ALS Paramedic MS Transport

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

General Summary of Position

Assesses, plans, implements, and evaluates the care of patients with range of need from uncomplicated to complex during interfacility transport. In collaboration with the patient and family, provides theory-based professional care and coordinates care delivery with the physician and other members of the healthcare team.

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New, full-time ALS Paramedic positions only

Cannot be employed by MSH in the same role within the past two years

Payout – $8,000 Total with an 18-month commitment

$3,000 to start (paid at successful completion of orientation/probation)

$2,500 at 12 months

$2,500 at 18 months

Licenses and Certifications

Licenses/Certifications Licenses/Certification Details Time Frame Required/


NREMT – National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic Required

Paramedic – Certified in the District of Columbia or ability to acquire prior to start date Required

Paramedic – Licensed in Maryland or ability to acquire prior to start date Required

“MedSTAR Transport” or “Mid Atlantic Air Transportation Services” affiliation as an EMT-Paramedic. Required

Health ServicesACLS Required

BLS – Basic Life Support Required

Health ServicesPALS – Pediatric Advanced Life Support Required

ATLS – Advanced Trauma Life Support Certification within 180 Days Required or

TPATC – Transport Prof Adv Trauma Crse within 180 Days Required or

PHTLS – Prehospital Trauma Life Support Certification within 180 Days Required or

TNCC – Trauma Nursing Core Course within 180 Days Required or

ATCN – Advanced Trauma Care Nurse Certification within 180 Days Required

NIH Stroke Scale – NIHSS within 90 Days Required

FEMA ICS 100 Course (FEMA IS-100.c Introduction to the Incident Command System) Required

FEMA ICS 200 Course (FEMA IS-200.c Basic Incident Command systems for Initial Response) Required

DL – Valid State Driver’s License in good standing

No more than four points assigned to driver’s license and must maintain a satisfactory driving record (no more than four points).

Completion of approved Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (e.g., CEVO, EVOC) prior to release from orientation

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Based on assessment of physical, emotional, bio-physical, and spiritual needs, provides direct patient care and evaluates outcomes. Incorporates the principles of patient-centered care.

Communicates patient’s clinical information clearly and accurately in verbal and written format. Clearly and accurately documents pertinent information in the patient’s medical record. Consistently demonstrates effective documentation practices and develops strategies to ensure complete documentation of patient care.

Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment of caring for patients and families. Provides basic patient comfort measures during procedures. When necessary, provides environmental support to expedite timely patient admission or transfer. Identifies and acts upon opportunities to improve the environment of care.

Delivers expert paramedic care in ambulances to multiple patient types to include adult subspecialties and pediatrics.

Collaborates with on line medical control physicians to manage the patient care of complex patients in transport.

Participates in the orientation program for new staff.

As part of the program’s safety management system, provides feedback and participates in program safety initiatives.

Participates in MedSTAR Transport safety program.

Administers and maintains pharmacologic agents and intravenous fluids during inter hospital transports.

Ensures safe operations during ambulance related activities in coordination with the Emergency Vehicle Operator.

Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts.

Minimum Qualifications


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Successful completion of the Department of Transportation (DOT) module EMT-Paramedic course. required
  • Completion of an approved emergency vehicle driving course prior to release from orientation. required


  • 1-2 years experience as a National Registry Paramedic (NRP) preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to precept.
  • Demonstrated high level of clinical competence.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Basic computer skills preferred.

Why MedStar Health?

At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

  • Strong emphasis on teamwork – our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
  • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity – we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
  • Comprehensive total rewards package – including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
  • More career opportunities closer to home – as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

About MedStar Health

MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It’s how we treat people.

MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health’s policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.

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