Sr Medstar Communications Specialist
Job Requisition: 18855
Department: MedStar Communications Ctr
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Location: Lanham, MD
Posted Date: June 28, 2019
At MedStar Washington Hospital Center all members of our team share a single focus – providing world-class care at every moment. Here, you’ll be part of our mutual commitment toward better outcomes for all of our patients. Because each decision you make matters to us all.
This is your opportunity to make each moment count, every single day. This is your time to launch a career with MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
- Works in the MedSTAR Communications Center and provides services including: Emergency requests to transfers critical patients to MedStar Hospitals for conditions such as heart attacks, strokes, trauma and other time sensitive emergencies; non-emergency transfer requests to MedStar hospitals; dispatches helicopters and ground critical care ambulances; requests for ambulance and wheelchair transports for all MedStar hospitals; coordination of critical responses such as in-hospital Code Heart; coordination of regional hospitals information during disasters; critical radiology communications; and other critical communications for the MedStar Health system.
- Current or prior registration as Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Medical Assistant, or Certified Nursing Assistant is required. Prior registration should not have lapsed beyond 5 years from date of job application
- A minimum of three years in communications or healthcare, such as EMT-B, is required, with a minimum of one of these years as a MedStar Communications Specialist.
- Requires knowledge such as that which would normally be acquired through the completion of a high school education or GED, plus specialized and/or advanced clerical, technical or other vocational training in emergency medicine/communications acquired during 1 – 2 years of additional job-related training. Requires proficiency in key boarding (>60 words/minute preferred). Job requires extensive keyboarding, hand writing and use of telephone equipment.
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 30,000 associates and 5,400 affiliated physicians work in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest visiting nurse association 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 is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education and professional development of our whole team. MedStar Health offers diverse opportunities for career advancement and personal fulfillment.