Paramedic - Iowa Heart - PRN

Requisition ID
2021-152925
Employment Type
Per Diem
Department
Cardiology Services
Shift
Varied
Standard Hours
Varied
Facility / Process Level : Name
MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center
Location
IA-WEST DES MOINES

Overview

MercyOne Central Iowa operates four not-for-profit, Catholic medical centers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Centerville and two specialty hospitals – MercyOne Children’s Hospital in Des Moines and MercyOne Rehabilitation Hospital in Clive (965 beds total)  –  along with more than 20 additional facilities that house more than 50 primary care, pediatric, internal medicine and specialty clinics. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1893, MercyOne Central Iowa has the longest continually operating hospital in Des Moines and is also one of the largest employers in the state, with more than 7,000 employees and a medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians and allied health associates. MercyOne Central Iowa is a member of MercyOne, which was founded in 1998 through a collaboration between CommonSpirit Health and Trinity Health – two of the country’s foremost, not-for-profit Catholic health organizations. MercyOne has more than 20,000 colleagues in Iowa and surrounding states.

Responsibilities

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.

Qualifications

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.

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