Flight Paramedic

Flight Paramedic

locationDanville, PA 17821, USA
PublishedPublished: 9/11/2023
ExpiresExpires: 3/10/2024
Healthcare / Pharmacy
Full Time
2 - 4 Years

Job Summary

Provides paramedic level care, within the scope of Act 37 and as credentialed by the Life Flight medical director to Life Flight patients in conjunction with the Flight Nurse. Functions as a team member in the Emergency Department and assists physicians and ED Staff to provide care to Emergency Department patients as needed. Meets the qualifications to provide care for patients from birth to over 100 years range. Performs duties to provide the highest level of patient care and maximize patient satisfaction. Accepts an assignment at any Life Flight site as directed by leadership to insure adequate staffing.

Job Duties
  • Provides paramedic level advanced life support until patient care is relinquished to accepting medical facility.
  • Maintains thorough patient care documentation in the electronic medical record.
  • Practices within the paramedic scope of practice as defined by Command Physician, or as needed under the written guidelines of the Emergency Health Services Council Regional Protocols or the Department of Health Emergency Medical Services ACT.
  • Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.
  • Communicates educational needs to Life Flight Program Coordinator, Operations Director and MD Director.
  • Acquires the F-PC credential within one year of hire.
  • Sets up sterile trays using aseptic techniques.
  • Maintains medical interior of the Life Flight helicopters.
  • Assures adequate inventory of supplies and equipment.
  • Assures orderly environment in glasshouse and hanger.
  • Functions as Flight Crew member and assists the pilot when needed.
  • Assists in the Communication center as required.
  • Complies with safety standards to assure safety of self, medical crew members, patient and equipment during all phases of flight.
  • Maintains good communication and positive interpersonal relationships.
  • Participates in patient follow up as stated in guidelines.
  • Participates in planned marketing and teaching activities.
  • Serves as a role model, teacher and clinical resource.
  • Acts as preceptor and participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
  • Acts as liaison.
  • Communicates program goals and objectives.
  • Participates in staff development and continuing education programs.
  • Assists in conducting safety briefings as needed.
  • Maintains awareness of current issues related to paramedics through participation in professional activities.
  • Participates in departmental activities, projects and committees regularly.
  • Participates in Performance Improvement activities as assigned.
  • Undertakes and maintains projects as assigned.
  • Actively participates in patient safety improvement and management program.
  • Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.
  • Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.
​ ​ Works in a patient care environment in and around aircraft and is exposed to possible infectious diseases and chemical toxins.  Position may require sitting for long periods of time in a helicopter or in an office environment.   Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.  Exposed to non-conventional motion, noise, vibration, jet fumes, and extreme temperatures. Working conditions in or near aircraft and/or aircraft hangar environment on a daily basis and may be exposed to loud aircraft noise, fumes, gases, odors, dust particles, and mechanical and electrical hazards.  Travel may be required.  Employee may not exceed 275 lbs in weight in flight gear.  Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.


Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)


Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)

Certification(s) and License(s)

Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body; Certified Paramedic - Default Issuing Body; Certified Emergency Vehicle Operator - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; International Trauma Life Support Certification (ITLS) - International Trauma Life Support; Pediatric Basic Cardiac Life Support - Default Issuing Body; Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body


Preceptor Skills; Teamwork; Communication

About Geisinger

Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes ten hospital campuses, a 550,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. With nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,700 employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Geisinger values who you are, where you are from, and where you are going. We seek out people of various backgrounds and cultures with unique abilities, non-traditional career paths and ambitious aspirations. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status. Read more about Our Commitment to Inclusive Recruiting.

Our Vision & Values

Everything we do is about making better health easier for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities.

KINDNESS : We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves.

EXCELLENCE : We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence.

LEARNING : We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow.

INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

SAFETY : We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family.

Our Benefits

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and prescription coverage.

Required degree level

  • Certification

Years of experience

  • 2 - 4 Years