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STARTING PAY: $15.45/Hr (Regular) & $23.18/Hr (Incentive Rate)

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


POSITION SUMMARY: The EMT responds to emergency and nonemergency medical calls and provides basic-level life support to patients in the pre-hospital setting. Work involves operating a mobile medical unit as an attendant or driver, performing necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for basic life support; assessing scene for safety; evaluating conditions of patients, gathering pertinent information, including patient’s medications, allergies, medical history, etc., and determining proper treatment; administering necessary emergency medical care, monitoring vital signs and transporting sick or sick persons to the closest appropriate medical facility. The EMT must exercise considerable independent judgment in evaluating patients and ensuring that quality emergency patient care standards are in place. Work is subject to the usual hazards involved with emergency medical services including the risk of exposure to infectious diseases. The EMT also performs all other duties as assigned.


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

  • Drives approved mobile medical care unit to closest appropriate facility in a safe manner.

  • 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.


Must be able to physically perform the basic life functions of climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions. Must be able to perform heavy lifting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, with or without assistance. Must possess the visual acuity to operate mobile equipment. Employees must successfully complete a Job Physical Ability Test (JPAT) on an annual basis.


  • At least 18 years of age

  • Eligible for employment in the United States

  • High school diploma or GED

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

  • Successful completion of background screening and driving record check

  • Must successfully pass urine drug screening.

  • Possession of a valid, unrestricted EMT credential from the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board

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

  • Completion of NIMS/ICS 100, 200, 700, 800

  • Successful Completion of Candidate Ability Performance Test (CPAT)

  • Annual Completion of Job Performance Ability Test (JPAT)


  • Emergency Vehicle Driving (EVD) Course

  • Hazardous Materials Awareness Level I

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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