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St. Peters Health Community Paramedicine Advanced EMT - 1.0 or .5 FTE 6173.882 in Helena, Montana

JOB SUMMARY: This position’s primary responsibility is to incorporate elements of holistic person-centered care through the collection, verification and organization of data about a patient’s health status, planning for care, implementation of the plan and evaluation. Provides direct patient care in the home or setting where the patient refers to as home. The CP is under the direction of the Program Medical Director. Performs detailed and accurate assessments utilizing a standardized assessment of patients and completes documentation in a timely and accurate manner. Facilitates patient hand-offs and provides assistance to move the patient through the care continuum. Understands the principles of case management to ensure effective coordination of care and utilization of community resources. Ability to implement quality care standards for patients served. Coordinates provision of patient care for assigned patients, maintains competency levels annually and attends continuing education as applicable. Delegates appropriate tasks as needed. Care tasks may include but are not limited to;

  • Medication compliance,

  • Laboratory specimen collection,

  • Point-of-care testing,

  • Hospital discharge follow–up care,

  • Crystalloid Infusions,

  • Limited medication administration

  • Minor medical procedures approved by the Program Medical Director.

Works collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team, co-workers, physicians, and the community emphasizing a teamwork environment. Has a “can do” attitude, keeps the department running smoothly, promotes teamwork, while setting the tone for the department by being a good role model. Maintains a positive attitude and flexibility regarding fluctuating patient census and staffing needs. Ability to take call and work weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule. Demonstrates critical thinking skills and actively completes assignments, documentation per agency policy. Able to prioritize and multi-task when the department gets busy. Keep calm during stressful times.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE: One year of full–time service as an EMT, or its part-time equivalent required;

Possess sufficient knowledge, critical thinking skills, and experience to demonstrate ability to work autonomously.

EDUCATION: High school graduate, GED, or equivalent. Successful completion of an EMT, AEMT or Paramedicine course is required.

Successfully complete a Community Integrated Health Care (CIHC) education program through an accredited organization and achieve CIHC Endorsement for licensure within 18 months of hire. Successful completion of EMT Endorsements ie. IV Initiation, Medication Administration, and Advanced Airway Management with 18 months of hire.

Must complete 12 hours continuing education annually in clinical topics approved by the program medical director.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY: State of Montana EMT, AEMT or Paramedic. Current licensure as an EMT, AEMT or Paramedic required. BLS certification is required.

Must maintain EMT, AEMT or Paramedic licensure and Continuing Education requirements.

Aptitudes:

  • Demonstrates the ability to problem-solve independently.

  • Demonstrates the ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, stresses, deadlines, difficult situations and/or customers.

  • Demonstrates the maturity in interpersonal/communication skills necessary for effective, non-judgmental, and empathetic patient care, customer, and staff relations.

  • Demonstrates the openness to feedback and a changing environment, which requires flexibility in scheduling and department assignments.

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Criminal background check

Reference checks

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