Paramedic: Bay County Florida Deadline November 27, 2015

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Deadline: November 27, 2015

Salary: $1,035.08 – $1,604.38 Biweekly

Job Description:


Coordinates the operations of an Emergency Medical Service ambulance on a 24 or 12-hour shift to include, but not limited to the following: Performs duties in accordance with established rules, procedures, policies and direction from the EMS Division Chief; or designees; performs paramedic functions, provides patient care and assists co-workers as needed; follows policies and procedures; may be assigned to oversee new EMS field employee orientation and training; exercises considerable independent, judgment, initiative and understanding in interpreting orders, rules and regulations for mitigating emergency situations.

Illustrative Tasks:

·      Proficient in Emergency Medical Services Coordinates the day to day operations of an Emergency Medical Service ambulance on 24 or 12-hour shift.

·      May conducts field evaluations of department EMTs and Paramedics to ensure quality of services.

·      Performs the duties of an EMS Paramedic.

·      Responds to requests for emergency and non-emergency assistance.

·      Provides pre-hospital medical care in stressful situations.

·      Effectively multi-tasks

·      Assists other EMS field crews as appropriate and per procedure.

·      Interprets maps and directories

·      Exhibits employee morale, team spirit and encourages a positive attitude toward the EMS Division, the County and the public.

·      Acts in coordination with Police, Fire, EMS and other agencies promoting a spirit of cooperation between agencies in all matters related to the EMS Division operations.

·      Viewed as a mentor and positive role model to other employees.

·      Ensures assigned field unit is stocked and maintained to State Bureau of EMS and division standards.

·      Reports maintenance issues involving EMS Division vehicles

·      Provides patient care and documentation against established standards.

·      Assists in assuring system quality of care

·      May assist with employee interview and selection process.

·      May assist in conducting new employee division orientation.

·      May provide necessary training, instruction and guidance to assigned personnel.

·      Possesses skills in and provides land-based rescue and extrication; safely provides medical care to entrapped patients and guidance to other public safety agency personnel during rescue situations.

·      Possibility of assignment to any National Incident Management System position during multiple casualty incidents or major emergencies.

·      Interacts with law enforcement, fire departments, social services and various medical and nursing facilities staff in a positive manner.

·      Maintains EMS Division medication and controlled substance record-keeping and inventory of assigned units in accordance with division policies and procedures, and in accordance with rules and regulations of the Florida Board of Pharmacy and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; immediately reports discrepancies of controlled substances to the EMS Division Captain.

·      Recognizes and appropriately triages and treats medical and traumatic injuries, completes appropriate documentation.

·      Safely operates EMS vehicles.

·      Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients ranging from newborn to geriatric.

·      Full time presence on the job

·      Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

·      Must maintain good interpersonal and communication skills to deal with public.

·      Must be able to speak, write, and comprehend English language.

·      Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.

·      Minimum of 1 year full-time EMS operational field experience or equivalent.

·      Is required to possess a valid Florida Driver’s license with driving record acceptable to the County Driving Policy and Risk Management Insurance Program.

·      A valid Florida Paramedic certificate (maintained throughout employment).

·      See Licenses and/or Certifications for more information.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

·      Evidence of an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course completion.

·      IS-100 (within 6 months of employment)

·      IS-200 (within 6 months of employment)

·      IS-700; IS-800.B

·      All required certifications must remain current and active.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

·      Ability to accurately obtain patient vital signs including pulse, respirations, and osculated blood pressure; ability to determine skin conditions and colors; ability to systematically perform a patient assessment (head to toe), which renders an accurate judgment of the patients overall condition.

·      Ability to insert intravenous catheter(s) into peripheral veins.  Ability to perform and interpret ECGs (including 12-lead), with knowledge of treatment modalities for potentially life threatening dysrhythmias.

·      Ability to perform advanced airway techniques including oral and nasal intubation.

·      Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

·      1 year full-time EMS operational field experience or acceptable equivalent.

·      Working knowledge of computer Windows systems and associated software such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

Working Conditions:

·      Exposure to a wide range of communicable diseases.

·      Working in a wide range of environments and hazardous conditions.

·      Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.

·      Subject to varying and unpredictable situations.

·      Mitigates emergency or crisis situations.

·      Subject to many interruptions.

·      Subject to irregular hours.

·      Frequent pressure due to multiple tasks, radio calls and inquires.

·      Requires judgment/action which could result in the death of a patient.

·      Requires ability to multi-task.

·      Subject to recall during declared or undeclared major emergencies pursuant to F.S. 252.

Risk/Safety Conditions: 

·      This position requires some exposure or risk to physical health and/or physical safety (e.g., exposure to environmentally hazardous material, heavy equipment, etc.).

·      This position may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and may include completing and successfully passing medical evaluations.

Essential Physical Activities:

·      Stooping, sitting, crouching, walking, pulling, lifting, grasping, hearing, seeing up close, seeing far away, kneeling, reaching, pulling, talking, standing, finger movement, repetitive motions, depth perception.

·      Ability to lift and carry patients weighing in excess of 250 pounds, with assistance, without causing harm or aggravating injuries to the patient or themselves.

·      Frequent lifting of people and equipment of 100 pounds; extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; lifts supplies/equipment; manual dexterity and mobility; intermittent exertion when performing treatments.

·      The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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