Community Health Paramedic

City of Colorado Springs, CO - Colorado Springs, CO (30+ days ago)4.1

Description / Position Overview

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If you previously applied for this position (closing date of June 12, 2018), please do not reapply. Duplicate applications will not be sent to the hiring manager.

The hiring salary for this position is between $3,790 and $4,550 per month.

This is a grant funded position. Current grant funding for this position runs through April 2019 and follow on grant funding is currently in process.

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Community Health Paramedic

In this special (at-will) position, you will provide medical and administrative assistance to support CSFD (Colorado Springs Fire Department) Mobile Integrated Health initiatives. You will also provide primary care and/or advanced life support, including medical evaluation, treatment, and stabilization of the critically ill and injured with the goal of reducing morbidity.

This position will require some evening and weekend shifts.

Essential Job Functions - the basic job duties an employee must be able to perform:
Support existing health services; provide integrated health services in partnership with other health professionals
Extend access to health services delivery in underserved and general populations, including primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, and mental and dental health
Screen, treat, and coordinate health services for patients; conduct post-hospital release follow-up care including, monitoring medication and checking vital signs; provide emergent patient care
Observe, record, and report patient's conditions and reactions to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents to physician
Conduct patient education, including, diabetes prevention/treatment, hypertension, CHF (Congestive Heart Failure), COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), falls assessment, injury evaluation, geriatric frailty visits, and nutrition
Conduct Point of Care testing; draw blood and interpret blood chemistries; obtain urine samples and interpret drug and pregnancy results; and interpret EKG (electrocardiogram) charts
Determine underlying medical issues to be addressed prior to a psychological evaluation
Assist police/fire units and community agencies by assisting citizens in crisis (i.e., suicidal, psych patient calls, or related irregular behavior calls); assist with psych evaluation requests; and receive/take calls from the State Crisis Hotline, Aspen Pointe Crisis line, and self-initiated follow-ups
Drive/operate emergency medical vehicles in emergency/non-emergency
situations; assist with transport determination of patients to appropriate receiving
Administer patient care consistent with department protocols and physician orders
Coordinate appointments and follow-ups with physicians and hospitals
Develop and complete appropriate reports/templates for CARES (Community Assistance Referral and Education Services)
Effectively speak and present information before groups of customers, employees, and/or boards of directors
Write routine reports and correspondence
Read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals
Respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community

We are looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Knowledge of:
Organizational objectives, procedures, policies, and regulations
Modern office procedures and equipment, including computers and supporting software
Patient care report and basic medical terminology

Ability to:
Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists
Interpret, and apply common sense understanding to carry out, a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables in problem solving
Prioritize tasks and deadlines and apply critical thinking skills to address conflicting priorities
Demonstrate strong reasoning, interpersonal, language, and math skills
Read and interpret documents such as protocols, physician orders, safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions procedure manuals
Read and interpret a variety of documents and instructions such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Demonstrate effective leadership, human resource development, customer service, and project management skills
Assume responsibility without direct supervision, exercise initiative and judgment, and make decisions within the scope of assigned authority
Understand the multifaceted and interactive effects of personal and environmental factors that determine behaviors and identify leverage points for health and wellness promotion
Communicate and work effectively with others and to maintain confidentiality
Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; use the functions to perform and instruct others on performance of medication calculations

Successful candidate will have:
A high school diploma or GED
One year of full-time State of Colorado EMT-P (Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic) experience
Possess a valid, non-probationary Colorado driver's license not subject to restriction related to alcohol and/or drug violations or pending charges
Possess current ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and State of Colorado (nationally registered) EMT-P certifications

Ideal candidates will also demonstrate:
Experience with Medicaid/Medicare eligibility requirements
Experience as a Community Paramedic with the aim of improving care and population health and reducing costs
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids: Computer, printer, copier, telephone, standard office equipment, EKG, autoclave, thermometer, scale, glucometer, spirometer, audiometer, I-Stat (mobile lab), and ultrasound.

Specialized Computer Equipment and Software: Microsoft Office and Electronic Health Records software.
Additional Information
Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally, 25 pounds frequently, and 10 pounds constantly.

Environmental Conditions
Primary Work Environment - Office environment with some travel
Extreme Temperature - Seasonally
Wetness and Humidity - Seasonally
Respiratory Hazards - Never
Noise and Vibrations - Never
Physical Hazards - Several times per month
Mechanical and/or Electrical Hazards - Rarely
Exposure to Communicable Diseases - Frequently

This job announcement is not intended to include a complete listing of all responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities associated with the position.

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