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Carle Foundation Hospital Paramedic - Critical Care Pediatric Transport in Urbana, Illinois

Paramedic - Critical Care Pediatric Transport

  • Department: Arrow Ambulance1052

  • Entity: Carle

  • Job Category: Emergency Med Srvcs

  • Employment Type: Full - Time

  • Job ID: 16981

  • Experience Required: 1 - 3 Years

  • Education Required: Not Indicated

  • Shift: Rotating

  • Location: Urbana, IL

  • Usual Schedule: 1 on 3 off

  • On Call Requirements: No

  • Work Location: Main Campus

  • Weekend Requirements: Yes

  • Holiday Requirements: Yes

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    Position Summary:

    The Critical Care Transport Team Paramedic (CCTP) provides high quality pre-hospital basic and advanced life support including triage, assessment and treatment utilizing the policies and protocols within the scope of practice as directed by the Critical Care Transport medical director. The paramedic, in collaboration with their team, will assess the nature and extent of illness and injury to establish and prioritize care needed for a safe transport to an appropriate facility. The paramedic will be responsible the ensuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. This CCT paramedic will collaborate with Arrow administration for all vehicle maintenance and upkeep. The CCTP will accompany pediatric patients to another destination quickly and safely. The pediatric transport paramedic will administer medical care while working within the confines of the pediatric ground ambulance and regional facilities. Essential to this care is the ability to assess conditions and the needs of the pediatric patient quickly and accurately. Effective communication skills are required as multiple patient hand offs can occur in the course of a transport. In addition to caring for the pediatric patient in the pre-hospital environment, the CCTP will be an integral part of care delivery to the pediatric patients at Carle Hospital during non-transport times. The CCTP will assist in the delivery of care in the PICU, pediatric unit, ED or any other area that requires the expertise of a pediatric paramedic. The CCTP will also be responsible for public relations activities in the region, education of regional providers, quality review of transports, case study reviews, among other PR and quality activities.

    Qualifications:

    EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Associate's degree preferred. CERTIFICATION & LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS Upon hire: Illinois Paramedic Illinois (EMT-P), Driver's license Illinois Class C non-CDL endorsement, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (ACLS-EP preferred), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). 80 hours of established higher collegiate education or equivalent critical care education; or equivalent experience working in critical care areas.Within six (6) months of hire: Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), STABLE certification, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800, and NIMS HazMat Awareness certified. Within one (1) year of hire: Critical Care Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (CCEMT-P), or Critical Care Certification (CCP-C), or Flight Paramedic Certification (FP-C). EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Paramedic with a minimum of two (2) years of experience functioning at the ALS level. Must have worked as a paramedic within the past six (6) months. OTHER REQUIREMENTS Highly trained and adaptable. Capable of working independently and under high levels of stress. Maintain composure under pressure and manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Excellent communication skills.

    Essential Functions:

  • Stabilization and care during transport of ill or injured pediatric patients.

  • Perform and document complex assessments, interventions and evaluations on any transport patient.

  • Identifies and prioritizes appropriate stabilization measures based upon patient assessment and protocol.

  • Establishes and maintains artificial airways, including endotracheal tubes, SGA’s (King airway, iGel, LMA, etc.) and tracheostomies.

  • Collaborates on appropriate parameters for mechanical ventilation and monitors effectiveness via blood gas analysis, end-tidal CO2 monitoring and pulse oximetry.

  • Obtains blood samples for diagnostic analysis through capillary/venous sampling.

  • Assists the transport team in transport preparation and restocking of equipment and supplies.

  • Completes reports that are accurate and legible while ensuring that medical, billing and administrative information is accurate and complete.

  • Participates in planned outreach marketing and education activities.

  • Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes necessary documentation.

  • Assists in pre-mission transport checklist and assists ambulance personnel as requested.

  • Communicates with appropriate medical personnel regarding patient condition, history, treatments, response to treatments and other relevant information.

  • Assists with "tasks" within the hospital as necessary while on duty.

  • Contributes to the education of self and others by completing the education requirements, as assigned.

  • Provides respiratory support of transport patients, including the determination of oxygen requirements, the use of aerosol medications, use of non-invasive ventilator support, and ventilator management.

  • Independently initiates PALS emergency guidelines as determined by patient condition.

  • Attend to the psychosocial aspects of the patient and family.

  • Monitor, record, and report symptoms or changes in patient's conditions.

  • Record patient's medical information and vital signs.

  • Interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's condition.

  • Modify patient treatment plans as indicated by patient's responses and conditions.

  • Monitor all aspects of patient care, including diet and physical activity.

  • Instruct individuals and/or families on health education.

  • Other duties as assigned in the hospital and prehospital role of pediatric critical care transport paramedic.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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