OTWAY FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT PARAMEDIC

An employee in this position performs paramedic level advanced life support work in the Emergency Medical

Services Program. Work involves performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life-sustaining

treatment to patients on-site and while en route to the appropriate medical facility in accordance with protocols and

standards established by the EMS system and Medical Director. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency

and non-emergency calls, applying the necessary medical treatment of sick or injured persons, and transporting persons

to a medical facility.

Work also involves inspecting and testing EMS units and apparatus, maintaining proper inventory of equipment

and supplies; cleans and sanitizes vehicles, units, apparatus and equipment daily; ensures that they are in proper and

good working order; makes routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention.

Maintains cleanliness and performs minor maintenance of facilities, while reporting issues to a supervisor or officer.

Assists with the direction and control during disaster situations. Participates in community outreach programs to

promote safety and prevention awareness and to provide information on services.

Completes required paperwork and reports. Special working conditions: Employees are exposed to the normal

hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to human body fluids and infectious diseases, thus the

work is subject to the OSHA requirements for blood borne pathogens. Exposed to weather rain, sleet, snow ice,

temperature ranging from -20 degrees to 100+ degrees, and etc. Paramedic(s) will also be subject to mandatory call

backs in the event of inclement weather, hurricanes or snow storms, etc.

Education or Experience Requirement:

Graduation from high school and moderate experience in advanced emergency medical service work as a

Paramedic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must possess NC Office of Emergency Medical

Services certification as a Paramedic.

Special Requirements:

ACLS

PALS

PTHLS/ITLS

Must be boarded in Carteret County, or able to obtain within two weeks of hire.

NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

Valid North Carolina driver’s license

Must have the ability and willingness to work a 24-hour shift including day, night, weekend, holiday hours and inclement

weather.

Pre-Employment Drug Screen, Driving Record, and Criminal Background Screening are required.

Closing Date (If Any): 
Monday, September 30, 2019
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: 
Paramedic