MedStar Communications Specialist

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jun 15, 2017
Closes
Aug 04, 2017
Function
Other
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
AdvertisementGENERAL SUMMARY Works in the MedSTAR Communication Center and provides services including: Emergency requests to transfers critical patients to MedStar Hospitals for conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, trauma and other time sensitive emergencies; non-emergency transfer requests to MedStar hospitals; dispatches helicopters and ground critical care ambulances; requests for ambulance and wheelchair transports for all MedStar hospitals; coordination of critical responses such as in-hospital Code Heart; coordination of regional hospitals information during disasters; critical radiology communications; and other critical communications for the MedStar Health system. MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION High school degree or GED diploma is required, plus specialized and/or advanced clerical, technical or other vocational training in emergency medicine/communications acquired during 1 - 2 years of additional job-related training. Requires proficiency in key boarding (>60 words/minute preferred). Job requires extensive keyboarding, hand writing and use of telephone equipment. Required Certification, Registration, and/or Licensure Current or prior registration as EMT-B, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Medical Office Assistant, or Certified Nursing Assistant is required. Prior registration should not have lapsed beyond 5 years from date of job application. Current or prior registration as NAACS is preferred. EXPERIENCE A minimum of two years in communications and or healthcare, such as EMT-B, is required.