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UnityPoint Health Paramedic Emergency/Clinical Decision Unit in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Sioux City


The in-hospital paramedic will work assigned shifts in the Emergency Department. During this time the paramedic will be able to function up to their level of certification in the State of Iowa under the direction of Emergency Department Physicians and Registered Nurses, following existing policies and procedures of the Emergency Department as approved by the Emergency Department Medical Director.

Quality/Performance Improvement - 40% annually

  • Supports evidence-based clinical practice and questions the rationale and scientific basis for clinical practice and/or changes in practice.

  • Complies with changes in clinical practice and standards.

  • Participates in data collection when the opportunity is presented.

  • Supports/participates in interpretation of clinical literature and uses to validate and/or change clinical practice.

Communication and Handoffs - 30% annually

  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with patients, families, healthcare team members and other customers. Verbal communication is clear and precise. Written communication is legible, if handwritten, and done in a timely manner using approved abbreviations.

  • Computer documentation is done in accordance with hospital and unit policies.

  • Real-time documentation is utilized.

  • Tools such as SBAR are consistently utilized to assure that critical information is clearly communicated, shared and updated with each handoff. SBAR handoffs are utilized to communicate patient treatment and assessment information, patient education needs, goals of care and other quality care measures.

Leadership - 20% annually

  • Assists in creating a positive work environment by mentoring of staff/students, and working with team members to develop and facilitate initiatives to strive for positive outcomes in quality and care of patients.

  • Complies with all policies and procedures, and guides team members with compliance.

  • Reliable attendance is an expectation of the team member role.

Basic UPH Performance Criteria - 10% annually

  • Demonstrates the UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.

  • Demonstrates ability to meet business needs of department with regular, reliable attendance.

  • Employee maintains current licenses and/or certifications required for the position.

  • Practices and reflects knowledge of HIPAA, TJC, DNV, OSHA and other federal/state regulatory agencies guiding healthcare.


  • Current Paramedic Licensure in the State of Iowa.


  • Minimum of three years’ experience on a paramedic ground service or related experience.

  • Current certifications in BLS, ACLS, and PALS according to standards of the American Heart Association.


  • Current Paramedic license in the state of Iowa.


  • The paramedic must be able to function in collaboration with the Emergency Department nurse to provide the best medical attention to the patient.

Requisition ID: 2020-77815

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Emergency Department- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 12 hour days

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