Flight for Life Paramedic
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Flight Life Base Palestine
1320 Anderson County Road 421
Palestine, TX 75803
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The Flight Paramedic extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by caring for critically ill and injured persons in the air medical environment. Practice is carried out with a high degree of independence in challenging out-of-hospital environments and at regional health care facilities. The position also has significant responsibility for public relations and involves interacting with a wide range of healthcare and public safety professionals in stressful situations. The position also requires subject matter management skills and independent work on projects to support Flight For Life operations. This position coordinates transport operations / clinical care with the Flight Nurse and Pilot crew members in conjunction with policies and procedures that have been established by Flight For Life Administration, the Flight For Life Medical Director, and Flight For Life’s contracted aviation services (FAA Part 135) operator.
Minimum of three years’ experience working in a moderate to high-volume ALS setting;greater than five years strongly preferred. Mixed ALS /critical care transport experience preferred
Current paramedic certification by the State of Texas.
National Registry Paramedic strongly preferred upon hire, required within one year of hire.
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification required upon hire.
BLS (Basic Life Support) certification required upon hire.
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certification required within 6 months of hire.
NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) certification within 6 months year of hire
TPATC or ATLS (Audited) [or documentation of in-house equivalency course] required within one year of hire.
Incident Command Training (IS-100 and IS-200 at a minimum) within one year of hire.
Certification in a transport-specific critical care board certification (FP-C or CCP-C) is strongly preferred at hire, and required within 24 months of start date.
Achieve and maintain second critical care board certification in a transport sub-specialty (CNP-T, FP-C, CCP-C) within 24 months of start date.
Pediatric emergency/critical care experience, transport experience or certification (C-NPT) highly preferred
Previous flight or critical care transport experience highly preferred
Emotional stability to function effectively in unpredictable situations.
Provide availability for back-up disaster support in reasonable time-frame
Problem solving skills and ability to exercise independent judgment and seek guidance when appropriate.
Strong public relations and diplomacy skill set
Good keyboarding skills and computer competency (MS Office Suite)
Instructor certification in life support courses
Published in peer-review journal
Background experience in subject matter / project management
Bachelor’s degree in EMS Science, Healthcare or related field
Graduate degree in EMS Science, Healthcare or related field