FLIGHT PARAMEDIC - [Part Time]
University of Missouri Health Center - Columbia, MO

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VARIED HOURS / VARIED DAYS / LOCATION: UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL - HELICOPTER SERVICES- Columbia, MO, Osage Beach, MO, and LaMonte, MO.
Summary:
Deliver advanced medical care to the sick or injured in an uncontrolled pre-hospital setting, as well as in the Emergency Center/Trauma Center.

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Required Qualifications:
A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is necessary. Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation is required within three months of employment. Certifications must be actively maintained. Must be licensed as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic. One or more years experience required. Possession of a valid Missouri Drivers License is required.
Preferred Qualifications:

Detailed Description:
Perform primary and secondary physical assessment and obtain medical history in order to judge level of illness or injury. Monitor and appropriately interpret patient?s vital signs under stressful conditions (environment, weather, terrain) in order to provide appropriate medical intervention. Perform the following medical procedures when necessary and as appropriate: Stomach lavages, nasogastric intubations, endotracheal intubations (oral and nasal), tracheotomies, closed-chest thoracotomies, venous cutdowns, laceration sutures, gynecologic examination, precipitation deliveries (and immediate handling of delivered babies), treatment of nasal hemorrhages, lumbar punctures, apply vesical catheters, splint fractures and dislocations, provide drug therapy, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, perform and interpret EKG?s, cricothyroidotomies, use of McSwain dart and/or air aspiration and administer oxygen and maintain airway. Complete proper paperwork (State Ambulance report, billing sheets, data entry form, etc) in order to document patient information and treatment. Perform shift checklist in order to restock supply items, inspect, care for and maintain equipment, and prepare ambulance for use. Follow appropriate procedure or chain of command when interacting with other personnel or reporting incidents/problems at the scene of the medical emergency or injury. Triage and treat victims in order to perform assigned duties at a disaster. Follow established procedures in treating radiation exposure victims. May perform the duties of charge paramedic such as give report to the next shift, assign tasks to other shift staff, enforce policies, and act as a resource person to other staff. Teach and/or assist in in-service and public education programs to hospital and lay personnel.

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