Iredell County PARAMEDIC - 911

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, performs skilled work in 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 hospital. Work involves responding to the scene of

emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and

transporting persons to a medical facility. Employee serves as a member of an ambulance crew and is responsible

for the medical care administered to the patient. This position is differentiated from an Advanced EMT by the

additional requirements of performing manual defibrillation and cardioversion; decompressing a tension

pneumothorax by use of a catheter-flutter-valve device; using positive end expiratory pressure respirators;

performing surgical airway maneuvers for relief of upper airway obstruction; performing gastric suction by

intubation; performing urinary catheterization; the use of paralytic and sedative agents to paralyze and stabilize

critically ill or injured patients; and administer other assorted medications by protocol or physician’s order.

Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in dealing with sick or injured persons and with the general

public. Employee is responsible for performing in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and

techniques, but must exercise considerable independent judgment in assessing the condition of patients and

applying short-term relief. Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of

exposure to infectious diseases. Reports to the EMS Shift Supervisor.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma/GED is required and demonstrated

ability to provide EMS services at the Paramedic level; or any equivalent combination of training and experience

which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Certification by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an

EMT – Paramedic. North Carolina Driver's License, and AHA CPR-Provider Certification. ACLS; ITLS or

PHTLS; PALS, PEPP, or NRP are preferred. Other Certifications such as ICS 100 & 200, 700 & 800, NIMS, and

Hazardous Materials Operations Level are required within six (6) months of hire.

 

WORK SCHEDULE: Sunday – Saturday / 12-Hour Rotating Schedule / 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

 

SALARY RANGE: $35,444.10 - $54,974.00 (Grade 26) … HIRING RANGE: $35,444.10 - $45,000.00

 

DEADLINE DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2019

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to www.co.iredell.nc.us to submit an electronic application. Applications

are NOT accepted past the deadline date. All Internal applicants should apply using the link provided.

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This position is subject to pre-employment screenings. Iredell County does not discriminate on the basis of

race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, political affiliation, genetic information, or handicapping

condition in employment or the provision of services.

When uploading attachments to submit with your application, please DO NOT upload any documents that could

allow for discrimination defined in the above paragraph. This may include Driver’s License/Photo ID/Passport,

Birth Certificate, High School Diploma/GED, Marriage License, U.S. Citizenship, Medical Records, and/or Social

Security Card.

Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, May 20, 2019
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Iredell
Certification Level: 
Paramedic