting customer needs. Consistently demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction.

      • Interpersonal Skills- Is sensitive to the needs, ideas, and feelings of others. Develops and maintains rapport with others. Listens well. Facilitates a group process.

      • Adaptability/flexibility - Demonstrates the ability to change behaviors and plans to meet rapidly changing/ competing job demands (new or unusual situations). Receives change as a challenge. Revises plans to meet changing circumstances.

      • Communication - Clearly and effectively communicates ideas and requests to others. Persuades or influences others through spoken or written communication.

      • Initiative - Starts and completes tasks with minimum of prompting. Willing to make recommendations and assume additional responsibilities.

      • Team Player - Fully participates in maintaining a positive team environment that is conducive to customer satisfaction. Builds trust among co-workers, focusing on accomplishing hospital and departmental mission and goals.

      • Organized and efficient - Organizes work and uses time efficiently. Takes the initiative to find additional work during slow or downtimes. Recommends innovative ways of doing work more efficiently and effectively.

      • Core Values -Practices DCH core values.

        Education and/or Experience:


        • Graduated from an accredited school of emergency medicine recognized by the Texas Department of Health, and possesses a current Texas Department of State Health Services Paramedic certification or licensure.

        • Has a minimum of two years' experience in 911/Critical Care or Emergency Medicine. Neonatal or Pediatric Emergency Room/ICU/PICU care strongly preferred. Flight Experience a plus.

          Certificates, Licenses, Registrations.


          • Currently Certified or Licensed in The State of Texas as an EMT-Paramedic.

          • Maintains AHA or ARC cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and is current upon hire.

          • Maintain Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification or obtained within 6 months of hire.

          • Maintain Neonatal Resuscitation Provider certification or obtained within 6 months of hire.

          • Maintain Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification or obtained within 6 months of hire.

          • National Certification in specialty must be obtained within 1 year post completion of orientation.

          • Provides proof of personal automobile liability insurance upon hire.

          • Provides proof of current Texas state driver's license.

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