Currently looking for experienced Paramedics to fill multiple positions with Lucile Packard Children's Hospital's brand new Transfer Center. Interested candidates must have a minimum of 2-3 years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience as Paramedic.
Responsibilities of the Transfer Center Specialist (Paramedic)
- Conducts initial telephone intake of information regarding requests for transfer of patients from referring hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
- Receives incoming calls and sets up teleconferences with attending physician(s), transport nurse, referral source and appropriate receiving staff. Advises physicians and nurses regarding the ramifications of denying admission to patient protected under EMTALA rules and regulations.
- Operates Transfer Center multi-telephone lines, two-way radio transmission and receiving console, computer database, mapping systems and related systems and equipment in support of air-based medical patient transport services.
- Partners with Patient Placement staff, Physicians, and others to appropriately identify the receiving services for patients needing transfer to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.
- Develops and promotes positive and effective customer service with patients, families, visitors and staff. Ensures accurate and timely dispatch of transport requests.
- Maintains database on referrals and hospital locations. Access, read and interpret county, state and specialized maps for determining locations of accident scenes or referral sources.
- Maintains interface with appropriate agencies to ensure proper coordination of transport services in emergency and trauma-related transport activities. Serves as communication link and liaison between Transport crews and medical teams, referring and receiving facilities/agencies, and the physicians throughout transport.
- Maintains, records, and makes written and oral reports concerning patient progress for transfer. Prepares reports and other documents concerning or regarding patients.
- Assist with training, assigning and reviewing the work of Transfer Center Specialists.
- Monitors, reads, and interprets weather products including radar and satellite systems as requested. Monitors weather following systems and all other communication equipment associated with transports, missions and related activities.
- Provides information on aircraft or ground transport availability, weather projections, locations and time projections.
- Reviews patient information to formulate patient acuity for physicians and nurses (such as presences of infectious diseases, need for transfer, appropriate means of transfer, and anticipated discharge planning needs).
- Consults with admitting physician when questions or issues arise regarding medical necessity of transfer. Coordinates with other hospital staff as needed including Social Worker and Case Management.
- Coordinates the mode of transport based on patient acuity.
- Documents findings and recommendations for accepted transfers or transports.
- Documents and tracks all patient acceptance processes in patient electronic medical record system.
Requirements of the Transfer Center Specialist (Paramedic)
- Paramedic Training required.
- Two-Three years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience as Paramedic.
- CA Paramedic license and/or NREMT certification preferred.
Compensation for the Transfer Center Specialist (Paramedic)
The salary for this position ranges from $33-43/Hr depending on experience.
This is a non-management position
This is a part-time position