Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. was started in 1959 with one ambulance and today is the largest independent, locally owned, and operated emergency medical services provider in the Midwest. Superior employs more than 2,500 licensed EMT, Paramedics and Nurses, operating a fleet of more than 500 ambulances throughout Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Superior also provides Critical Care, helicopter, and fixed wing emergency medical transportation.
While operating under the regulations set forth in the EMS Act and the standards of care established by the protocols for the Critical Care Division, the Critical Care Transport Paramedic will provide care and treatment of chronically or acutely ill and/or injured patients transported by Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service, Inc.
The primary duties and responsibilities of the Critical Care Paramedic consist of, but are not limited to the following:
Qualifications: ENTRY-LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
- Provide high quality care to patients in the transport environment under the direction of the Program Medical Director and the referring and/or receiving Physician in accordance with Critical Care policies, protocols and standards of care.
- Autonomously evaluate critically ill or injured patients of all age groups (pediatric through adult), provide therapeutic intervention, emergency interventions, and preparation for transport (via ground or helicopter) from hospitals or accident scenes.
- Collaborate with other members of the team, including, drivers, coworkers, leadership, other healthcare partners and customers.
- Assess for and detect changes in the status of patients and demonstrate a proactive approach to solving patient and family problems.
- Plan, organize and position equipment and supplies for use in emergency conditions before, during and after transport.
- Maintain complete and accurate records, participate in quality assurance programs, perform data collection and participate in any special projects.
- Maintain clinical proficiency across all aspects of the Critical Care Division’s scope of practice including care of patients with neurological emergencies, cardiac emergencies, pediatric emergencies, obstetrical emergencies, traumatic emergencies, and any other patient populations transported by the Critical Care Division.
- Perform all physical requirements of job in confined spaces and under adverse environmental conditions.
- Complete transports initiated with in the time frame of the scheduled shift, understanding that completion of these transports might require extend beyond normal work hours.
- Participation in all required didactic, clinical and lab education programs and maintenance of all required certifications and licenses.
- Maintain clinical competency in all critical care procedures and equipment, including but not limited to ventilators, IV pumps, dopplers, chest tubes, hemodynamic monitoring, Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps, ventricular assist devices, Impella cardiac assist devices, transcutaneous/transvenous pacers, external ventricular drains, and advanced airway management.
- Complete and maintain currency in all areas of safety education as required by Superior Ambulance, contracted aviation operators and other healthcare partners.
- Demonstrate effective communication skills with all external and internal customers, including patients and their families, hospital staff, the community, other Superior Ambulance staff and Critical Care administration. Represents the CCT program and Superior Ambulance in a professional manner.
- Minimum 2 years of ALS experience
- State EMT-P License
- AHA BLS Certification
EXPECTATIONS FOR FURTHER TRAINING (SPONSORED)
- National Registry Paramedic
- ACLS, PALS, NRP, & Trauma (PHTLS, ITLS) Certification
- FEMA Certifications (100,200,700,800,HazMat)
- CCEMTP Certification or completion of CCP course with 12 hrs CCT CE annually
- Critical Care Transport Board Certification (FP-C or CCP-C)
- Experience managing ventilators, IV pumps, & chest tubes
- Leadership experience (e.. FTO, PIC, Preceptor, Supervisor)
- ACLS, PALS, NRP, Trauma (PHTLS or ITLS), & FEMA (100,200,700,800,HazMat) Certifications
- System entry into local EMS System
- Expanded Scope ALS Training Program
- Critical Care Paramedic Training Program (CCP or CCEMTP)
- Critical Care Continuing Education
Superior is the EMS leader in the Midwest on both the ground and in the air. Become a Superior EMT / Paramedic and take advantage of the limitless opportunities to advance your career.
- Flexible scheduling – full or part-time
- Competitive compensation
- Immediate EMT / Paramedic job placement
- Multiple station locations with the ability to transfer - throughout the company
- Opportunity to work overtime
- Health/dental/life insurance
- Tuition reimbursement
- Opportunity for Career Growth
Superior Air-Ground Ambulance Service, Inc. is committed to attracting and retaining the best talent. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. M/F/V/D