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Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Lifeflight Ground Transport Paramedic 10k Signing Bonus

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

This is a Contract position in Sanford, FL posted December 14, 2021.

LifeFlight Ground Transport Paramedic 10K Signing Bonus2105145 Job EMT/ParamedicPrimary Location TN-Tullahoma-Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH)Organization VTH LifeFlight/Ground 201688 JOB SUMMARY:The LifeFlight Ground Transport Paramedic is an integral part of a comprehensive community-based EMS system, designed to provide both high-acuity urgent interfacility transports to a higher-level care and scheduled non-urgent transport of patients from VUMC hospitals to post-acute care facilities or home.

LifeFlight Ground EMS also responds to requests for mutual aid to support any community 911 or hospital system during times of natural disaster, mass casualty, or other extreme circumstances.

Each LifeFlight Ground transport base is specifically aligned in communities requiring direct support of VUMC hospitals or partnering facilities; however, the entire program responds to requests across a multi-state region.The paramedic is responsible for assessment, treatment, and transport of all types of patients and conditions, and must be able to provide the level of care required to match the patient’s needs (ALS, BLS or Specialty Care).

The paramedic must initiate and or adapt patient care plans according to scope of practice requirements and LifeFlight approved treatment protocols and medical direction.

The paramedic is responsible for continuously reassessing and adjusting care as conditions change with the goal of always optimizing outcomes.

The paramedic is expected to always deliver exceptional compassion, professionalism, patient care, and customer service.

Effective communications and close collaboration with EMS team members, hospital staff, communicators, and other key stake holders is essential.The paramedic will communicate with all medical personnel and facilities’ staff in a respectful manner while obtaining instructions or feedback for transport and hand-off.

The paramedic will communicate clearly and concisely via radio to relay critical and time sensitive patient information to receiving facilities.

The paramedic will complete all required documentation appropriately and in a timely manner.

The paramedic will always operate an emergency vehicle and equipment in a safe and effective manner.

The paramedic will work closely with their teammates to check, restock, inventory and clean emergency vehicles and supplies as to stay ready for a timely response.

The paramedic will stay in good standing with state and institutional requirements.POSITION SHIFT:Full Time, hourly (Non-Exempt): each bi-weekly pay period three 12-hour shifts in one week followed by four 12-hour shifts the second week.SIGNING BONUS:$10,000 SIGNING BONUS for eligible new hires.

(Former employees must be separated from Vanderbilt at least one year to be qualified.)KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Actively participates with other members of the healthcare team to provide direct patient care.Effectively works as part of a two-person team to safely treat and transport patients to appropriate facilities.Transports patients via various modes of transportation while providing quality ALS and Critical Care management to all ages.Identifies patient and unit problems and finds solutions to resolve problems and follows through to implement solutions.Effectively communicates patient handover to the health care team.The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.DEPARTMENT / UNIT SUMMARY:LifeFlight Team is comprised of two major divisions – Air Medical Transport and Ground Medical Transport.

The Ground Medical team is currently comprised of more than 250 staff members spread across multiple divisions (ALS/BLS Ground Transport, Critical Care Ground Transport, Event Medicine, Emergency Communications and Transport Coordination).

The LifeFlight program is headquartered in Nashville, TN and currently operates multiple satellite locations across the state with more than 20 ambulances, nine helicopters, and one airplane.

Visit vulifeflight.Com for more information.At LifeFlight we foster and appreciate the rich experience and expertise cultivated by a highly trained, compassionate, diverse workforce.

Be prepared to share all that you have to offer and grow from the collective knowledge of a globally recognized institution.At LifeFlight you will have multiple educational opportunities to grow as a healthcare professional and interact with some of the best and brightest minds in emergency medicine.The ground division is responsible for making more than 10,000 transports a year.The ground EMS division is primarily responsible for performing urgent high acuity interfacility transport to a higher level of care or specialty care facilities.The ground EMS division is additionally responsible for transporting ALS/BLS and Specialty Care patients discharging from Vanderbilt University Medical Center facilities to post-acute care facilities or home for continuation of care.The ground EMS division is responds to request for mutual aid from community 911 and hospital systems in times of natural disaster, mass casualty event or other extreme circumstances.View how Vanderbilt LifeFlight Ground Transport employees celebrate the difference they make every day: Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery, and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world.

It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged.

It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning, and leading — is sought and celebrated.

It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.VUMC Recent AccomplishmentsBecause we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education, and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:US News & World Report: 1 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr.

Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children’s Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.Healthcare’s Most Wired: Among the nation’s 100 “most-wired” hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.Becker’s Hospital Review: named as one of the “100 Great Hospitals in America”, in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children’s hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top HospitalAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellowsMagnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.

National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievementHuman Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:Required:High school diploma/GEDTN Paramedic License (if transferring from another state, must have verified TN license by first day of employment)TN Driver’s license with F endorsement required or if resident of another state, a valid driver’s license in that state that meets that states EMS requirements.Two years of relevant Paramedic experience (or equivalent) (Preferred)Emergency Vehicle Operations Training and VKF training is required (Can be taken during the orientation period).BLS, ACLS, PALS required.

PHTLS must be obtained within 90 days of hire, and TECC must be obtained within 120 days of hire.Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:Heavy Work category requiring exertion of 50 to 100 lbs.

of force occasionally and/or up to 20 to 50 lbs.

of force frequently and/or up to 10 to 20 lbs.

of force continually to move objects.MovementOccasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated positionOccasional: Carrying over 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms, or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back musclesOccasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.Occasional: Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine.

Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one’s feet without moving.Frequent: Walking: Moving about on foot.Frequent: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to anotherFrequent: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive deviceFrequent: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms, or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.Frequent: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.Frequent: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or maneuvering self, patient, and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spacesFrequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.Frequent: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands.Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.SensoryFrequent: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones, and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory informationContinuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.Continuous: Feeling: Ability to perceive size, shape, temperature, texture by touch with fingertips.Environmental ConditionsOccasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.Frequent: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.INDTH

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