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EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECH (EMT) - EVENT MEDICINE - DUKE LIFE FLIGHT
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 124474
Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 957 inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 51 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; an Ambulatory Surgery Center with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. In fiscal year 2018, Duke University Hospital admitted 42,916 patients and had 1,085,740 outpatient visits in fiscal year 2017.
U.S News & World Report named Duke University Hospital #1 in North Carolina and #1 in the Raleigh-Durham area in 2018-19.
Duke University Hospital is ranked in the top 20 nationally for seven adult specialties, including cardiology and heart surgery, nephrology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology, rheumatology, and urology.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
Duke Nursing Highlights:
Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet® organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognizedeach year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
Quality of Life: Living in the Triangle!
Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) – Duke University Health System - Duke Life Flight - Event Medicine
Duke University Health System seeks to hire a Paramedic II who will embrace our mission of Transforming Lives Transforming Care.
Work Hours & Shifts: Part Time: Mostly nights and weekends
The Duke Life Flight Event Medicine EMT will provide ALS level medical coverage at both small and large events. Events are typically held on nights or weekends but can vary. The average length of an event is 4 hours but may last up to 10 hours.
The EMT will provide direct patient care within their scope of practice as defined by the North Carolina Office of EMS and Duke Life Flight.
The EMT functions as an integral member of the interdisciplinary healthcare team providing direct patient care. The EMT performs a variety of activities across various practices settings and patient populations in accordance with the EMT scope of practice as defined by the North Carolina Medical Board and with the approval of the practice setting Medical Director.
Job Summary: As a EMT with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. Adheres to all rules and regulations of all applicable local, state and federal agencies and accrediting bodies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all. The EMT Driver will perform a variety of activities associated with the Life Flight - Event Medicine services to include operation of the Life Care Critical Care Transport ambulance and medical support systems, and assist with operations of associated satellite base and ongoing continuing education outreach program.
Responsible for minor repairs to the unit to include: changing light bulbs, replenishing fluids, tightening nuts and bolts, inspecting tires, etc.
Responsible for daily maintenance including fueling and cleaning of vehicle.
Responsible for reporting minor and major repair needs to the site specific Clinical Operations Director.
Responsible for assisting nursing staff with patient care as requested to include loading and unloading operation of commonly used equipment and providing family members with information about and directions to Duke.
Responsible for replenishing medical air and oxygen and medical supplies used during transport.
Knowledge of streets and highways within the response area of the mobile intensive care unit.
Work Hours & Shifts: Full Time: 4-10 hour shifts - Mostly Weekends and Week Nights
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required/Preferred:
High school or equivalent required
Two years experience operating an ambulance/fire truck equivalent to the Duke mobile intensive care unit preferred
Two years EMT experience with an active EMS provider preferred
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required/Preferred:
Current certification as North Carolina EMT required
Current Class C-drivers license required
Current NC EVD (emergency vehicle driver) certification preferred
Current BLS (or higher) certification required.
Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.
Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.