Geisinger Health System Critical Care Flight Paramedic in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Critical Care Flight Paramedic

LOCATION: Primary Williamsport Secondary Danville

DEPARTMENT: Emergency Medicine

WORK SCHEDULE: Days/Nights

WORK TYPE: Full Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Provides Critical Care Transport Paramedic (CCTP) level of care, within the scope of Act 37, to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. The CCTP functions and assists as a non-essential team member in GHS Emergency Departments and assists Emergency department health care providers to deliver care to Emergency Department patients as needed. The CCTP meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to 100+ years range.

The CCTP performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction and works under the supervision of the Life Flight Program Director, Chief Flight Nurse, Regional Supervisors, and the Life Flight Medical Director(s)

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrates good organizational skills and effective communication skills

Demonstrates excellent critical thinking skills, knowledge, judgment and leadership in an independent and uncontrolled environment

Demonstrates the ability to be confident, personable, self-motivated and function with tact and poise in stressful situations

Demonstrates the ability to make rapid and clinically accurate decisions and innovation under adverse conditions

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Completion of an approved paramedic program and current Pennsylvania state certification as an EMT-Paramedic

BLS, ACLS, ITLS or approved equivalent trauma course and PALS Required. NRP, Hazardous Materials training or equivalent required within six months of employment. FP-C certification required.

STABLE certification preferred.

Knowledge of medical and legal aspects of emergency care including state limitations on the paramedic scope of practice required

Working Knowledge of electronic health record programs required

Knowledge of medical terminology, gross anatomy and physiology required

Principles of basic and advanced life support required

Minimum three years’ experience with an emergency advanced life support unit

Critical care transport experience preferred

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in a clinical environment. Requires excellent physical, psychological and emotional health with no physical limitations working aboard an aircraft or a CCGT ground ambulance.

Crew members must be able to wear a program provided flight helmet with night vision goggles. Crew members do have the option to personally purchase an alternative program approved helmet that is compatible with Geisinger Life Flight’s night vision goggles

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.