HCA, Hospital Corporation of America AirLife Flight Paramedic in Englewood, Colorado
If you have a passion forCritical Care Transport, the HealthONE AirLife Denver team is your best choice! Our RNs and Paramedics have the opportunity to work with diverse patient population, providing cutting-edge critical care to their patients across multiple modes of transport. If you enjoy being part of a cohesive team and are looking to advance your knowledge and skills, we would love to talk to you about joining our team!
* * AIRLIFE provides unique critical care transport services across an extensive and diverse service area. This includes everything from scene responses on remote stretches of highway to transport of patients from rural hospitals to major receiving centers and Denver area transfers of patients going to specialty centers for emergent interventions. The rapid response and exceptional clinical care provided by AIRLIFE during transport to higher levels of care can significantly improve outcomes for our patients.
AIRLIFE serves a ten-state region including Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Arizona, Texas and South Dakota. AirLife serves these areas through the use of rotor and fixed wing aircraft, as well as ground ambulances and makes safety and efficiency our guiding principles on every transport. Air ambulance licensure is maintained in both Colorado and Wyoming, which are home to our operational and crew bases. Here is some of what you can expect from being an /AirLife Flight Paramedic:/ * The critical care transport paramedic demonstrates advanced knowledge, skills and understands the unique aspects of the population served in the care of his/her patients. * Each service also requires specialized skills. The delivery of care is based on the physical, psychosocial, cultural, safety and learning needs of the individual patient. * The 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. * The paramedic performs delegated duties consistent with the scope of practice and functions within the philosophy and overall plan of care delivery at AirLife. * They utilize the experience, education and training to independently deliver nursing 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. DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: * * SAFETY * The critical care transport paramedic demonstrates awareness of and routinely practices safe work habits and adheres to the AirLife commitment to Safety. Adheres to current AirLife standards for clinical competence. * Coordinates all aspects of patient care with the interdisciplinary team, including students when appropriate. * Responsible for critical care transport knowledge base including flight physiology, flight stressors and safety for all modes of transport and all environments. * Responsible for survival training and skills for environmental extremes. * Performs other duties as assigned.
PRACTICE * Delivers care in accordance with established standards of care/scope of practice. * Provides direct patient care. * Documents care completely and concisely and in a timely manner. * Maintains confidentiality of patients and records in accordance with AirLife, Hospital and HIPAA policies and guidelines. * Must attend 80% of scheduled monthly team meetings. Review of any missed staff meeting must be completed within one month. Months with holidays on those dates FSM will be altered to different date and prior notification will be given to teams. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/SELF GROWTH * Must acquire program-defined number of continuing education hours per year and fulfill required clinical time in defined areas. * Maintains proficiency in clinical skills specific to critical care medicine and as defined in clinical skills. * Recognizes own strengths and weaknesses and seeks help from appropriate sources as needed. * Takes initiative to share knowledge obtained from workshops and seminars. * Participates in AirLife committees as directed by the Clinical Director, Chief Flight Nurse, and Medical Director/s. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT * Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives including chart audits and reviews, data collection, projects and studies. * Completes all required programs for the HCA, HealthONE AirLife and AirLife vendors (ie HealthStream & Links) * Maintains currency with the standards of the medical industry. * Ability to work 12, 24, and 48-hour shifts and travel to remote bases. * Maintains current and unrestricted Colorado Driver’s License. LEADERSHIP/PROFESSIONALISM * Actively supports the mission of AirLife and HealthONE. * Promotes and creates a positive team spirit. Willing to subscribe to AirLife Rules of the Game to include following the AirLife Principles. * Actively participates in pillars – Safety, Service, Quality, People and Growth. * Encouraged to be active in local and national professional organizations. * Promotes collegial relationships within AirLife, HealthONE, and outside agencies. EDUCATION * Provides clinical learning experiences to ancillary hospital personnel, EMT’s and Paramedics/Nurses * Provides instruction in flight safety to hospital and pre-hospital personnel. * Presents patient cases at staff meetings. RESEARCH * Supports research process. * Collaborates with AirLife Clinical Director, Chief Flight Nurse and Medical Director/s: o Participates in research projects conducted by AirLife or those in which AirLife is a participant. o Identifies and assists in the development of appropriate research projects. o Assists in data collection for research projects. MARKETING * Maintains a customer service environment. * Participates in marketing activities of AirLife. * Acts as “ambassador” of HealthONE. Follows code of conduct and professional behavior. * Adheres to principles and pillars of service. * Maintains a professional appearance/demeanor at all times in accordance with AirLife and HealthONE dress code. * Promotes harmonious working relationships within the HealthONE system and EMS agencies. What are