Wayne County EMS (Full Time)

Wayne County EMS / Wayne County EMS Transport is currently accepting applications for all levels.  If interested please visit www.waynegov.com, and fill out an application under the Human Resouces link.   



Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and performing emergency care to patients on-site and while enroute to medical facilities. Work involves responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, evaluating condition of patients, determining and applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, performing patient extrication and rescue operations and preparing and transporting persons to a medical facility.  Employee is responsible for serving as a member of an ambulance crew and directing others and administering medical care to the patient.  Work also involves performing basic life support skills and advanced life support skills such as administering intravenous solutions and emergency medications, drawing blood, suctioning airways, inserting advanced airways, using manual defibrillators, and other treatments as instructed by a physician.  Employee is also responsible for maintaining vehicles, equipment and supplies, performing janitorial duties at the base; and performing miscellaneous office duties.  Reports to Shift Supervisor. 


Responds to emergency calls as a mobile medical unit attendant or driver, performing necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for basic and advanced life support; assesses scene for team safety; evaluates conditions of patients, gathers pertinent information, including patient's medications, allergies, medical history, etc., and determines proper treatments; administers necessary emergency medical care, monitoring vital signs and performing basic life support skills such as bandaging, splinting and cardiopulmonary resuscitation and advanced life support skills such as defibrillation and cardioversion, chest decompression, drug therapy and intubations, as needed; utilizes life support equipment, including immobilization equipment, syringes, cardiac monitors defibrillator/pacers, etc., in performance of patient care.

Prepares and transports sick or injured persons to appropriate medical facilities, administering and directing others in administering treatments to patients while enroute to hospital, as necessary; communicates with medical facility, notifying them of incoming emergency; prepares patient information and documents treatment given on ambulance call reports and provides to the medical facility.

Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service operation; studies street and road patterns and networks of the county in order that future runs may be made with minimum difficulty and delay.

Inspects and tests ambulances and emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies; cleans and sanitizes ambulances and equipment, ensuring proper and good working order; makes routine adjustments to equipment and reports other than minor defects for specialized attention; performs routine maintenance and minor repairs to ambulance.


Graduation from high school or GED supplemented by NCOEMS certification, and 1 to 2 years of experience (recommended) in emergency medical service work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

BLS providers must be current on CPR,

ALS providers must be current on CPR, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, or equivalent. 


Certification by the North Carolina Medical Examiners Board as an Emergency Medical Technician, AEMT, or Paramedic.  Completion of course work and/or certification as determined necessary by the Emergency Medical Services-Clinical Educator.  Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license.  Paramedic Candiates will be required to attend an County approved ASLS class, all candidates may be required to attend an EVD or other approved driving course.  

NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 recommended.



Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including computers, calculators, two-way radios, EMS tools, including defibrillators and extrication equipment, etc.  Must be physically able to operate motor vehicles, including ambulances, cars, and trucks.  Requires the ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  Requires the ability to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures. Must be able to lift in excess of 200 or more pounds with a partner. Physical demand requirements are those for medium to heavy work.




Certification Level: 
Advanced EMT