UnityPoint Health Flight Paramedic Training Program in Anamosa, Iowa

The Paramedic is a member of the healthcare team at Jones Regional Medical Center (JRMC). This position is open to find interest levels and could be hired when a full-time paramedic position comes open at Jones Regional Medical Center.

Below is the general outline of the Flight Paramedic Program. This program does have a 3 year commitment and occurs while working as a Paramedic for Jones Regional Medical Center.


To encourage Paramedics to enroll in the ground to flight 3-year training and retention program as provided by Jones Regional Medical Center, Anamosa Area Ambulance, and LifeGuard Air Ambulance. This is an advanced program about strengthening transport medics and preparing them for future flight opportunities.


  • It is the philosophy of JRMC to develop employees to their maximum potential. This is a 3-year training program that is offered at no cost to eligible full-time associates who make this employment commitment. (unless there is termination within those 3 years)

  • Candidates will go through an application process.

  • Previous service within JRMC, Anamosa Ambulance, or UnityPoint will not count toward the 3 commitment


Year One

  • Grooming, Building the Resume

  • JRMC Emergency Department Patient Care

  • Six 1-Hour Advanced EMS Education/LifeGuard Classes.

  • Safety Training/Orientation Flight with LifeGuard Cedar Rapids.

  • Job Shadow with LifeFlight Air Ambulance Services from UnityPoint Health Des Moines.

  • Just Culture training

  • NRP

Year Two

  • Six 1-Hour Advanced EMS Education/LifeGuard Classes

  • Transport Professional Advanced Trauma Classes (PHTLS, ATLS)

  • Job Shadow with LifeFlight Air Ambulance Services from UnityPoint Health Des Moines

  • Successfully complete CCP program.

  • Must have 2 years of experience as a full time practicing paramedic.

  • CCP will be delayed until year 3 if the candidate does not meet the experience requirement.

Year Three

  • Trauma Simulation

  • Medical Simulation

  • CCP training rotation in ICU, CCU, NICU/PICU.

  • Job Shadow with LifeFlight Air Ambulance Services from UnityPoint Health Des Moines


  • Assumes leadership position in the field, determining priorities, guiding other EMTs in the delivery of quality patient care.

  • Initiates care using standing orders within their scope of practice.

  • Follows direction of the physician or physician designee by telephone or radio communications when not using standing orders.

  • Demonstrates sound medical judgement following EMS protocols in assessing and observing patients, interpreting signs and symptoms, and initiating appropriate action and intervention.

  • Works cooperatively with law enforcement and fire department at scenes.

  • Assists in all areas as needed and directed.

  • Assists with performance improvement and the collection, compilation and reporting of data as directed.

  • Attend meetings and serves on committees as requested.


  • Functions under guidelines specified in Chapter 141, Code of Iowa

  • Operates ambulance in all weather conditions, having a Class D Chauffeur license.

  • Operates two-way radio system.

  • Reads maps and plat books correctly.

  • Restocks and cleans ambulance after each call.

  • Performs trip sheet patient documentation, ASP form documentation, and uses appropriate authorization forms.

  • Performs daily rig check on A-25 and A-26.

  • Keeps ambulance, equipment and garage clean and disinfected.

  • Performs ambulance office duties as assigned.

Emergency Room

  • Performs emergency skills within the scope of practice.

  • Performs documentation of patient care, procedures and vitals as directed.

  • Assists with staffing and/or assisting in ER per Medical Charge RN.


  • Performs security rounds if working the night shift, checking that all entrance doors and alarms are secured.

  • Monitors the security cameras as able.


  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.

  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, performance improvement program, safety, environmental and infection control standards. Completes variance reports per policy.

This position warrants access to patient records.


  • Minimum Education/Experience/Certification

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Current State of Iowa Paramedic license

  • Valid Iowa Driver’s license, non-commercial Class D-3 chauffeurs license

  • Current BCLS certification

  • Current ACLS certification – Paramedics

  • PALS


  • Ability to prioritize assignments

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to train new graduates

  • Position Accountabilities

Information about Jones Regional Medical Center - Anamosa, IA

Jones Regional Medical Center has been named 5th fastest growing hospital in the US by Modern Healthcare


  • All private rooms

  • Three major trauma rooms with an additional four exam rooms

  • State-of-the-art equipment and lighting

  • Easy navigation for patients to be evaluated and treated in the ED

  • Radiology/laboratory services located next to ED for easy testing access

  • 5500+ volume Monthly

  • 24/7 RT, Lab, ER and Radiology

  • Daytime offerings - Therapy, Wound, Social Services, Counseling, Rehabilitation

  • Great place to have a rural quality of life but have access to larger cities (30-minutes to Cedar Rapids and 45-minutes to Iowa City)


Choose Jones County

Jones County, located in the heart of Eastern Iowa along Highway 151, is central to major U.S. markets. Within five hours of Chicago, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Madison, and Omaha with easy access to the crossroads of America, Interstates 80 and 35.

Living in Jones County

  • Easy highway access to major shopping/entertainment in Cedar Rapids

  • Just 45 minutes from Iowa City

  • Growing trail system for walking and biking

  • Museums including the National Motorcycle Museum and the Anamosa State Penitentiary Museum

  • State and local parks for camping and recreation

  • Two new aqua parks

  • Numerous golf courses

  • Home of the Jones County Fair the 3rd largest county fair in the state of Iowa.

Requisition ID: 2018-46753

Street: 1795 Hwy 64 East

Name: 1050 UnityPoint Health Jones Regional Medical Center

Name: Ground Ambulance

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.9

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: Full Time Paramedic Work with Training Program