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Paramedic or Paramedic/RN

The Paramedic or Hospital RN/Paramedic provides direct patient care to patients requiring emergency treatment and transport, in the out of hospital setting and during inter-facility transports.  He/she is an active member of the OCAHS ambulance team.  The RN delivers patient care through the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.  He/she is required to carry out all general staff duties in acute care.

He/she assists with inpatient and outpatient services within his/her scope of practice to include assisting with respiratory treatments, EKG’s, injections, infusions, and patient monitoring during procedures.  He/she also assists with patient care in the emergency room.

Number of Hours: 
Casual:  0–12 hours/week

Schedule:  1 shift per month required, additional shifts available to pick up.

Educational Requirements:  Must have either National Registry Paramedic or Iowa Paramedic license or RN licensure in the state of Iowa. ACLS, NRP, PALS, TNCC certifications required.

Other:  Two years minimum experience in an acute care setting and/or previous ambulance experience or EMT certification required.  RN Applicants (non-Paramedics) will be required to complete the Iowa Registered Nurse (RN) Exception Application Form which will need to be signed and verified by Ambulance Medical Director.  Will be required to be within 5 minute response range of the hospital when on call.