Critical Care Transport Paramedic

Cleveland Clinic

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Job posting number: #7236175 (Ref:ccf20226051)

Posted: April 10, 2024

Job Description

Join Cleveland Clinic Tradition Hospital’s team of caregivers that provide top-quality patient care to the communities in and around Port St. Lucie. Opening its doors in 2013 and expanding in 2017, this state-of-the-art acute care facility has 177 patient rooms and offers services in a wide variety of specialties to meet community needs. You'll be supported as you follow your dreams and find where you belong, here at Tradition Hospital  


As a Critical Care Transport EMT, you will provide top-quality patient care while utilizing the most up-to-date equipment and vehicles. In this role, you will be servicing all Cleveland Clinic locations in St. Lucie, Martin, and Indian River County.

Your duties will include but are not limited to: 

 • Performing all basic and life support skills as prescribed by the State of Florida and the Medical Director.  

• Assuming responsibility and primary accountability for the safe operation of the designated emergency response vehicle.  

Assisting in patient care and transport as directed.  

• Working collaboratively with members of the team to provide essential emergency response services. 


Our ideal caregiver is someone who: 

• Has the ability to operate under stressful conditions.  

Can multitask and triage.  

• Has a good understanding of medical terminology.  

Is able to lift, push, and pull up to 100lbs. 


We offer recertification services at most ALS and BLS levels as well as tuition reimbursement. 


At Cleveland Clinic, we know what matters most. That's why we treat our caregivers as if they are our own family, and we are always creating ways to be there for you. Here, you'll find that we offer: resources to learn and grow, a fulfilling career for everyone, and comprehensive benefits that invest in your health, your physical and mental well-being and your future. When you join Cleveland Clinic, you'll be part of a supportive caregiver family that will be united in shared values and purpose to fulfill our promise of being the best place to receive care and the best place to work in healthcare. 


Responsibilities:

  • Navigates ambulance to respond to emergency calls.
  • Maintains equipment on assigned mode of transportation.
  • In collaboration with medical control officer, assesses nature and extent of illness or injury requirement critical care transport.
  • In collaboration with medical control, administers appropriate emergency medical care as dictated by scope of practice for EMT-P in Florida.
  • Communicates with medical personnel at hospital, reports/records observations, and follows directives until report and hand-off at hospital.
  • Travels in assigned modes of transport for up to extended periods of time to provide care for patients.
  • Functions as an advocate for the patient and their family by supplying and interpreting information, supporting decisions and facilitating communication.
  • Establishes and maintains collaborative communications with other health care professionals and hospital departments. Participates in the orientation of new personnel.
  • Participates in the maintenance of a clean and safe environment. Practices fiscal responsibility in the use of supplies, equipment and time management.
  • Maintains the specific confidentiality issues of the patient.
  • Responsible to complete all required departmental Continuing Education annually.
  • Responds safely and without delay to calls for emergency assistance.
  • Reports on time to scheduled obligations.
  • Operates emergency vehicle safely and in accordance with department policy and procedures. Performs daily vehicle safety and readiness checks, reporting any actual and potential hazards.
  • Displays a positive image of the department and the hospital to the general public and to other employees.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement projects for the department/hospital as requested. Serves on committees/task force for the hospital and/or department as requested.
  • Performs other functions related to the job role.
  • Provides care and communication suitable for appropriate age-specific care. Neonatal (0 - 28 days); Pediatric (29 days - 12 years); Adolescent (13 - 18 years); Adult (19 - 74 years); Geriatric (75+ years).
  • Conducts point-of-care laboratory testing as part of patient care, and participates in requisite point-of-care testing maintenance procedures to comply with regulatory standards of the College of American Pathologists, or other bodies as applicable.
  • Maintains current knowledge with respect to department and hospital activities, new procedures and technology.
  • Reports pertinent observations regarding patients to the appropriate person.
  • Assists other emergency response agencies in securing patient for treatment / transport as needed.
  • Perform daily and monthly checks to ensure continuous readiness for state inspection. Continuously meets medical requirements of the Medical Director to be permitted utilization of CCAMT Treatment Protocols
  • Continuously meets all behavior, policy and procedure requirements per department expectations
  • Other duties as assigned

Education:

  • Must have post high school specialized training consisting of completion of an accredited program for licensure as an EMT-Paramedic; Associate Degree in EMS preferred

Languages:

Certifications:


  • Current licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P or PMD) in the current State, or National License.
    Current Basic Life Support (BLS).
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
    Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).
    Newborn Resuscitation Program (NRP) required within 6 months of hire.
    Operation of emergency vehicles. EVOC - 8 Hours of Driving and 8 Hours of Lecture Time- 16 Hours total. (EVOC)
    Current valid State Driver's License (VDL).

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as an EMT or Paramedic preferred.
    Experience in emergency room, Fire Rescue, etc., or other critical care transport preferred

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform in limited quarters, ground and air transport modes and in all types of terrain and weather conditions. Frequent bending, twisting, climbing steps or ladders, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Medium Work - exerting 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for light work.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows Standard Precautions using personal protective equipment as required for procedures.
Salaries [which may be] shown on independent job search websites reflect various market averages and do not represent information obtained directly from The Cleveland Clinic. Because we value each individual candidate, we invite and encourage each candidate to discuss salary/hourly specifics during the application and hiring process.


By embracing and understanding the diversity EVERY ONE brings, Cleveland Clinic has created an inclusive culture that promotes innovation, growth, and new ideas. This has enhanced our ability to attract the best global talent to provide the best patient experience possible. Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. Smoke/drug free environment.


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