Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
- Possesses effective communication skills
- Works effectively as a team member
- Possesses an extensive working knowledge of CALSTAR policies, procedures and protocols
- Extensive knowledge of Crew Resource Management (CRM) concepts and practices
- Maintains a strong knowledge-base in critical care practice and be adept with critical thinking
- Knowledge of applicable sections of Federal Aviation Administrative (FAA) regulations
- Knowledge of the proper use and care of equipment used during transport
- Possesses a strong knowledge of flight physiology. This includes the stressors of flight and its effect on patients and crew members
- Proficient in the use of radios and all other communication equipment used by clinical crew members during medical air transport
Certifications and Job Requirements
- Must possess and maintain current and unrestricted EMT-P licensure in the State of practice
- Must obtain local EMS accreditation in all counties worked in (when appropriate) within 30 days of hire
- Three (3) years or greater experience in pre-hospital EMS with a minimum of 3 years “911” system
- CCT experience desirable
- Flight paramedic experience preferred
- American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS)
- American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
- American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
- Neonatal Resuscitation Provider (NRP)
- Additional certifications required post hire
- Sit for the Flight Paramedic - Certified (FP-C) or Critical Care Paramedic – Certified (CCP-C) within 16 months of hire
- Successful completion of FP-C not greater than two (2) years of hire
- Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Course (TPATC) or CALSTAR Advanced Trauma Transport Course (CATTC) required within one (1) year of hire
- Association of Women’s Health, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Introduction to fetal heart monitoring required within six (6) months of hire and recertification every two years
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Incident Command System (ICS) on line training (100b, 200b, 700a and 800b) within three (3) months of hire.
- Requires activities requiring a moderate amount of standing, sitting and walking.
- Able to conduct activities requiring a moderate to rigorous amount of static pushing, pulling, reaching and lifting.
- Capable of lifting 75 lbs floor to bench height.
- Ability to hear routine aircraft noises.
- Maintains a “duty” weight (body weight + uniform/equipment) of less than 230 lbs.
- Periodic hands to key ability (typing).
- The standard, full-time CALSTAR Flight Paramedic schedule is an eight (8) 24 hour shifts per 4 week period.
CALSTAR, a REACH Medical Holdings Company, offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, as well as a 401(k) plan. We also offer a flexible paid-time-off program and voluntary supplemental life insurance packages.
REACH Medical Holdings, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans).