Paramedic - CCP, Emergency Department

Mercy Medical Center

External applicants earn up to a $5,000.00 Sign on Bonus!
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/Essential Functions
    • 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.
      • Escribes 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
      • Receives radio ambulance report if Shift Supervisor or another nurse in not available.
      • Performs IV/IO insertion on adult and pediatric patients and may obtain ordered lab tests.
      • Responds to in-house and outpatient codes with another nurse.
      • Covers for the primary RN during breaks, will take patient assignments (based on ESI) level 3, 4, 5.
      • Triages call backs and ambulances using primary triage.
      • Completes secondary triage of patients.
      • Completes primary and on-going physical/psychosocial assessments of patients.
      • Monitors cardiac activity and performs ECG per protocol; initiates/maintains CPAP; Administers (and wastes as appropriate) various intravenous medications to include narcotics for pain management and IV fluids.
      • Monitoring of central/arterial lines.
      • Places NG/OG tubes and foley catheters in adult and pediatric patients once trained by MMC personnel; and performs intubation under the direct monitoring of the Provider.
      • Assists the primary RN as the second staff in Cardioversions/Sedations and in verifying medication and infusions with the primary RN to include various medications.
      • Transports patients with blood products hanging, performs eye irrigation, receives critical lab values and follows Critical Results in Test policy, and assess patient's response to interventions (ex. pain).
      • Educates and discharges patients.
      • Performs Vent/Bipap management.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and abilities.
    • Sound background in emergency medical care.
    • 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: Current certification of Critical Care Paramedic.
    • Required: Current certification in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
    • Required: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association.
    • Required: Current certification in Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).
    • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
    • Valid Driver's License required.
    • Must meet insurability requirements for purposes of utilizing Mercy vehicles - must be at least 18 years of age required.
    • Must provide and maintain a good driving record, documented at hire, by a copy of a Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Physical Demand Requirements
    • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Emergency Department
Schedule: Full Time, Variable/Rotating Shifts, every third weekend

Job ID: 81058

Posted 27 days ago

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