Catawba County EMS Paramedic Position

Position: Paramedics

Department: Emergency Services

Salary: $38,294.13*

Closing Date: 08/02/2019

 

Catawba County Emergency Medical Services, an innovative and progressive agency, providing a full array of

the highest quality pre-hospital care, is currently recruiting for full-time professional Paramedics who are

exceedingly motivated and dedicated to serving citizens with outstanding customer service and excellent patient

care. With a call volume of more than 29,500 per year, the latest advanced equipment, and an exceptional

training program, we offer a welcoming environment in which you can administer pre-hospital medical care to

sick and injured patients and continue to grow in your profession. Employees work 12 hour shifts.

 

*Additional Salary Information:

 Paramedics working 12 hour shifts can expect to earn approximately $44,038.05, which includes

scheduled overtime.

 Paramedics with advanced degrees in Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Science, or

Emergency Medical Care will receive extra pay based on highest degree obtained: Associates ($.25

per hour), Bachelors ($.50 per hour), Masters ($.75 per hour).

 Paramedics who possess a National Registry Paramedic Credential in addition to their North Carolina

Paramedic Credential will receive an additional $.25 per hour.

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

 Shift available: Both day and night shifts are available.

 Interview date: Friday, August 16, 2019 (Save this date. Applicants chosen to interview will be

contacted 1 to 1 ½ weeks before interview date to schedule interview.)

 To be considered complete the on line Catawba County application in entirety, including supplemental

questions.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Administering pre-hospital medical care and psychological support to sick and injured patients

 Operating emergency vehicles

 Attending continuing education programs to maintain re-certification hours

 Completing electronic patient care reports and other documentation

 Cleaning and restocking ambulances and bases

 Other assigned duties

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 Graduation from high school and completion of a Paramedic degree or certification program; and

 Certification by the NC Office of Emergency Medical Services as a Paramedic

 Students currently enrolled in a curriculum or certificate Paramedic program may apply. (To be

considered, applicants must indicate current enrollment in Paramedic program on application.)

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 A valid driver’s license with a safe driving record

 Excellent patient care skills with thorough knowledge of paramedic level emergency medical protocols

and ability to properly use appropriate equipment and supplies

 High level of professionalism, integrity, and adherence to policies/procedures

 Dedication to outstanding customer service and community focus

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively interact with a variety of

individuals including citizens, co-workers, managers, hospital staff, and other agencies

 Exceptional initiative and motivation

 Knowledge of the geographical layout of Catawba County

 Working conditions are inside/outside and candidates must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull at least

200 pounds with a partner on a regular basis.

 

PREFERENCES:

 Prefer applicants with successful completion of ACLS, PALS, and ITLS courses.

 Paramedics who are bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Hmong are encouraged to apply. Extra duty

pay for bilingual skills is available upon successful test results.

To apply…

Apply on line at http://www.catawbacountync.gov/county-services/human-resources/ on or before the posted closing date.

OUF is Open Until Filled. For questions, call (828) 465-8383. Although accompanying resumes are welcome, a completed

Catawba County application is required in order to be considered. Catawba County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Preemployment

drug tests and criminal background checks are required on final internal and external candidate(s) applying for

positions with the County.

 

UPDATED 7/19/2019

PROGRESSIVE. DIVERSE. SUPPORTIVE. COMPASSIONATE.

INNOVATIVE. MAKING. LIVING. BETTER.

Closing Date (If Any): 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Catawba
Certification Level: 
Paramedic