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UnityPoint Health Paramedic-Emergency Department in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint-St. Luke's

Part Time

The in-hospital paramedic will work assigned shifts in the Emergency Department. During this time the paramedic will be able to function up to their level of certification in the State of Iowa under the direction of Emergency Department Physicians and Registered Nurses, following existing policies and procedures of the Emergency Department as approved by the Emergency Department Medical Director.

  • Benefits: Medical, dental and vision coverage, life and disability insurance and programs to help save for the future, such as 401(k) and Health Savings Account (HAS).

  • Personal Growth & Development: Learning, career opportunities and other experiences that support professional and personal growth.

  • Well-Being: Programs, activities and resources designed to enhance physical, financial and emotional well-being.

  • Recognition: The formal and informal ways to appreciate and celebrate each other.

  • Purpose: The meaningful connection between our daily work, team members, patients and the communities we serve.

Our team members are the compassionate core of who we are and how we serve. Every day we strive to live out our vision statement of “Best outcome every patient every time” through living out our FOCUS values of Foster Unity, Own the Moment, Champion Excellence, and Seize Opportunities.

At UnityPoint Health, we provide care in nine regions throughout Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. As the nation’s fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, UnityPoint Health keeps people at the center of all we do. We are looking for dynamic and talented individuals to join our team. You'll find opportunities for every sized dream.

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Quality/Performance Improvement

  • Supports evidence-based clinical practice and questions the rationale and scientific basis for clinical practice and/or changes in practice.

  • Complies with changes in clinical practice and standards.

  • Participates in data collection when the opportunity is presented.

  • Supports/participates in interpretation of clinical literature and uses to validate and/or change clinical practice.

Communication and Handoffs

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, healthcare team members and other customers. Verbal communication is clear and precise. Written communication is legible, if handwritten, and done in a timely manner using approved abbreviations.

  • Computer documentation is done in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

  • Real-time documentation is utilized.

  • Tools such as SBAR are consistently utilized to assure that critical information is clearly communicated, shared and updated with each handoff. SBAR handoffs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures.

Leadership.

  • Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students, and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.

  • Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role.

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, TJC, 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.

Education:

Current Paramedic Licensure in the State of Iowa.

Critical Care Paramedic

Experience:

Minimum of three years’ experience on a paramedic ground service or related experience.

certification in BLS, ACLS, and PALS according to standards of the American Heart Association obtained withing 90 days of hire.

Recent Critical Care Paramedic experience with air or ground EMS service Current.

License(s)/Certification(s):

Current Paramedic license in the state of Iowa.

Current Class D Chauffeurs driver’s license.

Must obtain NIHSS within 90 days of hire and maintain every two years thereafter.

Completion of four hours of stroke education prior to the end of orientation and annually.

Critical Care Paramedic

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

The paramedic must be able to function in collaboration with the Emergency Department nurse to provide the best medical attention to the patient.

Skilled in Arrhythmia interpretation

Other:

Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to develop/maintain relationships with patients, coworkers and physicians.

Requisition ID: 2021-100345

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Health SC St Lukes

Name: Emergency Department- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): .45

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 11am-11pm Every Other Weekend

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org

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