Job Type: Full Time
Full Time Salary: Grade 67 ($35,713.60 annually @ 40hr/week) ($50, 136.40 (shift adjusted))
Closing Date for Full-Time: TBA
Please submit a completed Greene County Job Application to Jeremy Anderson, EMS Manager at the following:
Email Address: Jeremy.Anderson@greenecountync.gov
Mail: 201 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Snow Hill, NC 28580.
Department: Emergency Services
General Statement of Duties
Performs paramedic level life support work in the Emergency Medical Services Division under the supervisor of the EMS Manager. A paramedic workday will consist of 24 hours on one of three operational shifts. Greene County EMS operates on a 24/7 Kelly Shift. (2920 hours annually).
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class performs professional advanced life support work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life sustaining treatment to patients on-site and while enroute to a hospital. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. Employee serves as a member of an ambulance crew and is responsible for the medical care administered to the patient. This position is differentiated from an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician of other certification levels by the additional requirements of performing defibrillation and cardio version, using gas-powered or hand-powered nebulizers, decompressing a tension pneumothorax by use of a catheter-flutter-valve device, using positive-end expiratory pressure respirators, performing cricothyrotomy for relief of upper airway obstruction, and performing gastric suction by intubations. Employee is also responsible for patient care reports, maintaining supplies, performing janitorial duties at the base station, and performing miscellaneous office duties. Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Reports to an EMS Shift Supervisor.
Essential Duties and Tasks
- Responds to emergency calls in a quick response vehicle or ambulance; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic and Advanced Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers, and performance of intubations/advanced airway management. Lead provider for 2 person EMS crew.
- Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service and operation; studies street and road patterns and networks of the County in order that future runs may be made with minimum difficulty and delay. Maintains state certifications through continuing education programs and/or departmental training.
- Inspects and tests ambulances and their emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies; cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment daily; ensures that they are in proper and good working order; makes routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention. Completes patient care reports and participates in the department QA program.
- Maintains cleanliness and performs minor maintenance of Emergency Medical Service facilities. Provides leadership and assistance to members of volunteer emergency medical service organizations in County, as requested.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of and skill in administering emergency medical procedures and techniques.
- Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
- Considerable knowledge of intravenous therapy and skill in recognizing adverse conditions.
- Considerable knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in emergency care of patients and accident victims.
- Considerable knowledge of county geography and locations of roads and streets.
- Skill in recognizing trauma and signs and symptoms of medical emergencies to determine appropriate treatment.
- Ability to perform duties in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques, medical protocols and standing orders.
- Ability to work with a diverse socio-economic population, based on the unique situations encountered.
- Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations.
- Ability to drive safely an emergency medical vehicle in adverse conditions and according to motor vehicles laws.
- Ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and firm manner with the public.
- Ability to deal with stress and death and dying patients.
- Ability to accurately record services provided on required forms.
- Ability to work with co-workers, law enforcement personnel, fire, medical personnel, patients and the general public.
- Ability to maintain vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient contact.
Additional Job Duties
- Performs additional duties as required.
- Must be able to physical perform the basic life 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 lift objects.
- Must possess the visual acuity to operate mobile equipment, monitor work site progress, and use measurement devices.
Desirable Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or equivalent and 1 to 2 years of experience in advanced emergency medical service work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Associates Degree in Emergency Medical Services or related field from an accredited college or university desired. Certification as an Emergency Vehicle Driver is preferred.
Must possess and maintain certification as a Paramedic through NC Office of Emergency Medical Services and be able to board with the medical director within one (1) month of employment. Must possess and maintain a valid NC Driver License.