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Classification Title: Paramedic- Urgent Care
Department: University of Iowa Community Clinics
Pay Grade: 9
Percent of Time: 90%
Schedule: Evenings M-F variable 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM or 1:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Location: University of Iowa Urgent Care (Free onsite employee parking)
Rotations: Variable rotating Sat-Sun and Holidays
Staff Type: Merit
Type of Position: Regular. A position which is considered essential for the effective long-term operation of the university.  Persons appointed to this position will receive the privileges and benefits associated with regular employment status.
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®
Our primary and specialty care is provided by experts from all medical specialties, attracting patients from around the world. We offer our care in convenient, comfortable settings, using the most advanced approaches and with the best outcomes as our goal.
Department Summary:
Urgent Care Clinic acts as a walk-in clinic that treats a variety of illnesses and injuries. The Urgent Care Clinic has Radiology and Laboratory service on site. They are open Sunday through Saturday daytime and evening hours and see patients of all ages.
Urgent Care is part of University of Iowa Community Clinics (UICC) provides comprehensive care to the Iowa City community and beyond.  With 9 community clinics, including Quick Cares and Urgent Care, in the Muscatine, Riverside, and Iowa City corridor, UICC is home to providers and staff that provide comprehensive care outside of the hospital setting and give the community a sense of care whenever they need it most.
Position Summary:
Under supervision of NM/ANM (Nurse Manager/Assistant Nurse Manager) and Medical Director of Urgent Care and also receives functional supervision from APP’s (Advanced Practice Provider) and functions as a member of the urgent care team.  Performs technical, patient care and related clerical functions in the Urgent Care setting by coordinating all elements of the patient visit.
Position Responsibilities:
  • Assists registered nurses, medical assistants, and LIPs in the delivery of patient care, with regard to patient condition and age.
  • Performs patient care related to oxygen therapy and monitoring, cardiac monitoring (acquiring and interpreting 12-lead EKGs, cardioversion and defibrillation), vital signs, specimens (i.e. blood, urine or sputum) and properly packaging and sending to specimen control.
  • Initiates IVs and venipuncture samples as well as bedside glucose monitoring.
  • Assists with hemorrhage control, spinal immobilization and splinting.
  • Under the functional supervision of the APP administers routine oral, rectal, sublingual, nasal, topical, otic, Opthalmic, inhalation, intraosseous and injectable medications, not including “high alert” medications as designated by UIHC policy.  Also, not requiring a high level of skill or nursing judgment. Administers ACLS emergency IV medications and non-emergent IV medications.
  • Provides psychological support to the patient and family based on assessed needs.
  • Notifies APP of any pertinent changes in patient condition or disposition; report unusual incidents, complaints or concerns to Clinic Manager or designee, as appropriate.
  • Performs related and routine clerical tasks pursuant to performing the aforementioned duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • ICARE Values:
    • Innovation – We see creative ways to solve problems.
    • Collaboration – We believe teamwork is the best way to work.
    • Accountability – We behave ethically, act openly and with integrity in all that we do, taking responsibility for our actions.
    • Respect – We honor diversity and recognize the worth and dignity of every person.
    • Excellence – We strive to achieve excellence in all that we do.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of ACLS procedures.
  • Knowledge of drug and medical terminology.
  • Knowledge of most common emergency drugs and their uses and usual doses.
  • Ability to perform ACLS, procedures.
  • Ability to perform patient care as delegated.
  • Ability to treat patient issues with confidentiality.
  • Ability to complete an assignment under time-sensitive and highly stressful situations while maintaining composure and focus.
  • Ability to complete an assignment and follow-through with a problem to solution within the scheduled period.
Please attach a resume as part of the application process. Job openings are posted for a minimum of 10 calendar days. This job may be removed from posting and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended. For questions or additional information, please contact:
Laura Dooley, HR Manager
Phone: 319-384-7086
Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Graduation from high school, and

  • Current paramedic certification by the Iowa Department of Public Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and

  • Current course completion card in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider by the American Heart Association, and

  • Current course completion card in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) by the American Heart Association

Desirable Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 month experience as a paramedic in an acute care setting.

  • Driver’s License and ability to meet University of Iowa Fleet Safety Standards is desired.

Equal opportunity/affirmative action employer

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance or accommodations with the application or interview process may contact University Human Resources/Faculty and Staff Disability Services, (319) 335-2660 or fsds@uiowa.edu.  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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