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Job Title Flight Transport Paramedic
Location North Central Texas
Department EMS Flight Operations
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION: Flight Transport Paramedic



To bring help and hope to patients and families following a terrible trauma, a sudden medical event, or any medical transport. To be part of the finest EMS team in the United States.

This position serves to enhance emergency medical transport services for CareFlite’s sponsoring facilities, as well as other medical facilities and emergency services in North Central Texas.

The Air Nurse and Air Paramedic will work together as a team to provide emergency transport services by helicopter, fixed wing and ground critical care. The crew staff a variety of shifts which include day, night and weekend shifts at all CareFlite locations. They are also required to take call to ensure adequate staffing of all CareFlite bases.

This position requires a personal commitment to CareFlite’s mission and core values and the willingness to demonstrate those core values in all activities performed for CareFlite or while representing CareFlite. The incumbent(s) of this position are active participants in the organization and support changes necessary for the organization’s success and survival.



This position reports to and is evaluated by their assigned base’s Air Clinical Team Leader for daily shift activities and other areas as delegated by the Chief Flight Nurse(s) and/or Chief Flight Paramedic(s). The Air Paramedic ultimately reports to the Chief Flight Nurse and/or Chief Flight Paramedic responsible for their primary base location.

This position works collaboratively with other CareFlite personnel in all divisions, but does not provide direction of personnel. This position may from time to time provide direction to other personnel who are being oriented.





The Air Paramedic cares for critically ill or injured patients. He/she performs the technical procedures/tasks safely (without causing harm), legally (complies with policy/law), efficiently (uses resources appropriately) and effectively (achieves the intended outcome).

Assures compliance with all applicable standards by maintaining a thorough working knowledge of advanced clinical procedures, patient care protocols, aviation safety, radio communications, medical equipment, emergency/survival procedures and continuous quality improvement and management initiatives.

Participates in daily shift duties to maintain the medical component of the helicopter equipment and supplies in a state of readiness to respond immediately to transport requests. Attends all mandatory in-services including staff meetings, procedure labs and training offerings.


Customer Service:

The Air Paramedic is responsible for fostering and developing positive collaboration between CareFlite and their internal and external customers. He/she ensures the positive image of CareFlite in all aspects of their operations which include landing zone courses, CareFlite tours, patient follow-ups, equipment return to referral agencies, and outreach initiatives.

Accommodates family members to the extent possible without jeopardizing the safety of the patient mission or other CareFlite personnel.



The Air Paramedic will consistently respond to mission requests safely and urgently. Transporting patients to definitive care will be accomplished safely and urgently.

Maintains operational readiness by completing transports efficiently, prepare to accept multiple missions, rapidly turn after missions, and minimize out of service time.

Provides professional, timely, and thorough responses to external customers, peers, supervisors, and management. Completes all required assignments on time, or ahead of schedule.


Quality Assurance/Improvement:

The Air Paramedic will consistently render the highest quality patient care in a professional, expeditious, and comprehensive manner.

Actively participates in quality assurance/improvement activities as directed by their supervisor. Each incumbent will acquaint themselves with the quality assurance surveys and/or quality improvement projects which affect their practice and adhere to the standards or changes implemented. Each incumbent will provide feedback in a positive proactive manner on quality assurance/improvement activities which impact their practice.


Fiscal Responsibility:

The Air Paramedic will diligently complete patient care records that are thorough, accurate and submitted correctly.

Identifies efficient or cost saving ideas in a timely manner to their immediate supervisor. He/she will ensure that their time and attendance record is accurate and completed on a timely basis.

Utilizes their free time while on duty to improve their professional skills, participates in work related projects and completes mandatory job requirements.



The Air Paramedic will strive to maintain excellent attendance and punctuality. Must work together with many other health professionals to coordinate the transport mission and deliver appropriate, quality patient care.

Will be supportive of diversity within the work setting and will address co-workers in a respectful manner at all times. Personal issues will be addressed outside the workplace.

Will deliver constructive criticism of co-workers or supervisors in a private setting and will be delivered in a positive and respectful manner.

Promotes teamwork by being involved in committees, special projects and educational offerings to enhance the overall operation of the program. Focuses efforts on supporting the growth and development of their co-workers at all times.



The Air Paramedic will manage his/her time appropriately to ensure that all areas of their job responsibilities are adequately covered. Actively seeks out additional assignments or assists co-workers with their tasks when they have completed their assigned tasks.

Has active listening skills. Communicates to co-workers and the public in a clear, concise and positive manner, both orally and in writing.

Demonstrates a positive approach to problem solving and utilizes the chain of command appropriately to resolve work related issues.

Maintains personal knowledge of area of expertise though industry contacts, review of pertinent literature and utilization of available educational resources.

Maintains ethical, courteous and professional behavior, which reflects favorably on CareFlite. Adheres to the CareFlite Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Monitors own strengths and weaknesses and seeks out opportunities and/or guidance for improvement. Seeks appropriate channels for personal and professional development.

Demonstrates flexibility and has the ability to respond to changing guidance. Demonstrates changes in behavior or attitude following constructive guidance.

Deals with conflict in an appropriate and effective manner and exhibits self-control.

Exhibits a positive attitude in support of CareFlite and CareFlite/hospital management. Refrains from making negative comments about CareFlite, hospital and/or staff. Written and oral communications are clear, respectful, and concise.



-Currently holds certification or licensure in the State of Texas as a Paramedic

-Current certifications in BCLS, ACLS, PALS

-PHTLS required within six months of hire

-NRP required within six months of hire

-At least five years of experience in busy 911 systems

-Certified Flight Paramedic, (FP-C) is required within 18 months of hire. First attempt at exam must be made within 12 months of hire date.



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Ability to hear

Cognitive ability to reason, process, etc.

Ability to see

Ability to distinguish colors

Ability to verbally communicate

Ability to work in highly stressful situations

Ability to work in cramped environment



Cardiac Monitor and defibrillator

Pulse oximeter


Infusion Pumps


Extrication Equipment

Immobilization equipment


Typing/Computer skills



ADA Requirements

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Extreme noise





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OSHA Job Category

__X_   Category I: Tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues.


All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of them are category I tasks.  Use of appropriate protective measures, such as gloves, masks, goggles and gown are required for every employee engaged in Category I tasks.



The competence of the employee in performing his/her job duties is evaluated during orientation to his/her position and will be demonstrated, maintained and improved on an ongoing basis.

The statements contained in the position reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principle functions of the job identified, and shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the position.










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