Medical Assistant/EMT HOP Specialist

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless in Denver, CO USA


$15.50 to $18.60 Hourly

Benefits Offered

Medical, Vision, Dental, Life

Employment Type


The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless seeks an EMT/MA HOP Specialist to work within an Integrated Health Care Team to help provide comprehensive patient care in the primary health care setting. This position will work on the HOP which is a mobile medical clinic that makes scheduled stops at homeless shelters and drop-in centers across Denver, in the Stout Street Health Center located at 2130 Stout Street Denver, CO 80205, and in other outreach sites. This position reports to the Coordinator of Health Outreach Program (HOP).

Résumés without a cover letter may not be considered. In addition to information about qualifications, applicants must describe their interest in helping homeless people and should include language describing their understanding of the causes of homelessness. Please indicate where you first saw this job posting in your cover letter.

Coalition Benefits

In addition to the unique challenges and extraordinary rewards of our work, eligible Coalition employees enjoy a rich benefits package, including:

  • Health insurance coverage on the first day of employment: full-time employees contribute only 1% of their earnings for their own health coverage and no more than 4% of their earnings for coverage of eligible dependents. We’re proud to offer same- and opposite-sex domestic partner coverage;
  • Dental, vision, and flexible spending/dependent care/public transit accounts;
  • Free basic life insurance and long-term disability coverage;
  • Dollar-for-dollar retirement plan matching contributions up to 5% of earnings;
  • Extensive paid time-off, including 8 holidays, 12 days of sick leave, and three weeks of vacation for new full-time employees in their first full year.

Essential Job Functions

HOP Driver/Operator

  1. Drive the HOP mobile health van to scheduled outreach sites in the community.
  2. Set up and break down the van at each outreach site.
  3. Maintain the van according to the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, which includes scheduling and arranging for delivery and pick-up of the van from the service dealer and keeping a file of completed work.
  4. Identify mechanical problems and communicate with the van manufacturer/service dealer to correct the problem.
  5. Ensure appropriate waste management and fueling of the vehicle.
  6. Coordinate with CCH Operations to ensure roadside assistance/insurance policies and vehicle licensure is up to date. Ensure all required legal vehicle documentation and emergency service information is available on the van.
  7. Inform medical team of any vehicle problems and the service timetable to correct the problem.
  8. Call scheduled sites to cancel visits due to mechanical problems or inclement weather.
  9. Assist in maintaining office equipment on the HOP van by initiating work orders and repair requests and following up to ensure work is satisfactorily completed.
  10. Maintain interior and exterior cleanliness of the health van which includes sweeping, mopping, damp wiping of fixtures with germicidal disinfectant, and disinfecting toilet/lavatory.

Medical Assistant/EMT

  1. Provides for the safe delivery of patient care, in routine and emergency situations, within the scope of education and training, such as taking vital signs, and performing patient assessments.
  2. Performs check-in of pediatric patients including vital signs, height, weight, head circumference (if appropriate), eye check, and pediatric immunizations (including entering the immunization into the CIIS State of Colorado database and into NextGen.
  3. Obtains specimens and performs laboratory tests including urinalysis, urine HCG, hematocrits, glucoses, etc.
  4. Performs venipuncture and prepares blood and other specimens accurately for transport to the central lab.
  5. Assists in the development and administration of patient care plans, performing continual assessment and performance of the plan outlined and recommending proper changes to the plan.
  6. Performs basic medical office procedures including sterile and non-sterile procedures, application of dressings. Pulse oximetry, peak flow analysis, EKG, audioscope and other screening tests.
  7. Administers immunizations per clinic protocol.
  8. Contacts clients in need of follow-up for abnormal labs and missed appointments as requested.
  9. Distributes incoming faxes to the appropriate personnel.
  10. Performs telephone triage of incoming calls in concert with nursing staff.
  11. Assists in securing and sending releases of information to clients at the clinic.
  12. Transcribes providers’ orders and documents in patient’s record.
  13. Teaches patient/family personal care techniques which may include personal hygiene, diabetes care, and other health conditions.
  14. Assists providers and nurses with examinations, procedures, and other processes related to direct patient care.
  15. Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, including quality improvement, safety, environmental, and infection control standards.
  16. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, reviewing current literature, and attending meetings.
  17. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  18. Chaperones PAPs and other exams as needed.
  19. Schedules appointments, X-rays, special studies, etc. upon request.
  20. Participates in ordering and maintaining appropriate level of stock items, such as medical supplies.
  21. Maintains knowledge of preparation of clinical forms and other needed paperwork.
  22. Will become knowledgeable in eligibility requirements for potential SSC clients and, using appropriate paperwork, determine whether those potential clients are eligible to use SSC as their medical facility.
  23. Maintains EHR core competencies as evidenced by:
  • Records all vital signs into NextGen which include BP, P, T, R, Height, Weight, smoking status and possibly finger stick for glucose level and peak flow if patient’s chronic medical lists indicate that these are appropriate according to patient’s diagnosis.
  • Records all patient visits electronically into NextGen, ensuring that they include the PMH, PSH, FH, Social History, and allergies.
  • Uses the Inbox to manage tasks.
  • Uses the Telephone Template to help record communications regarding a patient.
  • Submits appropriate submissions to billing.
  • Ability to enter immunizations into NextGen.
  • Proficient at using the EPM (Electronic Practice Management) system as demonstrated by:

o Ability to register patient in EPM.

o Ability to check patient in for appointment using the EPM.

o Ability to make an appointment for a patient using the EPM.

o Ability to sign patient up for CICP using proper paperwork.

Employee must be able to perform essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of self or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications Summary

  1. High school diploma or equivalent required.
  2. Successful completion of a Medical Assistant program or Colorado State EMT-B Certification.
  3. Certification in basic life support (CPR).
  4. Able to successfully pass CCH’s auto insurance carrier’s motor vehicle records check and drive/operate large Health Outreach Program (HOP) van.

The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is committed to delivering services, making employment-related decisions, selecting volunteers, and selecting vendors without regard to age over 40, race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, military status, or any other applicable status protected by law.

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

About Colorado Coalition for the Homeless:

Our Mission
The mission of The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for homeless and at-risk families, children and individuals throughout Colorado. The Coalition advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, well-being, and stability of those it serves.

Our History
CCH was established in 1984 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was founded by a group of individuals with a will to take action on behalf of Colorado's homeless. They recognized the struggles of working people living in poverty. And they refused to tolerate the dangers faced by those people sleeping in their cars, in tents, or on the streets.

More than 30 years later, many of the underlying social causes of homelessness persist, like poverty, shortages of affordable housing, and unattainable healthcare. The Coalition's integrated housing, healthcare, and supportive service programs have been highly effective at responding to these conditions over time.

Our Philosophy of Service
We believe all people have the right to adequate housing and healthcare. We work to remove the barriers that restrict access to these rights. Society benefits when adequate housing and healthcare are available to everyone.

We create lasting solutions to homelessness by:

1. Honoring the inherent dignity of those we serve, affirming their capabilities, and fostering their hope that a better life is possible;
2. Building strong, caring communities through the integration of housing, healthcare, and supportive services;
3. Advocating for social equity and challenging the status quo on behalf of the individuals and families we serve;
4. Achieving excellence through continuous quality assurance, innovation, and professional development; and
5. Using resources judiciously and effectively.

Company address: 2130 Stout Street Denver, CO 80205

Posted date: 16 days ago

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