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Sr. Advanced Care Paramedic

  • Job ID: 383495203
  • 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

Summary:

UPMC Innovative Homecare Solutions is hiring a full-time Paramedic role for the Pittsburgh area. We offer eight (8), 12-, or 16-hour shifts.  The team is currently operating from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. seven (7) days per week.   Scheduling is flexible but some weekends (and eventual overnights) will be scheduled.  It is expected to become 24/7 in future due to the high demand. You begin and end your day at our Northside location.  

Our Advanced Care Paramedics function with an expanded scope of practice and remote physician support via telemedicine to prevent ER visits by treating acutely ill patients in place. This is a new and innovative service in its first year.  Our field staff have an enormous role in shaping the development of the program and we actively solicit and act on feedback and suggestions.  There is a lot of focus on professional development and expanded scope of practice, with opportunities for individual staff members to take ownership of projects and initiatives that match their interests.

Why UPMC

  • We offer continuing education credits towards renewal of the PA paramedic certificate for most of our in-house training.  
  • We pride ourselves on a positive work environment where feedback and discussion are encouraged.  
  • Scheduling balances flexibility and predictability with a set rotating schedule and liberal approval of trade requests. 
  • All of our equipment and vehicles are new. 
  • Unique training opportunities.

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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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:

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Driver's License
  • National Institute of Health Stroke Scale Certification *within 90 days of hire*
  • Paramedic
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

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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