UnityPoint Health Paramedic - Emergency Department in Fort Dodge, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge

Paramedic - Emergency Department

FTE: .01 (PRN, as needed)

  • Provides quality patient care utilizing a thorough knowledge and appropriate administration of ACLS protocols and the Paramedics role in patient care for patients of all ages in the pre-hospital setting and in the Emergency Department.

  • Diagnoses and treats emergency medical situations with appropriate techniques, resources, and equipment, while maintaining the highest standards of patient care according to the current hospital protocol.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge of current Paramedic standards of care along with equipment use and function.

  • Maintains comprehensive perception of Fort Dodge streets, mapping, and grid book system while demonstrating excellent driving judgement and due regard for public safety during operation and positioning of unit.

  • Keeps the unit and equipment clean, organized, and ready after each response as well as maintaining proper fuel, fluid, and tire pressure levels. Report damage or malfunctions on the proper forms daily.

  • Maintains a good cooperative working environment with area agencies, Fort Dodge Police Department, Fort Dodge Fire Department, Dispatch etc.

  • Documents care consistent with documentation guidelines.

  • Communicates with other members of the healthcare team in order to ensure continuity of care and coordination of services.

  • Participates in unit operations demonstrating professional behaviors to include supporting goals of unit and maintaining awareness of resource utilization.

  • Participates in non-direct patient care activities including educational activities, performance improvement activities, standards development and review, hospital committees and other related activities.

  • Demonstrates positive customer relation skills.

  • Adheres to departmental and hospital policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements

Identify items that are minimally required to perform the essential functions of this position.

Preferred or Specialized

Not required to perform the essential functions of the position.


Successful completion of a Paramedic program.

Required to obtain 2 hours of stroke education initially then 1 hour annual stroke education thereafter.




Valid Iowa Chauffeur’s or CDL license

Iowa Paramedic Certification Basic Life Support, ACLS, PALS, and

PHTLS, refer to Job Description Addendum.


Ability to exercise good judgment, maintain effective interpersonal relationships, adapt to change, evaluate critically and think creatively. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills required for specialized area of assignment. Must demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to patients of all ages. Must demonstrate effective communication skills.


Electronic and mechanical patient care equipment, office equipment, medications, including controlled substances and therapeutic gases.


Gloves, Hepa respirator, fluid resistant gowns, goggles, masks. Protective clothing for hazardous material events.

Requisition ID: 2018-45827

Street: 802 Kenyon Rd

Name: 7020 UnityPoint Health Trinity Regional Medical Ctr

Name: Ground Ambulance

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org