Mobile Integrated Health Care Community Nurse Job – Delta County Ambulance District

DCAD Community Paramedic Job Description

Position Summary: This position reports to the Clinical/Operational Coordinator and Shift Manager as applicable. The community paramedic provides care, assessments and consultation to patients and community partners outside of the traditional roles of a paramedic. The Community Paramedic conducts scheduled visits/appointments with patients/clients to facilitate the management of chronic health conditions, fall risk prevention strategies, and follow-up care in a post-discharge environment. The Community Paramedic can also be expected to cover on-call shifts as required by certain clients. Community paramedics may respond outside of the normal Delta County Ambulance District service area in cooperation with community partners. The Community Paramedic may also be used by the Watch Captain as a third person on call, to cover a unit or perform other assigned duties when not engaged in Community Paramedic duties. The Community Paramedic will be a specialist in the provision of the ET3 model and will assist service teams and the officer in charge in disposing of ET3 patients as needed.

Main tasks and responsibilities

· Be available to assist with 911 and transfer coverage delegated by on-duty supervisor when not engaged in community paramedic activities.

· Perform home visits for PC clients.

· Obtain specialty certifications assigned by the Community Paramedicine Coordinator, such as Car Seat Technician, Documentation Specialist, or other relevant credentials applicable to Community Paramedicine.

· Report findings to appropriate personnel involved in patient care, such as primary physicians, RNs, case managers, etc.

· Cooperate and interact professionally with all community partners to facilitate exceptional results within the communities we serve.

Specialized Responsibilities

Education: Community paramedics will be required to complete specialized training related to the provision of community paramedic services as assigned by the Community Paramedic Coordinator.

Public relations: In cooperation with the public relations lieutenant, community paramedics may participate in community health events, such as health fairs, bike rodeos and vaccination drives.

Stationery: Community paramedicine requires specialized equipment and supplies. These supplies will be maintained separately from the normal 911 supply and it is the responsibility of each Community Paramedic to ensure that the supply lieutenant is informed of CP supply needs.

QA/QA: All files related to Community Paramedicine will be reviewed by the Clinical/Operational Coordinator and/or members of the Leadership Team, as appropriate.

Job requirements:

· Colorado state paramedic certification with paramedic community endorsement in good standing. / OR RN with relevant experience. Preference is given to BSN or RN with a concurrent EMT or Paramedic degree.

· Current ACLS and BLS, with preferred ACLS EP

· Must maintain IBSC certification at Community Paramedic level.

· A degree in a field related to health, psychology, social work or other similar subject is preferred.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with community partners from many organizations.

Remuneration

· Pay range is $28-$35/hr depending on experience and qualifications.

· Full-time employees are entitled to the following:

oh Health insurance for the employee and his family

oh 401a retirement plan matching 3% match

oh Paid vacation

oh Sick days

oh Personal days

Other opportunities

· Personnel with a valid EMT or Paramedic license may engage in the following opportunities after passing the DCAD physical agility test and any other necessary training as required.

oh 911 overtime – requires passing the PAT

oh Wildfire deployments – requires PAT, S130/S190 (red card) and annual pack test

oh FEMA deployments – requires PAT, ICS 100, 200, 800

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