Orange County EMS - EMT Basic

invites applications for the position of:
Emergency Medical Technician - Basic*

Orange County Emergency Services has openings for Permanent and Temporary Emergency Medical Technicians. 






$14.95 - $17.76 Hourly


OPENING DATE: 08/20/19


CLOSING DATE: 09/03/19 11:59 PM



Orange County Emergency Services has openings for Permanent and Temporary Emergency Medical Technicians. Under the regular supervision of the EMS Supervisor, an employee in this class is primarily responsible for administering non-emergency and/or emergency medical care at the Basic EMT level. Work generally requires the employee to communicate with the public and co-workers at the EMS scene and drive the emergency vehicle to the hospital, obtain vitals and assess the patient(s) in the pre-hospital setting; document patient care reports, inspection of ambulance, equipment and medications, incident reports and station inventory reports; clean and maintain the ambulance and station.  An employee in this class will exercise independent judgment within the guidelines of established protocol. Does related work as required. 

The EMS Mission Statement
The OCES EMS Division will deploy highly educated, well-trained emergency medical
personnel to deliver efficient, effective, and excellent care that encompasses
the wide range of community health needs.

The selected candidate must be available to work rotating shifts. 

* This is a safety sensitive position and participation in the Drug and Alcohol Program is required. Fitness Assessment Required.



Examples of Essential Functions: Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities.   The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.  A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.
Responds to 911 calls for non-emergency and/or emergency medical assistance; and operates emergency vehicles to transport patients;
Provides initial medical assessment by taking vitals and administering basic life support treatment to patients; provides assistance to paramedics engaging in advanced life support treatment in accordance with established procedures and medical protocols; dispenses medication to patients according to protocols for Basic EMT;
Completes forms and reports concerning events and activities to ensure all patient medical care is documented;   
Ensures the proper functioning of all emergency medical equipment and vehicles through regular checks and reports damage or non-working equipment;
Ensures adequate inventory of medical supplies and equipment on emergency vehicles through regular checks; cleans and maintains emergency vehicles and reports damage;
Communicates and coordinates with agencies that provide mutual aid;
Maintains a clean base and ambulance;
Provides outreach education in the community;
Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as ESO Solutions Electronic Patient Care Reporting Software, Operative IQ inventory management software, webEOC reporting software, etc.;
Adheres to the department's safety rules and regulations;
May perform other incidental tasks, as needed.



Thorough knowledge of ICS and best practices during disaster events;
Thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, including diagnosis, proper treatment and transportation;
Thorough knowledge of basic and some advanced emergency medical and life-sustaining techniques, including cardiac care, trauma and shock care, ventilation and other CPR techniques;
Ability to administer emergency medical techniques and use specialized equipment associated with Basic life support;
Ability to make assessments of patient condition; 
General knowledge of medical terminology;
General knowledge of the geographic layout of the County;
General knowledge of radio communications and 911 dispatching;
General knowledge of infection control and OSHA guidelines;
General knowledge of computers;  
Must have excellent ability to drive during emergency situations while applying safe driving practices;
Must have working knowledge of extrication techniques;
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and understand and follow oral and written instructions;
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, physicians, associates, patients and their families, other emergency service agencies and the general public;
Ability to maintain knowledge and skill in relation to new protocols, compliance procedures, Standard Operating Guidelines and new equipment through continuing education and seminars.
Graduation from high school; and
Six (6) months of EMT-Basic experience; or hired at Trainee-level ten percent below minimum salary of grade; salary increased with successful completion of probationary period in accordance with the Orange County Personnel Ordinance; and
Experience in a related medical profession; or 
Equivalent combination of education and experience; and
NC EMT Certification (or the ability to obtain through the North Carolina State Office of EMS reciprocity process); and
ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800; and
American Heart Association Basic Life Support credential; and
Twenty-four hours of continuing education annually; and  
Must possess a driver's license valid in the State of North Carolina.



Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of standing, sitting, pushing, walking, bending, pulling, stooping, kneeling, lifting, crawling, climbing, carrying, fingering, grasping, reaching, talking,  hearing, handling and repetitive motions of the hands and wrists. 
Ability to perform very heavy work, exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force
Occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Must possess the visual acuity to operate an emergency vehicle, inspect parts, use measurement devices, perform transcription, and operate a computer terminal, ECG and blood pressure reading.
Worker is potentially exposed to lifting injuries and physical assault, and substantially exposed to high traffic areas in adverse environmental conditions.
Worker is subject to the following environmental conditions: inside and outside, extreme cold and heat, noise, vibration, mechanical hazards (moving machinery and parts), respiratory hazards (fumes, gases, chemicals, dust and dirt), chemicals that may or may not cause burns or irritation, oils (or other cutting fluids), close quarters that could cause claustrophobia and narrow aisles or passageways. 
Worker may be required to wear respiratory apparatus.
Worker is subject to occupational exposure to all potentially infectious bodily fluids (i.e. blood, brain matter, vomit, feces, urine, amniotic fluid and etc.).

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabilities

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200 South Cameron Street
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Position #63-2019-1090,983 or Temp





Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Certification Level: