Coord Life Flight Operations PRN-Central Medical Dispatch

Coord Life Flight Operations PRN-Central Medical Dispatch


Biweekly Hours: 12.00

Shift: 12

The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County's safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.


As key member of MetroHealth's premier and recognized Metro Life Flight (MLF)/MetroHealth emergency care team, provides logistics and facilitation for critical patient calls for both MetroHealth and partner organizations. Manages the safe and timely movement of patients between accident scenes, hospitals, and other medical facilities. Serves as an ambassador of both The MetroHealth System brand and values and those of its partners. As the primary point of contact to internal and external customers, provides start-to-finish concierge and call management services, serving as call owner and single touchpoint through all phases of call processing and completion. Ensures access to critical services such as burn, cardiac, neurology, pediatric, and trauma services, engaging in problem resolution and resource access. Demonstrates the highest level of critical thinking and transportation assessment in a high-stress environment to find the best resolution for the patient. Coordinates communication and follow-through with a multi-disciplinary and diverse clientele in a timely, systematic, and professional manner. Dispatches and monitors the movement of aircraft and critical care ground units, continuously monitors and facilitates resources for the safety of crew and patients at all times. Supports the local EMS and Fire Departments with critical needs. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer services standards of The MetroHealth System and partner organizations


Required: High School Diploma or passage of a high school equivalency exam. Current certification as an Ohio Emergency Medical Technician. Current and valid Ohio Driver's License. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification from the American Heart Association (AHA). 1 year of dispatching experience for a 911 public safety, hospital-based transport, or other EMS operation. Ability to quickly and expertly read a map and understand and convey directions. Knowledge of Ohio geography and other business locations or obtains/displays within 6 months of hire, as supplemented by on-house training. Proficient use of flight computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software, mapping software, and Aviation Vendor Operational Control Center software or obtains/displays within 6 months of hire, as supplemented by in-house training. Strong computer skills, to include MS Office and data entry. Strong knowledge of medical terminology. Detail oriented with strong organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations and fast-paced environment. Excellent verbal and written and communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to provide highest level of customer service, public relations, and brand ambassadorship with internal and external stakeholders in stressful situations. Ability to interact effectively with a wide range of cultural, ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Preferred: Possess a current Ohio Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) certification. Current certification as an Emergency Medical Dispatcher (EMD). Flight operations or flight dispatch experience. Physical Requirements: May sit, stand, stoop, bend, and ambulate intermittently during the day. May need to sit or stand for extended periods. See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Monitor multiple monitors for an extended period. Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction. Finger dexterity to operate office equipment. Ability to communicate in face-to-face, phone, email, and other communication methods. Ability to see computer monitor and departmental documents. Ability to push/pull 70-150 pounds. Ability to lift 10-50 pounds. May be required to wear a telephone headset for an extended period.