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Community Paramedic (Allegheny County)

Description

Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year of experience in public health, EMS, health screenings or other health related field? Do you have an EMT or Paramedic certification? If so, UPMC may have a perfect fit for you!

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Community Paramedic to support the Community Team department. This is a Monday through Friday daylight position (8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.). Daily travel throughout Allegheny County and reliable transportation is required. The Community Paramedic will travel to hospitals, providers and physician offices, and member homes, etc.

Experience and/or an interest in working with high risk members with housing needs, is preferred.

The Community Paramedic is responsible for staffing the daily operations of the Community Team Housing Programs. The Community Paramedic is responsible for caring for vulnerable patients in their home or other community setting to provide health promotion, disease management, care transitions and other services as needed. 


Responsibilities:

  • Interact with  members, providers, community service agencies and Care Management teams as necessary to coordinate care for patients.
  • Contact and help patients enroll in various social service programs as necessary to help patients close gaps in care.
  • Document and report all findings as requested.
  • Schedule and visit patients to assess social, physical and behavioral health needs and follow up with patients as assigned.
  • Complete all training required in the timeframes established.

Qualifications

  • Highschool diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in public health, EMS, health screenings or other health related field 
  • Proficient in MS Word/Excel 
  • Ability to interact effectively with senior management, EMTs/paramedics, and program participants 
  • Reliable transportation 
  • Ability to work early morning hours and weekend hours as necessary. 
  • Ability to work at least one 8-12 hour shift per week.
  • Prefer candidates currently working or living in CONNECT communities and/or Allegheny County.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Active or previous EMT or Paramedic Certification

  • Automotive Insurance
  • Driver's License

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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