Month: February 2018

Exciting Times Ahead for MedComm.

“I want to work for a team that respects each other.”

“I want to go home after my shift and feel like I made a difference in people’s lives.”

“I want to work in a fast-paced environment.”

When you see these phrases, you may think they refer to our flight teams or critical-care ground teams.  But there’s another team at MedFlight that thrives on dedication, teamwork, experience, and compassion:  MEDCOMM.

We’re looking for highly engaged people to join our Columbus-based MedComm team.  You’ll arrange critical-care  transport for patients in need.  You’ll plot coordinates for landing zones.  You’ll ensure a helicopter launches within 7 minutes from the first phone call.  You’ll have the best technology at your fingertips.  You’ll arrange transport and flight details into Toledo, Columbus, Akron, Dayton, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Indianapolis, and even Chicago.  You’ll be a “4th team member” for our medical teams, taking care of behind-the-scene details so the medical teams can do what they do best.  And you’ll go home from a full-time job with great benefits, knowing that you helped someone who needed help.

Communication Specialist Dawn M: “I am proud to be part of such an exceptional team. Our leadership is so supportive, and our comm center has the latest software and equipment.  Terrific, fun, and professional work environment.”

Pilot Dave C: “It’s definitely a team effort with the flight crews and MedComm… They are always helpful in resolving issues that arise, being challenging weather or patient-related…they are always professional.”

Flight RN Sally B:  “A great job…that is what you get with MedComm.  Whether is it updating us about traffic in busy airspace, watching the radar for changes during our mission, or the clear and concise way they relay patient information…they’re great.  MedComm always has our  back!”

Communication Specialist Sam K:  “I strive everyday to provide the best customer service and make a difference everyday.  I treat patients as if it were my loved one being transported.  We have amazing support from leadership and the crews!”

All positions are full-time, and you’ll join a team of seasoned Communication Specialists who are dedicated to not only the patients we serve, but to your success as well.

911 dispatch and an EMS/RN background are helpful in this career, but a variety of work histories will be considered.  The ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment are key as well.  You can find details and you can apply at http://www.MedFlight.com.  The MedComm Team is expanding, and we’d love to have you on-board.  #PartnersForLife

MedFlight Ground Mobile ICU Incident

UPDATE 2/8/18, 11:24am:  Chuck continues to heal and recover and remains in the care of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  His family and loved ones have been notified and are at his bedside, along with many of our crew members.

Because Chuck’s family resides outside of Columbus, some out of state, we have set up a GoFundMe account to help cover their travel and living expenses while they journey with Chuck through the healing process.  If you would like to donate, please visit www.gofundme.com/medflightstrong.

 

2/5/18, 1:57am:  The injured crew member, Chuck Calissie, remains in the care of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Dale Muetzel, Samantha Brocwell, and Cody Shetler have been released from Riverside Methodist Hospital following medical evaluation.

The teams at MedFlight would like to thank you for your overwhelming thoughts and prayers during this incident.

 

2/5/18, 12:42am:  The families of the Mobile ICU ground team involved in the accident have been updated regarding the conditions of their family members and have approved the release of names.  The injured crew member was Chuck Calissie, who is currently being treated at The Ohio State University Wexner Center.  Dale Muetzel, Samantha Brocwell, and Cody Shetler are currently being evaluated at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Special thanks to local first responders, the staff at Mary Rutan Hospital, Columbus Division of Fire’s CISD team, and all others involved for their quick response and support.  We will continue to keep you updated.

 

2/4/18, 9:02pm.  At approximately 6:45pm on Sunday 2/4/18, while enroute to a referring facility to begin a patient transport, MedFlight’s Columbus-based Mobile ICU team was involved in an accident with injuries to one of the medical crew members.  There were no fatalities.  First responders transported the team to the local hospital for assessment.

We will keep you updated as details are available.  Please do not call our emergency dispatch number at this time in regards to this incident.  We are still processing requests for critical-care transport if needed.  We thank you for your support and patience as we assist our team during this incident.