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Position
Title Paramedic - 12 hour shifts (4 openings)
Position Number 06315
Department Emergency Services
Minimum Starting Pay Grade 65     $35,980.75
Closing Date & Status Closing Date: O-U-F    Status - Open
Type Full-Time with Benefits
Location Davidson County
 
Duties
Performs complex technical work administering non-emergency and/or emergency medical care in the pre-hospital setting and transportation of the sick and injured to the hospital. An employee in this class is responsible for administering non-emergency and/or emergency medical care at the Paramedic level. Work generally requires the employee to assess, treat and transport patients. Work is performed under general supervision of the EMS Captain. Employees will work 12 hour shifts and would be assigned to either straight days or nights. Responds to calls for non-emergency and/or emergency medical assistance; and operates emergency vehicles to transport patients. Provides initial medical assessment and treatment to patients, including basic and advanced life support treatment, in accordance with established procedures and medical protocols; dispenses medication to patients according to protocols. Completes forms and reports concerning all events and activities surrounding patient medical care. Provides guidance and direction to students and new Emergency Medical employees. Ensures the proper functioning of all emergency medical equipment and vehicles through regular checks. Ensures adequate inventory of medical supplies and equipment on emergency vehicles through regular checks; cleans and maintains emergency vehicles and reports damages. Maintains knowledge and skill in relation to new protocols, compliance procedures, GOG's and new equipment through continuing education and seminars. Coordinates with agencies that provide mutual aid. Maintains a clean base and ambulance. Provides outreach education in the community. Participates in pre-planning by researching, compiling and organizing data for future emergent situations (i.e. mass casualty incidents, airport emergencies, search and rescue and inter-agency response). Adheres to the department's safety rules and regulations. Performs other related duties as required.
 
Education & Experience
Vocational/Technical Paramedic training or currently attending Paramedic training with the ability to obtain NC Paramedic credential within a maximum of 12 months (1 year) to maintain employment. Associates degree in Emergency Medical Science, and some experience in a related medical profession; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Thirty hours of continuing education annually. Valid North Carolina Driver License. NC Paramedic level credential or NC EMT credential currently in Paramedic training with the ability to obtain NC Paramedic within 12 months (1 year) of hire to maintain employment. Haz-Mat Operations certification. EVD, ACLS, ITLS, PALS, CPR and NIMS/ICS certifications.
 
Special Requirements
Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, including diagnosis, proper treatment and transportation. Comprehensive knowledge of basic and advanced emergency medical and life-sustaining techniques, including cardiac care, trauma and shock care, ventilation and other CPR techniques. Skill in the administration of emergency medical techniques and in the use of specialized equipment associated with advanced life support. Skill in patient assessment. General knowledge of medical terminology. General knowledge of the geographic layout of the County. General knowledge of radio communications and 911 dispatching. General knowledge of infection control and OSHA guidelines. General knowledge of computers. Skill in driving in emergency situations. Skill in the use of rescue tools and equipment. Skill in extrication techniques. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, physicians, associates, patients and their families, other emergency service agencies and the general public.
 
Physical Requirements
Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform very heavy work exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must possess visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform transcription, operate a computer terminal, perform extensive reading, perform visual inspection of small defects, or parts, operation or inspection of machines, use measurement devices, and perform assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to eyes. May be subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions. May be subject to noise. May be subject to vibration. May be subject to hazards, including a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat, or exposure to chemicals. May be subject to atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory of the skin such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, or poor ventilation. May be subject to oils. May be required to wear a respirator. May be subject to working frequently in close quarters, crawl space, shafts, man holes, small enclosed rooms, small sewage and water line pipes, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia. May be required to function in narrow aisles or passage ways. May be subject to contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids.