Paramedic - UICC Float Walk-In Clinics 90 - 100%

Patient Care Providers
21005503 Requisition #

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of UI Community Clinics is seeking a 90 - 100% Paramedic to work as a float Paramedic within our Walk-In Clinics (Quick Care, Urgent Care and ILI) UICC Clinics. This position comes with the University of Iowa's generous, full benefit package including double-match retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, and much more!  This clinic also offers free on-site parking!


Department 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.

Staff will float between UICC’s Urgent Cares, QuickCares and ILI Clinic sites based on staffing need.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Administer swab testing for COVID-19 and administer COVID vaccinations.
  • 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, Ophthalmic, 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.

WE CARE Core Values: 

  • Welcoming - We strive for an environment where everyone has a voice that is heard, that promotes the dignity of our patients, trainees, and employees, and allows all to thrive in their health, work, research, and education.
  • Excellence - We aim to achieve and deliver our personal and collective best in the pursuit of quality and accessible healthcare, education, and research.
  • Collaboration - encourage collaboration with healthcare systems, providers, and communities across Iowa and the region, as well as within our UI community. We believe teamwork - guided by compassion - is the best way to work.
  • Accountability - We behave ethically, act with fairness and integrity, take responsibility for our own actions, and respond when errors in behavior or judgment occur.
  • Respect - We are committed to ensuring that UI Health Care is an inclusive environment where individuals from the full spectrum of diversity – which includes identity, backgrounds, cultures, ability and perspective –feel safe, seen, and valued.
  • Excellence - We dedicate ourselves to equity and fairness in research, health care, education and health


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.

Urgent Care is part of University of Iowa Community Clinics (UICC) provides comprehensive care to the Iowa City community and beyond.


Benefits Highlights:

• Regular salaried position located in Iowa City/Coralville Iowa

• Fringe benefit package including paid vacation; sick leave; health, dental, life and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans

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Percent of Time: 90 - 100% (36 - 40 hour per week)

Schedule: Variable hours with rotating shift between 7:00 AM - 9:00 PM, rotating weekends, rotating holidays. No on-call time, and primarily 10 - 12 hour shifts.

Pay Grade: 09

Salary: $20.44 - $26.60 (based on years of experience)

Location: Coralville, IA / Iowa City, IA


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.

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. Successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check. 

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  For jobs in UI Health care, please contact UI Health care Leave & Disability Administration at 319-356-7543.

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