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CommonSpirit Health Paramedic- Ambulance Services in DES MOINES, Iowa

Overview

CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

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.

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Equal Opportunity

CommonSpirit Health™ is an Equal Opportunity 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.

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.

Requisition ID 2020-123046

Employment Type Full Time

Department Paramedic

Hours Per Pay Period 72

Facility MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

Shift Day

Standard Hours Days

Work Schedule Varies

Location IA-DES MOINES

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