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Paramedic-Emergency Department

UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, Dubuque, IA

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Dubuque Finley Hospital 

FTE: 0.600000



Work hours will be 7:00 pm to 7:00 am, for 48 hours per pay period. You will be required to flex to other shifts as needed. This position has a holiday and weekend rotation.


The in-hospital paramedic will work assigned shifts in the Emergency Department. During this time the paramedic will be able to function within their level of certification 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. 



·        The associate is aware of hospital and department compliance for federally funded healthcare programs (e.g. Medicare and Medicaid) regarding fraud, waste and abuse.  Brings any questions or concerns regarding compliance to the immediate attention of department or hospital administrative staff.

·        Purposefully conducts all aspects of the job in an ethical manner in support of the hospital’s commitment to ethical behavior in all areas of personal and professional activity.

·        Successfully completes hospital-wide orientation, annual hospital competencies and unit specific competencies.

·        For the safety of our patients and co-workers, Finley requires seasonal and job related vaccinations.  This is reviewed regularly during periodic health assessments.

·        Performs patient care functions as required.

o   Assumes primary responsibility for the plan of care through their shift or episode of care for a patient or group of patients, per unit standards and nursing care required for the specified patient population.

o   Effectively delegates tasks and responsibilities to other health care team members and assumes responsibility for follow-up and collaboration.

o   Performs admission assessment process per specific unit standards to include patient history, physical, and psycho-social assessment.  Utilizes physical assessment data, diagnostic data (lab, radiology, diagnostic testing), pharmacological information, and patient/family perceptions in formulating nursing diagnosis related to focus problem areas and identifying goals of care.

o   Assumes responsibility for developing a plan of care that is mutually established with the patient and family.  Each patient is treated as an individual, with their identified goals and expectations reviewed each shift to verify priorities.  White boards in the patient rooms serve as a means of communicating with patients.

o   Implements the plan of care according to current standards of nursing practice, evidence-based practice, hospital protocol and procedures and selected competencies approved for the care of the designated patient population. 

o   Continually evaluates outcomes of nursing care by assessing and re-assessing patient and family responses.  Updates the plan and goals of care to reflect changes in needs.

o   Integrates multidisciplinary approach to maintain comfort, support human functions and responses, and maintain an environment conducive to safety and well-being.  Implements measures to promote a safe environment. 

o   Assesses need for patient and family education.  Provides health teaching and counseling, as appropriate.  Facilitates referrals to appropriate resources.

o   Multidisciplinary patient charting is done concurrently as care is provided to assure that goals of care and patient outcomes are being achieved.

o   Partners with the healthcare team to achieve the patient care outcomes and goals of care.



A.     Education

·        Writes, reads, comprehends and speaks fluent English.

·        Must have successfully completed an accredited paramedic training course

·        Maintains certification as an EMT Paramedic Specialist.


B.     Qualifications

·        Must possess current Paramedic licensure in the State of Iowa. 

·        The paramedic will have a minimum of on year experience on a paramedic specialist ground service or related experience.

·        The paramedic must hold current certifications in BCLS, ACLS, and PALS according to standards of the American Heart Association.

·        NRP will be provided and certification must be obtained within 6 months of hire date.






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Job Details

Req Num 2017-35550, 2017-35843
ID 398067
Dubuque, IA
Positions 2
Pay --
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

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