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Trinity Health Paramedic PRN in West Des Moines, Iowa

Employment Type:

Part time




Provides professional care for acutely ill and injured patients incorporating the education and skills learned as a certified paramedic for all age groups in ground ambulance pre-hospital and hospital environment. Is guided by MercyOne Ambulance protocols or direct medical control.


  • Assess patients with a variety of medical conditions or injuries.

  • Prepares patient care reports with 24 hours of completing the ambulance trip.

  • Triages, prioritizes, and anticipates patients’ needs. Develops a plan of care.

  • Provides ongoing evaluation, altering the plan of care as indicated. Documents findings and interventions.

  • Implements interventions consistent with protocols documenting response to treatment.

  • Prepares equipment and supplies. Checks medical equipment and supplies on a daily basis, restocking and cleaning the rig after each transport.

  • Operates required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position.

  • Provides stand-by EMS service at events.

  • Assists with station duties.


  • Assists with the mentoring of students affiliated with the School of EMS.

  • Provides patient care in the Emergency Department or critical care units when not performing functions related to the ambulance services.

  • Assists in meeting requests for difficult peripheral line insertions for hospital in-patients.


  • High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

  • Current certification as a Paramedic in the State of Iowa required.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.

  • Proof of completion of Dependent Adult and Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training within 3 months of hire.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) training required within three (3) months of hire

  • Valid drivers required. Must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, be at least 18 years of age, and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

  • Emergency Vehicle Operations training within six (6) months of hire.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran