PARAMEDIC - HOKE EMS FULL-TIME 24 Hour Shifts - $7000.00 Sign-On Bonus

JOB RELATIONSHIPS:

 

Responsible to:                                             Director

Nature of supervision received:                Direct

Positions Directly Supervised:                    Supervises staff assigned to shift(s)

 

MAJOR JOB FUNCTIONS:

 

The following is a summary of the major essential functions of the job.  The incumbent may perform other duties, both major and minor, that are not mentioned below; and specific functions may change from time to time. 

 

1.     Demonstrates the critical behaviors and meets the performance expectations (criteria) established in the CFVHS Core Competencies for All Employees (published separately).

 2.    Supervises and coordinates the work of a staff of Emergency Medical Technicians assigned to a shift; gives instructions, makes work assignments and evaluates work of staff in terms of patient care, staff and patient relationships and efficiency of services and other areas; resolves disciplinary matters and counsels with staff concerning performance and development; insures the appropriate level of certified personnel are assigned to units. 

 3.    Secures replacement staff from the temporary pool by contacting appropriate certification level personnel for replacement of absent employees; notifies replacement personnel as appropriate. 

 4.    Communicates with other shift supervisors to exchange information concerning operational and personnel problems, special assignments and vehicle status. 

 5.    Contacts various repair facilities regarding vehicle and equipment repair needs and routes vehicles or equipment to appropriate facilities for repair; maintains log of major equipment items out for repair.  

 6.    At the beginning of each shift, supervises daily checkout procedures and resolves any immediate equipment shortages encountered.  Takes requests for supplies from outlying stations and transports items needed to that station; assures that ambulances stay in their assigned locations, except when on call or other assignment.

 7.    Follows established lines of authority and responsibility and ensures that service objectives are met and maintained; that periodic personnel and performance evaluations are met; resolves disciplinary matters and counsels with subordinate staff concerning performance and development.

 8.    Reviews and approves staff PTO leave requests and shift trades.

 9.    Responds to calls, emergency and non-emergency, when the situation requires, performing in the capacity of an EMT-Paramedic transporting patients to the various facilities in the county.

10.  Supervises Emergency Medical Technicians on assigned shift to maintain a high level of service; assist the training department in identifying performance deficiencies and training needs through periodic observation of staff.

11.  Attends continuing education classes and trains on a regular basis to the satisfaction of the training officer and Medical Director, by taking regular performance evaluations so that any deficits may be corrected immediately. 

12.  Handles informal grievances and answers employee questions according to departmental and CFVHS policies.

13.  At the end of each shift, reviews daily reports for completeness and accuracy. Works with technicians on shift to complete and submit reports on electronic data system. 

14.  Performs other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The following qualifications, or equivalents, are the minimum require­ments necessary to perform the essential functions of this job:

 

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:

 

REQUIRED

  • High school diploma or equivalency
  • Current certification by the State of North Carolina as a Paramedic.
  • Current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) as sponsored by American Heart Association—requirement may be completed or renewed as a component of Cape Fear Valley Health New Employee Orientation.
  • Current certification in “Advance Cardiac Life Support” (ACLS) as sponsored by American Heart Association or completion of program within six (6) months from assignment or date of hire.
  • Current certification in “Pediatric Advanced Life Support” (PALS) as sponsored by American Heart Association or completion of program within six (6) months from assignment or date of hire..
  • Completion of NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700 & 800.  NIMS 400 required with six (6) months of assignment.
  • All certifications must be maintained continuously while employed
  • Valid Driver License required.
  • Associate’s Degree or higher with a preferred concentration in EMS or Emergency Management.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

REQUIRED

  •  (3) years EMS field experience with a Paramedic Level EMS Service
  • Must have completed the required annual QRV Training Program as established by the Training Officer or show documentation of having similar training.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

 

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 Hoke 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 supervise departmental operations, subordinate staff, and communicate with all levels of employees in a composed and responsible manner; and the ability to act in the capacity of a paramedic while reviewing the performance of other advanced life support personnel.  The ability to perform under stressful conditions and to maintain leadership of the department under these conditions.  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 lift and move a minimum of one hundred pounds (100 lbs.) on a regular basis with the added strength to lift upwards of 150 lobs.  When the situation requires, including moving a patient from a bed to the floor, chair to the floor, or from a stretcher to a bed.  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.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Criminal background and driving record check with law enforcement agency required.

Visit: http://www.capefearvalley.com/careersx/index.aspx to apply. 

Closing Date (If Any): 
Saturday, January 1, 2022
County: 
Statewide (No County)
Hoke
Certification Level: 
Paramedic