The Community Paramedic is a grant-funded, fulltime position that is responsible, in conjunction with the case manager, of evaluating complex patients in community settings for clinical conditions and social determinant of health barriers to identify underlying causes of emergent and acute healthcare services utilization. Employing independent decision-making, Community Paramedics help patients develop self-management goals and coordinate with primary and specialty physician practices, social work and case management, and non-network affiliated entities in addition to pre-hospital care services to improve patient/clinician relationships and reduce the need for emergency services. They reinforce patient education delivered in traditional healthcare settings working to improve health literacy in support of those goals, and assist patients in developing resilient strategies to independently locate resources. Community Paramedics perform basic and advanced examinations within their scope of practice to evaluate emergent, urgent, and chronic conditions, triaging as appropriate, and ensuring appropriate follow-on care is delivered and may provide critical life support interventions when necessary.
4 years Pre-hospital Care clinician (EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic), required
1-3years Social services, mental health, or public health agency, preferred
Additional certifications, a plus
Spanish-speaking, a plus
2 years Paramedic (full unrestricted ALS), required
Bachelor's degree in Emergency Medicine, Public Health, Education, Health Science, Emergency Management, or similar, preferred
Licenses / Certifications:
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), required
Basic Life Support (BLS), required
Margaretville Hospital, in Margaretville, NY, is home to Delaware County's most advanced critical-care access hospital. This 15-bed facility cares for more than 240 inpatients annually while performing 14,000 outpatient procedures each year. Margaretville Hospital was named one of the top 100 critical-access hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association. It provides emergency care, ambulatory care services, laboratory testing, medical imaging, physical and occupational therapy, swing-bed rehabilitation programs, respite care, and board-certified specialist and wellness education.
WMCHealth is a 1,900-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with ten hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, a state of the art Telemedicine program, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.