The MIH Paramedic supports existing health services and provides integrated health services by working in cooperation with other health professionals such as physicians, referring providers, allied health, and public safety personnel in order to create a system of quality health care for the patient which may include but not limited to primary care, disease management, prevention and wellness, and mental health. The MIH Paramedic responds to the patient’s urgent care needs and provides assessment, treatment, and interface with appropriate clinicians in the patient’s home with the goal of avoiding unnecessary hospitalization.
General qualifications (vary by state):
• Valid driver’s license
• Paramedic Training Coursework
• Some states require a National Paramedic Certificate
• Basic Life Support (BLS) training and certification
• Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and certification
• Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training and certification
• Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training and certification
• Physical examination
• Federal criminal background screening
• Drug screening
• Sensitivity, empathy, and acceptance of cultural, racial, mental health, and socio-economic diversity
Possible Duties and Responsibilities:
• Administer patient care consistent with protocols and physician orders.
• Perform technical medical skills.
• Analyze lab values and integrate these values into the patient assessment and integration into clinical decisions.
• Complete initial and ongoing patient assessments associated with health, environment, family support, financial, etc., and develop effective managed care coordination plan.
• Coordinate health and behavioral health services for patients, including other community resources, as required.
• Coordinate appointments and follow-up with physicians, pharmacists, and hospitals.
• Facilitate a plan of care for the patient.
• Provide a caring and comfortable environment for the patient where you can explain medical procedures and outcomes and answer the patient’s questions and concerns concerning diagnosis, treatment, and integration to other providers.
• Conduct patient education including but not limited to diabetes prevention/treatment, hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), falls assessment, injury evaluation, geriatric frailty visits, and nutrition.
• Educate to assist with a safe living environment for patients without infringing on patients’ rights.
• Consult and provide education to family members and other supports to ensure that care is ongoing and that all client needs are identified and met.