PARAMEDIC- PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE FLIGHT AND GROUND TRANSPORT TEAM
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Provides high quality patient care during pediatric critical care ground transports including assessment, triage, and treatment utilizing standards and guidelines within scope of practice; assesses the nature and extent of illness and injury to establish and prioritize care needed for safe transport of the critical patient to the appropriate facility working in collaboration with transport nurse; is qualified to provide care for pediatric patients; responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Yale New Haven Children's Hospital assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. The Paramedic while on ground transport will function under the direction on the Children's Critical Care Transport Team Medical Director.
- 1. When on transport, demonstrates the 5 rights of medication administration within scope of practice defined by the State of Connecticut.
- 2. Provides pre-hospital advanced life support care utilizing the critical care protocols from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting unit.
- 3. Maintains competency in knowledge and psycho-motor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences. Communicates educational needs to the Pediatric Transport Managers and Service Line Educator.
- 4. While on transport, maintains positive interpersonal relationships with colleagues, EMS representatives, hospitals and the public.
- 5. Demonstrates knowledge and proper maintenance of all equipment and supplies used by Yale New Haven Pediatric Transport Team. Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to insure repair of equipment as directed. Maintains adequate supplies onboard transport ambulance to deliver patient care. Keeps ambulance clean and orderly to insure rapid response to all transport requests.
- 6. Performs selected treatments, procedures and activities which are under their scope of practice and which contribute to safe and efficient delivery of patient care.
- 7. Effectively assist in the care of patients with consideration for the safety of key populations as appropriate.
- 8. Effectively and professionally communicates and interacts with patients, families and staff.
- 9. Proactively participates in patient care and accepts appropriate delegation of tasks.
- 10. Practices within the ED Scope of Practice while providing care in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Current certification as a Paramedic in the State of Connecticut required, National Registry preferred. Must be in compliance with State Continuing Education requirements as outlined by Connecticut code and DHR regulations for Paramedics. - Pediatric experience preferred. - Competencies, as defined by the department, must be completed within six months of hire. - BLS required within 30 days of hire. ACLS certification is required; PALS certification required within 90 days of hire. - Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of date of hire. Transport paramedics: 1. NRP certification within 90 days of hire. 2. Adheres to physical fitness requirements for rotor wing or fixed wing providers if participating in air transport.
3 or more currently active years of experience as field Paramedic / Critical Care Paramedic or flight Paramedic with a recognized EMS pre hospital or Specialty Care Transport Provider
National Registered EMT-P licensed in state. Specialty certification: C-NPT is required within 18 months of hire. Current certifications in BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS; PHTLS required.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS Hearing/Speaking: Effective communication with patients, staff, and visitors. Standing: 30 - 70 % of the workday. Sitting: 0 - 10 % of the workday. Walking: 30 - 70 % of the workday. Climbing: 0 - 10 % of the workday. Pushing/Pulling: 0 - 70 % of the workday. Bending/Stooping: 0 - 70 % of the workday. Lifting: 1 - 30 % of the workday; Up to 30 lbs. independently and up to 250 lbs. with assistance. V. WORKING CONDITIONS Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.
3 Years critical care paramedic experience required or 5 years 911 paramedic experience. FP-C AL so preferred.
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