Paramedic- Dare County

About the Position

Performs difficult skilled technical work providing Paramedic level emergency medical care, maintains records and files, preparing reports, and related work as apparent or assigned.  Work is performed under the limited supervision of the EMT-Lieutenant.  Limited supervision is exercised over EMT-Basic & EMT-Intermediate.

Job Duties


  • Provides emergency medical and Advanced Life Support to residents and visitors of the County.
  • Maintains vehicles and equipment in a state of readiness.
  • Determines extent of illness or injury and establishes priorities for required care; transmits vital patient information and telemetry data to receiving medical care facility.
  • Provides various treatment techniques including airway management, intravenous therapy, drug administration, cardiac monitoring and defibrillating and electrocardiogram strip interpretation.
  • Completes and files documentation on calls.
  • Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on assigned apparatus and equipment, assists in cleaning station and grounds.
  • Participates in continuing education activities and maintaining certification hours.


Position Qualifications

Thorough knowledge of the principles of anatomy and physiology; thorough knowledge of the principles and techniques of emergency care, including diagnosis, proper treatment and transportation; thorough knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in the emergency care of patients and victims of accidents; thorough knowledge of the street and road system and physical layout of the County; skill in diagnosing a victim's condition and applying emergency medical care; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to keep records and prepare reports; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with physicians, associates, patients and their families, other emergency service agencies and the general public.

Education, Experience and Supplemental Information

High school diploma or GED and considerable experience in emergency medical services, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must hold valid state or national certification at the level of the position.

Special Requirements
National Registry Paramedic or North Carolina Paramedic (or ability to achieve reciprocity upon hire), ACLS, PALS, CPR and PHTLS certifications.
Valid driver's license

County of Dare

PO Box 1000
954 Marshall C. Collins Drive
Manteo, North Carolina, 27954



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