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EMT Dispatcher - Mercy Communications - PRN (Days/Nights)

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

EMT Dispatcher - Mercy Communications - PRN (Days/Nights) Position Type: PRNScheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 0Primary Location: IA > DES MOINES > MERCY MEDICAL CENTER GENERAL SUMMARY : The Dispatcher s primary focus is to be the communication link between Mercy One, Pediatric Transport, Neonatal Intensive Care Transport, Mercy Ambulances, and all pre-hospital agencies, hospitals and law enforcement agencies. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS : Receives all incoming requests for Mercy One, Pediatric Transport, and Neonatal transports. The dispatcher will coordinate responses by obtaining patient information and activating the appropriate team. Coordinates alternate transportation when a transport team is unable to provide service. Communicates patient information to the transport teams, in addition obtains and relays navigation and landing information to the pilot. Coordinates landing zone with law enforcement as requested. Communicates with requesting agency and receiving hospital, providing updates as applicable. Provides flight following throughout the mission, either by satellite tracking or by communicating with the pilot every ten minutes if satellite tracking is inoperable on the aircraft during the flight. Completes flight database following each flight. Observes weather patterns, alerting pilots and members of the transport teams of significant changes. Receives and coordinates all incoming/outgoing inter-facility, clinic transfers, 911 requests, mutual aid requests, specialty team transports, and all other activities related to dispatching for Mercy Ambulances. Receives EMS ground ambulance radio and telephone communications. Documents radio reports from EMS calls and obtains a Physician Designee for Medical Control requests for Mercy Medical Center and Mercy West Lakes. Enters in via computer all information pertaining to Level I Cardiac, Traumas, stroke and any other requested paging groups or messages as required. Completes faxing of any documents which are required to go to another department. Activates all designated teams via the paging system to include trauma team, Level I cardiac personnel, Stroke team, Rapid Response team, IV team, ECMO team, etc. Monitors the main and secondary helipads and ambulance garage for inbound rescues. Notifies the appropriate nursing unit of incoming patients who are direct admissions and provides rescues with room assignments. Assists EMS in coordination of any needs. Completes special projects as assigned. Assists in orienting new dispatchers and flight team members to responsibilities in the dispatch center. Coordinates all IV requests from the floor as needed. MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED : High school diploma orequivalent required. A minimum 2 years experience asan EMT-B, Paramedic, or 2 years as an Emergency Dispatcher required. Certified as an EMT-B or EMT-Pin the State of Iowa, preferred. Excellent critical thinkingskills required.Additional Information Requisition ID: 2019-R Schedule: Part-time Market: Mercy Medical Center Associated topics: 911, ambulance, communication specialist, customer service, dispatcher, emd, emt, public safety, service representative, telecommunications

Keywords: Mercy Health, Des Moines , EMT Dispatcher - Mercy Communications - PRN (Days/Nights), Healthcare , Des Moines, Iowa

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