Bertie County is accepting applications for F/T Paramedics.

Duties and Tasks: Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit attendant or driver,

performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic and

Advanced Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of

suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and

cardiac monitors/defibrillators/pacers, and performance of intubation/advances airway

management. Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical

technical work and in ambulance service and operation; study street and road patterns and

networks of Bertie County EMS in order that future runs may be made with minimum difficulty

and delay.



Knowledge: Considerable knowledge of and skill in administering emergency medical

procedures and techniques. Knowledgeable of anatomy and physiology. Knowledgeable of

intravenous therapy and skill in recognizing adverse conditions. Knowledgeable of equipment

and supplies employed in emergency care of patients and accident victims. Knowledgeable of

county geography and locations of road and streets.



Skills and Abilities: Skill in recognizing trauma and signs and symptoms of medical emergencies

to determine appropriate treatment. Ability to perform duties in accordance with established

emergency medical procedures and techniques, medial protocols and standing orders. Ability to

respond quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations. Ability to safely drive an

emergency medical vehicle in adverse conditions and according to motor vehicles laws. Ability

to communicate effectively in a tactful and firm manner with the public. Ability to deal with

stress, death, and dying patients. Ability to accurately record services provided on required

forms. Ability to work with co-workers, law enforcement personnel, fire, medical personnel,

patients and the general public. Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient contact.



Physical Requirements: Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of

climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking,

pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Must be able

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 life




Education and Experience: Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of experience in

advanced emergency medical service work; or any equivalent combination of training and




Special Requirements: Certification by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical

Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic. Completion of additional course work

and/or as determined necessary by the Director. Possession of a valid driver’s license.



Applications will be accepted at any DES office or through Bertie County Human Resources,

PO Box 530,Windsor, NC 27983. Open until filled.

Hourly pay is based on experience and qualification

Bertie County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Closing Date (If Any): 
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Statewide (No County)
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