Work Type: FULL TIME


Position Summary:

This position requires the individual to perform patient care and transportation duties up to the level authorized by the EMT-P or Paramedic certification in the State of North Carolina.  In concert with state certification and local medical control, the incumbent will contribute to a busy metropolitan “advanced life support” ambulance service providing emergency, non-emergency, convalescent, and long-distance service.  The individual is required to obtain and accurately record all available billing information, including signatures, and to thoroughly and accurately document physical findings and treatment rendered on a patient care record.  Work load for the position is considered demanding and the service sets specific performance requirements which must be met.  The position may work under the supervision of a Shift Supervisor and a training officer.  Will perform rescue duties with an assigned crew or individually as needed.    


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Thorough working knowledge of emergency medical procedures, rescue techniques, hazardous material incidents, equipment and supplies employed in pre-hospital care, and of communications equipment used.  Thorough working knowledge of locations in Cumberland County and the cities and locations contained therein, especially major streets and landmarks, and of rest homes, convalescence care centers, and nursing homes.  This knowledge being obtained within six months of employment.  Ability to work calmly under extremely stressful conditions and follow established rules, procedures, and protocols.  Ability to deal with patients, their families and others in a courteous, compassionate, professional manner under the most adverse circumstances, and an ability to maintain an effective working relationship with co-workers and other emergency and health care 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 lift and move a minimum of one hundred pounds (100 lbs.) on a regular basis with the added strength to lift upwards of 150 lbs.  When the situation requires, includes moving a patient from a bed to the floor, chair to the floor, or from a stretcher to a bed.  Is knowledgeable of the age specific physiological, psychosocial, developmental, and spiritual needs of the patients typically served.


Required Education, Licenses, and Certifications:

  • Current certification by the State of North Carolina as a Paramedic
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) as sponsored by American Heart Association
  • Certification in “Advance Cardiac Life Support” (ACLS) once.
  • Certification in “Pediatric Advanced Life Support” (PALS) once.
  • Completion of NIMS 100, 200, & 700
  • Must possess and maintain a current North Carolina driver’s license and acceptable driving record


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.


About Cape Fear Valley Health System 

For exceptional healthcare come to Cape Fear Valley Health System -- where caring employees are committed to integrity, patient-centeredness and excellence throughout the entire healthcare process. At Cape Fear Valley Health System, our goal is to improve the quality of every life we touch. To achieve that, our Fayetteville doctors, surgeons and staff are committed to excellence in every aspect of the healthcare process. Our values of patient-centeredness, integrity, innovation, teamwork, diversity and accountability help us create a better experience for every patient, every time. At Cape Fear Valley, our employees and physicians proudly serve a seven-county region of southeastern North Carolina, including Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, Hope Mills, Raeford, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Clinton, Lillington, Dunn, and beyond.  Our medical facilities include Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Highsmith-Rainey Specialty Hospital, Cape Fear Valley Rehabilitation Center, Behavioral Health Care, Bladen County Hospital, Hoke Hospital, Central Harnett Hospital, Betsy Johnson Hospital, as well as several medical offices and specialty clinics spread throughout the Cape Fear region. Our newest clinic is the Stephen A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Cape Fear Valley. It offers comprehensive mental healthcare, at no or low-cost, to area veterans and their families coping with the invisible wounds of war.



Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Background Check, License and Employment reference verification. 

Cape Fear Valley Health System is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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