Communication Specialist/Transport 1 (Full-time) - Boise
St. Luke's Health System
Location: Boise, Idaho
Internal Number: 69457
St. Luke's Health System in Boise, Idaho is seeking a Full-time Communication Specialist Transport 1 to join our Air. St. Luke's team.
Payrange: $20.25/HR - $29.29/HR Depending on Experience
Schedule: This is a 24/7 Emergency Communication Center, must have ability to work various shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
Under general supervision, the Communication Specialist is responsible for dispatching and tracking the transport vehicles, which includes helicopters, fixed wing and ground units. The Communication Specialist is also responsible for coordinating patient transfers and transports from referrals and maintaining ongoing records of the transfers/ transports. The Communication Specialist connects the referral with the appropriate resources, dispatches the appropriate vehicle, enters the information into the appropriate systems, and assures the safety of the transport team by establishing and maintaining communication.
Coordinates all resources necessary to affect safe and timely patient transports; including the assimilation of various forms of information to make quality decisions while performing a wide range of specialized functions and complex communication services (requests for transport, assessment and triage of multiple incoming requests for transport, and radio communication with all airborne aircraft) for all transport modalities. Determines team assignments based on available resources and acuity level of the transport.
Monitors the safe performance of all transport aspects, serving as the central point for critical communication between the transport team and all other resources. Maintains effective and comprehensive communication with crew members (medical and aviation) and aircraft utilizing complex, statewide, multi-channeled radio system. Must also perform constant flight following procedures with all aircraft during missions according to FAA and St. Luke's policies, including weather monitoring to ensure safe flight conditions.
Documents appropriate and accurate detailed medical information pertaining to patient condition and all aspects for transport activity. Coordinates the details of medical transports by working with all necessary parties, including aviation and medical resources, with in and outside of St. Luke's.
Maintains and facilitates positive relationships with referring and receiving facilities and pre-hospital agencies to ensure a safe, coordinated and expeditious response for emergency assistance and/or transport for all customers, internal and external. Utilizes good customer service practices.
Ensures relevant operational information is conveyed to Leadership and co-workers on an ongoing basis and involves Air St. Luke's Leadership for operational or relational issues in a timely manner when appropriate.
Routes media inquiries to the appropriate resource, and courteously take varied complaints, questions or issues, dealing with them in a professional and appropriate manner and forwarding as appropriate.
Manages emergency communications when necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: HS diploma/GED.
Experience: 0 years.
Ability to type at least 40 WPM
Ability to read and understand maps
Ability to work with various software programs
Why St. Luke's
A strong, talented staff is at the heart of St. Luke's Health System. We are the state's largest employer with more than 15,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,800 physicians and advanced practice providers. We're proud of our people who deliver skilled, compassionate care every day, and are looking to add dedicated individuals who will continue this same tradition of excellence.
About Boise, Idaho
Known as the "City of Trees," Boise is Idaho's capital city--both a cultural center and a playground for those who love the outdoors. A vibrant downtown area affords fine dining, theatre, music, and college and semi-professional sports. Downtown Boise's main attractions include the Idaho State Capitol, the classic Egyptian Theatre, the Boise Art Museum, Julia Davis Park and Zoo Boise. The Greenbelt follows the beautiful Boise River corridor for more than 30 miles, and the Boise foothills are home to miles of hiking and biking trails.
Learn more about what the City of Trees has to offer you:
St. Luke's Health System|Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau|Boise Parks and Recreation|Boise Museum Association|Boise Music Festival|Boise Philharmonic|Downtown Boise Restaurants|Boise Valley Economic Partnership|Hyde Park events|Treefort Music Festival|First Thursdays | Alive After Five|Capitol City Public Market|Runs and Triathlons|Shakespeare Festival|Sawtooth National Forest|Visit Idaho.org
*St. Luke's is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other status or condition protected by law.
As the only Idaho-based, not-for-profit health system, St. Luke’s Health System is part of the communities we serve, with local physicians and boards who further our organization’s mission “To improve the health of people in our region.” Working together, we share resources, skills, and knowledge to provide the best possible care, no matter which of our hospitals you choose.