To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
As a core member of the critical care transport team (fixed wing, rotor wing, ground) the Critical Care Transport Paramedic practices with the critical care transport team members and collaborates with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care in the transport environment. Through a combination of protocols and direct medical oversight , the Critical Care Transport Paramedic treats patient and family responses to actual or potential health problems. The Critical Care Transport Paramedic is accountable to the patient, family, peers, and the YNHH-SkyHealth Manager. The Critical Care Transport Paramedic is expected to perform skills that far surpass the level of care provided by prehospital paramedics
Patient and family centered care (PFCC) at YNHH is demonstrated by working with patients and their families based on the 4 principles of PFCC: participation, dignity and respect, information sharing, and collaboration. This includes providing service excellence by creating a great "First Impression" by
Demonstrating exemplary customer service skills for all customer groups including patients, families/friends, and physicians. And promotes a positive work environment.
- 1. Provides care utilizing the critical care protocols from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting unit.
- 1.1 Critical Care Transport Paramedic utilizes the process of assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation while caring for our patients maintaining confidentiality and dignity. Critical Care Transport Paramedic provides safe, effective evidenced based care tailored to the individual needs of the patient and family. As a core member of the care delivery team, the Critical Care Transport Paramedic partners with the team to facilitate the coordination of patient care at the unit level utilizing the principles of patient/family centered care
- 2. Clinician-Patient Relationship
- 2.1 2.1 Demonstrates a holistic and caring approach throughout the provider patient relationship
- 3. Collaboration-Teamwork
- 3.1 Participates on the collaborative process with appropriate members of the care delivery team based upon the understanding of other's roles, scope of practice, knowledge, capabilities to ensure optimal utilization of personnel
- 4. Clinical Experience and Problem Solving
- 4.1 Collaborates with members of the multidisciplinary team to support the work of the team, unit activities, and the accomplishment of positive patient outcomes
- 5. Practice Development / Positive Impact (improvement of the self and improvement of the critical care transport team
- 5.1 5.1 Successfully completes the competency based orientation within designated time frame.
- 6. Leadership
- 6.1 Communicates in a calm professional manner with patients, families, colleagues, members of the care team, and other hospital personnel, accepts and elicits feedback, and works toward resolving problems and clarifying issues and concerns
EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
Current certification as a Paramedic in the State of Connecticut required, National Registry preferred. Must be in compliance with State Continuing Education requirements as outlined by Connecticut code and DHR regulations for Paramedics.
-Pediatric experience preferred
Competencies, as defined by the department, must be completed within six months of hire
2 or more currently active years of experience as field Paramedic / Critical Care Paramedic or flight Paramedic with a recognized EMS pre hospital or Specialty Care Transport Provider
National Registered EMT-P licensed in state.
FP-C or CCP-P preferred
Specialty certification: C-NPT is required within 18 months of hire.
Current certifications in BLS/CPR; ACLS; PALS, PHTLS
SPECIAL SKILLS: Upon completion of orientation the Critical Care Transport Paramedic will be expected to:
Central venous catheter care
Foley catheter maintenance
Supraglottic airway -- LMA/
Chest tube maintenance
Video-assisted intubation (C-Mac) ECMO
iSTAT -- CG4, GC8, ABG, Troponin
Sigma pump infusion
NG/OG tube maintenance
Blood product administration
Swan Ganz care/monitoring
Administering medications authorized by the protocols
Effective communication with patients, staff, and visitors
1- 30 % of the workday; Up to 30 lbs. independently and up to 250 lbs. with Hearing/Speaking:
Standing: 30 - 70 % of the workday.
Sitting: 0 - 10 % of the workday.
Walking: 30 - 70 % of the workday.
Climbing: 0 - 10 % of the workday.
Pushing/Pulling: 0 - 70 % of the workday.
Bending/Stooping: 0 - 70 % of the workday.
Lifting: 1 - 30 % of the workday; Up to 30 lbs. independently and up to 250 lbs. with assistance.
V. WORKING CONDITIONS
Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids.