I. Position Summary:
The Flight Paramedic demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects of the population served in the care of his/her patients. The delivery of care is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient. The Flight Paramedic may rotate to areas other than his/her assigned service area/s, and will perform only those duties for which he/she has demonstrated competency. Flight/transport paramedics performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at AIR LIFE.
Utilizes Critical Thinking skills to independently deliver care to critically ill and/or injured patients aboard a variety of fixed wing aircraft, rotor wing aircraft and ground ambulances. Transports may be between medical facilities or directly from the scene of an accident or illness. Assists with marketing activities of program. Supports research projects.
extended periods of time in flight. The weight of each helmet is approximately 3.64 pounds with the additional weight of the NVG’s of 1.84 pounds.
Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the standards of care and guidelines at AirLife. Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers.
II. Degree of Supervision Required:
Able to work independently and autonomously within practice guidelines and medical policies. Requires minimal support or supervision within scope of practice.
III. Orientation Period:
Based on experience and continuous assessment of progress of Director, Assistant Director/Chief Flight Nurse, Educator and Medical Director. Orientation ranges between 16-24 weeks. Orientation includes formal department orientation of 2-4 days during first 2 weeks of employment.
I. Position Requirements
Current Colorado Certified Paramedic. Nationally Registered Paramedic preferred. At time of hire must be eligible for and in process of obtaining Wyoming Paramedic certification. Must maintain CO and WY certification while employed at AirLife. Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP required at time of hire. CCEMTP, F-PC certification highly desirable. Advanced certification within 2 years of hire per CAMTS requirements.
Graduate of accredited EMT-Paramedic school.
Five years of transport experience as a Paramedic required. Previously flight or Critical Care ground experience strongly preferred. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of emergency and critical care. Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of critical care transport.
D. Other Job Requirements:
Must be able to work in highly dynamic environment with exposure to
noise, vibration and weather extremes. Must be able to wear Night
Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and helmets for