Positions at DHART
Apply to join the DHART team through the Dartmouth Hitchcock Careers page. Positions at DHART include the following:
- Communications specialists
- Intensive care nursery transport team
- Nurses and paramedics
DHART communication specialists
DHART communication specialists must be a high school graduate with prior EMS or dispatch experience and excellent communication skills. Communicators will be supported in obtaining International Association of Medical Transport Communications Specialist (IAMTCS) CFC certification within two years. Please email our communications supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like more information.
DHART EMT drivers
EMT drivers must have EMT certification in New Hampshire with EMS experience. Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC), Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) or commercial driver’s license (CDL) preferred. Please email our operations manager, email@example.com, if you are an EMT and would like more information.
Intensive care nursery (ICN) transport team
Registered nurses and respiratory therapists that join the transport team are selected from internal candidates in the ICN and respiratory care departments.
DHART pilots and mechanics
Aviation services are provided to DHART by Metro Aviation Inc. Please see their website for employment opportunities.
DHART flight nurses
DHART flight nurses are required to have a minimum of three years of experience in critical care of any specialty; experience in a tertiary care center is strongly preferred. Nurses should also have previous experience in EMS, along with advanced nursing certifications such as Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). Please email our chief flight nurse, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are a registered nurse and would like more information.
DHART paramedics are required to have a minimum of three years of experience in a high-volume ALS system. Candidates with prior critical care transport experience and additional certification (FP-C, CCEMT-P, NRP, etc.) are strongly preferred. Please email our chief flight nurse, email@example.com, if you are a paramedic and would like more information.
Medical crew orientation process
Orientation includes three phases over a minimum of 90 days. In each phase, the orientee must demonstrate competency in a series of skill assessments and high-fidelity simulations before progressing.
Education during orientation focuses on functioning as a member of the medical crew in an increasingly independent manner. Orientees are paired with a preceptor who will facilitate their movement through orientation and offer feedback on performance and patient care.
Orientees also complete clinical rotations in various critical care units at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, participate in numerous high-fidelity simulations, and are expected to move through an independent study curriculum.
The completion of orientation does not signify the end of learning at DHART. Education continues through monthly education and case reviews, invasive skill and equipment competencies, regular clinical rotations, and quarterly skills sessions and simulations.