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Henry Ford Health System Mobile Integrated Health Paramedic - Detroit in Detroit, Michigan

GENERAL SUMMARY

Mobile Integrated Healthcare is the provision of healthcare using patient-centered, mobile resources in the out-of-hospital environment (American College of Emergency Physicians, 2020). The Mobile Integrated Health Paramedic (MIHP) works in collaboration with physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and case managers to provide and facilitate interventions in the Emergency Department (ED), Ambulatory Clinic (AC), Hospital and a patient's home or current residence (i.e. Skilled Nursing Facility). The MIHP assignments rotate between the Emergency Department and a Mobile Unit to conduct home visits. During the ED rotation, the MIHP is responsible for implementing and facilitating a variety of interventions designed to reduce ED re-visits, hospital admissions, observation stays and readmissions. During the MIHP community visit rotation, the MIHP conducts visits in the patient's home or current residence to evaluate health status (Triage), perform treatments under the direction of a physician (Treat) and if necessary arrange for the patient to receive care in another location (Transport).

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conducts a comprehensive assessment to align appropriate support care services to ensure a safe transition to the next level of care.

  • Engages patients as part of the care team through advocacy, ongoing communication, health education, identification of service resources and service facilitation.

  • Utilizes professional judgment, critical thinking, motivational interviewing and selfmanagement techniques to assist patients in overcoming barriers to goal achievement.

  • Communicates regularly with multiple care teams such as ambulatory clinic, case management, home health care agency, skilled nursing facility, community organization and health plan personnel.

  • Participates in process improvement activities designed to improve workflow. May include data collection, chart review, participation in case studies.

  • Conducts an extensive evaluation of the patient’s medical and social history to develop care recommendations that optimize care transitions to the physician and other members of the care team.

  • Facilitates insurance prior authorization.

  • Promotes healthy behaviors through education and counseling.

  • Participates in hospital progression rounds to discuss discharge and transitions of care recommendations.

  • Conducts an in-home assessment of the patient, which includes but is not limited to physical exam, medication review, environmental safety and social support systems.

  • Provides treatments in the home under the direction of a physician. Interventions include but are not limited to medication administration (route: intervenous, IM, SQ, oral, aerosolized), blood draws, specimen collections and ECGs.

  • Provides counseling and interventions related to treatment decisions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Three to five (3-5) years of clinical experience.

  • Strong clinical skills with knowledge of emergency medicine and chronic disease management.

  • Extensive knowledge of pharmacology, anatomy and pathophysiology as well as related clinical pathways and implications in high-risk populations.

  • Extensive understanding of community resources and the needs of diverse populations.

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Strong organizational, planning and implementation skills.

  • Able to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Creative and resourceful with ability to demonstrate critical thinking skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skills.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Adaptable to a changing work environment.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED

  • Licensure as a Paramedic with a valid State of Michigan license.

  • American Heart Association - Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

  • American Heart Association - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certification.

  • Valid State of Michigan Driver's License.

    Overview

    Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

    $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

    including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

    other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

    now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

    of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

    health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s

    major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

    remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

    education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

    in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

    pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com.

    Benefits

    Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

    making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry

    Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

    Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are

    dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

    and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an

    employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

    (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

    Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.
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