Chief Flight Paramedic
GENERAL SUMMARY Supervises flight staff activities within MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Health to ensure smooth operations and transition of care. Performs tasks of a flight paramedic. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATION Associate's degree and the Department of Transportation (DOT) module paramedic course are required. . PRIOR EXPERIENCE At least three years of experience as a paramedic in a high acuity, high volume EMS system. At least two years as a flight paramedic. Instructor certification in American Heart ACLS, PALS, and BLS required within 12 months of hire. ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE Approximately six to 12 months to gain familiarity with the Hospital environment, department routines and procedures, and the full range of job duties. CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION/LICENSURE Certifications as a National Registry Paramedic, and in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Life Support (BLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP), STABLE, and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or equivalent, are required. Eligibility for certification as a Paramedic in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia are required; actual certification must be obtained within 30 days of employment. Flight Paramedic-Certification (FP-C) or Critical Care Paramedic-Certification (CPC-C) must be obtained within 6 months of employment.