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Flight Paramedic

We're a Little Different
Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.
We don't believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.
At Mercy, you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.
This position is engaged in the practice of emergency medicine that requires substantial judgment and knowledge and proficient skills needed to provide safe and therapeutic paramedic care to critical patients. This flight paramedic will share the responsibility with the flight nurse to provide care during each mission, accurately assessing and dealing with life-threatening situations. The flight paramedic must abide by state law, Mercy's Life Line Protocol, and hospital policies and procedures. Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
We're all unique pieces of a puzzle at Mercy, connected together to create a beautiful picture of health. And being the perfect fit for your role requires a specific set of qualifications that you'll bring with you:

  • State of Missouri EMT-P if working in Missouri

  • State of Arkansas EMT-P if working in Arkansas

  • ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS or ITLS required

  • ALS care for at least three years required

  • FP-C or CCP-C certifications required for paramedics who conduct critical care transports and have been employed with air medical services for more than two years. Flight paramedics with less than two years of critical care experience will complete within two years of hire.

  • Must have, or be able to complete during first year of service: NRP and HAZMAT

  • CCEMT-P preferred

  • Previous air medical experience preferred

  • Expected to be capable for performing patient care of critically ill or seriously injured patients for all age groups

  • Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed

  • Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy loads, work in all climate conditions, and expect to be exposed to the outdoor elements on a daily basis

  • Must be able to practice excellent job mechanics in a confined area, be able to deal with stressful situations, make sound and accurate judgments concern patient care, and adapt to changing environment with constant interruptions

  • Must be able to pass a yearly flight fitness evaluation that demands you push, pull, and grip up to 75lbs; and pinch up to 20 lbs.

  • You will also be expected to kneel, crouch, and crawl occasionally

  • Must be able to use a Cardiac Monitor, Non-Invasive/Invasive BP Monitor, Mechanical Ventilator, Co2 Monitor, IABP, Infusion Pump, and computer


We'll Support You at Work and Home
Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a ""top 100 places to work."" We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed. We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, and employer-matched retirement funds, even to part-time employees. We're proud to provide tuition reimbursement to help you grow and learn new skills.
What Makes a Good Match for Mercy
Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.
Company Description:

Transforming the Health of Our Communities.


Mercy, named one of the top five large U.S. health systems in 2017 by Truven, an IBM Watson Health company, serves millions annually. Mercy includes 43 acute care and specialty (heart, children's, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.




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