UnityPoint Health

Paramedic

Requisition ID
2018-40519
Category
Emergency, Trauma, and Critical Cardiac Care - Non-Nursing
Location
US-IA-Anamosa
Address
1795 Hwy 64 East
Affiliate
1050 UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center
City
Anamosa
Department
Ground Ambulance
State
IA
Salary Minimum
USD $18.26/Hr.
FTE
0.45
FLSA
Non-Exempt
Scheduled Hours/Shift
36 Hours Per Pay Periord (Every Two Weeks)

Overview

The Paramedic is a member of the healthcare team at Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC). 

Responsibilities

General:

  • Assumes leadership position in the field, determining priorities, guiding other EMTs in the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Initiates care using standing orders within their scope of practice. 
  • Follows direction of the physician or physician designee by telephone or radio communications when not using standing orders. 
  • Demonstrates sound medical judgement following EMS protocols in assessing and observing patients, interpreting signs and symptoms, and initiating appropriate action and intervention. 
  • Works cooperatively with law enforcement and fire department at scenes. 
  • Assists in all areas as needed and directed. 
  • Assists with performance improvement and the collection, compilation and reporting of data as directed. 
  • Attend meetings and serves on committees as requested.  

Ambulance

  • Functions under guidelines specified in Chapter 141, Code of Iowa 
  • Operates ambulance in all weather conditions, having a Class D Chauffeur license. 
  • Operates two-way radio system. 
  • Reads maps and plat books correctly. 
  • Restocks and cleans ambulance after each call. 
  • Performs trip sheet patient documentation, ASP form documentation, and uses appropriate authorization forms. 
  • Performs daily rig check on A-25 and A-26. 
  • Keeps ambulance, equipment and garage clean and disinfected. 
  • Performs ambulance office duties as assigned.  

Nursing

  • The admission assessment and any subsequent assessments are performed as delegated functions from nursing staff. 
  • Performs patient care, procedures and vitals as directed per Medical Charge RN. 
  • Performs required documentation to note orders and fill out needed requisitions for ancillary departments. 
  • Takes patient care assignments as directed by the charge nurse, to include patient’s personal hygiene, bathing, changing linens, toiletry needs and oral hygiene. 
  • Performs skills on the nursing floor according to Iowa Code 641-139 which lists the EMS Scope of Practice. 
  • Assists with telephone and call light duties. 
  • Assists with meal tray distribution and pick-up, recording intake on the graphic sheet. 
  • Assist with feeding patients as directed per primary nurse and/or charge RN. 
  • Perform inpatient and outpatient EKGs. 
  • Assist with routine cleaning of patient areas as directed. 
  • Restocks the nursing area of supplies Monday, Wednesday and Fridays and any other time as needed. 
  • Reports patient care and assignments completed to Medical Charge RN prior to leaving facility for ambulance calls. 
  • Notifies ER Charge RN when ambulance calls received, i.e., type of call and trauma alert if necessary.  

Emergency Room

  • Performs emergency skills within the scope of practice. 
  • Performs documentation of patient care, procedures and vitals as directed.
  • Assists with staffing and/or assisting in ER per Medical Charge RN. 
  • Restocks ER supplies every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and other times as needed.  

Security

  • Performs security rounds if working the night shift, checking that all entrance doors and alarms are secured. 
  • Monitors the security cameras as able.  

Other

  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. 
  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards.  Completes variance reports per policy.  

 

This position warrants access to patient records. 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Education/Experience/Certification
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current State of Iowa Paramedic license
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s license, non-commercial Class D-3 chauffeurs license
  • Current BCLS certification
  • Current ACLS certification – Paramedics   

 

Skills

  • Ability to prioritize assignments
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to train new graduates  
  • Position Accountabilities 

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