Paramedic/Firefighter

Paramedic
Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS - Currituck County, North Carolina

Nov 10, 2022


Application Deadline:
Dec 30, 2022

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$Step 1 = $42,874.45, Step 2 = $43,694.95, Step 3 = $44,532.56, Step 4 = $45,386.05, Step 5 = $46,257.84 annual

Job Description

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic and firefighter. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities may be substituted; and credentialed by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic as outlined in 10A NCAC 13P.0502; NC Firefighter II certification or equivalent preferred. One year or more of EMS experience in a 911 system preferred.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved Emergency Medical Service unit for the County Emergency Medical Services Division, rescuing victims and administering emergency medical care to patients on site and while in route to hospitals. 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. Performs in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and protocols approved by the local medical director at the NC EMT Paramedic level and must exercise considerable independent judgment to assess conditions of patients and administer appropriate medical treatment. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including stretchers, stair chairs, backboards, ladders, various fire hoses, and extrication equipment. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle, including fire apparatus and

other emergency vehicles. Must be able to exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 pounds of force frequently, and/or 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures. Physical demand requirements are for Very Heavy Work.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess valid motor vehicle operator license; Emergency vehicle operator certification or CEVO. Maintain the privilege to practice within the Currituck County Fire EMS system; Successfully pass the Technical Scope of Practice evaluation at the level in which they operate. Must have minimum of Basic Life Support Health Care Provider (CPR) or equivalent. Must have Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent. Completes required hours of Fire and EMS continuing education per year, Hazardous Material Awareness and Terrorism – Level I. Successfully complete Incident Command System–100, 200 and the National Incident Management System–700 and 800. Completion of bloodborne pathogens and HIPAA compliance training. Employment drug test and criminal background check required of finalist applicant(s). North Carolina residents must obtain DMV Class B Operator’s license within one year of employment.

Additional Information

HOW TO APPLY: Online application which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employmentopportunities. Submit online application with a copy of your driver’s license, as well as copies of the required medical certifications and trainings. Out-of-State residents, excluding Virginia residents, must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18+
  • Education: Reference Minimum Education and Experience in "Job Description" field.
  • Experience: Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities.

Must have a valid motor vehicles operator license. North Carolina residents must obtain DMV Class B

Operator’s license within one year of employment.

Successfully pass the Technical Scope of Practice evaluation, valid Basic Life Support, Healthcare

Provider (CPR) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support or

equivalent, 36 hours of continuing education per year.

Emergency vehicle operator certification, CEVO or equivalent.

Hazardous Material Awareness and Terrorism – Level I.

Successfully complete Incident Command System–100, 200 and the National Incident Management

System–700 and 800.

Completion of Bloodborne Pathogens and HIPAA compliance training, and participates in an annual

refresher.

Contact Information

Currituck County Human Resources

Currituck County Department of Fire and EMS
Currituck County, North Carolina 27929
phone: 252-232-3228

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Online application which may be accessed at https://co.currituck.nc.us/employmentopportunities. Submit online application with a copy of your driver’s license, as well as copies of the required medical certifications and trainings. Out-of-State residents, excluding Virginia residents, must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered.

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