Job ID: J130089
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Home, PA, United States
Facility: Work From Home
Full/Part Time: Part time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Dec 5, 2018
GENERAL OVERVIEW: Community Paramedics evaluate complex patients in community settings for clinical conditions and social determinant of health barriers to identify underlying causes of emergent and acute healthcare services utilization. Employing independent decision making, Community Paramedics help patients develop self-management goals and coordinate with primary and specialty physician practices, social work and case management, and non-network affiliated entities in addition to prehospital care services to improve patient/clinician relationships and reduce the need for emergency services. They reinforce patient education delivered in traditional healthcare settings working to improve health literacy in support of those goals, and assist patients in developing resilient strategies to independently locate resources. Community Paramedics perform basic and advanced examinations within their scope of practice to evaluate emergent, urgent, and chronic conditions, triaging as appropriate, and ensuring appropriate follow on care is delivered and may provide critical life support interventions when necessary.
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