Paramedic

Mercy Medical Center

This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care through participation in the interdisciplinary team. The Paramedic performs designated procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse as well as responding to ever-changing and emergent situations within the unit.
 
Job Duties
  • Functions under the general supervision/direction of a supervising RN/Physician and is responsible for facilitating the provision of patient care which is goal directed.
  • Performs accurate measurement of patient statistics to include vitals, height and weight.
  • Manages room turnover and patient flow.
  • Collects health history and medication list.
  • E-scribes orders.
  • Prepares patient for physician exam.
  • Instructs patients as directed by the RN or physician.
  • Administers oral, IV, SubQ and IM medications.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of medication purpose, side effects and administration procedure.
  • Practices standard precautions.

Department Specific Duties
  • Maintains inventory in rooms and orders office and clinical supplies and instruments.
  • Develops and maintains competency in accessing infuse-a-ports.
  • Provides clinical scribe coverage as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and abilities.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective patient care.
Professional Experience
  • Previous patient care/paramedic experience preferred.
Education
  • Education sufficient to obtain required licensure.     
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Required: Currently licensed to practice as an EMT-Paramedic in the state of Iowa.
  • Required: Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
  • Required: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association.

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Hematology/Oncology
Schedule: Full Time, Day, M-F

Job ID: 80839

Posted 14 days ago

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