Paramedic

Summary

  • Administers basic, advanced life support and stabilization procedures to patients at the accident or illness scene, and during transport to medical facilities.
  • Based on medical and trauma protocols and assessment of patient condition, provides basic and advanced life support interventions; which include interpreting EKG’s, defibrillation, administering medications, including controlled substances, endotracheal intubation, cricothyrotomy, chest decompression, and any other life saving measures as indicated through the Agency’s Medical Protocols.
  • Responds to instructions from Emergency Medical Dispatcher and drives a specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified locations.

Education and/or Experience

One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Conditions of Employment

  • Maintain insurability with Agency’s insurance carrier
  • Annual Respiratory Fit Testing
  • Annual TB Testing
  • Agency Approved Driving Course
  • All Mandatory In-service Training
  • Medically fit for duty as determined by Agency appointed physicians (able to perform essential functions of positions with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a treat of harm to self or others)
  • Able to work flexible hours; able to work holidays, nights and weekends
  • This position is considered a critical function within the Agency; subject to call back and overtime if required
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and sit for extended periods; have dexterity to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands, and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. The employee must be able to hear at least 40 dbA at the 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz. Vision requirements include near vision (20/40 or better each eye with or without correction), distance vision (20/40 or better each eye with or without correction), color vision, peripheral vision (at least 70 degrees), depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employee must be capable of safely operating and driving a commercial vehicle in a high stress environment.
  • Must learn to adapt to changes without compromise and become proficient quickly
  • Must be alert at all times and pay close attention to details
  • Must be able to work under pressure in medical emergencies
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in writing and verbally
  • Must be able to operate effectively in unpredictable situations
  • Must adhere to all work rules, procedures and standards
  • Current NC – EMT Paramedic Certification, BCLS, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, ITLS or PHTLS
  • CPR Certification
  • Valid Drivers License