Mercy Health

  • Flight Paramedic - 24

    Requisition ID
    Support Services
    Position Type
    Days, Evenings, Holidays, Nights, Varies/Rotating, Weekends
    Amb Air-Life Line 4 Joplin
  • Overview

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    We’re a Little Different


    Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service.  


    We don’t believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart.


    At Mercy, you’ll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We’re a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow.



    Responsibilities and Qualifications

    This position is engaged in the practice of emergency medicine that requires substantial judgment and knowledge and proficient skills needed to provide safe and therapeutic paramedic care to critical patients. This Flight Paramedic will share the responsibility with the flight nurse to provide care during each mission, accurately assessing and dealing with life-threatening situations. The flight paramedic must abide by state law, Mercy Life Line Protocol, and hospital policies and procedures. Performs related duties as assigned.


    Each career at Mercy represents unique members of our caring ministry’s “body”, working together for the health and strength of the whole. To achieve our goals, we need all the parts functioning at their best and this requires the specific qualifications that you’ll bring with you:

    • Licensure: Current MO EMT-P or, if working in Branson West, AR EMT-P. Current provider in ACLS, PALS, and PHTLS or ITLS.
    • Experience: ALS care for at least three years with demonstrated above average abilities and skills.
    • Certifications: FP-C or CCP-C certifications required for Paramedics who conduct critical care transports and have been employed with air medical services for more than two years. Flight Paramedics with less than two years of critical care experience will complete within two years of hire. Must have, or be able to complete during first year of service, NRP and HAZMAT.
    • Other: Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: Expected to be capable for performing patient care of critically ill or seriously injured patients, for all age groups. Must possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed. Must be physically fit and able to lift heavy loads, work in all climate conditions, and expect to be exposed to the outdoor elements on a daily basis. Must be able to practice excellent job mechanics in a confined  area, be able to deal with stressful situations, make sound and accurate judgments concerning patient care, and adapt to changing environment with constant interruptions. Must be able to pass a yearly flight fitness evaluation that demands you push, pull, and grip up to 75lbs. and pinch up to 20lbs. You will also be expected to kneel, crouch, and crawl occasionally. Must be able to use a Cardiac Monitor, Non-Invasive/Invasive BP Monitor, Mechanical Ventilator, Co2 Monitor, IABP, Infusion Pump and computer. As of 7/1/2017, the new weight requirement will be 230 lbs or less in full uniform (flight suit and boots).
    • Preferred Education: HS/GED.
    • Preferred Licensure: CCEMT-P preferred.
    • Preferred Experience: Previous air medical experience preferred.

    We’ll Support You at Work and Home


    Our foundations are built on dignity and respect. Modern Healthcare Magazine named us as a “top 100 places to work.” We go out of our way to help people feel welcomed.  We offer day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds to benefit-eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!


    What Makes a Good Match for Mercy


    Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We’re also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care – that’s just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply.


    Flight Paramedic, Paramedic, EMS, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency, Air Life-Line,


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