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Paramedic (MIH - Allegheny County)

  • Job ID: 927686349
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Innovative Homecare Solutions
  • Department: UPMC In Home
  • Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $18.78 to $31.22 / hour

Description

UPMC is hiring an Advanced Care Paramedic to join the Home Assessment Reponse Team!

This is a Full Time position with 8, 12, and 16 hour shifts. Some weekends and overnight.

This position will require travel to support patients in their homes, in Allegheny County. The office is located at Harbor Gardens (1650 Metropolitan Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15233)

Responsibilities:

  • Clinical:
    • Provide advanced clinical care to ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care; accessing online medical command or other resources when appropriate, and employing the skills, competencies, and judgment necessary to provide patient care in any environment; using resources that are required or made available.
    • Documents appropriate assessment, interventions, and other pertinent patient information in a timely manner.
    • Collects and promptly processes demographic, medical necessity, and other necessary billing information.
    • Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program
    • Performs thorough hands-on patient assessments and history-taking, utilizing diagnostic equipment including ECG, point-of-care laboratory testing, and other advanced adjuncts to investigate symptoms and complaints.
    • Provides emergency care when indicated by a life-threatening condition.
    • Provide advanced clinical care to ill or injured patients in adherence with established protocols and standards of care 
    • Accesses online medical command and communicates clinical findings verbally and/or in writing, providing a clear impression of the patients condition. 
    • Utilizes telemedicine technology to facilitate high-fidelity remote examination by a physician in adjunct to the paramedics assessment.  
    • Confirms and performs interventions and treatments based on physician orders.
    • Administers medications with attention to safety and accuracy.  
    • Facilitates delivery of prescription medications from stock as ordered.
    • Ensures that patients understand all instructions in order to remain safely home following treatment and receive appropriate follow-up care.
    • Adheres to a high level of professionalism in documentation, including thorough notation of appropriate assessment, interventions, and other pertinent patient information in a timely manner.
    • Collects and promptly processes demographic and medical necessity information.
    • Participates constructively in the peer-review driven quality improvement program.
  • Operations:
    • Adheres to system standardization, policies and procedures, and other established practices to ensure prompt efficient response, safe operations, and quality patient care.
    • Meets all deadlines for certifications, clinical competencies, or educational requirements.
    • Ensures safe operation of patient laden stretcher employing appropriate stretcher discipline at all times.
    • Maintains safe loading, unloading, adjustment of head of stretcher, and stretcher movement during transports. 
    • Reports for scheduled shifts on-time and well-rested. 
    • Responds to all requests in a safe and efficient manner, adhering to system standards, policies and procedures, and other established practices.
    • Participates in projects and initiatives to continue the advancement of this growing team.
    • Maintains operational readiness by completing required equipment and medication checks and logs on an established schedule..
  • Safety:
    • Ensures the safety of patients and all others functioning in and around the patient.
    • Utilizes appropriate safety channels to report safety concerns and uses tools available to enhance a safe work environment. 
    • Safely operates a company vehicle, avoiding distractions while driving.
    • Supports safe vehicle operation by coworkers, providing navigation and communication support during response.
    • Ensures the safety of patients and others in and around the patient's home. 
    • Utilizes appropriate channels to report safety concerns and uses tools available to enhance a safe work environment.  
    • Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements and required medical screenings.
    • Reports and documents injuries, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner.
  • Outreach: Reflects a positive attitude to the customer in a high stress environment at all times along.
    • Demonstrates the ability to establish a rapport with patients, caregivers and healthcare providers; including the ability to create and sustain a positive relationship; regardless of circumstances, environment, or patient presentation.
  • Employee Health:
    • Maintains fitness for duty by adhering to all employee health requirements and required medical screenings.
    • Reports injuries and completes the appropriate documentation, no matter how minor, to a supervisor in a timely manner.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Three years clinical experience in prehospital or hospital care  
  • Must be eligible to receive medical command authorization by the Medical Director, have reliable transportation, and be willing to travel to any residence or venue of care within the defined service area.  
  • Must be able to successfully complete the prescribed orientation program, including classroom, clinical rotations, educational competencies, and on the job training.  
  • Must have the ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities, and specialized equipment. 
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment physical exam that includes a fitness for duty physical exam, hearing evaluation, and be declared fit for duty by the Medical Director.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Driver's LicenseAdvanced Cardiac Life Support or equivalent
  • Advanced Medical Life Support or equivalent
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Pediatric Adv Life Support
  • PA Paramedic (required) 
  • Nationally Registered Paramedic (preferred)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or equivalent 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support 
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Score (NIHSS) (required within 90-days of hire)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification
  • Paramedic
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.  

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