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Geisinger Health System Mobile Healthcare Paramedic in Danville, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Provides paramedic level care, providing pre-hospital life support service in accordance with Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Act and consistent with related rules, regulations and regional protocol to people of all ages. Provide an expanded role within their scope of practice and social support activities in tandem with other providers in the patient’s home or community.

Job Duties

  • Within the scope of practice defined by the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Act and its regulations and any other applicable law, this individual provides healthcare in the out-of-hospital setting with a goal of improving a patient’s overall health by providing patient assessment and treatments in an integrated fashion that is coordinated with the Advanced Medical Home, care managers, primary care physicians, hospitalists, and other healthcare providers.

  • Maintains competency in knowledge and psychomotor skills by participating in ongoing laboratory and clinical experiences.

  • Communicates educational needs to Mobile Integrated Healthcare Coordinator, Operations Director and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director.

  • Maintains unrestricted Medical Command Authorization or other required credentialing with the Mobile Integrated Health.

  • Attends continuing education programs pertinent to their area of practice.

  • Conducts vehicle and equipment survey at onset of assigned tour and following patient encounters, participates in maintaining equipment and preparedness.

  • Performs routine medication checks at the change of each shift and uses proper written documentation.

  • Provides preceptorships as assigned for new personnel, students accepted from affiliate agency programs and volunteers.

  • Responsible for actively participating in patient safety improvement and management program.

  • Assumes responsibility for identifying processes or systems that could potentially lead to errors and adverse events.

  • Knows and follows organizational and departmental policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties.

  • Participates in required organizational and departmental patient safety education programs and other activities designed to improve departmental and organizational patient safety.

  • Promptly reports serious events and incidents in accordance with established hospital policy and procedure.

  • Develop a patient evaluation plan to assure that patient’s information is accurate and intact.

  • The Mobile Home Paramedic will respond to identified health needs and perform a home safety assessment, ultimately improving the quality of life and health.

  • Role will include outreach, wellness, health screening assessments, health teaching, providing Immunizations, disease management, including a thorough understanding of monitoring diabetes, congestive heart failure, and other diseases and the methods and medications used to treat them.

  • Recognition of mental health issues and referral into the existing mental health care system.

  • Wound care, safety programs, and functioning as integrated members of a healthcare team.

Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.

Education

Graduate from Specialty Training Program- (Required)

Experience

Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

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