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Part-time Paramedic

at Carteret County, NC

Pay: up to $16.00/hour
Salary : $16.00/Hour
Posted: 10/9/2020
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2802199
Keywords: paramedic

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Job Title:Part-time Paramedic
Opening Date/Time: Wed. 06/24/20 12:00 AM Eastern Time
Salary:$16.00/Hour
Job Type:Part-Time
Location:Emergency Mgt, 3820 Bridges Street, Morehead City, NC, North Carolina
Department:Paramedic
 
*Part-time Paramedic hourly rate is $16.00.
 
Performs paramedic level life support work in the Emergency Medical Services program.

An employee in this class performs professional advanced life support work in operating an approved mobile medical unit, rescuing victims and performing advanced emergency care including the administration of life sustaining treatment to patients on-site and while en route to hospital.  Work involves responding to the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. Employee serves as a member of an ambulance crew and is responsible for the medical care administered to the patient. This position is differentiated from an Emergency Medical Technician of other certification levels by the additional requirements of performing defibrillation and cardio version, using gas-powered or hand-powered nebulizers, decompressing a tension pneumothorax by use of a catheter-flutter-valve device, using positive-end expiratory pressure respirators, performing cricothyrotomy for relief of upper airway obstruction, and performing gastric suction by intubations. Employee is also responsible for maintaining supplies, performing janitorial duties at the base, and performing miscellaneous office duties. Employee is exposed to the normal hazards of emergency rescue work, including risk of exposure to infectious diseases. Reports to a Shift Supervisor.


 DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Responds to emergency calls in a quick response vehicle; performs necessary rescue work in accordance with established protocols for Basic and Advanced Life Support; administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors/defibrillator/pacers, and performance of intubations/advanced airway management.
  • Participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in medical technical work and in ambulance service and 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 their emergency equipment, maintaining proper inventory of equipment and supplies; cleans and sanitizes ambulance and equipment daily; ensures that they are in proper and good working order; makes routine adjustments, but reports other than minor defects for specialized attention.
  • Maintains cleanliness and performs minor maintenance of Emergency Medical Service facilities. Provides leadership and assistance to members of volunteer emergency medical service organizations in County, as requested.
  • Performs other related work as required.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
  • Considerable knowledge of and skill in administering emergency medical procedures and techniques.
  • Considerable knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
  • Considerable knowledge of intravenous therapy and skill in recognizing adverse conditions.
  • Considerable knowledge of equipment and supplies employed in emergency care of patients and accident victims.
  • Considerable knowledge of county geography and locations of roads and streets.
  • Skill in recognizing trauma and signs and symptoms of medical emergencies to determine appropriate treatment.
  • Ability to perform duties in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and techniques, medical protocols and standing orders.
  • Ability to work with a diverse socio-economic population, based on the unique situations encountered.
  • Ability to respond quickly and calmly in emergencies and stressful situations.
  • Ability to drive safely an emergency medical vehicle in adverse conditions and according to motor vehicles laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and firm manner with the public.
  • Ability to deal with stress and death and dying patients.
  • Ability to accurately record services provided on required forms.
  • Ability to work with co-workers, law enforcement personnel, fire, medical personnel, patients and the general public.
  • Ability to maintain vehicles, equipment, and facilities.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient contact.

 EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of experience in advanced emergency medical service work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Experience operating and towing boats preferred in case of disaster emergencies.