UF Health Shands Hospital
The Adult/Pediatric Flight Paramedic is equally responsible for, as part of an RN/Paramedic configuration, assessment, triage, treatment and evaluation of critical pre-hospital and interfacility patients during transport by air and ground. The A/P FP must function autonomously utilizing medical protocols and advanced skills under the direction of the medical director. The A/P FP utilizes clinical process to provide comprehensive care to the patient and documents that process on the patient record. The A/P FP serves as a resource for other flight team members by sharing skills and clinical knowledge. The A/P FP must be effective with communication, skills, and able to work positively in a high stress environment with patients, peers, families and other internal/external personnel. The A/P FP must comply with the weight/height restrictions as set by policy and be able to successfully egress the helicopter and/or fixed winged aircraft in accordance with emergency procedures. The A/P FP must also possess excellent interpersonal skills as s/he is instrumental in providing community outreach and education. The A/P FP is responsible for carrying out the mission and goals of Shands Healthcare/ShandsCair assuring that safety remains the highest priority throughout the transport continuum. The A/P FP shall be a proficient team member on helicopter, fixed wing, and ground transports.