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Job: Flight for Life Critical Care Paramedic - Full Time -Variable - St. Anthony Hospital

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St. Anthony Hospital is located in the western Denver suburb of Lakewood and is a Level I Trauma Center with four dedicated trauma rooms including the T-10 room, a dedicated field-to-surgery suite ready 24/7 for trauma surgeons and specially trained teams who provide life-saving care to the most severely ill and injured patients. St. Anthony proudly provides a full range of medical specialties and health care services to Denver and the surrounding region with a state-of-the-art medical campus.  If you’re looking to be part of a fast-paced environment where you can practice to the top of your profession in trauma, cardiology, stroke, neurosciences, breast imaging, cancer/oncology care, surgery and more, we encourage you to apply.  In addition to a new campus, supportive team and faith-based mission, we’re proud to be the recipient of numerous awards, certifications and accreditations from the American Heart Association; Chest Pain Center (CPC); American College of Cardiology; The Joint Commission’s National Quality Approval; Healthgrades (for Stroke, Critical Care and Prostate Surgery Excellence); the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award; NAPBC Accreditation; American College of Radiology and many others. For more information about St. Anthony Hospital, visit

Job Description/Job Posting ID: 123170

Recruiter Contact: Donna Rigdon,

Clinic/Department: 7421 SAH AIR AMBULANCE 


Schedule: Full-Time

Shift: Variable; 3 12 hour shifts per week minimum; hours rotate between 0630–1900, 1830–0700, and 1600–0430 and between SAH and Mayo Aviation/ Centennial Airport with occasional shifts at our base at SASMC.

Position Summary

As a member of the Transport Crew, assists in meeting the physical and emotional needs of ill and injured patients. Promotes safe and efficient operation of Flight For Life.

Minimum Education Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Experience Requirements

  • Three years of experience as a Paramedic provider in the pre-hospital area with a 911 response agency is a MUST
  • At least one year of ambulance driving with a 911 response agency


  • Current Colorado State Paramedic Certification
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate) and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support Certification) within 6 months of hire/transfer
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) within 12 months of hire/transfer
  • Must maintain currency in all certifications required by CAMTS (Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems)
  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to pass the annual driving record review for safe vehicle operations
  • Completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator (EVOC or CVEO) within 6 months of hire/transfer
  • Completion of Critical Care Paramedic, (CCP-C) or Flight Paramedic Certified, (FP-C), preferred.

Position Duties (essential functions denoted with an * )

  • Assists in providing a safe environment essential to the health and well-being of all individuals in the medical transport environment, including universal precautions, air and ground safety for helicopter, airplane and critical care ambulance *
  • Assists in performing a rapid survey of life threatening conditions as well as secondary physical assessment,including medical history, current medications, and allergies. *
  • Assists in prioritizing and planning appropriate transport care. *
  • Assists in implementing the plan of care and with on-going assessments. *
  • Provides reassurance and comfort to family members. Demonstrates compassion in interactions with families and patients.
  • Provides complete and accurate report at receiving facility. *
  • Documents patient care activities in a timely manner, maintaining confidentiality. *
  • Assists the EMT with education of user agencies and general public regarding Flight For Life/Medical Transport Safety. *
  • Assists in the ED with patient care within scope of practice and hospital guidelines, except in activities that would prevent an immediate response for a patient transport. *
  • Participates in decontamination of the vehicles and equipment. Helps keep ambulance equipment stocked. *
  • Performs the support duties necessary for the smooth operation of Flight For Life program, including cleaning of the vehicles, ordering and stocking of supplies, and clerical support tasks. *
  • Will be required to drive Flight For Life vehicles including ambulances and the Flight For Life Suburban, in support of our ground ambulance operations, relocating vehicles to cover for maintenance, and other program needs. *
  • Participates in marketing activities involving the ALS/BLS program. *
  • Continues own professional development, including education and membership in professional associations. *
  • Assists in training Paramedic, EMT, and other hospital personnel. *
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives. *
  • Attend meetings and in-services as required by departmental policy. *
  • Adheres to all State/Federal regulatory standards and all accreditation requirements. *
  • Demonstrates effective time management and is proactive in prioritizing workload and meeting productivity requirements. *
  • Adapts to rapidly changing technologies, policies, regulations, census and staffing through priority setting and flexibility. *

Physical Requirements

? Heavy Work - exert/lift up to 100 lbs. force occasionally, and/or 50 lbs. frequently, and/or 20 lbs. constantly



Important notification to applicants as of Nov. 20, 2014: Effective Jan. 1, 2015, Centura Health will no longer hire tobacco users in Colorado and Kansas. The change to our policy does not apply to associates hired on or before Dec. 31, 2014. Centura Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. 

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