Community Paramedic

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Dept/Div:  Fire/EMS

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Salary Range: $38,290.00-$49,777.00

Status: Full-Time

General Definition of Work

Provides 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. Supports existing health services; provides integrated health services in partnership with other health professionals; extends access to health services delivery in underserved and general populations, including primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, mental health, and dental health; and performs other duties as required. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of EMS.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions

Performs all primary job responsibilities of a Paramedic;

Examines, screens, treats and coordinates health services for patients;

Conducts post-hospital release follow-up care including, but not limited to, monitoring medication, dressing changes, and checking vital signs;

Observes, records, and reports to physician, patient’s conditions and reactions to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents;

Car seat inspection, installation, and education; Safe Sleep education (DOSE); Home Safety Inspection; Baby & mother vitals and weight monitoring; Connection and/or referral to Primary Care Physician and Pediatrician along with transportation assistance; Transparent documentation within Epic; Social service referrals if needed; Listen to the client and answer any questions or concerns he/she may have

Administers patient care consistent with department protocols and physician orders;

Coordinates appointments and follow-up with physicians and hospitals;

Develops and completes appropriate reports and templates for the Community Paramedic Program; and

Attends meetings as requested and available.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of the modern principles and techniques of emergency medical services; comprehensive knowledge of codes, practices, polices, ordinances and laws related to emergency medical services; thorough knowledge of emergency medical equipment and apparatus and how and when to utilize them, including manpower needed to provide emergency medical services, thorough knowledge of instruction and training methods and approaches; thorough knowledge of City geography (i.e. streets; hydrants, buildings locations, etc.); general knowledge of construction, as they apply to delivering emergency medical services at emergency scenes. skill in organizing emergency personnel, equipment and other resources and establishing command and control at emergency scenes; skill in the use of emergency medical equipment; skill in the use of personal computers, associated software packages, hardware, and peripheral equipment; skill in writing, communication, and delegation skills; skill preparing written reports, ability to read and interpret details; ability to exercise sound judgment in emergencies; ability to prepare and review reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, department heads, elected officials, outside agencies, and the general public.

Education and Experience

Certified as Advanced EMT or EMT. Indiana licensed paramedic preferred with three-five (3-5) years’ EMS experience

Physical Requirements

This work requires the regular exertion of up to 100+ pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires sitting, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling and repetitive motions and occasionally requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling, tasting or smelling and lifting; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within arm’s length, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work frequently requires exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), working near moving mechanical parts, working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals, exposure to extreme cold (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather), exposure to the risk of electrical shock and exposure to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment; work is generally in a moderately noisy location.

Special Requirements

Valid driver’s license.

Successful completion of the Community Paramedic class and clinical portion;

Current certifications in Basic Life Support Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Pediatric, Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

Continuing education as required.

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