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CommonSpirit Health Paramedic in West Des Moines, Iowa

Paramedic

MercyOne Des Moines Medical CenterWest Des Moines, Iowa

Requisition ID 2021-188882 Employment Type Full Time Department Medical Transportation Services Hours/Pay Period 72 Shift Varies Weekly Schedule varied Remote No Category Medical Transportation

Overview

MercyOne is a connected system of health care facilities and services dedicated to helping individuals live their best life.

With 420 care locations, our clinics, medical centers and affiliates are never too far from home, allowing us to improve the lives of individuals and communities across the state of Iowa and beyond.

MercyOne’s Central Iowa Region includes medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive – along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines.

Responsibilities

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Provides professional direct patient care during transport of patients in the ground ambulance environment or in the Emergency Room setting. Patient population includes neonates, infants, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Paramedics also function as a preceptor for new employees and paramedic students.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Assess patients with traumatic medical conditions with findings reflected in the patient record.

  • 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.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:

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

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff.

  • 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.

Qualifications

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :

  • High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

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

  • Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement required within 3 years of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support.

  • 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 Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support training required within 6 months of hire

  • Valid driver’s/Chauffeurs License 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.

Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to

a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will be considered for

employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender

identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, parental status,

ancestry, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected

by law. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant,

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CommonSpirit Health™ will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).

External hires must pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with an arrest and/or conviction will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, ban the box laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (415) 438-5575 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

CommonSpirit Health™ participates in E-Verify.

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