POSTING TITLE:    PARAMEDIC

 

DEPARTMENT: EMS

 

POSITION CLASSIFICATION: Full/Part Time positions available

 

POSTING DATE: December 18, 2020

 

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled

 

TO APPLY:  Submit a completed Employment Application to careers@penderems.com or fax to 910-259-9098, ATTN: HR. Internal candidates may submit a letter of interest outlining your qualifications and why you are best for this position  to gpoirier@penderems.com. Applications are available under the “Careers” tab at: www.penderemsandfire.com.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under general supervision, 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.  Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in dealing with sick or injured persons and with the general 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.  Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

 

REQUIRED:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or GED

  • At least one year of experience in an emergency technical services related position

  • Credentialed by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. 

  • Possession of a valid North Carolina Driver’s license. 

  • Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent

  • Certified Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

  • Certified Hazmat Awareness Level 1 or equivalent within 12 months of service

  • Ability to complete certification in Emergency Vehicle Driver within 12 months of date of hire.

  • Physical ability to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization requirement, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacer; two-way radios, mechanics tools, etc. 

  • Ability 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. 

  • Physical ability to carry a shared 250 pound load for short distances and subsequently provide necessary care. 

 

DESIRED:

  • Ability to work extended hours and days to meet any and all operational needs;

  • Ability to gain understanding of geography and street layout of the service districts and surrounding area;

  • Knowledge of basic laws and regulations pertaining to emergency medical service operations;

  • Understanding of basic office procedures and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases;

  • Ability to speak and write English language

  • Knowledge of algebraic and arithmetic computations;

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of providing exceptional  customer service;

 

Pender EMS and Fire Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.  Pender EMS and Fire Inc., does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, gender identity, genetic expression, and genetic information or military status.

 

 

REQ 16, 2020