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EMS Jobs

2013/09/24

Louisville Metro EMS

Position Title: Paramedic I

Position Type: Paramedic

Closed date: 06/30/2014

Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provides emergency medical treatment including the injections of drugs and medications and intravenous fluids to injured, sick, or incapacitated persons
  • Operates an emergency medical vehicle
  • Lifts, carries and transports injured, sick or incapacitated persons from residential or accident scenes to medical facilities

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Restores, defibrillates and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulse-less, non-breathing patients
  • Monitors cardiac patients using an electrocardiograph machine
  • Administers injections of medications and drugs according to established protocols
  • Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medications and drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in the body
  • Performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patients
  • Inflates pneumatic anti-shock garment on patient to improve blood circulation
  • Observes, records and reports to a physician the patient's condition, reaction to drugs, treatments and significant incidents
  • Stabilizes, immobilizes, lifts and moves victims from scene of accident
  • Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at medical treatment facilities
  • Operates a specially equipped emergency medical vehicle to respond to accidents and to transport injured or ill persons to a medical facility


FIELD TRAINING OFFICER DUTIES

  • Assists management in preparing and developing training programs and materials
  • Conducts training programs and provides technical assistance and instruction regarding medical treatment, medical protocol, quality assurance, policies and procedures, regulations and ordinances
  • Monitors the work and progress of new hires, emergency medical technicians, emergency medical technician-paramedic trainees, interns, students in training program and other employees involved in emergency medical services
  • Ensures that proper medical protocol is being followed by the on-the-scene medical crew or after the run by retrospective review
  • Ensures that ambulances are stocked and cleaned; and documents, forms, and other paperwork are completed timely


ADDITIONAL PARAMEDIC INSTRUCTOR DUTIES

  • Coordinates and teaches training courses, including EMT-P, EMT-B and EMT-FR courses; EMT-P, EMT-B and EMT-FR continuing education courses; and community CPR, First Aid and EMS Awareness courses
  • Obtains information from persons involved, examines victims and determines nature, extent or magnitude of illness or injury to establish emergency medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance
  • Performs related work


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT AND WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Meets regular and punctual attendance standards and any special needs of the position as determined by management, including mandatory overtime and performing related work
  • Must lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds in a team setting
  • Lifts and carries items weighing in excess of 100 pounds in a team setting


Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or the equivalent


OTHER MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
  • Must pass a pre-employment polygraph test
  • Must pass an annual medical examination as mandated by OSHA
  • Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
  • Must work a varied schedule
  • Completion of a paramedic training course approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
  • Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the State of Kentucky
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Additional Information

LMEMS is a data-driven service with an emphasis on quality of medical care to our patients. Our service is on the cutting edge of technology and medicine and continues to be a pioneer in pre-hospital care.

Job Requirements

  • Age : 18
  • Education : High School or its equivalent
  • Experience : Certified in Kentucky as an EMT-P
  • Additional Requirement :

    • Must pass a pre-employment drug screening
    • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination
    • Must pass a pre-employment polygraph test
    • Must pass an annual medical examination as mandated by OSHA
    • Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment
    • Must work a varied schedule
    • Completion of a paramedic training course approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure
    • Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the State of Kentucky
    • Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA
    • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Salary Information

Salary: $16.70 per hour


Contact Information

Jordan Mudd
jordan.mudd@louisvilleky.gov
Louisville Metro EMS
514 W Liberty Street, Suite 401
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
ph: (502)574-4260
Fax: (502)574-4372


How To Apply

Apply online at:


www.louisvilleky.gov/ems

You will be scheduled for testing within a month of submitting your application. LMEMS is very aggressive in quickly getting applicants through its hiring process and out on the streets.

Upon hire, employees go through LMEMS training (2-3 weeks) and a preceptor period.


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