Duplin County EMS

      

 PARAMEDIC

 

General Definition of Work

Under general supervision of EMS Director, the purpose of this position is to perform skilled emergency and non-emergency work driving an emergency mobile medical unit, rescuing the sick or injured, and administering advanced emergency medical care, including advanced life support.  Employees in this classification perform skilled professional work.  Position is responsible for 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 in route to the hospital.  Employees in this position have the ability to perform pulmonary ventilation by means of endotracheal airway and to administer manual cardiac/defibrillator monitors.  Performs related work as required. 

 

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification.  It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.

  • Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit driver or attendant; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Advanced Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care.
  • May perform any of the following procedures if allowed by the County Emergency Medical Services System in which they function:  

·        Patient assessment; 

·        Advanced and basic life support techniques in accordance with the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, including airway management and cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 

·        Oxygen administration; 

·        Hemorrhage control; 

·        Treatment for shock; 

·        Bandaging and dressing soft tissue injuries; 

·        Splinting fractures and dislocations; 

·        Treatment of injuries to the head, face, eye, neck and spine; 

·        Treatment of injuries to the chest and abdomen; 

·        Provision of basic life support for medical injuries; 

·        Assisting in normal and abnormal childbirth; 

·        Treatment of injuries as a result of heat or cold; 

·        Treatment of burns; 

·        Lifting and moving patients for transfer to a medical facility; and 

·        Extraction of patients from confined areas. (Note that additional protocols employed in various emergency medical situations are referenced in the Emergency Medical Standard Operating Procedures Manual.)

  • Evaluates condition of patients, gathers pertinent information, including patient medications, allergies, medical history, etc. and determines proper treatments.
  • Administers necessary emergency medical care, monitoring vital signs and performing basic life support skills such as bandaging, splinting, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support skills such as administering intravenous solutions and prescribed drugs, drawing blood, suctioning airways, and other treatments as instructed by a physician.  
  • Utilizes life support equipment, including, immobilization equipment, M.A.S.T. trousers, syringes, cardiac monitors, etc. in performance of patient care.
  • Prepares and transports sick or injured persons to appropriate facilities.  Administers and directs others in administering treatment to patients while enroute to hospital.  
  • Communicates with medical facility, notifies facility of incoming emergency, prepares patient information and documents treatment given on ambulance call reports and provides report to the medical facility.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service operation.

 

 

 

Marginal Functions

While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.

  • Assist in EOC during disasters.  
  • Answers telephone and responds to questions from the public.  
  • Teaches first aid training to schools and businesses and administers public blood pressure checks.  
  • Performs related duties as required.  
  • Inspects and tests ambulance and emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies. 
  • Cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment, ensuring proper and good working order.
  • Makes routine adjustments to equipment and reports other than minor defects for specialized attention to supervisor. 
  • Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to ambulance.

 

Minimum Training and Experience

High school diploma or GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training as a Paramedic and 36 hours of continuing education for EMT-P certification; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving emergency medical work;  or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;  

 

Special Requirements

  • Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as a Paramedic.
  • Possession of certification for emergency response team and EVOC.  
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina. 
  • In accordance with the county’s drug free workplace policy, employees will be subject to pre-employment and random drug screening.
  • ACLS
  • PALS
  • ITLS/PALS

 

Performance Aptitudes

  • Data Utilization: Requires the ability to compile, assemble, copy, record and/or transcribe data and/or information according to a prescribed schema or plan. Includes judging whether readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics are similar to or divergent from prescribed standards, procedures or routines.
  • Human Interaction: Requires the ability to assist persons by action or interaction in carrying out specialized therapeutic or adjustment procedures.  
  • Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of equipment and machinery, requiring the monitoring, adjustment, regulation, and/or setting of multiple conditions.  
  • Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a variety of advisory data and information, such as Duplin County Safety Manual, EMT Manual, equipment and supply manuals, videos, maps, and HazMat response book.
  • Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Functional Reasoning: Requires ability to apply principles of rational systems. Ability to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.  Ability to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
  • Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in critical and/or unexpected situations involving high risk to the organization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Closing Date (If Any): 
Thursday, December 3, 2020
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Paramedic