Careers at Life Link III

Position:  Flight Paramedic
Location:  Marshfield, WI
Job Id:  157
# of Openings:  5

Flight Paramedic
 
 

We are hiring Flight Paramedics for our new location in Marshfield, WI.

 
Interested in joining an award-winning air medical program that is committed to excellence and offers the best in patient care? Life Link III has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services  and a Top 150 Workplace in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Apply today and prepare to take your career to even greater heights!
 
Job Summary:
 
Provides clinical care to patients being transported or being prepared for transportation and assists other medical facilities personnel with procedures as requested.  Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care to patients transported by air ambulance. Provides care as directed by the Life Link III Medical Directors, medical control physicians and patient physician.  Renders patient care based on the ability to anticipate need(s), assess status, formulate an action plan, implement care and assess the effectiveness of interventions.
 
Contributes to meeting the mission and goals of Life Link III. Meets the requirements of the Medical Director(s), the management team, and applicable federal, state and local regulatory or accrediting agencies.  Assists as necessary to ensure the safety of crew members, patients and others who are in and around the air ambulances including but not limited to Life Link III staff, ride along guests, hospital and EMS personnel.  Ensures vehicle and equipment readiness for patient transports.
 

Believes and carries out Life Link III’s mission and values every day.

 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current MN and WI EMT-Paramedic Certification (both required at time of hire)
  • Current Certifications:  ACLS, BCLS;  BTLS or ATLS;  PALS, ENPC, or PEPP
  • NRP preferred
  • 3 yrs. ALS experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must pass mandatory post-offer drug/isokinetic and background screening tests
  • Clinician must weigh 230 pounds or less (including uniform & boots)
 
Job Environment:
Environment includes and is not limited to the physical demands of lifting, transferring patients and carrying medical equipment.  The transport environment may be indoors or outdoors in any type of weather.   The ground and air ambulance are noisy and fumes may be present.  High and low frequency vibrations are present in all vehicles.
 
Accountabilities
 
Patient Services
Essential Job Functions:
  • Provides Leadership to other members of the patient care team within the transport environment. 
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with team members, medical control and other health care staff involved in patient care.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess, plan care, intervene and evaluate outcomes.
  • Safely and effectively transports critically ill and/or injured patient(s).
  • Demonstrates familiarity with and implements Life Link III medical protocols when appropriate for patient(s).
  • May perform or coordinate other team members performance of the following procedures or activities:
  • Critical care patient assessment and management.
  • Complex intravenous infusion calculation mixing and pharmacological support.
  • Airway assessment and management including but no limited to:
    • Basic airway assessment and management including positioning, suctioning, bag valve mask, and combi-tube placement.
    • Advanced airway management including rapid sequence induction, endotracheal intubations and surgical airways.
  • Invasive procedures and advanced cardiac life support measures including, but not limited to:
    • Intravenous catheter insertion.
    • Needle chest decompression
    • Pericardiocentesis.
    • Intraosseous needle placement.
    • Cardiac pacing: internal pacer generator or external pacer operation.
  • Hemodynamic monitoring set up and management including:
    • Swan-Ganz, arterial line, central venous pressure, and intra-cranial pressure monitoring lines, intra-aortic balloon pumping, and transducer set-ups.
    • Wave form and pressure interpretation and intervention.
    • System trouble shooting.
    • Understanding of pharmacological interactions.
  • Effectively interfaces with specialty teams, including communications and equipment
    • Provides guidance to specialty teams to maintain a safe transport environment.
    • Assists specialty teams with patient care at their direction.
    • Provides additional support as requested by specialty teams.
 
Equipment and Supply Responsibility
Non-essential Job Function:
  • Assist with the evaluation and procurement of new equipment, changes in design or application of existing equipment.
 
Education Responsibility
Essential Job Functions:
  • Assume responsibility for Maintenance of Education Requirements as specified by the Life Link III Medical Directors.
  • Assume responsibility for maintenance of regular education and records to maintain required license and/or certifications.
 
Non-essential Job Functions:
  • Assists in educational projects as requested by the education staff and as authorized by a department head.
 
Human Resources Compliance
Essential Job Functions:
  • In conjunction with all Life Link III employees, ensures a non-hostile, safe, work environment for each other and Life Link III customers.
  • Remains aware and compliant with Life Link III policies and procedures within the department.
  • Effectively communicates issues and concerns, serving as a leader, role model and mentor.
 
Quality and Compliance Responsibility
Essential Job Functions:
  • Demonstrates safety in the work environment including, but not limited to:
    • Loading, unloading and transferring patients with the assistance of other transport personnel.
    • Emergency egress procedures and vehicle emergency procedures.
    • Monitoring, directing and briefing all ride along guests.
    • Identifying and responding promptly to safety issues that become apparent.
  • Assures transport readiness at all times, including but not limited to vehicle and equipment readiness, restocking of supplies, cleaning and disinfecting of the vehicles and equipment.
  • Completes all required documentation in a professional and legible manner, including but not limited to run reports and transport readiness records.
 
Non-essential Job Functions:
  • Participate in duties to assure the base remains a clean environment.
  • Responsible for quality improvement input (Effort must be made to continuously improve key processes identified by the company).
  • Participates in research projects as requested (e.g. new product testing, data collection, etc.).
Public Relations and Customer Service
Essential Job Functions:
  • Demonstrates a continual awareness and use of positive interpersonal communications and public relations skills in supporting the philosophy, mission, and quality of Life Link III.
  • Maintains effective working relationships with member hospitals and their representatives, with supervisors and managers with the organization and Life Link III employees.
  • Represents Life Link III in community settings.
 
Non-essential Job Functions:
  • Facilitates marketing activities as requested and authorized by a department director.
  • Identifies and addresses problems or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Provides hospital, EMS and law enforcement services information regarding the services of Life Link III.
  • Ensures that a follow up call and follow up letter are generated according to organization standards.
 
Performs other duties and functions as assigned by the management staff.
 
 
Special Note:
Life Link III reserves the right to change or modify job duties at any time, as the need of business requires.  This job description does not constitute any form, expressed or implied, of a contract with the incumbent.

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