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Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
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Methodist Health System locationCouncil Bluffs, IA
596 positions
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Council bluffs, IA, United States

Description

  • Purpose of Job
    • Accountable for the delivery of quality care to patients and families according to the individualized needs of the patient.
  • Job Requirements
    • Education
      • High School diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
      • Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine required
      • OR
      • Graduate of an accredited Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (EMT-P) training program required
      • OR
      • Graduate of an Paramedic Program required.
      • NIH Stroke Scale training required at hire or within 6 months of hire.
      • Participate in mandatory in-services and continuing education programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by supervisor.

    • Experience
      • Minimum of 1 year of Paramedic experience required.
      • EMS-Paramedic providing service in the hospital is employed by or serving as a volunteer member of an Emergency Medical Service licensed by the Department. Conforms to Iowa statues regarding Paramedic care of patients.

    • License/Certifications
      • Current valid Iowa Paramedic Certification required.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification required.
      • Maintain current American Heart Association Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification required.

    • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities
      • Excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests.
      • Respectable technical skills to assure patients safety.
  • Physical Requirements
    • Weight Demands
      • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

    • Physical Activity
      • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
        • Climbing
        • Crawling
        • Kneeling
        • Sitting
      • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
        • Balancing
        • Carrying
        • Crouching
        • Distinguish colors
        • Keyboarding/typing
        • Lifting
        • Pulling/Pushing
        • Repetitive Motions
        • Stooping/bending
        • Twisting
      • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
        • Fingering/Touching
        • Grasping
        • Hearing
        • Reaching
        • Seeing/Visual
        • Speaking/talking
        • Standing
        • Walking

    • Job Hazards
      • Not Related:
        • Electrical Shock/Static
        • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
      • Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
      • Occasionally (34%-66%):
        • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
        • Equipment/Machinery/Tools
        • Explosives (pressurized gas)
      • Frequent (67%-100%):
        • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
        • Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
        • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
  • Essential Job Functions
    • Essential Functions I

      • Provides appropriate care specific to the age of the customer/patient, to ensure understanding and comfort level of treatment, as outlined in the Population Specific Criteria.
        • Demonstrates ability to identify opportunities for and individualized customer service/patient care according to customer/patient needs.

      • Exhibits excellent interpersonal relations with patients, co-workers, physicians, and guests to ensure effective communication.
        • Responds to patient needs promptly and courteously.
        • Obtains feedback from patients and visitors regarding their hospital experience.
        • Communicates patient issues to the appropriate staff. (RN/MD/Mid-Levels)
        • Maintains a positive attitude while responding to requests in a timely and accurate manner.
        • Actively participates in report process.

      • Maintaining an environment conducive to the comfort and recovery of the patient.
        • Consistently assists in maintaining of needed equipment (scales, thermometers, etc.)
        • Consistently assists in keeping unit as neat and tidy as possible.
        • Consistently distributes linen and supplies to patient rooms when needed.
        • Performs other duties as delegated and appropriate under the direction of the Service Leader and/or RN to include medication and blood pickup.
        • Consistently answers call lights within 3 minutes.

      • Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety. (Autonomy)
        • Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
        • Initiate insertion of peripheral intravenous catheter & IO.
        • Administer IV fluids.
        • Administer oral/ IV/ IM injections per Medical Director's approval.
        • Administer aerosol treatments.
        • Assist with CPR as directed by primary RN to include chest compressions and ventilation.

      • Maintains a professional behavior in attitude, demeanor, interactions to achieve organization's mission. (Quality Improvement, Interdisciplinary Relationships, Professional Development, community and the healthcare organization.)
        • Communicates effectively to solve problems at the personal and unit level.
        • Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, ancillary staff, patients and family.
        • Takes pride in the unit by active participation in restocking and maintaining a clean environment.
        • Maintains a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
        • Maintains competence in area of experience.
        • Participates in meetings and/or committees as needed to assist in decisions effecting area/ unit or organization.

      • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns.) (Quality of Care)
        • Completes appropriate report form for any risk (e.g., incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request.)
        • Communicates to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
        • Works within the scope of practice as defined by Iowa Department of Public Health.

      • Provides assistance with special projects.
        • Assists with orientation, training new personnel, and performance improvement.
        • Utilizes information systems to facilitate communication and documentation.

      • Performs ongoing assessments to determine the assigned patient's needs and implements interventions under the direction of the MD.
        • Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
        • Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.
        • Is familiar with, and follows, paramedic protocols and standards of care for their unit.
        • Uses current knowledge in paramedic practice based on standards and research literature.

      • Performs an initial and ongoing assessment to determine the assigned patient's ongoing care needs.
        • Includes data from the patient/significant other(s) in the assessment as appropriate.
        • Prioritizes data collection according to patient's immediate needs.
        • Uses assessment findings in discharge planning.

      • Develops/reviews/revises and individualizes the plan of care to address the patient's care needs for optimum patient care outcomes.
        • Collaborates with physicians and other clinical disciplines as appropriate.
        • Provides teaching specific to the patient's health care problem.
        • Care plan reflects continuing care needs and/or referrals for discharge/transfer.

      • Implements interventions that are consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
        • Is familiar with, and follows, Paramedic protocols and standards of care for their unit.
        • Uses current knowledge in Paramedic practice based on standards and research literature.
        • Administers medication without error and utilizes critical thinking regarding medication effects on patient.

      • Evaluates patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
        • Monitors outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
        • Evaluates the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
        • Continually monitors the patient and/or significant other(s) ability to manage care needs after dismissal.
        • Gives a complete verbal or written change of shift report to the oncoming care provider. Includes current care requirements, to include SBAR content, and is familiar with the overall plan of care.
        • Recognizes and addresses patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).

      • Performs technical skills competently and independently to assure patient safety (autonomy).
        • Able to competently perform technical skills independently.
        • Is accountable to learn new skills and equipment within areas' specifications and time frame.
        • Demonstrates correct and safe technique in the use of equipment according to specific product information and policy and procedure manuals.
        • Follows appropriate procedure for obtaining and returning or cleaning/disposing of equipment and supplies.
        • Charges accurately for use of supplies and equipment according to policy.
        • Maintains competence in area of experience.

      • Initiates action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital employees (e.g., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
        • Completes appropriate report form for any risk (e.g., incident report, patient concern report, maintenance request).
        • Works within the scope of practice as defined by Iowa Department of Public Health.
        • Observe appropriate precautions when administering hazardous medications or handling excreta from patients who have received hazardous medications.
        • Follows infection control guidelines and practices.

    • Essential Functions II

      • Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.

      • Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Compassionate Care/AIDET and company policies/procedures.

      • Other duties as assigned.

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