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Community Health Technician, Paramedic

Description

At UPMC, we’re all here for the same reason – to make Life Changing Medicine happen. Join our team and you will play a unique and important role in our mission to change healthcare for the better. Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of one year of experience in public health, EMS, health screenings or another health-related field? Do you have a current Paramedic licensure? If so, UPMC may have a perfect fit for you! 

UPMC Health Plan is hiring a full-time Community Health Technician, Paramedic to help support the Connect Community Paramedics department. This position will predominantly work standard daylight hours, Monday through Friday. On occasion, there will be events that will require early morning start times and a few Saturday shifts throughout the year. The team is based out of Pittsburgh's north side at Harbor Gardens. This position will involve a mix of working in the office, from home, and traveling to health clinic sites and members' homes. Reliable transportation and management of equipment preparation/equipment return is required. An active Paramedic license is preferred. 

The Community Health Technician is responsible for registering and then guiding patients through the health screening/community health process. The technician must set up and calibrate equipment as well as collect patient samples for the purpose of analyzing blood glucose and a total lipid panel. Blood pressure and BMI will also be assessed. They will also assist the Community Health Team Supervisor as required.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Perform duties in accordance with scope of Paramedic licensure
  • Assist health coaches with patient education as needed
  • Assist with photocopying, marketing material assembly, data input, and phone call follow-up
  • Assist with occasional patient visits and cold visits
  • Assist with disease management and other preventive health services, including planning, implementation, service delivery and evaluation of these programs as requested

 

Qualifications

  • Paramedic required. Active paramedic license preferred. 
  • Minimum of 1-year experience in public health, EMS, health screenings or other health-related field + current or previous licensure.
  • 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.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Previous or current Paramedic certification required.
  • Drivers License Required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License

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