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Paramedic

Company: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic 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 (965 beds total) - - - 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 and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health - two of the country's foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states. -MercyOne also -provides you with the -quality -care you provide -to others. We care about our employees well-being and offer benefits that complement work/life balance. - -We offer the following benefits to support you and your family: -Care@Work program supporting any child care, pet care, or adult dependent needs -Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and your family -Health/Dental/Vision Insurance -Flexible spending accounts -Voluntary Protection: Group Accident, Critical Illness, and Identity Theft - -Adoption Assistance -Paid Time Off (PTO) - -Tuition Assistance for career growth and development -Matching -Retirement Programs -Wellness Program -

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 hireValid 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.

Keywords: MercyOne Des Moines Med Ctr, West Des Moines , Paramedic, Healthcare , West Des Moines, Iowa

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