Paramedic will provide care and treatment of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured patients transported by Advanced Critical Transport.
Duties And Responsibilities:
Provide high quality care to patients in the transport environment under the direction of the Program Medical Director and the referring and/or receiving Physician in accordance with policies, protocols and standards of care.
Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (pediatric through adult), provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions, and preparation for transport from hospitals.
Collaborate with other members of the team, including their Critical Care Nurse partner, drivers coworkers, leadership, other healthcare partners and customers.
Assess for and detect changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions before, during and after transport.
Maintain complete and accurate records, participate in quality assurance programs, perform data collection and participate in any special projects.
Maintain clinical proficiency across all aspects of the scope of practice including care of patients with neurological emergencies, cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies, obstetrical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, and any other patient populations transported by ACT.
Perform all physical requirements of job in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
Complete transports initiated with in the timeframe of the scheduled shift, understanding that completion of these transports might require extend beyond normal work hours.
Participation in all required didactic, clinical and lab education programs and maintenance of all required certifications and licenses.
Maintain clinical competency in all procedures and equipment, including but not limited to ventilators, IV pumps, dopplers, chest tubes, hemodynamic monitoring, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, ventricular assist devices, Impella cardiac assist devices, transcutaneous/transvenous pacers, external ventricular drains, and advanced airway management.
Complete and maintain currency in all areas of safety education as required by ACT Ambulance.
Demonstrate effective communication skills with all external and internal customers, including patients and their families, hospital staff, the community, other ACT staff and Critical Care administration. Represents the CCT program and ACT Ambulance in a professional manner.