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Community Paramedic

Company: Tower Health
Location: Reading
Posted on: January 16, 2020

Job Description:

Overview Advancing Health. Transforming Lives. Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services across Eastern Pennsylvania. We bring together more than 11,000 dedicated team members, 2,000 nationally recognized physicians, specialists, and providers across 65 convenient locations. Together, our six hospitals and other entities offer a full range of medical care to the communities we serve. Here, we know that advancing the quality of care will transform the quality of life. About Reading Hospital Our nationally recognized flagship institution, Reading Hospital has served the local community since 1867. We----- re a Magnet -- designated facility with many specialties, a dedicated rehabilitation hospital, and affiliated medical offices, all committed to delivering access to the region----- s highest quality care, leading-edge technology, and experienced medical professionals. Located in the friendly West Reading area, our main campus offers a variety of amenities that make working here every day a pleasure Responsibilities The community paramedic will function as a care navigator to improve local population health. These responsibilities will include: Conduct a series of post-discharge in-home visits to identify and correct barriers to care plan compliance, improve compliance with home medications, and reduce ED returns, observation admissions, and hospital readmission. The in-home assessment will also identify risk of fall, dietary habits, transportation, access to basic health needs, and social environment needs. Review care plan, discharge instructions, perform a medication inventory, as well as complete in-home physical and environmental assessments.Provide condition specific education, an overall physical and environmental assessment and provide the patient with resources to address issues that if left untreated, could lead to readmission. Address healthcare literacy related to diet and medications, and identify social support challenges that make care plan compliance difficult. Guide patients through the transitions to home, assist with a medication inventory and medication administration plan, and help the patient independently comply with their prescribed care plan. #LI Qualifications Education Requirements:

  • Vocational/Technical Degree: EMT & Paramedic Training Program (Required). Certification and Licensure Requirements:
    • BLS CERTIFICATION (Required)
    • Patient Care-prehospital experience required (Required)
    • National Paramedic Certification (Required)

Keywords: Tower Health, Reading , Community Paramedic, Healthcare , Reading, Pennsylvania

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