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POSTING TITLE: EMT-Paramedic

 

DEPARTMENT: EMS Division

CLASSIFICATION: Part-Time

STARTING PAY: $26.00/Hr (Regular) & $39.00/Hr (Incentive Rate)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5:00pm on July 17, 2024

TO APPLY: Applications are available at www.penderemsandfire.com/careers

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under general supervision of the EMS Battalion Chief, the EMS lieutenant, or acting upon their own volition, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved mobile medical unit and administering appropriate emergency medical care to patients while in route to hospital. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to the appropriate medical facility. Engages in administering drugs, starting IV’s, obtaining blood, performing gastric suction, and placing advanced airways. Employees must exercise tact, courtesy, and firmness when interacting with sick or injured persons and with the public. Employee is responsible for performing in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques; but must exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating and testing victims, and in applying short-term relief. Employees are exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Candidate must have the ability to work extended hours to meet all operational needs.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides emergency medical care to injured, sick, or incapacitated patients.

  • Observes, records, and reports to the physician the patient’s condition or injury, the treatment provided, and reactions to drugs or treatment. Performs first-aid and emergency diagnostic and treatment procedures such as airway management, and heart monitoring during ambulance ride.

  • Maintains familiarity with specialized equipment.

  • Operates equipment such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), external defibrillators, or bag valve mask resuscitators in advanced life support environments. Administers drugs either orally or by injection or performs intravenous procedures under a physician’s direction.

  • Immobilizes patient(s) for placement on stretcher and ambulance transport using a backboard or other spinal immobilization device.

  • Responsible for understanding the geography and street layout of the service districts and surrounding area.

  • Drives approved mobile medical care unit in a safe manner.

  • Performs daily inspections of assigned vehicles, radios, linens, medical equipment, and supplies; restocks supplies as required to maintain operational readiness.

  • Determines that vehicle is in proper mechanical condition by checking items required by service management. Refuels vehicle and reports any unsafe operating conditions of vehicles and radios.

  • In accordance with local, state, or federal regulations, decontaminates the interior of the ambulance after every transport.

  • Attends mandatory continuing education programs as required by medical control and NCOEMS.

  • Attend mandatory training as required by Pender EMS & Fire, Inc.

  • Perform daily station duties; ensure stations are kept clean and orderly.

  • Performs all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization devices, and cardiac monitor/defibrillator. Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Must be able to carry a shared 250-pound load for short distances and subsequently provide necessary care.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Must possess High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Possession of a valid class C (or higher) driver’s license

  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted EMT-Paramedic credential from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board

  • Possession of a valid American Heart Association (AHA) cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) Certification

  • Possession of a valid American Heart Association (AHA) Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certification

  • Possession of a valid American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

  • Ability to become released by Medical Director to operate as an EMT-Paramedic upon completion of preceptorship program.

  • NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

  • Successful Completion of Candidate Ability Performance Test (CPAT)

  • Annual Successful Completion of Job Performance Ability Test (JPAT)

REQUIRED FOLLOWING ONE (1) YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT: 

  • Emergency Vehicle Driving (EVD) Course

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level I

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of experience as a licensed EMT-Paramedic

Pender EMS & Fire, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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