COMMUNITY/911 PARAMEDIC

JOB SUMMARY:

 

Position Summary: The Clear Creek Health Assistance Team (CCHAT) comprises a Community Paramedic and a Behavioral Health Co-responder Clinician.  The team operates within the 911 system and Community Integrated Healthcare Service (CIHCS) to reduce the detriments of a mental or behavioral health crisis and providing support to other vulnerable populations in Clear Creek County.  The team responds to appropriately screened 911 calls to provide trauma-informed, client centered responses to individuals in crisis. The team also partners with local Law Enforcement (LE) agencies to respond to crisis calls for service that require an LE presence.  CCHAT response includes welfare checks, trespassing, suicidal parties, and other appropriate call types.  To help reduce the reliance on emergency services, the CCHAT team also receives after-hours referrals from EMS/Fire/LE/Community Partners and provides follow-up care through CIHCS enrollment and/or resource navigation utilizing local and regional resources.    CIHCS services may also include general medical assistance based on individual consumer need. The community/911 paramedic will also respond to 911 calls in an ambulance.

Benefits: Retirement, Health, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Voluntary Life, Critical Illness, Accident and Hospital, Life & AD&D Ins, Short-term and Long-term Disability, PTO, Sick Leave, Education Assistance.

PRINCIPLE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Provide ongoing, non-emergent medical care and resource navigation in accordance with CCHAT protocols
  • Respond to mental health-related 911 referrals and provide crisis de-escalation and on-scene medical, risk, and needs assessments to identify problems and appropriate interventions such as mental health holds, safety planning, and immediate resource navigation.
  • Provide ongoing resource navigation in the days and weeks following a client contact.
  • Assist the Behavioral Health Clinician by providing medical assessments when disposition decisions are being made while responding to mental health-related calls. CCHAT team provides secure transportation for mental health holds for appropriate cases.
  • Provide emergency medical care to the sick and injured.
  • Coordinate medication/medical and social needs of clients with psychiatrists, nurses, and other medical sources as part of crisis resolution and CIHCS.
  • Maintain accurate and timely clinical records consistent with standards.
  • Participate in team/department meetings and trainings.
  • Maintain trauma-informed environment of wellbeing
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION:

 

  • Current Paramedic Licensure and Community Paramedic endorsement with the state of Colorado within one year of hire. 
  • Critical Care Endorsement with the state of Colorado within one year of hire
  • Current BLS, ACLS, and PALS certifications.

 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

 

  • Community Paramedic Endorsement with the state of Colorado within one year of hire.
  • Knowledge of the scope of practice and role of a Community Paramedic per the state of Colorado.
  • Knowledge or ability to learn and practice trauma informed principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to assess crisis situations and intervene appropriately.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work flexible and on-call hours, which may be required.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record.

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

 

Typical Physical Demands: Ability to sit, stand, bend and reach, drive, and operate standard office equipment such as a phone, computer, facsimile, copier/printer, and other business machines.  Occasional lifting up to 40 lbs.

 

Typical Mental Demands: Ability to give, receive and analyze information, formulate work plans, prepare written materials and articulate goals and action plans.  Must understand people from all walks of life and be able to communicate effectively with them.

 

 

Work Conditions: This position may require evening and weekend hours.  Some local travel for prescheduled visits and Safe Transport to local Detox/Mental Health facilities.  I will ride with a licensed crisis clinician working with Clear Creek EMS in response to mental health-related calls and CIHCS visits.  Due to the nature of the 911 response, this position will be considered an essential service and require travel and response in inclement weather conditions.

 

 

SUPERVISORY:

 

 

None

 

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of requirements, duties and responsibilities.  Clear Creek County provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of requirements, duties, and responsibilities.  Clear Creek County provides reasonable job-related accommodations for disabled persons.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).