Paramedic Rockingham County EMS

SALARY:               $36,781.04 /Year


DEPARTMENT: Emergency Services


OPENING DATE: 11/29/17


CLOSING DATE: Continuous



Rockingham County is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with federal and state statutes regarding discrimination in employment matters.


Under general supervision, performs skilled work in rescuing accident victim s and performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life sustaining treatment. Work involves serving as a member of an ambulance crew and, in the event that the other members of the crew are classified as Emergency Medical Technician - Basic or Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate, is responsible for the medical care administered to the patient. Employee administers emergency cardiac care as well as other advanced emergency medical treatments such as administering drugs parenterally, orally, or topically; obtaining blood; and performing pulmonary ventilation. Employee must exercise tact, courtesy and firmness in dealing with the general public. Employee is responsible for performing in accordance with established em ergency medical procedur es and techniques, but must exercise considerable independent judgment in identifying a victim's condition and in applying life sustaining treatment. Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infect ious diseases. Repor ts to the EMS Shi ft Super visor.



Responds to  emergency  calls as a mobile medical unit attendant or driver and performs duties in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, local ordinances, established policies, procedures and protocols, and within established chain of command; refers to policy manuals as necessary.

Assesses and evaluates situ at ion at scenes of emergency response; surveys and secures scene, requesting additional assistance, as necessary; determines mechanism of injury and equipment needed to effect rescue and initiation of treatment .


Assesses patients, recognizing need for immediate transportation ion or conducting interview with patient to ascertain extent of injuries; performs secondary injury survey and formulates plan of action pertaining to need of Basic or Advanced Life Support care.

Provides medical care at the Basic Life Support level, as appropriate, including: maintaining

ABC's and C-Spine, and cardio- pulmonary resuscitation, as necessary; utilizing airway adjunct equipment; initiating hemorrhage control ; recognizing and treating shock;  performing spinal immobilization; monitoring vital signs and continually reassessing patients' condition; utilizing basic life support equipment; immobilizing suspected fractures or dislocations ; provides psychological support and patient education .                            '



  Provides medical care at the Advanced Life Support level, as appropriate, including: monitoring and interpreting ECG; initiating intravenous therapy using aseptic technique; administering medications according to approved treatment protocols or orders from physicians; performs difibrillations/cardioversions; applies MAST and inflates as directed; utilizes advanced life support equipment; performs invasive procedures, (i.e., NG tube, venipuncture, etc.).


Gains access to and moves patient, utilizing protective equipment and taking quickest route to patient in consideration of safety of patient, and EMS personnel; supervises patient safety during extrication procedures; prepares patient for transport in accordance with approved treatment protocols.


Performs emergency childbirth and administers neonatal care.


Wears protective equipment when contact with bodily fluids of patients is possible, and reports incidents of significant exposure; cleans or discards contaminated equipment, according to established policies and procedures.

Responds to incidents of multiple casualties in accordance with established disaster response plans; recognizes need for hazardous material response personnel and calls for assistance accordingly; performs in accordance with established protocols for handling patients exposed to hazardous materials, including use of hazardous materials response kit.


Maintains clear and concise communication with EMS personnel, hospital personnel utilizing two-radios, or telephones, as available; establishes rapport with family members of patients or bystanders.

Prepares reports and logs of observations, incidents and treatments performed; documents deviations from standard operating procedures, ensuring that deviations are in best interests of patient.

May respond to non-emergency calls to transport patients to or between medical facilities.





Operates mobile medical unit in accordance with state law and established procedures  for parking and backing at scene; determines shortest route to scene of call and proceeds accordingly; inspects and tests ambulances and their emergency equipment;  cleans and sanitizes ambulance daily; completes logs and forms to check out equipment; ensures that they are in proper and good working order, and are stocked with supplies and materials; makes  routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention.


Attends conferences, seminars, workshops, classes, lectures, etc., as appropriate, to enhance and maintain knowledge of trends and development in the field of emergency response and emergency medical treatment; completes course work as required to obtain and maintain certification; participates in activities of department committees and/or professional organizations, as appropriate.

Maintains cleanliness and performs minor maintenance of Emergency Medical Services facility. Assists in training of new personnel.

Performs other related work as required.

** - Additional protocols employed in various emergency medical situations are referenced in the Emergency Medical Standard Operating Procedures Manual.



Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, M.A.S.T. pants, syringes and medications, and                                                                                                                                                                                            cardiac monitors/defibrillators/pacers; two-way radios, mechanics tools, etc. Must be able to exert up to 150 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Physical demand requirements are those for Very Heavy Work.


Graduation from high school and some experience in work related to emergency medical service; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.




Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic and/or currently in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Program.

Possession of a valid driver's license.








http: // rockingham,nc,us


PO Box 62

Wentworth, NC 27375



Position # 00860



nmclaughlin @co.rockingham

Closing Date (If Any): 
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Statewide (No County)
Certification Level: