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City of Algona – EMS Paramedic

Job Title Paramedic for the City of Algona, Iowa
Position Type Full-Time, Permanent
Posting Date 09/20/2017
Closing Date 10/11/2017
Salary Based on experience and qualifications

Job Description

The position of Paramedic is primarily responsible for providing prehospital and interfacility care and transport of medical and trauma patients.  Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Monitoring vehicle and equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Monitoring supply inventory and ordering supplies
  • General care and cleaning of EMS facility
  • Assisting with training responsibilities as needed
  • Assisting with billing and documentation compliance
  • Participating in Continuous Quality Improvement program management
  • Performing patient care report audits
  • Assisting with development of patient care protocols
  • Assisting in development of service policies and procedures
  • Assisting in general service administration duties

This position reports directly to the EMS Service Director and has supervisory responsibilities over the Algona EMS volunteer staff.  Scheduling will require working nights/holidays/weekends on a rotating schedule.  This position requires that the employee cover some on-call hours and would necessitate that during on-call time, the employee remains within a reasonable response time of the EMS facility and be available to respond immediately to calls for service.  Specific scheduled hours will be determined upon selection of a qualified candidate.

Minimum Qualifications

The following certifications, skills, and abilities are required for this position:

  • Currently Iowa-licensed paramedic
  • High school graduate
  • Satisfactory background check including criminal history, drug/alcohol screening, and driving record
  • Physical ability to meet the demands of the position: ability to lift equipment and patients with assistance of a partner, adequate vision (corrected or uncorrected), ability to communicate with the general demographic of the community
  • Ability to use general office equipment and patient care reporting software

Preferred Qualifications

Extra consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications or experience:

  • Work experience in healthcare or emergency medical services
  • Critical Care Paramedic endorsement
  • Previous supervisory experience, especially in public safety, military, or civil defense positions

Application Process

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to:    Gary Merrill, Algona EMS,1515 S Phillips St, Algona, Iowa 50511  Or send by email to: gmerrill@ci.algona.ia.us

Truck Drivers local hauling

Carroll’s  Inc Trucking of Luverne is in need of Class A CDL drivers with clean MVR for local seed pickup and deliveries. Full and part time positions available.  Must have Tractor & trailer experience.   To apply contact 515-320-1999.

Smithfield Hog Production – Load-out Crew Supervisor

Smithfield Hog Production, has an opening for a Load Crew Supervisor located out of the Algona, IA office.

  • Responsible loading of market animals.
  • Must be able to provide direction to load-out crew members.
  • Maintains loading schedules and communicates changes to Marketing dept.
  • Responsible for timely and accurate paperwork for animal movements.
  • Must have a good driving record
  • Work with Excel spreadsheets and have good communication and leadership skills

Qualified applicants, who want a career opportunity, competitive salary, and a comprehensive benefits package, should apply online at:


Click on search careers, State – IA, City – Algona, then Load Crew Supervisor

Contact Rosalie Kain at rkain@smithfield.com with any questions.

515-295-7570 ext 42413


Brand FX-Quality Control

Brand FX in Swea City is currently interested in hiring a Quality Control Inspector. The right candidate must have a high attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, manufacturing experience and a current drivers license with a good driving record. The position requires good communication skills and working with a team and on your own.

Interested applicants can email a resume to hr@brandfxbody.com or send a resume to Brand FX, PO Box 569, Swea City, IA 50590.

A pre-employment drug screen is required.

Brand FX-Assembly and Fiberglass

Brand FX in Swea City is currently hiring dependable people to work in our Assembly and Fiberglass Departments. Manufacturing experience is preferred but we will train the right applicant. Employees will be working with small hand tools and powered air tools.

We have a competitive wage scale based on experience and abilities. Opportunities for advancement are available. We offer fulltime employees a complete benefit package after 30 days.

Please apply in person at Brand FX, 404 4th Avenue West in Swea City or apply online at brandfxbody.com.

A pre-employment drug screen is required.

Exceptional Opportunites-Direct Support Staff

Exceptional Opportunities has immediate Full Time openings for Direct Support Staff on the evening shift (3pm-11pm) for its homes in Burt. Generous benefit package includes health, dental, and life insurance, PTO, sick time, and 403b retirement plan. Now offering a NEW starting wage of $11.00 plus shift differential! Wage increases at 3, 6, 12, 18, 24 months and yearly thereafter. Scholarship opportunity available to high school and college student employees. Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Check out our Facebook page to learn more about Exceptional Opportunities.
For more information or to apply, contact Lisa Bartolo at (515) 395-3251 or lisab@exopinc.org. Background checks will be conducted. EOE

Algona Pizza Ranch – Multiple positions available

All crew members are vital to the successful operation of Pizza Ranch Restaurants.  There are a few ways to become a Pizza Ranch Crew Member.  You can apply for Front of the house (Dining Room), Back of the House (kitchen) or Delivery.

Front of the house Support Duties include guest hospitality, safety, buffet coordination and maintenance, point of sale, dining room cleanliness, guest relations and transactions, phone responsibilities.

Back of the house support duties include food preparation and safety, processing orders, pizza, chicken, dish room order and cleanliness, out the door order coordination.

Delivery Drivers must be 18 years of age or older; must have a driver’s license valid under the laws of the state where the team member works, acceptable motor vehicle record, proof of insurance, and satisfactory vehicle; may be cross-trained to perform other workstation duties within the restaurant as needed.

All areas must have the ability to be mobile and/or on your feet for extended periods of time during entire shift; reaching bending, stooping, lifting, wiping, sweeping and mopping; ability to lift 40 pounds; strong desire and ability to provide legendary guest service; ability to positively interact with team members and guests; restaurant experience is preferred but not required.

To apply go on line to www.pizzaranch.com search for Algona then careers.  Or stop in at 1325 Highway 169 North in Algona to apply in person.

K&S Ag Repair, LLC-Part-Time General Laborers

For repairs and retrofits.  There is some overnight travel involved.  Contact Keith Dahlhauser at 712-229-7888.

The Titonka Care Center-Activities Assistant & LPN or RN

*An Activities Assistant.  This is a full-time position which includes some evenings and weekends.  Sign-on bonus available!

*LPN or RN.  Several positions are available for full-time and/or part-time. Openings available on all-shifts.  Flexible scheduling.  Newly increased sign-on bonus! Shift differential and holiday pay available!

For more information you may contact Julia at 515-928-2600.

Applications are available online at www.titonkacarecenter.com , in-person at 312 1st Ave NW, Titonka, IA 50480, or you may send a resume to PO Box 349, Titonka, IA 50480.


The Chrome Truck Stop-Variety of Positions

Is looking for full and part-time cashiers and cooks for their new Travel Plaza. Full and part-time positions available… days, evenings, and weekends. Holiday pay and benefits. Pick up an application at the Chrome Truck Stop or Hjelmeland Builders.

City of Whittemore – General Labor

The City of Whittemore, Iowa, is seeking to hire a full-time general laborer to perform tasks associated with a municipal utility and related public works.  Applicant must be willing to perform other general city maintenance as necessary. A mechanical background helpful. Pre-employment drug/alcohol screen required.  Salary dependent upon job-related qualifications.  Equal Opportunity Employer.  Position will be open until filled.  “Application for Employment” available on City website at www.whittemoreiowa.com, at Whittemore City Hall during regular office hours, or by sending a resume to:  Daniel J. Elbert, Mayor,  City of Whittemore, PO Box 116, Whittemore, IA 50598

City of Lone Rock – Part-time water/wastewater tester

City of Lone Rock is looking for a Daily Water/Wastewater Tester.  This is a part-time position, 25-30 hours a month.  You will be working closely with our Water Superintendent.  No experience necessary, we will train you.  Resumes can be sent or dropped off by noon August 14th to:

Lone Rock City Hall

217 Maine St.  Box 109

Lone Rock, IA  50559

City of Lone Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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