Carle Foundation Hospital AirLife Flight Paramedic - RMH in Urbana, Illinois

AirLife Flight Paramedic - RMH

  • Department:

Airlife & Specialty Transport1054

  • Entity:


  • Job Category:

Emergency Med Srvcs

  • Employment Type:

Full - Time

  • Job ID:


  • Experience Required:

3 - 5 Years

  • Education Required:

Not Indicated

  • Shift:


  • Location:

Olney, IL

  • Usual Schedule:

rotating - 24 hr shifts

  • On Call Requirements:


  • Work Location:

Richland Memorial Hospital

  • Weekend Requirements:


  • Holiday Requirements:


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Position Summary:

The flight paramedic provides high quality pre-hospital basic and advanced life support including triage, assessment and treatment utilizing the policies and protocols within the scope of practice as directed by the AirLife medical director. The flight paramedic, in collaboration with his/her partner, will assess the nature and extent of illness and injury to establish and prioritize care needed for a safe transport to an appropriate facility. The flight paramedic will be qualified to provide care for patients across the life span. The flight paramedic will be responsible the ensuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. When not on flights, the flight paramedic will -task- within the hospital as needed.


EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS None CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Basic Life Support (BLS) AND Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) AND Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) AND Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) AND International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) OR Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) AND STABLE Certification (6 months to obtain) AND NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800 (6 months to obtain) AND Hazardous Materials Awareness certified (6 months to obtain) AND Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (EMT-P) Illinois AND Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C) within 2 years of start date in position. 6 months to obtain ITLS or PHTLS. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS At least three (3) years of first response ALS field experience at the paramedic level. OTHER REQUIREMENTS -Highly trained and adaptable -Capable of working independently and under high levels of stress -Maintain composure under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously -Excellent communication skills

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers patient care as directed by Patient Care Guidelines, or online medical direction

  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, other medical personnel, patient and equipment

  • Participates in patient and referring institution follow up

  • Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities

  • Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation

  • Assists in pre-mission liftoff checklist and assists pilot as requested (i.e., radio, navigational and visual observation activities)

  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, other medical personnel, patient and equipment

  • Serves as flight resource to neonatal/obstetric personnel when transporting specialty team and patient

  • Acts as preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned

  • Conducts safety briefings as necessary

  • Communicates with appropriate medical personnel regarding patient condition, history, treatments, response to treatments and other relevant information

  • Maintains safety, security, cleanliness and appearance of the aircraft, equipment and supplies including controlled substances and patient belongings

  • Ability to work in confined mobile spaces

  • Participates in departmental quality improvement activities

  • Completes reports that are accurate and legible while ensuring that medical, billing and administrative information is complete

  • Becomes knowledgeable in all aspects of flight physiology, flight safety procedures, map reading and radio or telephonic communication

  • Will remain within the safety standard of 235 pounds or less (235 pounds will include flight suit, boots, helmet and coat)

  • Assists with "tasks" within the hospital when necessary

  • Adheres to Carle Behavior Standards

  • Promotes AirLife throughout Carle Hospital

  • Other duties as assigned

Participation in the CAMTS (Commisson on the Accreditation of Medical Transports) preparation and site visit.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.