Catholic Health Initiatives Paramedic-Ambulance-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (Days) in DES MOINES, Iowa

Paramedic-Ambulance-Mercy Medical Center-PRN (Days)



Provides professional direct patient care during transport of patients in the ground ambulance environment or in the Emergency Room setting. Patient population includes neonates, infants, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Paramedics also function as a preceptor for new employees and paramedic students.


  • Assess patients with traumatic medical conditions with findings reflected in the patient record.

  • Triages, prioritizes, and anticipates patients’ needs. Develops a plan of care.

  • Provides ongoing evaluation, altering the plan of care as indicated. Documents findings and interventions.

  • Implements interventions consistent with protocols documenting response to treatment.

  • Prepares equipment and supplies. Checks medical equipment and supplies on a daily basis, restocking and cleaning the rig after each transport.

  • Operates required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position. Provides stand-by EMS service at events.

  • Assists with station duties.


  • Assists with the mentoring of students affiliated with the School of EMS.

  • Assists in the orientation of new staff.

  • Provides patient care in the Emergency Department or critical care units when not performing functions related to the ambulance services.

  • Assists in meeting requests for difficult peripheral line insertions for hospital in-patients.



  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Successful completion of a Paramedic program.

  • Current certification as a Paramedic in the State of Iowa required.

  • Critical Care Paramedic Endorsement required within 3 years of hire.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support certified or obtained within 3 months of hire.

  • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within 3 months of hire.

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support training required within 6 months of hire

  • Valid driver’s/Chauffeurs License required. Must meet Mercy’s Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, be at least 18 years of age, and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law


  • Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times

  • Adheres to and exhibits our core values: Reverence : Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us. Integrity : Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness. Compassion : Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community. Excellence : Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

  • Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times

  • Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines

  • Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members

  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community

Job Licensed/Registered Medical Professionals (Non-Nursing)


Daily Schedule day

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 0

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0122961