Department: Lifeguard RTP FTE: 0.90 Full Time Shift: Rotating
This position is with Lifeguard Primary Team caring for patients age 1 and up or cross covering Childrenâs team age newborn to 1. Lifeguard serves the state of New Mexico, Eastern AZ, Southern CO, and Western TX. We operate 2 fixed wing aircraft, one rotor wing aircraft, and one ground ambulance for our local area. Crew cover all platforms. Note physical requirements listed below under essential functions of the position
Position Summary: Provide direct patient care under the supervision of UNMH Lifeguard Medical Director. Operates within scope of practice as defined by New Mexico Bureaus of Emergency Medical Services, UNMH Lifeguard approved Special Skills, and UNMH Lifeguard approved advanced patient care protocols and clinical procedures. Works in conjunction with Lifeguard Registered Nurses, Lifeguard Medial Director, or UNMH Emergency Services Fellows. Serve as a role model to promote positive work environment and quality patient care. Function as a patient advocate. Participate in research, quality, and program outreach initiatives. Ensure adherence to hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * RELATED WORK - Perform related duties and responsibilities as required * ALS - Provide advanced life support to include oral/nasal endotracheal intubation, needle thoracostomy, needle/surgical cricothyroidotomy, introsseous catheter insertion, pericardiocentesis; perform 12-lead EKG's and chemical blood glucose tests * PATIENT CARE - Assessing and monitoring patient condition, and in conjunction with RN team member, devising appropriate plan of care based upon information gathered * PATIENT CARE â POC and other appropriate testing as approved by Lifeguard Medical Director and New Mexico Bureau of Emergency Medical Services * PATIENT CARE â Assessment of test results and laboratory values for purpose of adjusting patient therapy within protocol guidelines and discussion with RN team member * PROCEDURES â Perform advanced procedures within scope of practice and authorized special skills including but not limited to operation of advanced equipment * DOCUMENTATION â Document all patient care and treatment rendered using Lifeguard PCR and EMR processes * COMMUNICATION â Communicate patient information with appropriate healthcare providers related to patient assessment and treatments provided by transport team * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * High School or GED Equivalent * Vocational or Technical Nonessential: * Associate Degree Education specialization: Essential: * Emergency Medical Services
Experience: Essential: 3 years or a minimum 4000 hours Pre-Hospital 911 service, average 4-6 transports in 12-hour period or 2 years Pre-Hospital 911 service with average 4-6 transports in 12 hour period and 1 year in an acute care setting for minimum 4,000 hours clinical practice as a paramedic
Nonessential: 4 years and minimum 5,000 hours Pre-Hospital 911 service, average 4-6 transports in 12 hour period or 3 years Pre-Hospital 911 service with average 4-6 transports in 12 hour period and 1 year experience in acute care setting for minimum 5,000 hours clinical practice as a paramedicPrevious Critical Care Transport experienceBilingual English, Spanish, Keres, Tewa, Tiwa, Towa, Zuni, or Navajo
Credentials: Essential: * CPR for Healthcare/BLS Prov or Prof Rescuers * Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification * Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic License * PALS or equivalent pediatric advanced life support cert * FP-C or CCP-C w/in 1 year of position * TPATC or ATLS or ATLS audit w/in 1 year * NRP w/in 1 year * STABLE w/in 1 year * Valid New Mexico Driver's License * UNM Vehicle Operator's Permit w/in 60 days Nonessential: * 1 of Natl Registry Paramedic, CCEMT-P, FP-C, CCP-C * Instructor Cert in course such as BLS, ACLS, PALS, etc.
Physical Conditions: Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects or people. Physical Demand requirements are in excess of those for Heavy Work.Maximum weight 225 pounds, ability to climb, squat, carry 30 pound bag, ability to lift 200 pound patient on backboard with one other person
Working conditions: Essential: * Sig Hazard: Chemicals, Bio Hazardous Materials req PPE * Work environment is Helicopter, Airplane or Ground Ambulance * Working in confined space or unusual positions * Subject to random alcohol and substance testing * May be required to travel to various work sites * May be required or is required to perform on-call duties * May work rotating shifts, holidays and weekends