Community Paramedic, Harnett County

Harnett County's Emergency Medical Services Department is currently recruiting for one Community Paramedic responsible to provide proactive care that is intended to help improve the overall health and wellness of program participants. This position also expands access to non-urgent health care through in-home patient visits and/or community-based services. 

Salary will be determined based on years of experience:

Up to two years of experience:   $49,561  ($4,130.08 Monthly), includes shift scheduled overtime
Two to five years of experience:  $54,517  ($4,543.09 Monthly), includes shift scheduled overtime
Five or more years of experience: $56,995  ($4,749.60 Monthly), includes shift scheduled overtime

To learn more about Emergency Medical Services, please click here.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Performs essential functions of a paramedic. 
  • Conducts patient education, including diabetes prevention/treatment, hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), falls assessment, and injury evaluation.
  • Serves as a trained "navigator" of community resources, connecting patients to agencies and services they may not be aware of (i.e. Home Health, Community Care of North Carolina, etc.).
  • Expands access to non-urgent health care through in-home patient visits and/or community-based services. Common services will include: assessment (vital signs, blood pressure, labs such as glucose levels, diagnostic cardiac monitoring, medication compliance and reconciliation, adherence to discharge instructions, etc.), treatment (wound care, medication administration, post-operative follow-up, etc.), prevention (immunizations, home safety check, health teaching, etc.), and referral (mental health, medical and social services, etc.). 
  • Reduces barriers to care by working in cooperation with other stakeholders/key medical providers in order to offer coordinated and integrated care (physician offices, home health agencies, hospice, long-term care facilities, public health department, social services, etc.); coordinates appointments and follow-up with physicians and hospitals.
  • Responds to patient complaints.
  • Correctly utilizes advanced protocols/procedures approved by the medical director.
  • Provides outreach education to the general public as requested by administration.
  • Documents visits in electronic medical record; enters required information into client database in order collect and analyze statistics for evaluation plan.
  • Acts in the capacity of a Paramedic on an EMS unit as needed.
  • Inspects emergency vehicles used by EMS to ensure the safe operations and efficient use.
  • Represents Harnett County EMS when assigned at meetings, dealing with public and educational presentations.
  • Provides assistance during disaster situations.
  • Performs other related work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 

  • Thorough knowledge of laws, rules, regulations, techniques and practices involved in the operation of emergency medical services.
  • Knowledgeable of the Harnett County EMS system, geographical area of the County, subdivisions and other key locations. 
  • Maintains knowledge in current departmental policies, county policies, and N.C OEMS regulations. 
  • Knowledge of emergency health care procedures and ability to evaluate the patient's conditions and properly render the appropriate treatment set forth in the patient care protocols, with or without physicians' direction. 
  • Skilled in the operations of an emergency vehicle, using knowledge and skills in driving to avoid hazards or to keep from becoming a hazard. 
  • Ability to pass and maintain training in specialized courses pertinent to Emergency Medical Services. 
  • Ability to plan and organize treatment in emergency and nonemergency situations. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with coworkers, EMS volunteers, hospital and medical community professionals, the public, and other emergency agencies. Ability to exercise sound judgment and make effective patient decision and accurate paramedic medical diagnosis and treatment decisions.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

High School or General Education Development Diploma (GED) and some experience in emergency medical service work as a Paramedic.

Licensing and Certifications:
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license. Certification by the State of North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic.

Preferred Certifications: 
Basic Life Support certification (PALS) and/or Emergency Pediatric Care (EPC); Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support certification (ACLS); International Trauma Life Support certification (ITLS) and/or Prehospital Trauma Life Support certification (PHTLS); Emergency Vehicle Driver certification (EVD); National Incident Management System certification (NIMS); HAZMAT certification.

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

 

Successful completion of a drug screening and criminal background check will be required as a condition of employment.

 

For more informatino visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/3201993-0/community-paramedic?keyword=&location=lillington%2C+nc&pagetype=searchPage

Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, August 30, 2021
County: 
Harnett
Certification Level: 
Paramedic