Department: Lifeguard Dispatch FTE: 0.90 Full Time (30 - 40 hours per week) Shift: Rotating
Position Summary: Communicate information to appropriate individuals. Patient care protocols are delineated by the Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Emergency Medical Service Board. Ensure adherence to Hospitals and departmental policies and procedures. Patient care assignment may include Neonate, Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric age groups.
Detailed responsibilities: * COMMUNICATION - Communicate accurate information in a timely manner to appropriate departments and personnel * COVERAGE - Perform Physician Access Line services accurately documenting all related information when assigned to provide coverage * SERVICE - Ensure customer satisfaction by providing high quality service meeting or exceeding department customer service goals * DATABASE - Update and maintain computer database * DISASTER - Activate Hospitals disaster plan per policy in coordination with the Emergency Department, Hospitals management and the HSC * DISPATCH - Dispatch and coordinate flight transport requests * DOCUMENTATION - Provide accurate documentation of flight-following and dispatch activities * EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES - Monitor and stock supply areas; maintain equipment as appropriate * MEETINGS - Attend education sessions, department and other meetings as appropriate * MONITOR - Monitor Concern Network activities and provide flight follow-up * MONITOR - Perform continuous monitoring of radio medical channels and dispatch request line * MONITOR - Provide ongoing monitoring of incoming transfers and bed status * ORIENTATION - Assist in orienting new employees as required * PATIENT CARE - Assist in patient care activities in the Emergency Department during disaster or MCI incidents or other situations as needed * QUALITY - Participate in department quality programs * QUOTE - Provide quote information for prescheduled flights in conjunction with clerical support to requesting persons or agencies * STATUS - Monitor EMS system internet site for hospital divert status changes and update as needed; activate MCI protocols as situations arise and coordinate MCI communications * TRIAGE - Answer all incoming ambulance radio traffic; make preliminary determination of patient destination within the Hospital; activate specialty teams as needed * DEVELOPMENT - Enhance professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reading current literature, attending in-services, meetings and workshops * PATIENT SAFETY 1 - Follow patient safety-related policies, procedures and protocols * PATIENT SAFETY 2 - Demonstrate proactive approach to patient safety by seeking opportunities to improve patient safety through questioning of current policies and processes * PATIENT SAFETY 3 - Identify and report/correct environmental conditions and/or situations that may put a patient at undue risk * PATIENT SAFETY 4 - Report potential or actual patient safety concerns, medical errors and/or near misses in a timely manner * PATIENT SAFETY 5 - Encourage patients to actively participate in their own care by asking questions and reporting treatment or situations that they don't understand or may "not seem right"
Education: Essential: * High School or GED Equivalent * Training Education specialization: Essential: * Nat Assoc Air Medical Communications Spec Trng w/in 1 Year
Experience: Essential: 2 years directly related experience
Credentials: Essential: * Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic License
Physical Conditions: Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Working conditions: Essential: * Minor Hazard - physical risks, dirt, dust, fumes, noise