Administers basic and advanced life support care to sick and injured persons in the pre-hospital setting under direction of Emergency Department Physician/EMS Medical Director consistent with state and local protocols. Performs continuation of care and observation during inter-facility patient transfers per direction of responsible physician.
Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical care/procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.
Administers basic and advanced life support care to sick and injured persons according to the Iowa Paramedic scope of practice and state/local protocols.
Directs and coordinates patient care, between inter-agency personnel (ie. Fire, Police, and First Responders) and other MHP EMS employees.
Drives ambulance to and from emergency and non-emergency scenes in a manner appropriate to dispatch direction and to patient condition, at all times considering due regard for the safety of self and others.
Completes all reports, including patient care records, legibly, accurately, and on a timely basis.
Following every ambulance call ensures supplies and equipment are restocked and equipment and ambulance are disinfected.
At each shift change, checks medical/operating supplies and vehicle utilizing shift check list.
Maintains ambulances in clean, working order. At each shift, inspects vehicle to ensure that it is ready for service (e.g. brakes, lights, fluids, etc.)
Performs all duties in a safe courteous, confidential and professional manner, always taking into account the well-being of the patient.
Must be able to perform the physical demands of the job.
Maintains regular and reliable attendance.
Assists with patient care in the Emergency Department and other hospital units under the paramedic scope of practice. Participates in emergency response to Code Blue events, Rapid Response requests, and Dr. Strong requests.
High School diploma, GED or equivalent.
Current State of Iowa Paramedic certification.
Required to be current in BLS (Basic Life Support) and ALS (Advanced Life Support) by the standards of the American Heart Association.
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) and PHTLS (or within 1 year of hire).
Valid and unrestricted and appropriate Iowa Driver License (minimum Class 3D).
Required to show proof of having completed Mandatory Reporter course at time of hire or attend within 6 months of start date.
Must adhere to all training requirements as mandated by Federal, State, and Professional licensure and regulatory standards.