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Paramedic - Transport Team

Work Schedule:  Variable shifts  including weekends shifts and holidays as assigned
Employment Type:  Full-Time; 36 hours
Location:  Support II 
Requisition #:  54482

 

Children's Transport Team

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Critical Care Transport has been in operation since the mid-1990s. During this time, our team has evolved into a busy pediatric and neonatal transport service that completes more than about 5,000 transports each year.

This team offers ground support with one specialty Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) team, as well as four Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) trucks that provide neonatal and pediatric specialty care services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Air support is provided by Children’s One, which has the capability to complete scene calls, in addition to interfacility transports. All vehicles are owned by Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with the ground vehicles maintained and drivers provided by Puckett EMS.  Metro Aviation holds the FAA certificate and supplies the pilots and maintenance for the aircraft.

The teams staffing these vehicles include critical care nurses, respiratory care professionals, critical care paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Patients, who have ranged in age from less than 24 weeks gestation to 21 years old, are provided safe, critical care transport services throughout Georgia, as well as neighboring states, as needed.

The Children’s transport team provides care similar to our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) by functioning under extensive patient care guidelines and being able to consult on-line medical control advice from the attending at a receiving pediatric facility. This expertise, combined with specialty equipment, gases and medicines needed for even the smallest of patients, allows Children’s Critical Care Transport to provide quality critical care.

JOB SUMMARY

Functions as member of interdisciplinary team, including organizing and providing quality patient care services. Proactively supports efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promote a safe environment at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. For paramedics working inside the hospital, care is delivered under the supervision of a licensed professional.

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Georgia Paramedic
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Eligibility to operate Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta vehicles as described in Policy 5-12 Drivers’ Policy for Children’s Owned Vehicles (transport paramedics)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) within 90 days of employment
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) within 90 days of employment (transport paramedics)

EXPERIENCE*

  • Must be in compliance with state continuing education requirements as outlined by Georgia Code 3, 31-11-58.1 and DHR regulations for paramedics
  • Two years of experience in patient care

EDUCATION

  • High school degree or equivalent

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
  • Passion for working in pediatrics

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Competencies as defined by department must be completed within six months of employment
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment
  • Adheres to physical fitness requirements for rotor wing or fixed wing providers if participating in air transport (transport paramedics)

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. Demonstrates competencies that incorporate age-specific guidelines, including N = Neonate (less than 30 days), I = Infant (30 days to 1 year), EC = Early Childhood (1-5 years), LC = Late Childhood (5-13 years), A = Adolescent (13-17 years), AD = Adult, and ALL = all ages.
  2. Demonstrates comprehensive assessment skills within scope of assigned responsibilities.
  3. May perform as team leader and assist in delivery of patient care using age and developmentally appropriate interventions according to individual licensure, departmental protocols, and standards of care. 
  4. Prioritizes and delivers dependable, effective patient care consistently in a variety of patient situations.
  5. Demonstrates five rights of medication administration within scope of practice (working transport outside hospital).
  6. Does not administer medication except for over-the-counter topical medications under supervision of a Registered Nurse (working inside hospital).
  7. Manages time effectively.
  8. Evaluates patient response to interventions and adjusts plan of care.
  9. Completes competencies and maintains educational development.
  10. Achieves 75% attendance at staff meetings.
  11. Demonstrates ability to access and follow policies.
  12. Participates in shift change report.
  13. Supports and assists in orientation of new staff members.
  14. Remains active member of unit- or system-based CHOICE council or task force.
  15. Maintains and appropriately uses transport equipment, including daily checks and emergency equipment.
  16. Uses material resources effectively.
  17. Participates in customer service initiatives.
  18. Supports shared decision making model.
  19. Promotes achievement of departmental and organizational goals.
  20. Supports quality assurance process for department.
  21. Recognizes existence of evidence-based practice trends and research.
  22. Knows pathway within organization to funnel practice changes.
  23. Understands National Patient Safety Goals.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Walking - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 2, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Allied Health - Transport


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Paramedic, Medical, Respiratory, Patient Care, Pediatric, Healthcare