The emergency departments at ChristianaCare's two hospitals and the free-standing emergency department in Middletown, Delaware treat a combined total of more than 180,000 patients each year, making our doctors, nurses and support staff among the most experienced emergency medical professionals in the region. ChristianaCare's Emergency Department is ranked 24th in the United States and 12th on the East Coast in number of patient visits, according to data from the American Hospital Association. We are seeking a Paramedic for our Pre-Hospital Services team for Critical Care Transport of patients. This position will primarily be ground transport. However, we are offering an opportunity to cross train with our flight team after 6 months.
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We seek a Paramedic to join our Emergency Transport Team. The Transport Paramedic provides advanced and critical care life support to Christiana Care patients and those requesting transfer into our health care system via ambulance transport. The provider is qualified to care for patients across the lifespan, works under the supervision of the Critical Care Transport Manager and Medical Director.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Provides advanced life support care from initial contact until the patient is relinquished to the accepting medical facility, maintains thorough patient care documentation.
Assists the transport nurse in providing care for the critically ill and injured patient from contact at referral agencies until care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility, maintains detailed patient care documentation.
Practices within the designated scope of practice as defined by the Board of Medical Practice of the State of Delaware, Christiana Care Health Services, and the Office of Emergency Medical Services Paramedic Standing Orders.
Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
Communicates educational needs to department leadership, maintains skill checklists and continuing education records.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices, reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Attends staff meetings and critical skill sessions as assigned.
Assists in pre-mission check of vehicle and equipment.
Serves as a resource for all staff when transporting specialty patients or to referral agencies.
Serves as a role model teacher and clinical resource.
Acts as a liaison for our program by communicating with all agencies that may require our services.
Maintains awareness of current issues and trends in critical care transport.
Education and Experience:
Registered EMT-P in the State of Delaware or ability to obtain within 30 Days.
National Registry certification required.
ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, Health Care Provider CPR required.
NALS certification obtained within two years of start with program.
Three years' experience in an active pre-hospital service required.
Flight experience is a plus.
This is a full time position with a rotating schedule of 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. - 7 a.m. or 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Internal Number: JR52384
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.