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Paramedic Ground Critical Care Transport Team

Company: UNC Health Care Systems
Location: Chapel Hill
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Become part of an inclusive organization with over 30,000 diverse employees, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of the unique communities we serve.

Summary:

Provide safe and timely ground transport of patients, while also providing basic and critical care life support to patients. Must meet work environment i.e. lift over 50 pounds; carry 80 pounds a distance of 30 feet; push/pull >200 pounds (patients on bed, stretcher, wheel chair) lateral transfer. Work locations may be at various base sites throughout central North Carolina with 36 hours per week and 12 hour shifts rotating.

Responsibilities:

  1. Monitors patient condition during ground transport to provide optimal stabilization through a critical care level of expertise, including mechanical ventilation, ECMO, Balloon Pump, ventricular assist devices and advanced monitoring

  2. Monitors communication equipment and communicates with dispatch personnel, medical staff, family members and other stakeholders: Ensures relevant information is collected and proper treatment is administered. Communicates assessments and plan of care in a professional manner with the appropriate personnel.

  3. Documents patients' status, delivery of care and evaluation of the patients' response to care according to unit specific procedures and established protocols.

  4. Contacts physicians for guidance, as needed, and follows treatment protocols as described by UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction.

  5. Monitors patient condition during transport to provide optimal stabilization.

  6. Operates various medical and mechanical equipment in the pre-hospital, hospital, and aviation environment. Ensures that medical equipment is functional and operational during transport. Restocks supplies as needed and, notifies staff of needed equipment repairs.

  7. Operates extensive medical and mechanical equipment in the hospital and transport environment, such as multimodality ventilators capable of invasive ventilation and monitors with invasive hemodynamic capabilities. Ensures all medical equipment is functioning; restocks medical supplies as needed.

  8. Obtains direction regarding further advanced care from medical staff. Delivers emergency and critical care, such as rapid sequence induction, medication assisted intubation, surgical airway, management of thoracostomy tubes, ability to manage central lines, blood product infusion, continuous temperature management, fetal heart monitoring, and central line placement, in accordance with protocols under UNC Hospitals Critical Care Transport Medical Direction

  9. Participates in plan of care for critical patients and require transport from referring institutions as well as using advanced medications to control blood pressure, heart rate, arrhythmias, and sedation.

Other Information

Other information:

Education Requirements:

High School diploma or GED

Licensure/Certification Requirements:

North Carolina EMT-Paramedic certification or National Equivalent with ability to obtain NC Paramedic within 30 days of hire

National Registry Paramedic -Preferred for in-state but required within 12 months of hire

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) provider certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) provider certification

Basic Life Support (BLS) provider certification

Trauma certification such as ITLS, PHTLS or TNCC

Professional certification required within 18 months of hire-includes CCEMT-P (preferred), FPC, or CCP-C

Valid NC Driver's License in good standing or able to obtain prior to start* NC, VA, SC and TN are all acceptable

Professional Experience Requirements:

Three (3) years of Paramedic experience in a high volume ALS EMS service or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge/Skills/and Abilities Requirements:

Job Details

Legal Employer: STATE

Entity: UNC Medical Center

Organization Unit: RDU Ground

Work Type: Full Time

Standard Hours Per Week: 36.00

Work Schedule: Variable

Location of Job: US:NC:Chapel Hill

Exempt From Overtime: Exempt: No

Keywords: UNC Health Care Systems, Chapel Hill , Paramedic Ground Critical Care Transport Team, Other , Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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