Paramedic

Job ID: J141282
Company: West Penn Allegheny Health System
Location: Oakmont, PA, United States
Full/Part Time: Full time
Job Type: Regular
Posted at: Mar 6, 2019

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Description

Multi-tasking relative to scheduled patient visits and providing needed care/interventions in a timely manner. (25%)
Patient assessment. (20%)
Understanding of chronic disease. (20%)
Knowledge of prescribed medications. (15%)
Provides basic and advanced life support (10%)
Knowledge of medical documentation and computer programming/patient care data entry (10%)
Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Education/Licensure Required:
PA certified paramedic with command privileges; CPR certification; ACLS, PALS, PHTLS/ITLS; PA driver's license 

Required Experience
1 year experience required.
 

Summary

As part of the growing need to transfer patients within AHN, Prehospital Care Operations is expanding the transport program to include ALS/BLS Ambulances to support community EMS when they are not available to provide the requested service. Responsible for providing care to those of chronic disease. The paramedic assists in disease management and transition of care to the home setting. The paramedic assists in education and understanding of disease processes, prescribed medications, and the use of medical devices that the patient will utilize in the home. Examples of understanding and use will include, recording of patient body weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure along with any other identified measurements to enhance healthy living.

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