UnityPoint Health

Critical Care Paramedic

Requisition ID
2021-103492
Category
Behavioral Health Services - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IL-Rock Island
Address
2701 17th St
Affiliate
5420 UP Human Service Center
City
Rock Island
Department
Assertive Comm Treatment (ACT)
State
IL
FTE
0.9
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Day Shift: 7:30AM - 8:00PM
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits

Overview

Emergency Department - Rock Island, IL

Full Time 0.9 FTE

Day Shift - 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM

 

The Critical Care Paramedic provides direct care to adult patients in acute, critical care settings collaboratively within the nursing team under supervision of registered nurse. 

 

Perks of Joining the UnityPoint Health Team: 

  • Medical, Vision and Dental Insurance 
  • 401-K 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Life Insurance Options 
  • Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Generous Paid Time Off 
  • Adoption Assistance 
  • Education Assistance 
  • Team Member Discounts 
  • And MORE! 

 

 

COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 

 

Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.

 

Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org

Responsibilities

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

 

% of Time

(annually)

Clinical Excellence/Patient Care

·        Assists RN in the delivery of patient care.

·        Performs delegated tasks within scope of practice after the patient has been evaluated by registered nurse, NP or PA.  Scope includes:

PCT duties and responsibilities

Basic & advanced airway and ventilation monitoring and management

Medication administration

Gastric lavage and gavage; Eye lavage

Oxygen therapy and monitoring.

Cardiac monitoring

Cardioversion, defibrillation and transthoracic pacing.

Hemorrhage control

IV and IO insertion, maintenance and monitoring.

Bedside glucose monitoring.

Obtains venous blood samples, urine samples

Assists in tube thoracostomy; monitors and manages the chest tube and thoracic draining system.

Initiates automated ventilators

Monitors internal pacemakers

Monitors and accesses arterial lines

Monitors and accesses central venous lines

Assists in monitoring and maintaining intracranial pressure devices

·        Notifies the RN of any pertinent changes in patient condition or disposition, reports unusual incidents, complaints or concerns to the Nurse Manager or designee.

·        Completes documentation to assure an accurate record of patient’s care.

·        Interacts effectively, confidentially, and cooperatively with patient, families, physicians, and pre-hospital, and hospital personnel regarding patient care.

 

90%

Basic UPH Performance Criteria        

·        Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

·        Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

·        Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

·        Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.

·        Completes all annual education and competency requirements within the calendar year.

·        Is knowledgeable of hospital and department compliance requirements for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of hospital administrative staff.  Takes appropriate action on concerns reported by department staff related to compliance.

 

10%

Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that required of the employee.  Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum Requirements

 

Preferred or Specialized

 

Education:

 

 

 

 

Completion of a paramedic program with a valid Illinois or Iowa License.

 

National Certification.

Experience:

 

 

 

 

Minimum of 1 year of field experience in a paramedic-based service.

 

License(s)/Certification(s):

 

 

 

 

Current license in good standing to practice as a paramedic.

Basic Life Support (BLS)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

Pediatric Life Support (PALS) Emergency Department

Current Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement – EMS

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)

 

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

 

 

 

 

 

Writes, reads, comprehends, and speaks fluent English.

Multicultural sensitivity.

Microsoft Office-basic computer skills.

Customer/patient focused.

Critical thinking skills using independent judgement in making decisions.

 

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

 

 

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