Paramedic- Mercy Ambulance- FT.9

Mercy Medical Center Des Moines
Des Moines

Job Description

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.


High school diploma preferred or high school equivalency.

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) 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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified or obtained within three (3) months of hire. The acceptable credentialing body for this requirement is the American Heart Association.

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 drivers/Chauffeurs License required. Must meet Mercys Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, be at least 18 years of age, and be eligible to drive per Iowa state law.

Additional Information
Requisition ID: 2019-R0231372
Schedule: Full-time
Market: Mercy Medical Center

Employment Type