Flight Respiratory Practitioner – AeroMD
***Dual credentials/overseas experience, military experience, and infectious disease experience highly desired***
***Travel costs to US Virgin Islands and lodging, paid by AeroMD***
- Provides care from the initial contact until patient care is relinquished to the accepting medical facility; maintains thorough patient care documentation.
- Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills.
- Maintains documentation of required licensure, certifications, continuing education, aviation and safety training, OSHA and HIPAA training, clinical rotations and advanced procedures.
- Attends continuing education programs pertinent to his/her area of practice.
- Knowledgeable in the use and routine maintenance of all equipment and supplies.
- Responsible for reporting medical equipment failures and taking initial steps to ensure the repair of equipment as directed.
- Maintains positive interpersonal relationships.
- Participates in following-up with the patient and referring institution.
- Attends pre-mission briefings and mission debriefings and completes any necessary documentation.
- Assists in the pre-mission liftoff checklist and assists the pilot as requested, i.e., radio, navigational and visual observation activities.
- Serves as a flight resource for any specialty personnel when transporting specialty patients.
- Acts as a preceptor and/or participates in orientation of new employees and students as assigned.
- Participates in continuing and outreach educational programs.
- Conducts aircraft safety briefings as needed for passengers and EMS/Fire/Rescue/LEO.
- Maintains awareness of current issues related to pre-hospital and aeromedical care through participation in professional activities.
- Participates regularly in AeroMD’s QA/QC activities.
Education: Graduate of an accredited School of Respiratory Care; ASRT or BSRT
Experience: Minimum 3 – 5 years of recent critical care experience. Will consider 3 – 5 years of recent emergency department experience if there is a minimum one-year previous critical care experience.
Licenses: NBRC credentialed as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Current RCP license to practice Respiratory Care in any US state. Must obtain Florida license and North Carolina license upon hire.
Certificates: Current certifications in BLS/CPR; ACLS and PALS are required. Must obtain NPS and ACCS within one year of hire.
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