Cumberland County EMS Paramedic

Work Type: FULL TIME
Work Schedule: VARIABLE

Position Summary:

This employee works with patients in their residential setting to provide proactive care that is intended to help improve the overall health and wellness of program participants. Expands access to non-urgent health care through in-home patient visits and/or community-based services and provides outreach education. Employee will consistently perform in compliance with their position descriptions and with the policies/procedures of the department. Performance is evaluated in cooperation with Department Manager, Training Officers, and Medical Director by observation and through review of records and reports. This position may supplement 911 responses during mass casualty incidents or during periods of high call volume.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Five (5) years of paramedic experience or at least three (3) years within the Cape Fear Valley Health System, or two (2) years as a paramedic with current CP-C certification required. Certification in ACLS, PALS and CPR as sponsored by the American Heart Association (completed within 6 months of employment). Completion of NIMS 100, 200, 700, and 800 required. Completion of BCCTPC CP-C exam required. All certifications must be maintained continuously while employed. Valid NC driver’s license required. Must have five (5) years licensed driving experience in North Carolina or the equivalent. Driving record check with law enforcement agency. Thorough working knowledge of emergency medical procedures, rescue techniques, hazardous materials incidents, equipment and supplies employed in pre-hospital care, and of communications equipment used. Thorough knowledge of the state, federal and local rules/regulations pertaining to ambulance systems. Thorough knowledge of current emergency medical transportation service needs of the county; thorough knowledge of techniques and procedures involved in rendering professional medical care and transportation. Thorough knowledge of Cumberland County geography, particularly locations of major streets, buildings, hospitals, doctors’ offices; and the ability to read road maps rapidly and accurately while under stress. Knowledge of, and the ability to apply correctly, the policies and procedures of the EMS Department. Ability to deal tactfully and firmly with the general public, other county, and/or city personnel. Ability to drive all types of ambulance vehicles and a thorough knowledge of safe driving procedures used in the response of emergency vehicles. Ability to learn, understand, and apply additional training and education; determine need for and recommend in-service training/education; for the purpose of increased efficiency of the subordinate staff. Ability to use EMS type communications systems; communicating effectively and coherently within the confines of those systems. Is knowledgeable of the age specific physiological, psychosocial, developmental and spiritual needs of the patients typically served.

Required Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Diploma or Certificate Program Emergency Medical Technology
  • Diploma or Certificate Program
    Emergency Medical or equivalent

Preferred Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Associate's Degree Emergency Medical Technology

Other Information:

Hearing, speaking and visual acuity are required. Must possess the ability to operate an emergency vehicle emergency and non-emergency traffic. Must possess the ability to move around numerous physical locations, some within confined areas. Must possess the ability to lift heavy objects, up to 150 pounds, with assistance and to assume awkward positions in emergency situations.

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Closing Date (If Any): 
Friday, August 21, 2020
Certification Level: