Centura Health Paramedic Flight for Life Critical Care - Full Time - Variable - Mercy Regional MC, Durango CO in Durango, Colorado

While this position is located at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO, it is affiliated with the Colorado Flight for Life team based at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood. St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus. If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply. In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit http://www.stanthonyhosp.org/.

_Job Description/Job Posting ID: 129972_

_Recruiter Contact:_ DonnaRigdon@centura.org

_Clinic/Department:_* 7425 SAH AIR AMBULANCE AT MRMC*

_Hospital:_* ST ANTHONY MEDICAL CAMPUS* ; worked from Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO

_Schedule:_ Full Time

_Shift:_ Variable; this position rotates on a six-week basis from Days to Evenings (with an added $2.75/hr shift differential), and then to Nights (the night shift differential adds $5.75/hr to the hourly base rate); weekend differential may also be included, with an additional $2.00/hr for weekend shift hours.

_Job Summary_

As a member of the Flight Crew, assists in meeting the physical and emotional needs of critically ill and injured patients. Promotes safe and efficient operation of Flight For Life.

_Minimum Education Requirement_

  • High School Diploma or GED required

_Minimum Experience Requirements_

  • 3 years or 4,000 hours experience as a Paramedic provider in 911 ALS or critical care transport, (ground or air) or 4,000hours of critical care experience in-hospital.

_License/Certifications_

  • Colorado State Paramedic Certification required and National Registry as a paramedic. Must maintain currency in all certifications required by CAMTS, (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems)

  • BLS, (Basic Life Support), ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate); PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification) or within 6 months of hire/transfer date required

  • TPATC (Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course) or ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) within 12 months of hire/transfer date required

  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) within 12 months of hire/transfer date required

  • FP-C (Certified Flight Paramedic) Within 2 years of hire/transfer date and Valid Driver’s License and pass the annual Pre Check review of driving record for safe vehicle operations required

_Job Responsibilities (essential functions identified with a * )_

  • Assists in providing a safe environment essential to the health and well-being of all individuals in the critical care transport environment, including universal precautions, air and ground safety.*

  • At the direction of the Flight Nurse, assist in performing a rapid survey of life threatening conditions as well as secondary physical assessment, including medical history, current medications, and allergies.*

  • In consultation with the Flight Nurse, assists in prioritizing and planning appropriate transport care.*

  • At the direction of the Flight Nurse, assists in implementing the plan of care and assists with on-going assessments.*

  • Assists the Flight Nurse and Pilot with education of user agencies and general public regarding Flight For Life/Medical Transport Safety.*

  • Continues own professional development, including education and membership in professional associations.*

  • Participates in decontamination of the aircraft and equipment. Helps keep helicopter and fixed wing equipment stocked.*

  • Participates in Flight For Life CQI processes and program work as outlined in the strategic plan.*

  • Performs the support duties necessary for the smooth operation of Flight For Life, including cleaning of the vehicles, ordering

  • and stocking of supplies, and clerical support tasks.*

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy Work - (Exert up to 100lbs force occasionally, and/or 50lbs frequently, and/or 20lbs constantly)

Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.