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Paramedic - Iowa Heart Center Iowa City FT

Company: Mercy Health
Location: Iowa City
Posted on: February 10, 2019

Job Description:

Position Type: Regular
Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period: 80
Primary Location: IA > IOWA CITY > IHC IOWA CITY GENERAL SUMMARY : Under supervision, performs pharmacologic stress tests, treadmill and bike stress tests, and monitors adult patient's condition, rhythm and vital signs before, during and after stress testing according to Iowa Heart Center's policies ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :

  • Screens patient's medical record for diagnosis and order for procedure. Greets, educates and prepares patients for procedure (testing) according to protocol.
  • Establishes IV sites and administers intravenous medications as a part of various diagnostic tests.
  • Maintains procedure rooms with necessary supplies and materials.
  • Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
  • Ensures proper functioning of equipment and reports malfunctions to department director
  • Performs stress test according to protocol. Documents appropriate information.
  • Instructs and educates patients regarding ordered tests and follow-up.
  • Participates in ALARA Program.
  • Files records and reports as needed.
  • Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment.
  • Successfully completes Iowa Heart Center Skills Evaluation for Stress Testing
  • Travels to other Iowa Heart Center offices as needed.
  • Operate required vehicle(s) in a safe manner to perform required duties of the position. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
    • Operates office machines.
    • Answers the telephone and forwards information to appropriate individuals.
    • Assists with other department procedures as requested.
    • Assists with maintaining and monitoring supplies.
    • Performs other related duties as required
      MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED :
      • Current Paramedic Specialist Designation for the State of Iowa
      • Prior experience and/or training of cardiac monitoring and patient assessment preferred.
      • Valid Iowa Driver's/Chauffeurs License required, must meet Mercy's Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, must be at least 18 years of age and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.
      • Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire.
      • ACLS within 6 months of hire
      • Proof of completion of Mandatory Reporter abuse training specific to population served within three (3) months of hire.
      • Level I Cardiac Arrhythmia class within 6 months of hire.
      • Level II 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.
      • Level III Advanced 12 Lead EKG class within 1 year of hire.
        Additional Information
        • Requisition ID: 2018-R
        • Schedule: Full-time

          Keywords: Mercy Health, Iowa City , Paramedic - Iowa Heart Center Iowa City FT, Healthcare , Iowa City, Iowa

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