Paramedic: River Falls Wisconsin Deadline November 20, 2015

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Deadline: November 20, 2015

Salary: $46,728.00 – $60,638.00 Annually

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to respond to emergency situations by rendering emergency medical aid or advanced life support to ill or injured individuals before and during transportation to or between health care facilities. The EMT – Paramedic assists with EMS personnel training and instruction and performs other duties as directed.

Platoon 24-hour Shift Schedule is required.  Wisconsin Residency is not required, however, a 45-minute off duty call back response is required.

Essential Job Functions:

1  Must reside within a 45 minute off duty call back range of the EMS station assigned to (River Falls or Prescott)

2  Performs emergency aid and/or life support activities to the ill and injured utilizing basic and advanced techniques per accepted medical direction guidelines.

3  Performs daily station duties, assignments and special duties as assigned.

4  Acts as a daily shift supervisor while on shift.

5  Must be able to hold and self-maintain a Wisconsin Paramedic/Critical Care Paramedic license as condition of employment.

6  Maintain a high level of skill competency and knowledge base pertaining to the Paramedic and Critical Care level.

7  Manages and directs first responders and medical personnel at the scene of an emergency situation, when placed into a lead position for the shift.

8  Determine appropriate BLS and ALS patient care, destination hospital and use of mutual aid or additional services per medical guidelines and department policies.

9  Operates and drives emergency vehicles in a safe manner under all conditions.

10           Works as a team member with Fire Department personnel for technical rescues in removing victims from varied terrain and circumstances.

11           Work as a team member with Police Department personnel for special situations or circumstances that require EMS involvement.

12           Communicates with dispatch, receiving hospital, and medical control via two-way radio or cellular phone.

13           Completes necessary paperwork for patient care, miscellaneous forms and other reports in a highly confidential manner compliant with HIPAA Privacy Act and other Federal and state confidentiality regulations.

14           Maintain a high level of competency within the volunteer and full-time staff

15           Member of the internal hiring committee to assist in the interviewing process.

16           Actively pursue and participate in public relations events that relate to River Falls EMS and the community

17           Assists in maintaining records of vehicles, supplies, and daily work.

18           Assists in coordinating continuing education programs and orientation programs.

19           Assists with River Falls EMS Public Education Program.

20           Assist in mediating disputes between crewmembers and other agencies. Includes reporting all disputes to the Director.

21           Actively recruit new paid volunteer members for the ambulance service.

22           Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director, or Medical Directors.



1  High School Diploma or GED and a valid driver’s license

2  WI Paramedic License required prior to start date.

3  WI Critical Care endorsement within 1year of hire date

4  The candidate must possess the following: a current EVOC/CEVO II or III certification for driving emergency vehicles, current American Heart Association ACLS, PALS, and CPR cards, AHA Instructor preferred but not required.

5  One-year field Paramedic experience required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


The paramedic is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with River Falls EMS privacy policies, procedures, and practices, as required by federal and state law, and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider.


Paramedic must not have an arrest or conviction record and must have a clear criminal and caregiver background check under Wisconsin Act 27. EMT – Paramedic must understand and agree to the national EMT Code of Ethics, and is required to carry an ambulance pager or be able to receive phone calls while off duty.


Each full time paramedic will be assigned one or more of the following special duties.  These duties will be performed during scheduled 24 hour shifts when not responding to calls.  Special duties are assigned based on availability, individual skills, and interests. Special duties and the assignment of special duties may change at any time.

Special DutySummary of ResponsibilitiesPublic Relations

Plan and direct public relations programs designed to create and maintain a favorable public image of the department

Create promotional materials, both print and electronic

Promote EMS services through public relations initiatives, such as Halloween in the Halls, campus events, and other community wide events

Create and deliver press releases, media relations content, and social media content

·         Attend community and/or local organizational meetings to promote the department

Vehicle & Equipment Maintenance

·         Ensure that all EMS vehicles and equipment are functional for operation and compliant                     for state inspections.

·         Log and monitor all department vehicle checks on various schedules

·         Log, monitor, and check all EMS non-disposable equipment on various schedules

·         Coordinate necessary repairs for equipment

·         Coordinate necessary repairs for vehicles

·         Coordinate and assist with equipment upgrades

·         Coordinate various vehicle and equipment service checks with outside vendors

·         Assist with inventory control in response vehicles

Quality Assurance (QA) Billing

·         Coordinate and assist in reviewing PCR’s for documentation errors, compliance with department protocols, and compliance with billing practices

·         Identify PCR’s requiring QA review

·         Issue QA notices to crew members, administrative staff, and Medical Control

·         Follow up with crew members to insure QA compliance and PCR billing

·         Serving as liaison with Andres Medical Billing (AMB) to resolve billing issues and responding to requests for additional information and PCR clarification

·         Direct legal correspondence between RFEMS and AMB or Waukesha County Collections

·         Resolving customer/patient complaints and requests for information

·         Serve as billing coordinator with the City staff on special event contracted services

Protocol Revision

·         Collaborate with Medical Director on 2016 protocol revision

·         Research and update department protocols

Electronic Patient Care Report (E PCR) Training

·         Train all new employees on electronic patient care report charting

·         Educate employees on the material expected in reports and all associated paperwork

·         Ensure that all employees are proficient with electronic charting while incorporating it into patient care.

Inventory Control

·         Order all EMS supplies and equipment needed for operation

·         Organize supplies in an orderly fashion in store room

·         Log and monitor expiration dates of medications and disposable supplies in storage room

·         Log and monitor expiration dates of medications and disposable supplies in ambulances

·         Ensure that crew members are restocking medication and supplies after calls

Paid Per Call Employee Academy

·         Organize and plan academy dates and times

·         Conduct new employee orientations on department operations

·         Ensure that new employees are comfortable with department equipment and procedures

·         Access individual skill competencies to ensure compliance with department medical directions protocols

Information Technology

·         Create, publish, and maintain service area maps

·         Create and publish departmental name tags and roster graphics

·         Create and maintain department staff roster

·         Maintain ImageTrend Fieldbridge software on tough books

·         Assist with employee set up on ImageTrend, Kaplan, and EMS Manager

·         Coordinate IT repairs with City IT staff


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, lift, carry, push or pull. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work may require the paramedic to move medical equipment and extract injured persons from a wide variety of situations that may involve injuries or illness from vehicular, industrial and residential accidents. Periodically, the work may require movement over various types of terrain, (hilly, steep, rocky, rough, and/or wet/slippery surfaces). The paramedic must be able to assist movement of a patient from the site of the injury to the mode of transportation (vehicle/helicopter) and accompany the injured party to a health care facility.

The employee must occasionally lift, push or pull up to 110 pounds or more.


The work is performed primarily in an office, emergency medical vehicles, public buildings, private residences, and outdoor settings in all weather conditions including temperature extremes. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Occasional exposure may include, but is not limited to bio and chemical hazards, blood borne and airborne pathogens, patient elements, and infectious substances.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions. The noise level is usually moderate with occasional alarms.

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

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