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Paramedic Fall 2018

Expired Job

First Responder Chico , CA 95927

Posted 5 months ago

POSITION IDENTIFICATION:

A. Title:

Paramedic

B. Customary Work Hours

Shift Assignment: work the work week schedule aligned with the shift they are assigned. Hours vary based on schedule and location.. Personnel in Per Diem Status are required to be available for 96 hours each calendar quarter.

C. Minimum Qualifications:
21 Years of Age

High School Diploma or GED

D. Reports To:

Directly: Battalion Chief

E. Directs:

EMT

F. Licenses and/or Certifications Required:


E. Educational and/or Experience

Requirements:

a. California Licensed Paramedic

b. Current LEMSA Accreditation

c. Valid California Drivers License

d. Valid Ambulance Drivers License

e. Valid Medical Examiners Certificate

f. Valid CPR Card

Within 6 months of appointment: Will complete

a. ICS 100

b. ICS 200

c. IS 700

d. HM FRO

e. ACLS

f. PALS or PEPP

g. PHTLS or ITLS

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Paramedic is an individual who is educated and trained in all aspects of pre-hospital advanced life support; whose scope of practice to provide advanced life support is in accordance with the standards prescribed by Title 22 of the Health and Safety Code, and who has a valid license pursuant to Title 22.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

    1. Will possess the skills, knowledge and experience needed to function in the business setting.


    1. Will be knowledgeable in the operation of a medical transportation service, emergency and non-emergency, and be able to work in harmony with other departments.


    1. Able to handle stress, emotionally stable, and able to react competently in an emergency situation.


    1. Must possess a high level of integrity.


    1. Will possess and utilize interpersonal skills and leadership abilities so that the result is:

  • a. Desired patient outcome

  • b. Perceived patient and employee satisfaction.


    1. Will have the ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment in the performance of tasks.


    1. Will possess the knowledge of record keeping principles and procedures.


    1. Will be skilled communicating clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing.


    1. Will meet the physical requirements necessary to perform assigned duties in a safe and effective manner for self and others.


    1. Willing to occasionally change working hours or work overtime.


    1. Willing to be On-Call for all Natural or Man-made Disasters.

DRESS CODE/BEHAVIOR:

    1. Incumbents will be neat, clean and well-groomed. Dress will be uniform standard as outlined in the policy manual.


    1. A friendly, cordial attitude and willingness to cooperate with the public and coworkers will be foremost.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    1. Respond as assigned to Emergency and non-Emergency calls for service.
      2.Assess patients taking into account the age related, physiological, emotional and cognitive needs of the patient.
      3.Responsible for carrying out the mission of the Department and adherence to the organizations values.
      4.Performs patient interventions, within the scope of practice and in accordance with regional policies and procedures, to treat patient problems or monitor for potential problems. Perform vehicle inventory/inspection within 1 hour of assigned shift start time.
      5.Maintains a working orientation of major streets and locations.
      6.Maintains appropriate radio communications with the Dispatch Center and other agencies, utilizing clear text at all times.
      7.Participates in ambulance demonstrations to the general public, groups or civic organizations.
      8.Functions as a preceptor for students as needed.
      9.Functions as a Field Training Officer if assigned.


  1. Performs vehicle inventory/inspection within 2 hours of assigned shift start time.
  2. Performs narcotics inventory within 1 hours of assigned shift start time.
  3. Performs station chores on a daily basis.
  4. Assures ambulance and equipment is cleaned at start of shift and kept clean during remainder of shift.
  5. Completes all paperwork during assigned shift, and in accordance with State Law and LEMSA requirements.
  6. Communicates with oncoming crews regarding issues specific to assigned station/vehicle.
  7. Monitor Safe Work Practices/Biohazard issues in the work place.
  8. Foster improved relations between Butte EMS, area hospitals and allied agencies.
  9. Other duties as assigned.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

    1. Working conditions in the office/station are clean, well lit and free from extremes of temperature and humidity.


    1. Working conditions in the field are subject to extreme variations in temperature, humidity and can include high winds and rain. Incumbent may occasionally be required to work on slippery or uneven surfaces and near areas where fire or hazardous chemicals are present.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Lifting > 50 lbs

Frequently (3-6 hours per shift)

Lifting > 100 lbs

Occasionally (up to 3 hours per shift)

Carrying >25 lbs.

Constantly (8+ hours per shift)

Carrying >50 lbs.

Frequently (3-6 hours per shift)

Carrying >75 lbs.

Occasionally (up to 3 hours per shift)

Standing

Constantly (8+ hours per shift)

Bending

Frequently (3-6 hours per shift)

Driving

Constantly (8+ hours per shift)

The employee is regularly required to use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop kneel or crouch.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

  • Unimpaired mobility: Must be able to quickly respond to ambulance, must be able to access patients in difficult terrain, must be able to climb stairs, must be able to work in close and dangerous environments such as damaged vehicles, and must be able with partner to carry equipment and patients.

  • Physical abilities: must be able to perform strenuous physical requirements such as CPR, lifting and moving of equipment and patients in a variety of environmental conditions. Must be able to swim at the basic level.

  • Fine Motor Skills:
    Must be able to perform medical skills and techniques required based on level of certification.

  • Vision: must have correctable vision acceptable for day and night operation of emergency vehicles, must have color acuity adequate for determination of skin and blood color, and must be able to read medication dosages on drug labels and syringes.

  • Hearing: must be able to hear and understand information provided by patients, family or bystanders; must be able to hear breath sounds and accurately determine auscultated blood pressures; must be able to differentiate separate conversations in active, distracting environments; must be able to hear and understand radio traffic when responding with lights and sirens.

Speech: must be able to speak and enunciate clearly and at a level audible to others in loud conditions, must be able to speak clearly in stressful situations, must be able to verbally communicate with patients, families, and other emergency personnel.


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