Henry County Health Center Paramedic in Mount Pleasant, Iowa
Under general supervision, provides advanced emergency medical treatment and transports ill or injured persons. Is responsible for: performance of patient care activities, documentation, daily routine operations, performance of CQI activities, participation in educational programs and in-services as well as performance of miscellaneous related duties. This position has exposure to blood borne pathogens and requires orientation and annual retraining regarding proper handling of blood borne pathogens
Communicates effectively with patients, students, and the public.
Acts as formal/informal role model for first responder, EMT-B, and paramedic students doing field internships.
Participates in public relations and education efforts.
Explains care and treatment to patients and their families. Provides for the psychological and emotional welfare of the patient and family.
Communicates from field with medical control and allied emergency personnel.
Applies knowledge and skills of emergency prehospital care and treatment.
Acts within state of Iowa scope of practice for the Paramedic Specialist level.
Provides basic patient assessment and care including assessment and management of the patient’s airway, breathing, and circulatory status.
Maintains competency in basic and advanced airway skills.
Displays knowledge of dosage, route, indication, and administration of medications.
Completes required skills maintenance and competency standards.
Displays proficiency in vascular access, including IV/IO techniques.
Performs capably and competently under stressful situations. Demonstrates competence during life threatening situations. Correctly interprets individual situations and acts according to protocol. Is calm and decisive in new or stressful situations. Recognizes limitations and seeks help from appropriate sources. Prioritizes patients’ conditions. Triages appropriately and according to protocol during a multi-casualty incident.
Knows the principles of anatomy, physiology, and patient care used in emergency pre-hospital medicine.
Operates and maintains ambulance associated equipment.
Safely drives emergency vehicle in accordance with Iowa law and HCHC policy.
Maintains emergency vehicles, medical, and communications equipment.
Performs equipment checks.
Attends 80% of staff meetings/in-services.
Attends 100% of mandatory in-services or meetings.
Completes CEH’s to maintain Paramedic Specialist certification.
Maintains current course completion status in BLS, ACLS, PALS, NRP and PHTLS.
Maintains course completion in EVOC. Annual refresher training required.
Performs assigned and requested hospital duties.
Assists other hospital departments as requested. Participates as a member of all required emergency response teams.
Assists in controlling of combative patients.
Maintains the cleanliness of the work environment.
Respects patient confidentiality.
Attends to required duties in the Print Shop
Provides for a secure and safe environment.
Anticipates safety and security concerns.
Performs in potentially hazardous situations with proper consideration as to the safety of patient, vehicle, partner, and oneself.
Utilizes proper lifting technique at all times.
Utilizes appropriate infection control procedures.
Cooperates as a team member of the department.
Adapts to shift work, on call, and overtime.
Follows uniform policy; displays good grooming habits.
Schedules patient transfers appropriately.
Arrives in the department on time and ready to work.
Receptive to change and cooperates in implementation.
Completes written documentation.
Completes accurate and complete documents and charges.
Completes documentation before the end of scheduled shift.
Abilities – Associate in this position must demonstrate the ability to:
Communicate effectively with all associates and visitors.
Works independently under general supervision.
Works weekends and holidays.
Thinks, acts, and responds to emergency situations.
Assists in the orientation of new associates.
Provides clinical and field internship experience for EMS students.
Performs clinical skills while observing BSI precautions.
Performs emergency medical treatment.
Drives an emergency medical vehicle.
Meets residency requirement.
Responds to HCHC in less than ten minutes while on call.
- Education and Experience
Graduation from a Paramedic program
Annual Requirements, Licensure, and certification
Complete physical exam requirements that may be mandated by HCHC.
Possess a current valid Paramedic certification as issued by the IDPH Bureau of EMS.
Continue to obtain necessary CEH requirements to ensure (#2).
Possess current, valid certifications as specified in Section II, Paragraph D.
Possess a current, valid chauffeur license.
Machines, Tools, Equipment, and Work Aids.
Sphygmomanometer and stethoscope
Bandages and dressings
Various splinting devices
VHF/UHF radios including pagers
Computers, tablets and related peripherals
Spinal immobilization equipment
Oxygen delivery equipment
IV solutions and equipment
Needles and syringes
Medications as approved by the Medical Director
Job ID: 2021-1433
External Company Name: Henry County Health Center
External Company URL: http://www.hchc.org