BJC Healthcare Flight Paramedic - FT - St. Louis Children's Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri
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Founded in 1879, St. Louis Children’s Hospital is the seventh oldest pediatric hospital in the United States and the oldest west of the Mississippi. More than 275,000 children receive care each year at Children’s Hospital, and it has seen patients from all 50 states and over 60 countries. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report and Parents magazine . The hospital’s academic and physician partner, Washington University School of Medicine, is consistently listed among the top medical schools in the country.
The licensed Paramedic provides direct patient care support services under the supervision of a registered nurse and or physician in compliance with Hospital and Family and Child Services policies and protocols. Role routinely works with critical unstable patients. Role is responsible for independently performing specified invasive procedures. Role supports critical care air transport services to and from designated inter-hospital patient transports. Also responsible for driving and daily upkeep of the Mobile Intensive Care Units which are used in inter-hospital transfer of patients.
Routinely performs invasive procedures independently and or as directed by the RN; procedures include blood drawing, IV insertion, foley or nasogastric catheter insertion, and intubation.
Monitors patients for change in clinical conditions and appropriately communicating that change to RN and Physician accordingly.
Provides care of service appropriate to the age of the patients served. Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care of service appropriate to the age of the patients served, this includes adult populations. provide care of service appropriate to the age of the patients served, this includes adult populations.
Assists with the set up for procedures, obtains specimens as requested, responsible for patient immobilization, and coordinates inter-hospital and intra-hospital transport/transfer of patients by all modes.
Assists with the maintenance and/or cleaning of patient care equipment; performs routine equipment function test/calibrations, reports malfunctioning equipment to appropriate department. Assists with the inventory of supplies and equipment ensuring adequate supply levels. Operates Mobile Intensive Care Units in a safe manner at all times.
- High School Diploma or GED
- 2-5 years
Licenses & Certifications
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Class E Driver's License
- No Experience
Note: not all benefits apply to all openings
- Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options- Pension Plan/403(b) Plan- 401(k) plan with company match- Tuition Assistance- Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts-On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)-Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
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