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Vanderbilt LifeFlight Ground EMS is now hiring AEMTs to work in its ground ambulance. Individuals in these positions work PRN shifts as needed, and are responsible for the care and treatment of patients being discharged from Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt LifeFlight has eight ground ambulances, some of which are used by its ground division and shared with its Event Medicine division. Vanderbilt's ground division is part of a larger VUMC effort to help streamline the discharge transport for our patients. The work is important and challenging.
The ground EMS division is responsible for transporting patients that have been discharged from Vanderbilt University Medical Center to either another facility or home.
The ground division is responsible for making more than 3,000 transports a year.
You will have multiple education opportunities to grow as an EMS professional, and interact with some of the best and brightest minds in medicine.
LifeFlight's ground EMS division is part of a large LifeFlight transportation network that has more 250 employees, seven helicopters, an airplane, eight ground ambulances, and an emergency communications center.
P erform as an AEMT within the scope of practice set forth by the Medical Director.
Completes required paperwork and documents appropriately and completely.
Drives an emergency or non-emergency vehicle in the appropriate mode.
Checking, restocking, inventorying and cleaning any vehicle.
Communicate with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and/or to arrange reception of patients to the appropriate center.
Complete patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion.
A formal job description follows:
JOB SUMMARY: Independently works off assessment skills to activate patient care protocols to deliver patient care within his/her full scope of practice as defined by the state of Tennessee and LifeFlight's scope of practice. Maintains compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards. Safety transport patients utilizing Vanderbilt and Unit specific safety, policy and procedure and accreditation standards. Maintains equipment per regulatory and compliance standards. Responsible for effective communication to ensure safe and quality patient care with team, transport and handover.
Complete documentation of transports/patient care performed using Vanderbilt and Unit specific compliance policy.
Safely transport patients utilizing Vanderbilt and Unit specific safety policy and accreditation standards. Maintains equipment per regulatory and compliance standards.
Communicate/collaborates effectively to meet patient and team needs.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate emergency management in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
CRITICAL THINKING - (NOVICE): - Displays clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, and sound evidence in the successful completion of tasks and projects. Demonstrates rational and disciplined thought as manifested in results.
DRUG INTERACTIONS (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate knowledge of Drug Interactions in practical applications of moderate difficulty.
ASSESSING, INTERVENING & STABILIZING PATIENTS (NOVICE): - Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate assessing, intervening and stabilizing patients in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.
Organizational Impact: Performs non–routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance.
Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.
Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.
Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.
SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S3):
Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.
Builds and Maintains Relationships : Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.
Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.
DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S3):
Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.
Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.
Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.
ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S3):
Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards .
Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.
Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.
MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S3):
Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.
Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.
Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.
FOSTERING INNOVATION (S3):
Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.
Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.
Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.
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