the needed qualifications of an AirLife Flight Paramedic? * Current Colorado Certified Paramedic required. Paramedic National Registry NREMT-P required. FP-C Required. * Current BCLS, ACLS, PALS, and NRP also required at time of hire. * Completion of Paramedic Training Program, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred. * Minimum of five years’ experience caring for diverse patient populations. o Of the five years of experience a minimum of 4000 hours of critical care experience as a flight/surface transport paramedic or in-hospital experience is required. o Previous experience caring for patients of all age groups. o Prefer previous critical care or flight transport experience. o Able to articulate and demonstrate knowledge of emergency medicine/critical care theory and practice. * Demonstrates good organizational skills. Provides safe and appropriate patient care within the Standards of Nursing Practice at HealthONE and AirLife. Displays appropriate judgment and problem solving skills. Communicates positively and professionally with all internal and external customers. * Able to work independently and autonomously with practice guidelines and medical policies and procedures with minimal support or supervision within scope of practice and parameters set forth by state and governing agencies. Responsible for understanding and operating within the scope of practice for paramedics in all states where AirLife cares for and transports patients. * * ORIENTATION PERIOD The orientation period is based on experience and continuous assessment of progress by the Clinical Director, Chief Flight Nurse, Educators, Preceptors and Medical Directors. Orientation typically ranges between 16-24 weeks. Orientation includes HealthONE orientation, ideally during first 2 weeks of employment. * * PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to work in highly dynamic environment with exposure to noise, vibration and weather extremes. Must be able to wear, appropriate personal protective equipment, Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s) and helmets for 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.
Physical Requirements * Maximum weight of 250 lbs with all flight gear. * Weight proportionate to height. * Able to lift using proper body mechanics. Activities may include: o Lifting all size patients and equipment weighing up to into and out of transport vehicles with assistance. o Carrying heavy equipment over a variety of terrains without assistance. * May need to perform CPR for extended periods of time. * Providers with chronic medical problems will require approval of AirLife Medical Director/Program Director or Clinical Director/Chief Flight Nurse before employment. * All employees must successfully complete a complete background check in accordance with HealthONE policy and procedure prior to employment. * Prior to employee, each applicant must submit to and pass the pre-employment physical to include drug screening and physical exam in accordance with the HealthONE policy and procedure. * Pre-employment and annual medical screening will be completed by each flight crew member and remain on file in employee health. If the employee does not want to complete the annual medical screening process through HealthONE employee health, they must take a copy of the medical screening form, along with the flight crew member job description to their personal physician. The physician must send written notification for the employees file indicating they have completed the medical screening form. This must be completed annually. * Smoking and use of tobacco products are prohibited in AirLife aircraft and facilities. Off-duty use of such products is strongly discouraged. Leading Hospitals. Trusted Care.HealthONE® is the largest healthcare system in the metro Denver area with more than 10,000 employees. As part of the HealthONE family, The Medical Center of Aurora, North Suburban Medical Center, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Rose Medical Center, Sky Ridge Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital work together to provide a higher level of care.
In addition, our family of services includes six hospital free-standing emergency departments and numerous ambulatory surgery centers, occupational medicine clinics, physician practices, imaging centers, and AIRLIFE-DENVER, which provides critical care air and ground transportation across a 10-state region.
- The Medical Center of Aurora: Magnet® designated hospital, Level II Trauma Center, 346 licensed beds
- Behavioral Health Inpatient unit at the Medical Center of Aurora– 40 licensed psychiatric beds.
- North Suburban Medical Center:Level III Trauma Center, 157 licensed beds
- Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center & Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children:Level II Trauma Center, 680 licensed beds
- Rose Medical Center: Magnet® designated hospital, Level II Trauma, 422 licensed beds
- Sky Ridge Medical Center, Level II Trauma, 274 licensed beds
- Swedish Medical Center, Level I Trauma, 408 licensed beds
- Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital78 licensed beds
- * We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At HealthONE, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Some of our unique benefits we offer include:
- Tuition Reimbursement/Assistance Programs
- Paid Personal Leave
- 401k (100% annual match – 3%-9% of pay based on years of service)
- Identity Theft Protection discounts
- Auto, Home, and Life Insurance options
- Adoption Assistance
- Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP) Our nursing teams are a committed, caring group of colleagues. We have a passion for creating positive patient interactions. If you are dedicated to caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise! / / /We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status./
Job: *Nursing Support
Title: AirLife Flight Paramedic
Location: Colorado-Englewood-Emergency %26 Transport System
Requisition ID: 03176-21AIRLIFEMEDIC