Community Resource Paramedicine Responder II

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesvillehttps://cityofgainesville.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Gainesville-Fl/GRUCom-Enterprise-Planning-and-Administration-Director_4298

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Description:

SUMMARY

This is a professional technical position assisting in developing, implementing administering, and presenting a robust preemptive Community Resource Paramedicine (CRP) Program and services for the organization, its facilities, and local community. An employee assigned to this classification provides care coordination services, comprehensive information, and resource referrals via telephone and in person; performs safety and health checks and offers follow-up care to persons in need. Employee also acts as a professional member of the pre-hospital emergency care team in providing comprehensive basic and advanced life support treatment and care.

Positions allocated to this classification report to the CRP Program Coordinator and work under general direction. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of managerial responsibility and from lower classes by its administrative responsibilities. Errors in this classification have a significant effect on program and patient health outcomes.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower-level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Responds to emergencies with operational fire crews when emergencies arise on CRP visits or by 911 dispatch via a district chief when a CRP unit is available and needed.

Performs technical work and documentation in the provision of Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Life Support (ALS) for the acutely sick and injured as defined in Florida Administrative Code 64J-1. Uses medical equipment, based on competency level, such as but not limited to cardiac monitor, defibrillator, performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patients; uses other adjunct airways as needed under the direction of a physician.

Provide in-home assessments and treatments at the ALS level on behalf of primary care physicians

ALS Care includes the following:

The management of patient care with the assistance of an EMT under the guidance of a supervisory physician or written protocols prepared by a medical director.
Interpretation of cardiac rhythms with appropriate interventions.
The diagnosis of an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) via the interpretation of a 12 lead ecg.
The use of cardiac medications to treat cardiac dysrhythmias
The use of handheld blood analyzers (such as an I-Stat) to process blood labs on behalf of Emergency Room or primary Care Physicians
The recognition of high-risk medical events such as sepsis, stroke, acute heart failure, and other medical emergencies
The delivery of medications via Intramuscular Shots, Intravenous infusion, or Intravenous bolus.
The management and treatment of respiratory distress patients including invasive procedures the administration of IV/IM medication and advanced airway interventions such as intubation, or surgical cricothyrotomy
The management and treatment of a cardiac arrest patient including invasive procedures such as advanced airways, defibrillation, and IV ACLS medications per the current GFR medical protocols.
The management and treatment of serious traumatic injury including the identification of Trauma Alerts, Invasive procedures such as surgical airway procedure of cricothyrotomy, the use of needle decompression to alleviate tension pneumothorax.
The delivery of insulin through the use of a subcutaneous injection
Either through written orders or via telemedicine conferencing that include assessments, interpreting ECGs, and delivering prescribed medications more consistent with primary care or chronic disease management such as antibiotics, insulin, and antiviral medications.
The performance and analysis of basic vitals signs and advanced diagnostics such as capnography, ecg interpretation, and possibly ultrasound imaging.
Assessments and treatments will require protection of privacy for all patient information in accordance with the agency’s privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal and state law, an in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.

Managing Student Interns/Volunteers from various health programs at local educational institutions including mentoring, supervising during patient visits, and completing evaluations.

Prepares, decontaminates, inspects, inventories, repairs, and/or maintains medical equipment and supplies, first aid materials, and vehicles for safe operation; tests all equipment on a regular basis and checks for future readiness.

Attends team meetings and in-service training as required to remain knowledgeable of departmental operations, to promote improved job performance, and to stay current with changing emergency medicine techniques, state/local policies, procedures, codes, and laws.

Provides direct service through mobile response to identify, prioritize, and resolve social issues including unmet needs in order to reduce repeat 911 use, decrease hospital readmission, and increase patient quality of life.

Coordinates with CRP Program Coordinator and designated medical supervision to create care plans for program patients. Assists in analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining a strong and proactive CRP program to meet program goals as established by the Program Coordinator.

Drives and operates ambulances, and other response vehicles to and from incidents in response to emergencies and regularly scheduled appointments.

Develops and maintains effective liaison with assisting community agencies.

Ensures the proper tracking of data and statistical information related to the program.

Conducts special projects in conjunction with the program, to include assisting with grant applications and funding implementation.

Assists in advancing and planning city wide health events such as mobile vaccination, mobile preventative testing, and community health fairs.

Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, and one (1) year progressive experience in health, social services, public health, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Completion of Paramedic certification program, to include a 42-hour credit academic program (most of which clinical hours) and National Registry and/or State of Florida licensure.

Time working in a community resource program or paramedicine program preferred.

Associate’s (2 year) degree preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

Valid driver license required upon appointment.

Certifications

Must possess Florida State Certification as a Paramedic.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course required within twelve (12) months of appointment.

American Heart Association CPR certification.