Critical Care Flight Paramedic Job at Geisinger, State College, PA

  • Geisinger
  • State College, PA

Job Description

Job Title: Critical Care Flight Paramedic
Location: State College, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support
Schedule: Rotation
Work Type: Full time
Department: Life Flight Division
Date Posted: 04/19/2024
Job ID: R-61109

Job Summary

Provides Critical Care Transport Paramedic (CCTP) level of care, within the scope of Act 37, to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. The Critical Care Transport Paramedic functions and assists as a non-essential team member in Geisinger Emergency Departments and assists Emergency department health care providers to deliver care to Emergency Department patients as needed. The Critical Care Transport Paramedic meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to over 100 years range

Job Duties

  • Provides critical care transport paramedic level until patient care is relinquished to an accepting medical facility.
  • Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the electronic medical record Practices within the paramedic scope of practice as defined by a medical command physician, or as needed under the written guidelines of the Seven Mountains EMS Council Regional Protocols or the Department of Health EMS ACT 37Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
  • Communicates educational needs to the Chief Flight Nurse, Regional Supervisors, the Medical Director CEP’s and the Life Flight Educator as required.
  • Maintains Pennsylvania Department of Health medical command status.
  • If not previous certified, will acquire the FP-C credential within one year of hire Functions in the role of a critical care flight and Critical Care Transport Paramedic with an expanded scope of practice approved by the Life Flight Medical Director and Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • The Critical Care Transport Paramedic scope of practice expansion is only applicable to licensed Air–Ambulance programs in the commonwealth May function in a non-essential per diem role in Emergency Departments to the level permitted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
  • Maintains competency in the use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Life Flight.
  • Assures cleanliness, organization and proper equipping of the medical interior of all Life Flight helicopters.
  • Assures adequate inventory of supplies and equipment at each Life Flight base site.
  • Assures orderly environment in rooftop helipad and cleanliness of helipads at all hangar locations Functions as a flight crew member and assists the pilot as needed.
  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of flight.
  • Participates in all preflight briefings and post flight debriefings.
  • Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
  • Assists in conducting safety briefings as needed.
  • Maintains awareness of current issues related to paramedics through participation in professional activities.
  • Participates in all Life Flight educational requirements necessary for maintaining active status and as required by the Life Flight program.
  • Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.
  • Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.

Works in a patient care environment in and around aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins. Position may require sitting for long periods of time in a helicopter or in an office environment. Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds. Exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, jet fumes, and extreme temperatures. Working conditions in or near aircraft and/or aircraft hangar environment on a daily basis and may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles, and mechanical and electrical hazards. Travel may be required. Employee may not exceed 275 lbs in weight in flight gear. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)


Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)

Our Purpose & Values

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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