Duke University Hospital is consistently rated as one of the best in the United States and is known around the world for its outstanding care and groundbreaking research. Duke University Hospital has 1,048 licensed inpatient beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic facilities, including a regional emergency/trauma center; a major surgery suite containing 65 operating rooms; an endo-surgery center; a separate hospital outpatient surgical department with nine operating rooms and an extensive diagnostic and interventional radiology area. For 2021-2022, U.S. News and World Report ranked Duke University Hospital nationally in 11 adult specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, ear, nose & throat, gastroenterology & GI surgery, gynecology, neurology & neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pulmonology & lung surgery, and urology. Duke University Hospital is also ranked first in North Carolina and first in the Raleigh-Durham area.
In addition to its hospitals, Duke Health has an extensive, geographically dispersed network of outpatient facilities that include primary care offices, urgent care centers, multi-specialty clinics and outpatient surgery centers.
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Duke University Health System is designated as a Magnet organization
Nurses from each hospital are consistently recognized each year as North Carolina's Great 100 Nurses.
Duke University Health System was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties Award for Nursing Certification Advocacy for being strong advocates of specialty nursing certification.
Duke University Health System has 6000 + registered nurses
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EMT - Duke University Health System - Duke Life Flight
***EMTs/Emergency Medical Techs joining the Duke Health System after 10/1/22, are eligible for a $5000 sign on bonus***
Duke University Health System's Life Flight team supports over 20 critical care procedures independently. The patient population is 22-23 week gestation neonates to geriatric (all ages). In this department you work with interdisciplinary teams including, Basic Life Support EMT's, single provider ALS Paramedic, Clinical Nurses, Respiratory Therapist (Neo/Peds team) and Critical Care Paramedics.
Job Summary: As a EMT with Duke University Health System, you will make providing service your priority while caring for the whole person in a patient-centered atmosphere. The EMT Driver will perform a variety of activities associated with the Life Flight/ Life Care Critical Care Transport service to include operation of the Life Care Critical Care Transport ambulance and medical support systems, and assist with operations of associated satellite base and ongoing continuing education outreach program.
Responsible for minor repairs to the unit to include: changing light bulbs, replenishing fluids, tightening nuts and bolts, inspecting tires, etc.
Responsible for daily maintenance including fueling and cleaning of vehicle.
Responsible for reporting minor and major repair needs to the site specific Clinical Operations Director.
Responsible for assisting nursing staff with patient care as requested to include loading and unloading operation of commonly used equipment and providing family members with information about and directions to Duke.
Responsible for replenishing medical air and oxygen and medical supplies used during transport.
Knowledge of streets and highways within the response area of the mobile intensive care unit.
Work Hours & Shifts: Full Time: 12 hour shifts - Day/Night Rotating
Location: Rotating Base (Durham/Duke University Hospital to Henderson/Maria Parham Hospital)
Knowledge, Skills, Education, and Experience Required/Preferred:
High school or equivalent required
Two years experience operating an ambulance/fire truck equivalent to the Duke mobile intensive care unit preferred
Two years EMT experience with an active EMS provider preferred
Licensure, Certification or Registration Required/Preferred:
Current certification as North Carolina EMT required
Current Class C-drivers license required
Current NC EVD (emergency vehicle driver) certification preferred
Current BLS (or higher) certification required.
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Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.
As a world-class academic and health care system, Duke Health strives to transform medicine and health locally and globally through innovative scientific research, rapid translation of breakthrough discoveries, educating future clinical and scientific leaders, advocating and practicing evidence-based medicine to improve community health, and leading efforts to eliminate health inequalities.