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Catholic Health Initiatives Paramedic - Corning - Variable in CORNING, Iowa

Paramedic - Corning - Variable


Requisition #: 2019-R0260489

Post Date: Nov 27, 2019

Position Type: Regular

Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 72

Primary Location: IA > CORNING > MERCY CORNING


  1. Functions within the scopeof practice of a Paramedic as defined within Iowa and Nebraska stateregulations. This position does not take a patient assignment. They are in aintervention role.

  2. Provides patient care andperforms patient care procedures:

  • EKG

  • Accu checks

  • CPR

  • Crutches

  • ace bandage application

  • splint application

  • wound cleansing

  • dressing,

  • immobilization

  • medication administration under medical/nursing direction (IM, IV, oralASA and Tylenol, oral analgesics)

  • IV insertions and IO insertions

  • foley catheterization

  • intubation (only at the direct request and supervision of a EDphysician who is present in the room).

  • re-assessment of patient condition and status.

  1. Responds to Code Blue in theED and, when requested, on the hospital campus.

  2. Provides patienttransportation within the Emergency Department and on the hospital campus asrequested.

  3. Must have and maintainactive membership on a Rescue Service in the state of Nebraska. This is notrequired for Iowa.

  4. WILL NOT perform triage,initial patient assessment, provide dismissal instructions, give antibiotics orthrombolytics.

  5. Completes medical record to indicate treatments, procedures, and medications administered or performed. Authorized to make entries in the medical record, consistent with and limited to the scope of the job duties and any applicable licensure.

  6. Consults as needed withsupervising nurses and ED physician regarding patient condition and treatment.

  7. Enters patient orders intohospital computer system when directed.

  8. Assists with obtainingpatient demographic and billing information.

  9. Maintains strict patientconfidentiality.

  10. Works collaboratively withall Emergency Department personnel.

  11. Maintains professional andpositive attitude at all times to staff and patients.

  12. Follows all polices andprocedures of CHI Health.

  13. Maintains acustomer-service, patient-focused environment.

  14. Participates in QIactivities and efforts to improve patient care processes.

  15. Advises ED Medical Directorand OD-ED regarding any practice issues or patient care concerns.

  16. Attends staff meetings,inservices, and other departmental meetings as requested.

  17. Participates in all safety,security, and infection control programs that are mandatory as well as thoserequired and provided by the department.

  18. Demonstrates work practices consistent withCHI Health and department specific safety, security, and infection controlpolicies.

  19. Maintains compliance withlicensure and certification requirements.

  20. Provides evidence ofon-going continuing education activities.

  21. Performs other duties asassigned by the directing physician or OD-ED that are within the scope ofpractice of the paramedic.

23.Must have ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a diverse and multi-cultural environment.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job as identified, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position.



  • Previous experience as a Paramedic is desirable

  • Previous clinical experience in an Emergency Department or hospitalsetting is desirable



  • Must have a valid certificate to function as a EMT-P (EMT-Paramedic) inthe state of Nebraska or Iowa.

Additional requirements include:

BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Red Cross: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Safety and Health Institute: CPR, PRO, must say “Professional Level-with AED”, and American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

ACLS or ACLS instructor certification is required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: ACLS, American College of Surgeons: ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and American College of Emergency Physician: ACLS

PALS (Pediatric Cardiac Life Support) or PALS instructor certification required within 6 months. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Pediatric Advanced Life Support, American Safety and Health Institute: PALS, Emergency Nurses Association: Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC), American Academy of Pediatrics: Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP), and American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Emergency Physicians: APLS.


  • Must be knowledgeable of current professional standards; must possessgood communication skills--verbal and written; must demonstrate personal skillsof trust, self-motivation, team orientation, and professionalism; must workwell with others.

  • Must be able to provide compassionate, empathetic patient care to allpatients.

  • Must understand common safety hazards and precautions to establish safework environments and patient care environment.

  • Must understand organizational policies, procedures, and regulations.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 2019-R0260489

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Shift: Variable

  • Market: CHI Health

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