The Flight Paramedic provides comprehensive care to critically ill and/or injured persons in the air medical environment. Practice is carried out with a high degree of independence in challenging out-of-hospital environments and at regional health care facilities. The position also has significant responsibility for public relations and involves interacting with a wide range of healthcare and public safety professionals in stressful situations. The position also requires subject matter management skills and independent work on projects related to Flight For Life operations. This position coordinates transport operations / care with the Flight Nurse and Pilot crew members in conjunction with policies and procedures that have been established by Flight For Life Administration the Flight For Life Medical Director, and Flight For Lifeâ€™s contracted aviations services (FAA Part 135) operator.Â
Current paramedic certification by the State of Texas
Licensed Paramedic (LP) (State of Texas)Â
National Registry Paramedic (NREMT-P)Â
Three to five years of high-volume ALS experience
Three to five years critical care transport / flight experienceÂ
ACLS certification required upon hire.
PALS certification required upon hire.
TNATC or ATLS (Audited) required within one year of hire.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.