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Paramedic

MercyOne Centerville Med Center Centerville, Iowa
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Requisition ID 2022-240435 Employment Type PRN Department Emergency Services Hours/Pay Period .01 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Varied Remote No Category Paramedic and EMT
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

Job Summary / Purpose

  1. Will provide care for patients including neonate, pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with various types of illness or trauma requiring emergency attention and must be able to recognize and effectively treat life-threatening conditions.
  2. Will complete patient assessments, interventions, and evaluations.
  3. Assumes responsibility and accountability for the care of all emergency patients with any types of injury or illness who presents to the emergency department for care regardless of age, race, social status or ability to pay.
  4. Each patient presenting to the Emergency Department is assessed by the Emergency Department Registered Nurse or Paramedic utilizing the Emergency Severity Index (ESI) triage system on every patient who presents for care. Assumes or delegates care for the patient according to the severity of illness or injury.
  5. Assists the emergency department physician with procedures as needed.
  6. Will work under the direction of the Emergency Department physician utilizing the defined skills as outlined in their state and national paramedic scope of practice (including intubations, IO access, medication administration etc…).
  7. Paramedics may work as the second staff member in the Emergency Department with the first staff member being a Registered Nurse.

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  1. Performs triage, while considering both physical and psychosocial elements.
  2. Manages basic/advanced life support needs and stabilizes patients based upon nursing standards, Basic Life Support, Advance Cardiac Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course and approved protocols.
  3. Initiates corrective action whenever information from monitoring equipment shows adverse symptomatology.
  4. Records patients’ current vital signs and reports any adverse changes or critical findings to the Emergency Department physician.
  5. Works directly under physicians, assisting them during exams, diagnostic testing and treatments.
  6. Supervises and/or provides guidance to ER Techs.
  7. Prepares and administers medications (orally, subcutaneously, intraveneously) as ordered by the Emergency Department physician and records the administration in the patient’s Electronic Health Record (EHR).
  8. Reports adverse reactions to medications or treatments.
  9. Cleans and bandages wounds as directed.
  10. Provides basic, bedside care.
  11. Maintains proper supplies and maintains knowledge of equipment set-up, operation and maintenance needed to care for patients.
  12. Reports any suspected abuse to the appropriate agencies.
  13. Initiates patient education plan, as prescribed by physician. Teaches patients and significant others how to manage their illness/injury, by explaining: post-treatment home care needs, diet/nutrition/exercise programs, self-administration of medication and rehabilitation.
  14. Displays professionalism while completing multiple urgent tasks in a timely manner.
  15. Records all care information concisely, accurately and completely, in a timely manner, in the appropriate portion of the EHR.
  16. Maintains patient confidentiality and retains a positive, friendly and courteous attitude to all patients.
  17. Secures authorization signatures of patients on the appropriate record.
  18. Cleans examination rooms between patients and washes instruments as needed.
  19. Transports, ambulates, and transfers patients as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned/requested.


Qualifications

Required Education for Staff Job Levels

Completion of accredited Paramedic program

Required Licensure and Certifications

Current Iowa Paramedic Certification, BLS, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, Mandatory Reporter

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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PREFERRED Qualifications

Critical Paramedic level preferred

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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, please click here.

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.