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Job Title: Community Paramedicine ("CP") Coordinator

Company: Good Samaritan Hospital

City/State: Suffern, NY

Category: Nursing/Nursing Management

Department: Administrative Admin

Position: Per Diem

Hours: per diem

Shift: Day - 12 hour Shift

Req #: 19156

Job Details:

Job Summary:

The Community Paramedicine (“CP”) Coordinator will lead the Community Paramedicine Program and work collaboratively with Rockland Paramedic Services (“RPS”) to address the issues of complex patients who use the Emergency Department. This is a new program, which will focus on multiple visits patients to prevent unnecessary emergency department visits, hospital admissions, and/or readmissions. The CP Coordinator shall be Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Medical Services Council (“HVREMSCO”) certified for medical control and be responsible for coordinating the identified patient cohort for follow up by the community paramedic. The CP Coordinator will conduct telephonic health assessments and work directly with the Community Paramedics (“CPs”) to ensure that patients receive the right care, in the right place and at the right time.

Responsibilities:

Serves as the Medical Control of the CP Program and be certified by the HVREMSCO. Provides oversight of the CPs including all aspects of patient care. Provide clear, concise instructions to the CPs, which are within their scope of practice. Maintain knowledge levels appropriate for a Medical Control Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner, through continued education, as required by the Hudson Valley Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee (“REMAC”) and NYS DOH. Outreaches and enroll patients in the CP Program and assist GSH case managers in evaluating and enrolling potential new patients prior to discharge, from the hospital. Develops and maintains relationships with local service area primary care/specialty providers to facilitate referrals and enrollment of new patients in the CP Program. Develops and maintains maintaining relationships with the GSH acute care management team and for developing processes to facilitate enrollment of hospital patients into the CP Program. Meets daily with the CPs as well as case management to discuss enrolled patients and any needed clinical visits for the day. Responsible for the CP Program hotline number, assess, triage, treat with the consult of the primary care provider/ED director, and/or dispatch a CP to the caller’s home for further evaluation. Schedules an appointment for the patient for the appropriate level of care that the situation requires, i.e. BH care, primary or specialty care if CP assistance not required. Based on the CP’s assessment, the Coordinator will determine the patient’s need for mental health, alcohol or substance abuse, medical and/or a social care. The coordinator shall provide a comprehensive response to each call and offer the right services at the right time, whether it’s a visit by the CP, an appointment with a primary care provider/specialist, or referral to community based services. Responsible for clinical/administrative duties, as determined by the Vice President, Population Health and/or Director of Emergency Services, to ensure quality of care and patient safety and well-being to emergency department patients and those enrolled in the community paramedic program. Ensure all information is kept confidential and HIPAA compliant. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Requirements:

Experience:

Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience as an APC providing emergency department or inpatient care services preferred.

Education:

Graduate level degree w/ certification as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant degree or higher.

Licenses / Certifications:

New York State Licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant required. ACLS certification required. Must obtain and/or Maintain Hudson Valley REMAC Medical Control Credentials.

Other:

If applicable, the individual performing this job may reasonably anticipate coming into contact with human blood and other potentially infectious materials. Individuals in this position are required to exercise universal precautions, use personal protective equipment and devices, and learn the policies concerning infection control. Proficiency with using electronic medical record system. Knowledge of the design and operation of the Medical Control System. Trained in and thoroughly familiar with EMS levels of training and responsibilities as well as the responsibilities of a medical control physician. Obtain and /or maintain Hudson Valley REMAC Medical Control Credentials.