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Company: Mercy Cedar Rapids
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


External Applicants Earn up to $1,500 Sign on Bonus!   This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care through participation in the interdisciplinary team. The Paramedic performs designated procedures under the supervision of a Registered Nurse as well as responding to ever changing and emergent situations within the unit.   Job Duties

  • Practices standard precautions.
  • Demonstrates basic knowledge of medication purpose, side effects and administration procedure.
  • Administers oral, SubQ and IM medications and injections as ordered by the provider.
  • Instructs patients as directed by the RN or physician.
  • Prepares patient for physician exam.
  • Escribes orders.
  • Collects health history and medication list.
  • Manages room turnover and patient flow.
  • Performs accurate measurement of patient statistics to include vitals, height and weight.
  • Functions under the general supervision/direction of a supervising RN/Physician and is responsible for facilitating the provision of patient care which is goal directed.
Department Specific Duties
  • Prepares instruments, supplies and protective devices for exam and testing prior to the visit.
  • Rooms and prepares the patient for examination. This includes reviewing histories, allergies, medications, reason for visit and taking vitals.
  • Per established standing orders of provider, orders/administers injections, orders/collects specimens for lab testing (ex. Rapid strep tests) and performs phlebotomy as needed. Provides test results as directed by Provider.
  • Provides patient instruction using pre-approved patient education materials specific to the chief complaint or for the health promotion of observed behaviors known to contribute to poor health, as directed by the provider.
  • Prints after visit summary and completes discharge of patient from exam room. This may include scheduling a follow-up appointment, providing referral information or scheduling patients for testing procedures and providing instructions.
  • Manages phone calls to patients regarding test/lab results and provides appropriate instruction for treatment, as directed by the provider.
  • Processes medication requests/changes/refills per established written protocols. This includes having knowledge of medications, including basic dosages, side effects and interactions.
  • Provides assistance with diagnostic procedures (ex. EKGs) and treatments (ex. Nebulizer treatments) as directed by the provider. This includes obtaining specimens, labeling and disposition to the laboratory and explaining diagnostic procedures to patient as needed.
  • Manages sample medication according to organizational policy and procedure.
  • Orders and maintains adequate but not excessive medical supply inventory.
  • Collects and documents urine drug screens in compliance with regulations.
  • Educates and discharges patients.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Demonstrates critical thinking skills and abilities.
  • Sound background in emergency medical care.
  • Demonstrates ability to provide safe and effective patient care.
Professional Experience
  • Previous patient care/paramedic experience preferred.
  • Education sufficient to obtain required licensure.     
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • Required: Currently licensed to practice as an EMT-Paramedic in the state of Iowa.
  • Required: Current certification in Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  • Required: Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) in accordance with the American Heart Association.
  • Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required.  Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.
  • Valid Driver's License required.
  • Must meet insurability requirements for purposes of utilizing Mercy vehicles - must be at least 18 years of age required.
  • Must provide and maintain a good driving record, documented at hire, by a copy of a Motor Vehicle Record.
  • Required:  Current certification in Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS).
Physical Demand Requirements
  • Heavy: Exert 50-100 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 25-50 lbs. of force frequently

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