EMT/Paramedic (9438C), University Health Services - 42386
University of California Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 3439024
EMT/Paramedic (9438C), University Health Services - 42386
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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UC Berkeley's University Health Services (UHS) is a fully accredited comprehensive university health service providing primary medical care, counseling and psychological services, and innovative health promotion programs for students, faculty and staff. UHS provides on-campus medical care and coordinates supplemental needs for off-campus care through a network of community specialists and hospitals. The Clinical Services Program within the UHS includes urgent care, primary care and specialty clinics, laboratory, pharmacy, physical therapy, radiology, and a major medical insurance plan. Campus is creating the Compassionate Crisis Response program and housing it within UHS to assist mental health emergences.
Under the sponsorship of Vice Chancellor of Administration, the Compassionate Crisis Response Program aims to provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed, and person-centered assessment and intervention to address the immediate needs of the individual in crisis.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: September 23, 2022
DIRECT CLIENT CARE
Work collaboratively during designated shift with the mental health clinician and peer counselor to provide crisis bases in-person assessment and intervention:
Work collaboratively with team members to quickly assess the needs of individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, and collaboratively create a response plan.
Practice self-awareness and cultural humility as a member of a diverse team; be conscientious and sensitive to interpersonal dynamics with other team members.
Demonstrate strong ability to remain calm and attentive during crises, as well as to work through several separate crises during a single shift.
Demonstrate a high level of resilience and self-care as part of maintaining wellness in a high crisis and first responder position.
Initiate and respond to behavioral health and social welfare calls for service and assess community members for their respective needs - quickly and efficiently assess a client's condition and determine the best course of treatment/intervention.
Provide basic first aid or basic life support to clients.
Review client medical records using electronic health records.
Provide culturally responsive, trauma-informed, harm reduction, and person-centered mental health and substance use crisis assessment, intervention, de-escalation for individuals experiencing non-violent, behavioral health crisis on the UC Berkeley campus footprint.
Show competency in use of Narcan for opioid overdose reversal.
Make appropriate referrals/linkage based on clinical needs.
Documents client progress, treatment recommendations, interventions and client response in the EHR and other required systems to facilitate the sharing of information and coordination of care with other involved providers.
Participates in and coordinates regularly scheduled and clinically indicated ad hoc multidisciplinary consultation meetings with colleagues to discuss relevant aspects of client care and help to ensure positive client outcomes.
Uses shared decision-making techniques to work proactively with the client around the care plan and communicates plans to the care team.
Participates in regular care manager consultation meetings with Crisis Response Manager, High Risk/Hospital Manager or Clinical Director.
Functions as liaison to community based providers.
Participate and complete all assigned trainings in a timely manner to form a strong foundation for clinical work.
CARE MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT
Identifies improvements to systems, practices, and procedures and advocates recommendations to leadership.
Works with Crisis Response Program Manager, High Risk/Hospital Manager, Clinical Director, Referral Coordinator, CAPS leadership, and CAPS staff to develop protocols aimed at improving care delivery for at-risk clients and support CAPS providers using such protocols.
Develops, maintains, and shares internal UHS, campus, and community resources as appropriate with clients and staff to promote efficient quality care.
Promotes the development of collaborative relationships with peers and other health professionals by articulating practice issues and communicating through appropriate organizational channels.
Participates in staff meetings and meetings related to care management.
Adheres to principles of quality, customer-oriented standards.
Demonstrates professionalism, courtesy, and sensitivity in all interactions with clients and staff.
When assigned, actively participates on UHS committees and/or the development of new programs/ideas.
Is knowledgeable of client rights and responsibilities, rules of confidentiality and client privacy.
Readily accepts additional responsibility including assisting with the evaluation of unit operation/efficiency.
Maintains client records appropriately including confidentiality and completeness of notes. This includes written and electronic records.
Is knowledgeable of UHS and campus departments, services, locations.
Is knowledgeable of operational, administrative, business, and personnel policies.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability as health care practices and related technology change.
Demonstrates an active investment in organizational and unit goals to improve customer service.
Implements University and UHS policies and procedures to assure a consistently high level of client care, safety and customer service.
Inspect and maintain all medical supplies/equipment for optimal use.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum - 6 months of work experience as an EMT or Paramedic.
Demonstrated commitment and dedication to the care of vulnerable populations.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
Must be current in local, state and federally mandated training.
Must maintain current industry standards through continuing education.
Must maintain current licensure in the following:
CPR through the American Heart Association.
EMT - State or National Registry Card.
Applicable state or county certification requirement.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
Experience with Community-Based EMS Services.
Knowledge of Community Resources.
Community Paramedic Training.
Familiarity with crisis intervention, de-escalation, and motivational interviewing techniques.
Salary & Benefits
This is a 100% full-time (40 hrs a week) non-exempt career position, which is paid bi-weekly and eligible for full UC Benefits.
Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience within the range of $27.60 (step 1.0) - $31.82 (step 7.0)
Please submit your cover letter and resume when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Your employment is dependent on obtaining and maintaining a credentialing clearance (if applicable), background clearance and medical clearance according to University Health Service policies.
Up to 6 positions available to be filled. 50-100% FTE. Final FTE based on selected finalist's availability and department staffing needs.
AFSCME-EX [for UHS]: This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Patient Care Technical Unit (EX) between the University of California and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/ex/index.html
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Employment is contingent upon passing a physical exam.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
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