MercyOne Dyersville Medical Center
Hours: 11:00pm – 6:30am / Every Other Weekend
The ED Paramedic position will take an active role in patient care in the Emergency Department (ED), to include providing for the safety and well-being of all individuals in the ED. Paramedic will act within the scope of his/her paramedic licensure in providing patient care under the supervision of a registered nurse to include documentation in the electronic medical record. The ED Paramedic acts to deter loss of hospital, associate, and patient and visitor property by intercepting unauthorized individuals and investigating unusual incidents. Provides 1:1 observation of patients who are at risk of harming themselves or others. Assists with vehicular and pedestrian traffic when the helicopter departs or lands. Assists with cleaning and stocking the ED, transporting patients to other units, and other duties as needed to maintain the ED. Customers served include patients, visitors, families, colleagues, physicians, EMS, law enforcement personnel, morticians and various other MercyOne campus users.
1. Adheres to the principles of caring and expected behaviors outlined in MercyOne Medical Center’s Model of Caring and Trinity Health’s Code of Conduct, fostering a climate where all customers are treated in a manner consistent with MercyOne Medical Center’s Mission and Values.
2. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, Trinity Health’s Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.
3. Provides various patient care and security-related services in a professional and courteous manner.
4. Attempts to form a therapeutic relationship with patients.
5. Assists with placing appropriate patients into restraints and documenting frequent checks.
6. Actively participates in department meetings (e.g., staff meeting), committees, and skills validations.
7. Assists with patient care in the ED under the supervision of a RN or the ED provider to include:
a. Monitoring and managing airway and ventilation
b. Obtaining vital signs
c. Medication administration
d. Applying and monitoring oxygen therapy
e. Cardiac monitoring, EKG acquisition, cardioversion, defibrillation and transthoracic pacing
f. Bedside glucose monitoring
g. Obtaining blood and urine samples
h. Hemorrhage control
i. Spinal immobilization and splinting
j. Peripheral IV and IO insertion
k. Assisting with procedures; setting up sterile field
8. Documents assessments and interventions in electronic medical record.
9. Manages non-physical and physical situations involving patients, visitors, staff, etc., using Mandt System while ensuring the safety of all concerned. This will potentially involve holding/restraining individuals who may be violent in nature. Able to converse with patients of all diagnoses for extended period.
10. Assists patients and visitors with directions and information.
11. Assists with and guarantees the secure arrival of deceased patients to the morgue, and/or the mortician’s custody.
12. Safely manages vehicular and pedestrian traffic when the helicopter is lifting off or landing at the helipad.
13. Is knowledgeable of basic EMTALA constructs and situations that could lead to a violation of EMTALA.
14. Safely transports patients to other units.
15. Assists with cleaning and stocking the exam rooms.
16. Answers call lights and telephone calls.
17. Assists with paperwork (“tearing down” charts, faxing).
18. Adheres to all MMC safety, infection control and employee health policies and procedures.
19. Appropriately and consistently uses the personal protective equipment required of the job.
20. Knows and can demonstrate departmental emergency procedures for fire, disaster, and other emergencies.
21. Performs other duties consistent with purpose of job as directed.
EDUCATION, LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
A. High school graduate or GED required
B. Current Iowa paramedic certification
C. Child and Dependent Adult Abuse Mandatory Reporter Training is required within 6 months of hire and every 5 years thereafter.
D. Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS (or obtain within 6 months of hire)
A. One (1) year of field experience as a paramedic
B. Previous experience in private security, public law enforcement, or military duty extremely helpful but not essential
Special skills, competencies and aptitudes:
A. Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated experience and competency with Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail and a variety of web-based programs and browsers, with the willingness and ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet the goals of the department. Ability to use other software as required to perform the essential functions of the job (e.g., electronic medical record).
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