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Axis Health System

EMT Coordination Specialist

– Cortez, Colorado
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation DOE

Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores and San Juan counties. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it. 

If you are a dedicated professional who aspires to be part of an innovative culture and are interested in mission-driven healthcare, Axis Health System is a great fit for you.

Job Purpose:

The EMT will utilize their working knowledge to assess medical needs quickly, provide for basic medical needs, medical monitoring at the scene and during local or long distance transports. EMT’s will support mobile crisis therapist where necessary and appropriate.  EMT’s may be required to administer medications (behavioral control or not) as directed by medical director if credentialed appropriately.  EMTs will assist with care coordination after evaluations with rapid linkage to treatment providers.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or general equivalency diploma (GED);
  • State of Colorado EMT-B or higher; Colorado State driver’s license;
  • CPR for the professional rescuer or approved equivalent, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential job duties.  BLS, ACLS, PALS or PEPP preferred.
  • Annual Flu immunization by Nov 1, annual TB screening, current CPI training required.  

Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of EMS activities including triage, basic life support, and environmental conditions,  auto external defibrillation
  • Must be able to assess medical needs quickly and distinguish physical and behavioral health symptoms.
  • A working knowledge of crisis intervention approaches and the applications to clients with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse issues.
  • Knowledge of diverse issues including mental illness, co-occurring disorders, substance abuse, TBI, dementia and developmental disabilities.
  • Knowledge of community mental/physical health resources and their eligibility criteria and provide rapid linkage to treatment providers.
  •  Ability to deliver services in various locations.
  • Must have a driver’s license and ability to be commercially insured and maintain a driver’s record that allows insurability with AHS commercial insurance agency.
  • Principles of comprehensive report preparation and narration.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology and appropriate utilization of EMT-B or EMT-I level skills for pre-hospital care.
  • Knowledge and understanding of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Principles of modern EMS prevention and education
  • Good organizational skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a sometimes hectic environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Skill in communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with patients, the general public, co-workers, and supervisor(s) sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work directions.
  • Ability to operate standard office equipment including calculator, copy machine, fax and multi-line telephone.
  • Communicate confidential information only as required to perform job responsibilities. Working knowledge of HIPAA and 42 CFR, Pt 2.
  • Working knowledge of involuntary mental health holds (2CCR 502-1.27-65), and alcohol and drug Emergency Commitments (EC) and Involuntary Commitments (IC).
  • Effectively and competently utilize appropriate computer systems as it relates to individual job, with working knowledge of Windows based computer applications to include MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and Internet access.
  • Ability to establish universal precautions and report potential exposure to a communicable disease immediately.
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  • Location
    Cortez, Colorado
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    DOE
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