Certified Paramedic

New Castle County EMS - New Castle, Delaware

Mar 25, 2020

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$41,995 annual

Job Description

An employee in this class performs highly responsible work involving the delivery of out-of-hospital basic and advanced life support services by responding to scenes of medical and traumatic emergencies, evaluating patients, and providing safe transportation to an appropriate medical facility with continuous care.  Additional duties include the daily inspection, cleaning, and maintenance of the assigned emergency vehicle, supplies, and equipment with minor housekeeping duties as required. This employee must be capable of performing advanced life support procedures defined by the State of Delaware paramedic scope of practice, and not undertaken by emergency medical technicians, through written standing orders and protocols, or through direct contact with a medical control physician via telephone and/or radio communications. Candidates with appropriate credentials as determined by New Castle County and the State of Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services and the State Board of Medical Practice, or its designee, may be exempt from the requirement of completing the Delaware Paramedic Education Program provided they achieve the required State certification within the probationary period. Work is performed under general supervision.

Additional Information

++EXAMPLES OF WORK++:  (Illustrative only)

  • Responds to requests for emergency medical assistance and assumes responsibility for assessment and treatment of patients consistent with departmental procedures, State-wide standard treatment protocols and standing orders, and instructions provided by a medical control physician;
  • Lifts, carries, and transports sick, injured, or incapacitated persons from residential and commercial properties and accident scenes to medical facilities while providing constant observation and care as indicated or directed;
  • Performs detailed inspection of an assigned emergency vehicle and facility and ensures that the facility, vehicle, equipment, and supplies are clean, orderly, and in good working order;
  • Performs invasive medical procedures under delegated medical practice of a physician including venipuncture, airway management techniques such as endotracheal intubation, administration of intravenous fluids, and approved medications and defibrillation;
  • Operates a two-way radio, bio-telemetry module, and other communications equipment for contact with medical facilities;
  • Provides verbal, written, and/or computer generated reports pertaining to observations regarding condition and care of patient while at the emergency scene and in transit, to include preparing appropriate follow-up reports;
  • May provide testimony in court or through deposition regarding observations and performance of job activities;
  • Participates in ongoing training sessions, critiques, and conferences to include review of cases;
  • Communicates with patients, family members, other responding agencies, and professional medical personnel to ensure that all needs of the patient are addressed in an efficient and caring manner;
  • Completes appropriate recertification, continuing education programs, and examinations necessary to maintain State of Delaware paramedic certification; 
  • Promotes an ongoing attitude of dedication to excellent public service and ensures that external and internal customers are provided with the highest quality of service;
  • Operates a personal computer, and other related equipment in the course of the work.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 19
  • Education: Completion of recognized paramedic program; NREMT Paramedic Certification
  • Experience: All

++MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS++: At least three (3) years experience in the operation of automotive equipment, possession of a High School Diploma or GED certificate, and successful completion of a County-approved advanced life support paramedic training program (candidates with appropriate credentials as determined by the County, the Delaware Office of Emergency Medical Services and State Board of Medical Practice, or its designee, may be exempt from the requirement of completing the Delaware Paramedic Education Program provided they provide verification of possession of the required certifications and achieve the requirements for State paramedic certification within the probationary period, which may include a written examination); or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training directly related to the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

++ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS++:  Ability to pass a Class 1b County physical examination.  Weight should be proportionate to height; successful completion of a pre-employment medical examination and a psychological examination; successful completion of a background investigation; minimum uncorrected vision must be 20/200 in each eye, with 20/30 corrected vision in each eye; must be free from color blindness; possession of a valid Delaware Class D driver's license or its equivalent; ability to obtain or verify the required certifications within the designated time allowed.

Contact Information

Michael McColley

New Castle County EMS
3601 N. Dupont Highway
New Castle, Delaware 19720
phone: 302-395-8188

How to Apply

Candidates may submit online employment applications using the NEOGOV online application system available at ++https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/nccde++++.++

++**NOTE**:++ Salary does not reflect the built-in overtime associated with the 2-2-4 shift rotation, paid holidays or paid monthly training days.

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